Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, Layton Team’s first attempt at a feature film, released late last year in North America to tie in with the fourth game. The film is a bridge between the fourth game and the fifth game (Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles, Nintendo 3DS). Anyways, without further ado, here is my video review of what I think of the film!
A few points that I wasn’t able to hit in the review, then:
- The characters are exactly what you’d expect. The translation to film is excellent, especially Detective Inspector Grosky.
- The film is not necessary to understand the fifth game, however it is cannon.
- As mentioned in the review, when you’re not laughing with the movie, it’s very easy to laugh at it, especially with a room full of people.
- Finally, the animation. The animation sometimes seems like a step down from the games, given that it has to stretch on for far longer. I don’t think that quality control on the DS games would let facial expressions like this go through:
Either way, I do give this film a recommendation, as it is highly entertaining for just about anyone.
Disclosure: This film was screened using a review copy sent from Viz Media.
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