PALGN writes: "A glance at game retailer's shelves at the moment ultimately tells the story - brain teasing games are clearly the flavour of the month on the Nintendo DS. But unfortunately, for every fun title like Brain Training, there are a slew of mediocre brain teasing titles that are vying for your gaming dollar.
Thankfully, Professor Layton and the Curious Village falls into the first category. What is most surprising about Professor Layton and the Curious Village is the seamlessly divine marriage that it portrays with its deft balance between story and gameplay. Like Puzzle Quest before it, Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a title that will forever change gamer's perceptions on a particular genre. As you start playing the game you'll quickly find that this title is so much more than a simple collection of brain teasers."