Friday, December 2, 2011

Professor Layton and the Last Specter (Part 4)

Last time, on Professor Layton and the Last Specter, our heroes were about to solve the mystery, when they got arrested by the corrupt chief of police, Levin "Third Eye" Jakes.  If you haven't been playing the game so far, our heroes are:

1. Professor Layton, the British Gentleman who wears a top hat
2. Prequel Luke, the young boy who is wearing old man suspenders
3. Emmy, the spunky sidekick who knows martial arts
4. Toppy, the Magical Talking Mouse

Chief Jakes puts our heroes in the interrogation room, then he leaves to tell his boss that Layton is under arrest.  The instant that Jakes leaves, Layton and crew break out of the jail.  Their escape is mainly due to the help of Toppy, who is small enough to fit under the door.

Why is a mouse suddenly a main character in this game?  No, seriously.  I want to know.

Things get even stranger, as our heroes go back to Luke's girlfriend, Arianna. Arianna starts to play the mystical Specter's Flute.  Now, I'm not a musical expert or anything, but I'm pretty sure the instrument she's playing is not a flute.  It looks more like the ocarina from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

When Arianna plays the song, the specter appears.  It turns out the specter is not a monstrous ghost.  Instead, it is a giant happy seal named Loosha. Arianna explains that Loosha is the last survivor of a race of aquatic dinosaurs.  That is clearly a far more logical explanation than the idea that a ghost is haunting the town.

Loosha wins the hearts of everyone with her extreme cuteness, and it looks like we're going to have a happy ending.  Then, the corrupt Chief Jakes shows up.  He arrests Arianna and Loosha.  That's right.  He puts the dinosaur under arrest, using the 50-foot net cannons that he just happened to bring along with him.

So now our heroes have to save Loosha and Arianna.  Oh, and they need to confront the villain of the game, who we still haven't met yet.  This could be exciting, everyone!


Anonymous said...

Oh, Michael, you make me excited for the strangest things! Thank you!

Invisible said...

Maybe Loosha is Nessie's (The Loch Ness Moster's) cousin.

Karen said...

I have finished this game a few days ago, and I did have a few tears in my eyes. I well have to play it again to get all the puzzles and items.