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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask was my first extensive experience in the world of Professor Layton. After hearing nothing but good things about the series, I had to see what all the fuss was about. I went in with high expectations and was not disappointed. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask turned out to be a puzzle/adventure game full of charm that easily makes my 'best games... Read Review

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E3 2010 Media: Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle for the 3DS

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