I mean, it doesn't need to be like Layton 1-1, in fact, one other game that was inspired by the Layton series is Rhythm Thief from Sega, which from what I've heard, is basically Layton but with Rythm gameplay instead of puzzles. Which was a pretty well received Layton like game, but apparently didn't sell well enough for further games or references from Sega unfortunately.id imagine theyd miss out on the puzzles popping out of no where the animated cutscenes and a slew of mysteries that only make sense in a video game
all the layton knock offs always look like theyre lacking something even if they do have these things
assets rips? howd they get them off of level-5?
Just take a look at the screenshots of the game and you'll see a lot of HUD elements and gameplay aspects that are pretty much straight from the Layton games, even down to the boxart. Its pretty shameless on how the game was blatantly intended to confuse kids grand parents in buying them that there newfangled Layton game they where talking about at the time...