Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

78%

Critics Recommend

Based on 42 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Nov 6, 2013

Elementary.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2013

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy brings a great series to a close in fine style. It doesn't take many risks with the established formula, but its story is engaging, intelligently written and compelling to the end.

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7 / 10
Nov 6, 2013

Not the best entry in the series, but it does have some of the best puzzles. As well as a bombastic, if slightly confused, story that will leave both new and old fans wanting more.

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Feb 25, 2014

Azran Legacy doesn’t change much about the Layton formula, but the series stays true to its strengths to the very end.

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8.3 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2014

Layton is all about puzzles and story. The former stays true to the formula, and the latter is entertaining, even if some reveals are cringe-worthy

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Lucy Ingram

Top Critic

7 / 10
Oct 28, 2013

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy has some neat puzzles and some great new minigames, but fails to step outside its comfort zone.

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Yes
Mar 10, 2014

A mix of mostly-new puzzles, an engaging, globe-spanning story, characters worth caring about and a welcome change to the series' formula. It's the opposite of a lazy sequel.

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Feb 25, 2014

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy follows a grand tradition of puzzle-adventures. Filled to the brim with brain teasers of all shapes and sizes, The Azran Legacy is a relatively non-linear exploration of the series' last mysteries. Will you like it? It depends. How much do you enjoy having your mental processes challenged?

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Feb 25, 2014

If you’re already a fan of the series, or if any of this niche game sounds appealing to you, I urge you to give Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy a try. Certainly, those who played the previous two (or five) games will want to know how the trilogy ends. For the others who are not into super English puzzle games or are barely into that section of the newspaper, there are more creatively-engaging games on the market. However, consider putting the gun down now and again. Puzzles can bring great peace, but puzzles also inspire unnerving chaos.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2014

What it does to differentiate itself from previous entries in the series is mostly superficial, but Layton fans and puzzle lovers do not really need or want a great departure for the series. All we want is a puzzle-solving adventure, and Azran Legacy delivers a good one.

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