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I kinda like this one...oh yeah rant up ahead by LaytonLegalLuke I kinda like this one...oh yeah rant up ahead by LaytonLegalLuke
This is probably an old subject, but I thought I'd give my 2-cents about this

Okay, this is fan art of the controversial game "Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights" Most of ya'll probably know it for being a "Professor Layton rip-off". No offense but people who say that irk me a little bit. Believe me, I'm as much of a Layton fangirl as the next person, and this is comming from a biased-Layton fan.

I played it, and enjoyed it a lot. I honestly can't look at the doctor as being the slightest bit similar to Layton. And the gameplay mechanics are very different too. Yes, there are puzzles. But most of the game consists of navigating dungeons and fighting monsters in an rpg-style gameplay.

Not to say Konami isn't at fault for this. I really wish they took more time and effort to design Doctor lautrec, to not look like the professor and garner so much hate. And his "apprentice" Sophie (character in the artwork) may act a little bit like Luke at times, but her relationship with Lautrec versus Luke's relationship with Layton is a lot different

TL;DR Doctor lautrec is not a Layton rip-off and more people should give it a chance.

/feels like the only Doctor Lautrec fan in exsistance :iconforeveraloneplz:
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Cyan-Airus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a fan of both Layton and Lautrec :D
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Colonel-Sandman Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love Doctor Lautrec! It's a fun game... and then the R button broke on my 3DS and I'm getting it... Le REPAIRED. *is shot*
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Cyan-Airus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Le Repaired... classic. LOL
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KonekoKitty1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I have not yet played Professor Layton, but have played this. My brother is a huge Layton fan, and I asked him if Lautrec was a ripoff, his reply "HELL NO"
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TMan5636 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
i'm a huge Doctor Lautrec fan also
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Level-18 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Aww that's just lovely. I love Sophie, she is everything I wish Flora was in the Layton games (Except for the spirit thing) Great character, great personality, great voice. I like her so much. :) (Not that I dislike Flora or anything, just wish she was more... expanded upon)

And yes I agree with you 100%. Anyone who goes around calling Lautrec a Professor Layton Rip-off likely hasn't even played the game in the first place. The game isn't even anywhere near similar to Layton (apart from the puzzle sections but even those are presented in a different way) or as bad as many reviewers made it out to be. I honestly think people compare Lautrec too much with Layton which is probably why they didn't enjoy it as much.

I should probably make more fan art of this series and try to encourage a few people to give the series a (second) chance. Konami should definitely make a sequel. :)

again. Nice job there. :D
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capcappucca222 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This came out real nice! I really like it! :D

I'd probably be a fan of it too if it weren't for the fact that I don't have a 3DS... D:
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NajikaSun Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww...<3 She's pretty adorable. I probably need to play Lautrec. XD
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saiyamewome Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll actually get that game when its like... cheaper. I had too many gameplayers telling me like they didn't exactly had fun or like the game, when it eventually descends into repetition. So I guess they got bored pretty easily X:
Funny I would be just mostly be interested in the cutscenes to see how it goes with the story. xD
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JACKSPICERCHASE Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yessss, this is sooo cute~ Finally some Lautrec fanart here~ ;w;
Lautrec is awesome~ He deserves more love.
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