The Layton legacy continues with an endearing new lead and lots of new puzzles, but relatively few new ideas.
Despite some shaky elements, Katrielle Layton does admirable work taking over the family business.
Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy is more Layton, but with a host of new characters and a healthy dollop of puzzles. Unfortunately, they're weaker, more contrived tests of your mind than previously. Katrielle and the stellar supporting cast really boost the experience, as do the stunning visuals, but the sum of its parts is less than I expect from a Layton title.
Layton formula is still working great, with more puzzles than ever, a new main character and the London setting. After ten years, though, the storyline is not as good as previous games, and puzzle design is not as imaginative.
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With so much to explore and unravel in this game, plus accessible daily puzzles, Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy feels like a game we could get lost in for a good, long time.
Professor Layton has always targeted a very niche market and Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy - Deluxe Edition should fit right in alongside the past games. The lack of an overarching story and any drastic changes in the gameplay is a disappointment, but there's just something charming about this series that hopefully will continue to grow from here after shedding the handheld only roots of the series moving forward.
Factor in the rather obtuse nature of the puzzling and the uninspiring cast and you'll find that there's a lot to be disappointed with in this return for the famed puzzle series.
Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy may not have an interesting plot, but the game's likeable characters, a plethora of puzzles, and beautiful artwork are enough to see it through to the end. While it is a bit too easy for my taste, it's still a fun enough journey.
Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle e il complotto dei milionari is a slightly lazy conversion of a rather disappointing game at the time of its original release. It's a decent budget game, but it's not as good as the previous games dedicated to professor Hershel.
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Non-charismatic characters, poor plot and simplistic puzzles along with the lack of 3D make Layton's Mystery Journey the weakest game in the main series yet.
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Layton's Mystery Journey is a lot of fun, and Katrielle is just a better character than her father is, but this journey is a lot more predictable and less memorable than the Professor's best.
It may not quite reach the series' previous highs, but Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy is a more than serviceable addition, and a welcome debut on the Nintendo Switch.
Layton's Mystery Journey for Nintendo Switch is the latest foray into the Layton franchise, but is this brand new port worth investigating?
The Layton series returns with a new cast as daughter Katrielle takes on the puzzle-solving mantle. The gameplay, however, is classic Layton, which can be good or bad depending on whether you love its traditional mechanics or are starting to feel a bit burned out by it. If you're looking for a totally different experience, this doesn't quite fit the bill. If you love that classic Layton charm, however, Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy delivers.
Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy has a big legacy to honour and by most accounts, it succeeds at it thanks to its varied puzzles, high quality audiovisual environment and interesting plot. At the same time, this game also tries to make the Layton series more accessible to a wider audience at the cost of reducing its difficulty level, which may not please all the series' followers.
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Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy feels rather comforting, the video game equivalent of a warm blanket.
Carried by the Layton family's experience in mystery, Katrielle starts her detective career with modern resolutions, such as the episodic investigation proceedings. But the cases and their protagonists ultimately lack depth, while the whole plot looks like a long introduction. The puzzles and mini games also appear less inspired, or bold, since Kat solves the most relevant riddles by herself anyway. Let's hope that she's keeping more tricks in her hat for the upcoming adventures...
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There is a fair amount of charm to Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition. Characters stand out, it doesn't take long to warm up to Katrielle and the animated scenes make the experience so much better. Toss in a wide variety of challenging, yet accessible, puzzles and you have a fun adventure that is sure to delight kids of all ages.
Layton's Mystery Journey is a mediocre game at best, with uneventful mysteries and anticlimactic plot twists. As a returning veteran, it almost doesn't feel like a Layton game at all.
With better aesthetics, all DLC included, and new puzzles, this 3DS port has a lot going for it. LAYTON'S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition is a great series debut on the Nintendo Switch, and it should excite fans of LEVEL-5's long-running series. It'd even be a good starting point for first-time Layton players.