As a $30 puzzle magazine, Professor Layton leaves quite a bit to be desired. With only under a gross puzzles, it's possible to be through the whole set in about a week's worth of off-and-on playing, and less than a day if you try to marathon through it. It's certainly not meant to be played in a single rush, as many traditional video games are; in this regard, it's pretty much the definition of a "casual" game. However, though this installment might be over far too soon, the second game is already being localized and is pretty much guaranteed a US release. Nintendo could step up the DLC release pace, and possibly boost the number of puzzles in the next volume; until then, give this one a solid rental, enjoy the story, and save your cash for a couple of actual puzzle magazines.