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Published on May 31st, 2017 | by voxx

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Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright

Developed by Capcom, Level-5 games and published by Nintendo on the 29th November 2012 for the 3DS. This crossover between two of the best adventure puzzle games by Nintendo created a unique and entertaining game with a large amount of logic based puzzles that both games are known for.

The game is played in chapters as you play both Professor Layton (as you play through the adventure) and Phoenix Wright (as you play through the courtroom), also other series characters are present including Maya and Luke. The main themes of the game are magic and mystical artefacts, which both series are mainly known for.

Just like all Professor Layton games, logic based puzzles are placed randomly in the game and solving them helps progress through the game. While the courtroom shenanigans of Phoenix Wright are entertaining in this game as sometimes logic is thrown out the window as you try to logic your way through magical murder. Some changes are placed in both styles of gameplay to help combine both the series, which includes the chaotic questioning of more than one witness to find contradictions. But I find it to be a lot more entertaining.

The animation is done well even though it was combining two different animated styles it still looks smooth and each character is placed in either the cartoonish style of Professor Layton or the more detailed manga style of Phoenix Wright. The music is a combination of both games as iconic soundtracks of each game such as courtroom soundtrack and puzzle deduction soundtrack, while also adding its own individual pieces.

The game is extremely good on its own or as part of the series’ and well worth a play if you have 3DS or a 2D.

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