Here are some questions for fans of the Professor Layton series to answer.
Talk about whether more games ought to combine education with gaming. Can you think of other educational games that are equally as fun?
How important were the characters to your enjoyment of the games? How about the dialogue, the scenery, and the music? What components are necessary to make a game great?
Talk about whether having a good mystery to solve helped to motivate you to tackle the tricky puzzles. How many of those puzzles had you seen before? Were you glad you could get hints?
Talk about the fun involved in solving puzzles. What sorts of real-world puzzles have you recently solved? How do you feel when you figure out the answer to a tricky riddle?
Talk about the strategies stores employ to sell us things. Did one of the games' shop mini-game make you think about the tactics real-world stores use to make you buy more stuff? Can you think of any instances in which you purchased things you later realized you didn't really need or even want? How can you avoid this in the future?
Have you ever noticed how stepping back and taking a break from a particularly frustrating conundrum sometimes makes it easier to solve when you return? Why do you think that might be?
Talk about Luke's role in the games. He's pretty young to be going on such a dangerous adventure. Do you think Professor Layton is cautious enough with him around? Do you think you would handle such an adventure as maturely as he does?
Talk about puzzle games vs. action games. Can games that reward fast brains as opposed to fast thumbs be just as exciting? What attracts you to a brainy game like Professor Layton?
Talk about how playing through a compelling story can make you want to tackle brain-stretching puzzles. Would you try to solve the puzzles if they weren't contained within a story?
What puzzles were easy to solve and which ones were more challenging for you? Did you like having hints available? Did you use them?
The Professor Layton series have games that take a long time to play through. How do manage your time playing video games?