February 14, 2008
Is The Professor Layton Downloadable Content Broken?
I've been immensely enjoying playing Professor Layton and the Curious Village on my DS, but I have yet been able to enjoy the weekly bonus puzzle. I've been trying to download this new content for days now and it always stops downloading around 3/4 of the way through. A quick search on the Nintendo Tech Support Forums and it appears that I'm not the only one experiencing this issue.
I even tried downloading bonus puzzle yesterday from the Nintendo World Store and it still "broke" after downloading about 3/4 of the way through. That is not a good sign....
Professor Layton is a fantastic game, but I know a lot of people who purchased this game specifically for the downloadable content (myself included). And to date Nintendo hasn't addressed this issue or released an update as to their progress on fixing this issue. If they don't do something soon I can already see the lawsuits start flying.
UPDATE: It appears that perhaps this content wasn't ready to be released as Nintendo "officially" announced the launch of the DLC content for Professor Layton via GoNintendo.com. Nintendo states, "The first in a series of free downloadable Professor Layton bonus puzzles is now live. Every Sunday at 4 a.m. PST, a new puzzle will go live and be available for download. The next puzzle will be posted on Feb. 24."
Sure enough the ability to download new puzzles appears to be now working.
Posted by Gaming Steve at 11:30 AM
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I'm glad to hear that you have picked up the game, I'm looking to do the same in a few weeks. I have two questions: 1) will you be reviewing this game on one of your shows? (I hope so, if not perhaps you can give some impressions). 2) How replayable do you think the game is? (i.e. once you solve the puzzles, that's it and you know the answer so there is no point in replaying the game; or are the puzzles more like mini-games that you can enjoy again?)
The game is not very replayable which is why the DLC is such a big issue. There might be a couple puzzles you can re-solve, but most of them are little tricks that once you figure out it's a piece of cake to solve it and would not be fun to replay.
Well, unless you suffer from short term memory loss.
> Well, unless you suffer from short term memory loss.
I should be able to replay it over and over then!
i've been intrigued by this little gem as well. however, i deemed a trip in the real world to guatemala was more impressive than buying a host of new games. so the list of DS titles i've been meaning to get has grown and grown. /sigh
i'll look for this one in a bit, and by then, maybe the weekly download issue will be solved. ~_^
that, or all the titles i've been meaning to get can be found used. patience isn't just a virtue, it saves a bit of cash.
My DLC is working just fine... either they've fixed it or there is something else causing the issue.
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