PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE AZRAN LEGACY
long time ago in a stove pipe hat far, far away...
about it. Obi-Wan Kenobi is an English gentleman, who takes a kid
named Luke under his wing to teach him worldly stuff. Professor
Hershel Layton is an English gentleman, who takes a kid named Luke
under his wing to teach him worldly stuff.
OK, so that could
be coincidental. But there’ve also been six Star Wars
films. The first three were actually the fourth, fifth and sixth,
while the fourth, fifth and sixth were the first, second and third.
With the release of PLatAL there’ve been six Layton games.
The first three were actually the fourth, fifth and sixth, while the
fourth, fifth and sixth were the first, second and third.
This, of course, leads to a singularly conclusive conclusion – the
Prof’s a Jedi!
Still his weapon isn’t some shabby lightsaber,
it’s his brainy-brainy-brain. Oh, and unlike Star Wars all
six of his puzzle-bulgy adventures have been undeniably ace. Unless
you do deny, in which case we’ll have to agree to differ. Cup of
Actually, while old Hershel may take the credit,
it’s actually your brainy-brainy-brain that lets him progress, as
always by solving a vast variety of mind-bending puzzles via stylus
stabbiness. From obvious to painfully obtuse, there’re 500-plus
here. If you’re brain isn’t numb by the end then, umm,
Story-wise, this third prequel sees the Prof, Luke and Princess
Lei- erm, Emmy, unravelling the mystery of a living mummy, aka some
ancient chick who’s been stuck in an ice block for an awfully long
time. This involves world-tripping, and lots less linearity than
As beautifully-produced as ever – the
Ghibli-esque visuals delightful - PLatAL won’t convert
anybody previously unconverted. But it gives fans a rollicking
send-off for the gentlemanly Professor, who’s truly a Force to be