Don Paolo: I lost the love of my life. Time to get revenge on Layton.
Anton: I lost the love of my life. Time to act like a vampire and destroy Layton when it looks like he stole her.
Dimitri: Bill Hawks took away the love of my life. Time to get revenge on him, kidnap scientists and build a time machine.
Jean Descole: Targent took away the love of my life (and my daughter). Time to get my revenge on them by attacking my brother and tearing other families apart.
Randall: Henry stole the love of my life. Time to get revenge and destroy Monte d’Or.
Bronev: An illness took away the love of my life. Time to take over Targent, threaten families and unleash the Azran Legacy.
…After realising how terribly they treated their female characters, Level 5 gave us Katrielle Layton, whom doesn’t display much romantic interest in her suitor, Ernest. (No offence to anyone who ships them - this could change in coming games.)
And this is why the unrequited love plot doesn’t bother me. Believe it or not, your villains can have motives other than ‘death of a female loved one’…
Does anyone else find it weird- and a little sad- that there weren’t any cutscenes from Miracle Mask included in the PL games flashback during the start of this trailer?
We just get Emmy’s intro from Spectre’s Call and then it does that weird static-y TV effect and flicks to the Nest scene from Azran Legacy:
The static-y effect (sorry I don’t have the correct name) makes it look like something was cut out of this scene compilation purposely? Yeah, there aren’t any scenes from Eternal Diva, but that’s the movie that you don’t need to watch when you’re seeing the whole Azran arc unfold in the games. PLvsAA also doesn’t make an appearance, but that’s a crossover and you can argue whether or not that’s canon due to the timelines.
Why wasn’t Miracle Mask included? Is it because MM wasn’t as popular as the other PL games? Unlikely, considering it was the only game that got an updated version released with MM+ and it had the whole Mysterious Flower music video. Also, it became ‘the best-selling game on the day of the 3DS’s launch with over 117,000 copies sold’ thanks Wikipedia
Let’s look at the other scenes included: We’ve got Layton’s iconic ‘thinking pose’ and him hugging Flora after he saved her from Curious Village, Vampire Anton confronting Layton and Luke in the ballroom, the introduction of Future Luke, Claire hugging Layton before her goodbyeBRB crying my eyes out, Emmy’s intro, Layton calling to Aurora, his fight with Descole from AL, and Layton’s farewell speech to Bronev. That’s a lot of AL scenes- makes sense it’s the last game… All of those moments are iconic, intense or emotional in some way and some are recognisable from previous trailers. And they’re not afraid of showing ending spoilers either.
I at least expected the MM mask flashback of Randall throwing his arms around Angela and Layton, or maybe something from the ‘dark parade’ opening, or Layton trying to save Randall from falling?
So… what gives, Level 5? Are you hiding something? Are you intentionally trying to draw attention away from Miracle Mask? Is Layton’s disappearance connected to MM’s plotline or characters in some way? Is this about the strange men who wanted to see him as a teenager? Are you finally going to bring up Angela’s brother again? Will we finally see the point of the friggin’ Infinite Vault of Akbadain? Is Randall or some other MM character going to pop up during Lady Layton?
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