|ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.|
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may not be right for some kids.
|OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids any age.|
Parents need to know that Professor Layton and the Last Specter is a prequel to the other titles in the popular Professor Layton series. This game focuses on character development and helps reveal the backstories of the professor and his companions. In this installment, Professor Layton meets his new assistant Emmy and the child Luke (who becomes his apprentice in the other games), and together they try to figure out the mystery behind a ghostly figure that haunts a small town. In the process of telling the story, there are some scenes of violence, a few references to alcohol, and a smidgeon of sexual innuendo -- though the game's focus is on the puzzles and riddles that players must solve in order to continue.
Kids can learn critical thinking and puzzle-solving skills by adventuring with Professor Layton. A fascinating story line propels kids through a mystery, which unfolds piece by piece as players solve a wide variety of brainteasers. Puzzles range from basic math problems to complex spatial recognition activities to word problems. Most can be solved using logic, but a few require basic algebra and geometry. Stumped players can always access hints. Tackle a compelling mystery and fascinating puzzles in Professor Layton and the Last Specter.
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