The games we play

In case you’ve been wondering why there hasn’t been a post here for nearly two weeks now, it’s just that we’ve both been busy. Hubby has been busy with his newly acquired Guild Wars game while I’m busily solving the puzzles being thrown my way by Professor Layton!

I’ve first heard of the Professor Layton game from one of hubby’s downloaded podcasts and we’ve been anticipating its release here in Australia since then. It was released last Thursday and we promptly bought it from JB Hi-fi. I originally intended to get my copy from Target when I saw that they had the best price in their catalogue but it seems like when Target said it would be released on 11/04/08, they actually meant 12/04/08. When we asked for the game in the shop’s CBD branch, they told us to come back the next day!

Fortunately, it was in stock in the neighbouring JB Hi-fi where the price has been reduced from its pre-release price of $69.95 to $59.00, almost a full dollar less than we would have paid for in Target. Ha! Bonus.

Anyway, the graphics of the game is simply amazing and I do love the art style. The puzzles are of varying levels of difficulty, although some people might find the placement of the puzzles a bit contrived. I mean, how odd is it that everyone you meet in the town of St. Mystere wants Professor Layton and his apprentice to solve a puzzle? I don’t mind though as I knew that going in and I like that it has an underlying story while getting the player to solve interesting little puzzles on the side.

If you own a Nintendo DS (Lite) and love some puzzle solving, I couldn’t recommend this game enough. Meanwhile, I better finish up with this post so I could get back to my game!

Published in: on April 17, 2008 at 7:21 am  Comments (3)  

3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. hi Raquel,

    Yep, got ur email, busy lang ang lola kya di nakapag-reply kaagad. aalis na kc ako d2 sa work ko, kya medyo nag-aayos-ayos na ng mga iiwanan ko.

    Punta ako, di ko sure kung sasama c Shane. pero I’m sure sasama yun kung walang karaoke. 🙂 Will advise b4 11th kung sasam xa or hindi.

    Bigyan kita ng copy ng mga DS games na binigay lang din naman sa akin. Ikaw na lng ang bahalang pumili ng mga lalaruin mo.

  2. @alma, nakaka-addict nga talaga yang Prof. Layton! Di ko pa nga tapos yung ibang downloadable and bonus puzzles e.

    Hey, I would love to borrow some of your DS games, ano bang meron ka? 😀

    Hope you had a great time on your holiday. Btw, hope you could make it to dinner at our place so we could catch up!

  3. Hi Raquel,

    We’re back in Melbourne now. I just got hold of Prof Layton DS game yesterday. Started playing it at about 7pm and before I knew it, it was already 1am! It’s very addictive.

    Hey, I’ve got a bunch of DS games, if you’re interested, I can give you a copy of them. Just let me know.

    Musta na lang dyan sa inyong dalawa. 🙂

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