The story mode's 120 or so puzzles cover a wide variety of types; you'll need to move matchsticks, answer riddles, draw objects, solve math problems, place chess pieces, and much, much more.You might have to find out which suspects in a police lineup are lying, come up with a route to work for four people who don't like each other and don't want to see one other along the way, or even tackle a few puzzles where you must get a ball from one end to the other by sliding blocks around. While the game can get downright challenging, it rarely gets frustrating.That's why Professor Layton and the Curious Village is such a pleasant surprise.Its marriage of story and gameplay does for brain training and minigames what Puzzle Quest did for puzzle games.
But what will keep you coming back again and again are free weekly downloadable puzzles. Impressive presentation is another aspect in which Professor Layton differentiates itself from other games in its genre.The game's story, which is told via a mix of beautiful full-motion video, as well as attractive still-scenes, follows that of Professor Layton, a man renowned for his puzzle-solving abilities.Along with his young assistant Luke, Professor Layton travels to the village of St. Although they were initially called to the town to deal with a curiously written will and search for something known as "The Golden Apple," the duo will be faced with many other unknowns on the journey.Professor Layton and the Curious Village prices (Nintendo DS) are updated daily for each source listed above.The prices shown are the lowest prices available for Professor Layton and the Curious Village the last time we updated.