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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (DS) game cover art
Platform: DS
Genre: Adventure (Puzzle)
Developer: Level 5
AKA: Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (EU), Layton Kyouju to Akuma no Hako (JP)
Publisher
Region
Released
NA
08/24/2009
EU
09/25/2009
JP
11/29/2007
AU
09/??/2009
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Staff Reviews

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box review

Reviewed September 10, 2009

Jason Venter says: "Since the best puzzles are only interesting when you're engaged in solving them yourself, it's almost doing the game a disservice to rave about their simplistic excellence. A description like "skate across a pond while bumping against barriers" doesn't sound like much on paper, for instance, but actually doing it gets a person thinking. Likewise, talking about calculating distance between folds in a slip of paper or guessing the value of components within a set of weights could leave a person yawning... yet it's a great deal of fun when you're actually playing the game."
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Reader Reviews

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box review

Reviewed August 27, 2009

disco says: "The Elysian Box is cursed. That’s what everyone thinks, anyway. It’s an evil container capable of killing anyone who opens it. Just imagine owning such a thing. You could spend hours gazing at its superb craftsmanship and ornate design, trying to figure out some inkling of its true nature. How can something so beautiful be so deadly? How did it get its powers? Where did it come from? It wouldn’t take long for your questions to consume you; curiosity is a powerful motivator, even if it leads to d..."
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