Layton's Mystery Journey

Layton’s Mystery Journey Out Today on Nintendo 3DS

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Reason number 14 why the Nintendo 3DS is having an incredible year in 2017: a new Professor Layton game! Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy is a mouthful of a title, but it’s out today on Nintendo 3DS. It’s available via retail and digital download on the Nintendo eShop for $39.99.

This time players take on the role of Professor Layton’s daughter Katrielle, who has taken up the family business of investigating mysteries and solving puzzles. Her father is missing, and Katrielle embarks on a quest along with her assistant Ernest Greeves and her first client Sherl, a “talking dog with a sarcastic demeanor but a loyal heart.” Fantastic.

Here is the official description for Layton’s Mystery Journey:

Investigation, observation and lateral thinking are key skills that players will need in order to guide Katrielle and her companions through the many puzzles and challenges that await. Gameplay revolves around exploring London, chatting with the colorful local residents and business people you encounter, investigating areas of interest to find clues, hint coins and other items, and of course tackling the numerous puzzles that will pop up along the way. The game features twelve different cases, which tie together into an overarching story featuring the seven Dragons – the “millionaires” of the game’s title – who are enigmatic and influential figures in the city of London. What conspiracy could they be hiding? It’s up to Katrielle to find out!

Layton’s Mystery Journey will feature more puzzles than any previous Layton game in the series. Bonus downloadable puzzles will be available daily for an entire year starting today. Layton’s Mystery Journey will also feature three unlockable minigames, collectibles to find, and customization options for dressing up Katrielle and decorating her agency.

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy is out today. It’s rated E for Everyone with Comic Mischief, Mild Language, and Mild Violence.

 

Best Food-Related Games of PAX East 2016

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Anyone who’s attended a PAX (or any other large convention, for that matter) knows that food consumption can take a back seat to wandering the expo hall checking out awesome games and standing in three hour lines. Imagine my delight when, in an energy bar and coffee fueled delirium, I discovered not one, not three, but four different food-themed indie games among the aisles at PAX East 2016. Not only was I drawn to them by the gnawing in my stomach, but also by my strong affinity for food that is not actually food. The latter I carry with me at all times, regardless of my current status as “starved beast” or “not starved and slightly less beastly.” In addition to being about food, I thought each of these games brought something interesting to the table.

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RYB Review

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The App Store is inundated with minimalist puzzle games. They’re one of those things that you use the tired phrase “why, if I had a dollar for every time I saw one, I’d have a lot more dollars than I do now” about them, or some variation thereof. Given just how many options there are in the genre, minimalist puzzle games really need to be spectacular to stand out from the crowd. RYB does this with ease.

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