Even if it doesn’t finish the series, it resolves some of the main plot lines. It gives its characters greater depth, offering better insight into the heroes and their motivations. Layton, Luke, and the rest of the ensemble cast are back and better than ever. The sheer amount and variety of riddles ensures that you’ll be kept busy for hours. The steady pacing, cleverly-designed puzzles, and engaging storytelling keep things interesting. Not to mention all the mini-games, bonus riddles, artwork, and other unlockables you’ll eventually uncover. With so many animated cut scenes, voiced dialogue, and an incredible soundtrack, you’ll have a hard time finding another DS game with such a quality presentation. Above all else, it demonstrates its main theme: it lets gamers reminisce about where the series has gone, but reminds them to look forward to where it’s going. If The Unwound Future is any indication, this is just the beginning.