The Professor and his diminutive assistant Luke return for another puzzle-laced adventure in this sequel to the massive selling Professor Layton and the Curious Village. I can't remember ever seeing a new copy of the game for less than £15 before andwhile there is a plethora of retailers offering it for around £16 I've not seen it for less anywhere else so Game's deal will save you at least £3.
The Professor and Luke take a trip to see Layton's mentor and friend, Dr. Schrader after hearing that the Elysian Box, said to bring death upon whomever dares to open it, has come into his possession. However, on arrival they discover Schrader dead and the box nowhere to be found. The scanty clues they find lead them to the Molentary Express train and they set off to find out what happened to Schrader and what has become of the box, solving plenty of puzzles along the way, of course.
While Pandora's Box makes few changes to the formula established in the previous Professor Layton title, it is a more varied and perky experience this time around, with several different locations to explore during your shuffle around the country by train. There's plenty of challenging (but rarely frustrating) puzzles to solve which are blended in perfectly with the charming story and gentle adventure.
Pandora's Box is every bit as addictive as The Curious Village and a lovely game for anyone who enjoys a break from all the slashing and shooting now and then.