Layton's Mystery Journey (Deluxe Edition)
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A welcome return for one of gaming's greatest puzzle franchises, and while it's not quite the best in the series it certainly has the most content.
Level-5 brings the classic 3DS game back, with upgraded visuals and a great control adaptation for both TV and portable Switch modes. It offers plenty of puzzles and minigames, though some of them are confusing.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires' Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition brings less to the Nintendo Switch than the length of its name might suggest. As a remaster of a previously released game, the biggest differences lie in the audiovisual element, but there are new puzzles featured in this version. It's not a very demanding game and doesn't overtake the most significant games in the Layton series but this is a charming and welcoming introduction for those who have never explored the world of these adventure & detective games.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Refined in every possible way, particularly through more practical puzzles, this Deluxe Edition proves a good introduction to the somehow lighthearted and acidulous investigations of Kat.
Review in French | Read full review
It’s an excellent ‘winding down before bed’ sort of game, and though it might not fully live up to the series legacy, we’re still excited for whatever Level-5 is planning next for Kat.
If you find yourself craving some puzzles and English accents, Mystery Journey is a game you should look into picking up.
A warm welcome for the Layton franchise on Nintendo Switch
Katrielle's first adventure was well transferred to the Nintendo Switch and extended with some nice extras, but is basically a disappointing Layton, which suffers from its weak story and fluctuating puzzle quality.
Review in German | Read full review
If you haven’t tried Layton before, you could do worse than giving Layton’s Mystery Journey a whirl, considering you’ll get at least a couple dozen hours out of the experience. But if you’ve already played through Katrielle’s quest once, then this is a port that you can safely skip over.