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Best Graphic Adventure of 2011: Professor Layton and the Last Specter

Best Graphic Adventure of 2011: Professor Layton and the Last Specter (Nintendo DS)
Writeup by Abraham Ashton Liu
You could think that after four installments, Professor Layton's quirky combination of puzzle/riddle-solving and an overarching story would get old. But you'd be wrong. Professor Layton's exploits remain as fascinating as ever, if a bit over-the-top, and the puzzles and riddles get better with each installment. Instead of continuing from the third game, The Last Specter tells the past of Professor Layton and how he came to meet his loyal apprentice Luke. In addition to the myriad puzzles, riddles, and mini-games, the latest entry also comes with Professor Layton's London Life, which just adds more content to an already packed game. Let's hope the 3DS game makes it stateside soon. Make it happen, Nintendo!

Runner-up: Gray Matter
Runner-up: Gray Matter (PC)
Writeup by Stephen Meyerink
The adventure genre was once a pillar of PC gaming, known for elaborate stories, clever puzzles, and engaging dialogue. Thanks to outstanding games like Gray Matter that tradition remains alive and well. The latest Layton was a stellar and absolutely huge title that earned our top spot for Best Graphic Adventure this year, but Gray Matter is more than worthy of your gaming time too!

Overall Awards
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And the winner is...
Best RPG of 2011
Editors' Picks
Abraham Ashton Liu Andrew Barker Dave Yeager Derek Heemsbergen Dennis Rubinshteyn Eric Farand John McCarroll Kimberley Wallace Kyle E. Miller Liz Maas Mike Salbato Neal Chandran Robert Steinman Stephen Meyerink


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