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Try a Spot of Doctor Lautrec with Flash Demo

Posted by James Newton

What a challenging conundrum

We don't have downloadable demos on 3DS yet, so Konami's free web-based demo for Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights is a nice chance to try before you buy.

The Doctor Lautrec Flash game takes you through the game's 19th Century Parisian introduction with a little dialogue and puzzling to get your mental muscles warmed up for the upcoming 3DS release. Well worth a play if you find yourself with a spare few minutes this afternoon.


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User Comments (22)



HanuKwanzMasBif said:

Heh heh, I have a drawing tablet. Gonna make this the best experience possible.
I still don't give an expletive about the game though.



yuuds said:

please i know this does not come in discussion but please
i know i’m not supposed to but does any of you have tetris axis and plays allot online
because i want to try the game with the join game function. my friend code is: 4811-6936-1442
please answer fast



SLiM said:

Gonna try this out sometime when I'm at home. Hurray for demos!



FriedSquid said:

I used my drawing tablet for this, which was kinda neat. But the game isn't very fun... I mean, yeah, it's a puzzle game, so they're not supposed to be fun. But this was just simply uninteresting.



Late said:

@DarkSquid: What do you mean with the "it's a puzzle game, so they're not supposed to be fun"? I'm having fun with my puzzle games. Mario's Picross is second most played on my 3DS with over 30 hours,



FonistofCruxis said:

I was always planning on sticking to the Professor Layton series when this was announced and the reviews have been very average so far so it seems I was right when in thinking that it wouldn't be as good as the Professor Layton series.



ThumperUK said:

I've not managed to see any reviews yet, despite looking......its abit of a worry that the game is launched on Friday but still not much has been seen of it. I bet Game and Gamestation won't have any in stock (like they haven't stocked Cave Story)



Sabrewing said:

Can't say I enjoyed that demo at all. Just being thrown into puzzles like that without any kind of setup makes them feel so arbitrary, like a retread of the 7th Guest franchise.



Wheels2050 said:

How on Earth do you play that minesweeper game? I can't figure it out - I click on a box with 0 in it, and it tells me I've used up one chance...



FantasiaWHT said:

Yeah, the minesweeper game makes absolutely no sense. How can a square possibly have NINE mines around it?



FantasiaWHT said:

I think the numbers are reversed... a 0 actually means that every square, including the one on the 0, is a bomb. A 9 means that the 3x3 square is completely devoid of bombs and can be safely shift-clicked.



alLabouTandroiD said:

While the puzzles are anything but spectacular and sometimes not very well explained the trailer after the demo still shows a lot of potential. Going by the mediocre reviews i think this will have to wait until a bigger price drop though.

@FantasiaWHT: You're right.




Has generally gotten reviews from reliable reviewers in the high 6s or low 7s. Reviews say its quite good but hugely repititve in parts. Pacing of game a bit fracked too. Probably a budget buy for me next year.

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