Enthused: Professor Layton & The Unwound Future

20 October 2010

About a month ago I received a super awesome package from Nintendo & Brand About Town…  (Have I mentioned I love BAT?  They’re incredible and make me want to do my happy dance 24/7.  Not to mention that Justine is probably one of these sweetest persons I’ve ever met.)  Anyway.  Once I stopped bouncing around in joy I got down to ripping into this great gift: The lastest installment of the Professor Layton series: Professor Layton & The Unwound Future… and this kickass swanky mini top hat*.

This is actually the first Prof. Layton game I’ve ever played, but I love puzzle and strategy games.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good round of SMASH & KILL too… but I’d probably pick a strategy game first.  Best thing about this series, even though it’s a story driven game, you can just jump in with any title.  I don’t need to know anything about the game to get started.  It gives me little “how to’s” along the way in case I do need some help.

I also have a mildly short attention span for story based games… Luckily that’s not an issue with this.  There’s enough puzzles thrown in that it’s not too long before I find another one and dive right in.

If I can give you any hint about the puzzles:

  • Don’t over think them all.  Yeah, some of them are tricky.  But some times it is the easy answer.
  • Use the freaking memo function! Doodle all over that screen until you figure it out.  It truly does help.

I want to give a HUGE thanks to BAT & Nintendo for this awesome package.  Without it, my hours stuck at the airports for my recent vacation would have sucked majorly.  Also, now that I have a 90-minute commute one way… yeah… going to beat this game.

*With such a swanky top hat… I did what any nintendo enthused gal would do… Put it on my cats.

Tuija: “Where’s the bunny??”


  • Jess

    90 min. commute? New job? We must talk!

    • Erini

      We *definitely* need to talk! A lot has changed… and keeps changing!
      I’m going to Chrissy’s wedding this weekend, but after that will have other weekends free for visiting. ALSO… we need to talk sometime so I can hear how grad school is going!

  • oh i’m super jealous 🙂 the professor layton games are my #1 reason for wanting a DS. have fun conquering all those wonderful puzzles!

    • Erini

      They are great games!! Though, previously I played a lot of Mario Party DS… well, really, I would try almost anything in the Mario line. Generally pretty good games. Super Paper Mario was a little weird, but not bad.

  • i’ve heard that game is a blast, need to check it out

    • Erini

      It is a lot of fun! I love it. I would highly recommend it if you like puzzles. And are okay getting frustrated at them…. 😉

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