Welcome to the curious village of St. Mystere, a perfect getaway for gamers hungering for a point-and-click brain bender of an adventure. Much like any other European town, St. Mystere is just head over heels for puzzles and the eclectic lot of village-folk won't give up a scrap of info until you prove sufficient mastery over them, from math to logic to just plain riddling.
Professor Layton and his young apprentice Luke are called to St. Mystere to solve the mystery of the Golden Apple, where not-so-surprisingly they are met with a fitting amount of intrigue, silly characters, and a smattering of murder. Layton and Luke travel about the town uncovering clues, more mystery and of course, solving puzzles. While many of the riddles can be saved for a later time, the crux of the game is going to the trouble of solving them - take out the puzzles and it's all rather lean and purposeless.