Layton Brothers is an adventurous game introduced for iPhone/iPad users. Game has been created by Jillian Werner. Lucy joins as an assistant to an investigator Alfendi Layton. The player needs to solve 9 cases in the game. Lucy and Alfendi review the details of the case and get few suspects. They both work on the case by interrogating the suspects and find for the clues.
Pros : Nice graphics, interesting cases and wonderful music.
Cons : The culprit will be highlighted from the starting of the case itself. Alfendi will be giving this hint which makes the player unexcited.
Rating : 4 stars out of 5.
Basic usage: You can rotate the scene by tapping and sliding on the screen. The important points the player should notice are highlighted in yellow color. Zoom and check them. Zooming is available by tapping on the video symbol at the bottom of the screen. Objects which are highlighted in white are to be investigated for clues. The time of investigation is 5 minutes but the time is paused when you select the objects to be investigated.
Review of Evidence : Tap on the red button seen on the screen to get more details of the reviewed case. We can see 3 file lists. By tapping on "Evidence", we can get all the information Lucy has collected from the crime scene. This will be updated all along the investigation. "Statements" give the statements which are given by all the people who are involved in the case. "People" shows all the suspects involved in the case.
Deductions : When a case is started to resolve, the player suspects many people. So in deduction section, the player will be allowed to check all the information about the suspect, interrogate him and get into a conclusion. Here in deduction the player can remove the innocents. At the beginning of any case Alfendi asks the player to choose one option from a list. 1. Identify the killer: You can select a suspect and Alfendi tells his views on it. Later on you can investigate the suspect. 2. Ask for advice: Afendi helps you to find the culprit. 3. Investigate the crime scene: You get 5 minutes to investigate the area. Lucy would collect all the information. Later on you can start the investigation. 4. Have a think about it: Alfendi suggests few people to suspect and you can interrogate them.
Synopsis of 9 cases : 1. Hand Sandwich: A woman is murdered on hotel terrace. Her hand is found in the sandwich. 2. The Bungled Burglary: A man murdered in his house. His wife will be in shower at the time of murder. 3. A Murder Staged: An actress is murdered on the stage when the curtains are dropped down. 4. The Walking Corpse: A mysterious murder of an archaeologist in a locked hut. 5. The Dj's Swan song: A radio jockey will be dead while airing a show. 6. Kiss Goodbye: Four mobsters are found dead in a locked room. The deaths will be like a mysterious jigsaw puzzle. 7. The Mystery Rooms: Alfendi's friend finds few clues of case 4 in a cellar room. 8. Ham & Cheese Lucy should investigate a pi's murder to get herself released from a closed room. 9. Good cop Bad cop Two murders are to be resolved in one case.
Conclusion : As a final note, I would recommend this game for the players who are interested in investigating games. You can get clues very easily and if you concentrate on the game well then you will be the winner. The game is a worth trying.
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