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Layton Brothers: Mystery Room
Sibling tension
by Chris Schilling 27/6/2013
Product: Layton Brothers: Mystery Room
Developer: Level-5
Publisher: Level-5
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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The name may be familiar, but anyone entering the Mystery Room expecting a whimsical tale of tea drinking, light detective work, and several dozen brainteasers may be surprised by Level-5's latest.

For, while he is indeed the son of Hershel, Alfendi Layton has a darker side that's entirely fitting for the game he's in. This has much more in common with the pacy drama you'd associate with Phoenix Wright than the gentle Sunday afternoon mysteries the Professor likes to solve.

And, as with the Ace Attorney series, this game doesn't shy away from the grislier details of the murders you're asked to investigate. ...
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This Layton may not take after his famous dad, but his thrilling, fast-paced mysteries make this the gaming equivalent of a page-turner
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 8
Value: 8
Innovation: 7
Overall: 8
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