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YMMV: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
  • Ass Pull: The rapid-fire revelations toward the end can come across as this. The fact that Layton has a brother, the fact that he was adopted, the fact that "Hershel" is not his original name, and the fact that Bronev is his father are all twists with absolutely no foreshadowing or build-up.
    • The revelation that the Azran died out because of a robotic rebellion seems like just a setup to reveal Aurora as a golem so they can kill her off. That way, they don't have to explain away her character in the first triology.
    • Whatever happened to Descole's wife and daughter, anyhow?
    • The upgrade of the Azran from scattered mesoamerican based culture with a penchant for crazy-ass architecture and before-their-time knowledge to world traveling amazing grand race of super geniuses who could cure EVERY DISEASE EVER often feels like the writers just forgot how to explain plots.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Emmy calls out Descole's penchant for destruction and fancy dress in a hilarious moment at Scotland Yard. While Descole is standing right next to them!
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One of the main characters is named Professor Sycamore. Guess who else is named this in Pokemon X/Y?
  • Inferred Holocaust / No Endor Holocaust: The golems, once activated, start blowing things up. It's a situation that is noted might be the end of the world if something isn't done. Yet there's absolutely no sign of damage post-game... also mildly horrifying, because if there were golems at other Azran sites, such as Golden Garden, Ambrosia, and Akbadain, then the locales nearby — Misthallery and Monte D'Or, for example — could have been affected as well. Yikes!
    • Froenborg was specifically stated to have been evacuated prior to awakening of the golems. The post-game is actually set before the final stretch of the story and going by Aurora's words, all the golems were sealed in the Azran sanctuary, so none would've been at other sites.
  • Moe: Aurora. Not only does she look very cute, whether in her Azran dress or her street clothes, but due to being a Fish Out of Temporal Water, her naivete and curiosity regarding even the most common things makes her even more adorable.
  • That One Sidequest: The fashion design minigame, which takes several cues from another series That One Sidequest, the tea brewing minigame from Diabolical Box, and as a result is every bit as reliant on trial and error over actually thinking it through to a solution as its predecessor.
    • Also, due to the order in which you get items, you'll almost inevitably end up finishing the first request last. It seems this minigame was specifically designed to be as irritating as humanly possible.
  • The Untwist: Did you watch the very first cutscene of The Last Specter? Then you should in no way be surprised that Sycamore is Descole, given the presence of Raymond the butler...
    • Woe be it to the fan who watched the American trailer. If so, You know Sycamore is, at the least, Layton's long-lost brother, due to the fact that the adoption scene is played almost in its entirety in the trailer.

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