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.
-The professor drinks wine in two of the cut scenes.
-Unlockable character profiles/pictures/voices/cutscenes
-The MUSIC (Some tracks also have live versions!)
-The PUZZLES (There are super-hints now!)
-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!