My DS basically exists for two things: the Ace Attourney series and the Professor Layton series. So in between those game releases, my DS doesn’t get a lot of use. When I got my copy, I tried to really take my time and to make it last as long as I could but I just could not put it down.
The Unwound Future is the 3rd of the 5 Layton games, but is the last in the series’ fictional chronology. So yes, I might have cried a little at the ending.
Just a little.
DON’T JUDGE ME.
Production this time around was an improvement, adding more voice overs and more animated sequences which, like always were exquisitely done. The main reason I was so drawn to this series in the beginning was its art, which is reminiscent of Miyazaki but with a little more steampunk and an earthier palette.
The game starts off with a time machine experiment gone terribly wrong and a letter 10 years from the future. With much of the plot involving time travel into the future, there is a huge emphasis on Layton’s past which has never been tackled before.
I do have one nitpick. Like its predecessors, the plot has a twist in the end but unlike the previous games, I found this twist a little contrived and predictable. There is a huge heart-wrenching moment near the end that more than makes up for the weak plot twist. So yes, I might have cried a little.
Just a little.
STOP JUDGING ME.
Next up for an English release is Professor Layton and the Specter’s Flute which is rumoured to be released sometime next year. Until then, I’m going to finish up the puzzles I didn’t find or get to solve during the game itself.