If you’d told me five years ago that I’d be shedding tears over an electronic puzzle book… well, I would probably have been open to the idea, but that doesn’t lessen how foreign it sounds to the uninformed. Professor Layton has wormed its way into gaming culture and, while not necessarily ingrained into a mainstream appeal, receives decent success and has garnered a following. Arguably Level-5’s biggest hit to date, it would seem ridiculous to can the series.
So they’ve gone and canned it.
Admittedly the series was in danger of getting stale, and there are only so many sliding-block puzzles one person can take, but we’d gotten used to the idea that Layton was here to stay. One of the most unique premises in recent memory, the game (as I’m sure you know by now) meshes logic puzzles with gripping fantasy with fantastic results, and Azran Legacy doesn’t buck the trend.