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Over 50 puzzles?!

posted by Ezny on - last edited - Viewed by 3K users
Wow, that sounds like a lot, considering it's only one episode. At least at this point.

I'm starting to get a little excited for Puzzle Agent now.

I wonder how many hours of gameplay will episode one generally have? Is it going to be around the 6-hour area like most TT games? Or maybe a bit longer, considering over 50 puzzles... ?
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  • prizna;319268 said:
    Sorry Ive never played Professor Layton so can someone tell me why puzzle agent keeps getting compared to it.
    - Same gameplay (A puzzle was shown on gamespot)
    - Same Hint System (Chewing Gum, 3 Per Puzzle = Hint Coins From Layton)
    - Same Puzzle Screen Layout (Buttons in exactly the same positions as Layton)

    Art style doesn't mean a game isn't a ripoff. When it comes to gameplay, this game is 100% unoriginal, and it's a ripoff. Sure, it has a different atmosphere but come on, you'd have to be blind to not see how small these differences are.
  • Fury;319282 said:
    - Same gameplay (A puzzle was shown on gamespot)
    - Same Hint System (Chewing Gum, 3 Per Puzzle = Hint Coins From Layton)
    - Same Puzzle Screen Layout (Buttons in exactly the same positions as Layton)
    Art style doesn't mean a game isn't a ripoff. When it comes to gameplay, this game is 100% unoriginal, and it's a ripoff. Sure, it has a different atmosphere but come on, you'd have to be blind to not see how small these differences are.
    Where did you see the Puzzle screen layout for Puzzle Agent?
  • Fury;319282 said:
    Art style doesn't mean a game isn't a ripoff. When it comes to gameplay, this game is 100% unoriginal, and it's a ripoff. Sure, it has a different atmosphere but come on, you'd have to be blind to not see how small these differences are.
    Art style, story, and atmosphere is the only difference between Simon the Sorcerer and Monkey Island, does that make Simon the Sorcerer a ripoff of Monkey Island?
  • Depends if it has exactly the same screen layout...
  • prizna;319290 said:
    Where did you see the Puzzle screen layout for Puzzle Agent?
    He said a puzzle was shown on Gamespot.
  • Fury;319295 said:
    Depends if it has exactly the same screen layout...
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  • They're pretty darn similar.

    http://au.gamespot.com/wii/puzzle/puzzleagent/images/0/9/

    http://au.gamespot.com/ds/puzzle/laytonkyoujunofushiginamachi/images/0/13/?tag=thumbs_below%3Bthumb%3B3

    There are some very small differences. The "What" button on Puzzle Agent just gives you the description which is on the top screen in Layton, so it's a necessary extra. The clear button isn't present in all puzzles, but it lets you draw on the screen. I imagine Puzzle Agent will have that feature in later puzzles, as you need to draw somewhere. But Agent has shown only one puzzle so far, and it looks the same as Layton.
  • Pale Man;319301 said:
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    Is it Scumm?

    It's a ripoff if it isn't Scumm. Sure, different game, but it's ripping off the layout of Monkey Island.
  • Fury;319302 said:
    But Agent has shown only one puzzle so far, and it looks the same as Layton.
    They showed another puzzle where you have to put some videos in the correct order that the people left the building in.
  • Fury;319302 said:
    They're pretty darn similar.

    http://au.gamespot.com/wii/puzzle/puzzleagent/images/0/9/

    http://au.gamespot.com/ds/puzzle/laytonkyoujunofushiginamachi/images/0/13/?tag=thumbs_below%3Bthumb%3B3

    There are some very small differences. The "What" button on Puzzle Agent just gives you the description which is on the top screen in Layton, so it's a necessary extra. The clear button isn't present in all puzzles, but it lets you draw on the screen. I imagine Puzzle Agent will have that feature in later puzzles, as you need to draw somewhere. But Agent has shown only one puzzle so far, and it looks the same as Layton.
    SO, are you in australia then...?
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