I'm trying to decide if I order my daughter this game, or just start her from the beginning (Curious Village I think?). She has never played any of the Professor Layton games, and I don't know if games need to be played in order to make sense (skill and story wise). Thanks for any tips.
start with curious village. last specter will mean more with the other three games under your belt (with knowledge of characters, changes in gameplay, etc). plus, curious village is the best in the series, if not the best ds game. ever. the puzzles aren't that hard in any of the games anyway, but you can always find an online walkthrough if you're stuck. there are hints in game though, so they might not be any trouble at all. hope this helps! i'm a HUGE layton fan, and i always love when the series gets more players!