Tagged: Nintendo DS

Review: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

professor_layton_and_the_unwound_future_ds_mainAs should be obvious by now, I’m a big fan of the Professor Layton series of games for the DS, particularly since even though I’ve only reviewed the previous game, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, I tend to mention Layton in just about every video game review I do.  That said, there’s a reason I’m a big fan – the puzzles are great and the story is enjoyable.
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Review: Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure

Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is a neat combination of a platformer and a puzzle game.  Taking advantage of the DS‘ dual screens, the top screen lets you control Hatsworth through worlds, and on the bottom screen is a Bejeweled-type game; you can get powerups to go into the puzzle in the top world, and use those powerups and get health in the bottom.  It’s an entertaining and kind of addictive combination.

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Game Review: Professor Layton & The Diabolical Box

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

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Perhaps my favorite thing about the DS is that in addition to some really great standard video game titles, there’re a lot of equally great casual and puzzle games as well. It seems that the touchscreen combined with Nintendo’s perceived sense of whimsy when it comes to games is a good combination. In fact, I’m very surprised there hasn’t been a port of Katamari Damacyalt for any Nintendo console yet — it seems like a perfect fit for the Nintendo world. While Katamari hasn’t made the jump yet, Professor Layton is a series that fits really well with the Nintendo feel — whimsical, yet high quality.

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Game Review: Trauma Center: Under The Knife 2

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The great thing about the Nintendo DS is that while it’s a hand-held system, it’s got enough power to be a decent standard system, too — along with a lot of great games for the system. One of the trends I’ve been seeing with the DS in particular are story-games that are popular on the Japanese market that’ve been coming over here. The Ace Attorneyalt games are a good example, as are the two Trauma Centeralt games.

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