Ray Ivey writes:
''Last year's Puzzle Quest showed what riches could be mined by combining the traditional high-fantasy RPG genre with a simple but addictive puzzle game. In that same tradition, the talented team at Level 5 Games have concocted an irresistible combination of adventure and puzzle game.
Professor Layton and the Curious Village for the Nintendo DS takes place in the very mysterious little town of St. Mystere. The professor and his precocious young assistant are there to solve a problem about a tricky will, but soon they get drawn into an ever-deepening well of mysteries including kidnapping and murder.''