Layton's Mystery Journey (Deluxe Edition)

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

50%

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Based on 12 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Nov 7, 2019

A welcome return for one of gaming's greatest puzzle franchises, and while it's not quite the best in the series it certainly has the most content.

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80 / 100
Nov 7, 2019

Level-5 brings the classic 3DS game back, with upgraded visuals and a great control adaptation for both TV and portable Switch modes. It offers plenty of puzzles and minigames, though some of them are confusing.

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7 / 10
Nov 10, 2019

Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires' Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition brings less to the Nintendo Switch than the length of its name might suggest. As a remaster of a previously released game, the biggest differences lie in the audiovisual element, but there are new puzzles featured in this version. It's not a very demanding game and doesn't overtake the most significant games in the Layton series but this is a charming and welcoming introduction for those who have never explored the world of these adventure & detective games.

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7 / 10
Nov 7, 2019

It’s an excellent ‘winding down before bed’ sort of game, and though it might not fully live up to the series legacy, we’re still excited for whatever Level-5 is planning next for Kat.

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Nov 7, 2019
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7 / 10
Nov 7, 2019

Refined in every possible way, particularly through more practical puzzles, this Deluxe Edition proves a good introduction to the somehow lighthearted and acidulous investigations of Kat.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2019

If you find yourself craving some puzzles and English accents, Mystery Journey is a game you should look into picking up.

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Liked-a-lot
Jan 12, 2020

Whether you are a long time fan of the Layton games, or a series beginner, like myself, the Deluxe Edition of Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy is bursting at the brim with a plethora of content. The story is fun, the characters are charming and upbeat, the puzzles really get you questioning your IQ, and the experience is an overall enjoyable one.

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Nov 26, 2019

Katrielle's adventure is one of the weaker entries in the Layton series, but it's still a decent low-stakes puzzler for Nintendo Switch owners.

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Loved
Nov 8, 2019

Katrielle's first adventure was well transferred to the Nintendo Switch and extended with some nice extras, but is basically a disappointing Layton, which suffers from its weak story and fluctuating puzzle quality.

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