All member reviews for Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

Common Sense Media says

More great brain-teasers, with a dark but exciting plot.
 

Users say

(out of 9 reviews)
age 10+
 
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Kid, 9 years old October 2, 2010
 
that is tho bust game
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Too much consumerism
Teen, 16 years old Written byFalcus June 26, 2014
 

Excellent puzzle game

Easily the best in the series of Professor Layton games, this third outing closes off the original trilogy. Some mild violence and explosions though no one is killed, plus a rather gloomy tone throughout.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byHumbleScientist April 13, 2012
 

Best Professor Layton game on the shelves.

The story may be a bit dark when you really think about it, but on top it's a sweet game with colorful cut scenes and great animation. It may be hard to follow for kids under the age of 10, and usually only kids 12 and up get the full effect of the game. Be warned; If you or your children are big fans of the Professor Layton series and are easily emotional, YOU WILL BAWL YOUR EYES OUT. -The Role Models- Layton, Luke, and some other characters are very good role models. Even the majority of antagonists seem regretful of what they've done. WARNING : Spoilers up ahead. -What's Negative/Dark About this game?- This game includes : Thugs, guns, kidnappings, death of a loved one, a giant destructive robot, conspiracies, trickery, a casino, orphaned children, single-minded scientists & corrupt politicians, sadness, minor characters threatening to shoot you/stab you/rearrange your kneecaps, the awfully sad ending and backstory. -Other Negatives- -The professor drinks wine in two of the cut scenes. -Awesomeness- -Unlockable character profiles/pictures/voices/cutscenes -The MUSIC (Some tracks also have live versions!) -The PUZZLES (There are super-hints now!) -Great characters -Voice acting during certain parts -Background art/cut scenes/pictures -We get to learn about Layton's past and see what's underneath his hat!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written bybrieona February 3, 2012
 

Rating this game an A-plus: "That's what a gentleman does."

This is an absolutely brilliant game chock-full of puzzles. It was very hard for me not to play the whole thing in one sitting - the game was so good, I didn't want to put it down! Some of the puzzles can be very difficult, and even with hint coins, this game is probably best for someone over the age of ten or eleven so that they aren't constantly frustrated. There are very good role models (the professor constantly emphasizes being a gentleman). The plot is darker than some of the other games in this series: there are explosions, a rude group of people who fire guns at the main characters, a puzzle involving making a gun that shoots coins, and a man is held hostage. It should be fine for anyone twelve and up. If you like puzzles, this game is definitely worth owning.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byBattleben December 31, 2011
 

Amazing story, good execution, gut wrenching end.

There's a scene that is important to the story in a casino, and guns are fired everywhere. nobody is shot, and a puzzle is required to continue. some of the puzzles are incorporated rather well into the story. the Big Bad of this story is a bit twisted, trying to destroy the entire city. The ending is like wathing a marathon of the pixar movie "Up". A nice mechanic is the option to get a hint, but this could be abused, as amassing "hint coins" and splurging them allows for easy passes, to what could be a great challenge.
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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byKenChanCake July 26, 2011
 

A kind gentlemen encouraging children to keep their brains active

If you're looking for an educational and yet fun game for tweens and older, you're looking at the right series!
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Adult Written byMary1216 April 3, 2011
 

Fun and exciting

I absolutely love this game! It was interesting, engaging and a lot of fun. The plot twists were incredible. Some of the puzzles might be difficult for younger kids, but that just goes to show you the quality of the game. The animation and "movies" were fun. I couldn't put it down!
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Kid, 12 years old January 3, 2011
 

The Best Yet!

This was a VERY good game. These are the type of games good to play on a long trip because 1. They make time go by fast. 2. Because you just cant put it down! I got it for Christmas and had a very hard time waiting to start it on the morning of our 9 hour drive. The game has about 40 hours of game play (but that is me it could take longer or shorter for someone else.) to complete all puzzles and mini games. But once you are done you have tons of bonus features and bonus puzzles. You can even download weekly puzzles. If you have the prequel you can get more bonuses! I an now awaiting the release of the next game: "Professor Layton and The Specters Flute" that is what it is called in Japan.
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Teen, 15 years old Written byLiveOutLoud September 17, 2010
 

A GREAT game

This is a wonderful, wonderful game. I love all the puzzles and characters, and the story is the best, and at times can be very touching. The animation and voice acting is also great. I think it's the best game of the series....(so far) Long live Layton!!
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models