So, confession time: I have not played any of the Professor Layton games. Yes, I know, they're supposed to be very good and all... I just, with a limited budget and limited time, one must pick and choose which games one plays. And the idea of a whimsical puzzle solving game in which it turns out that (spoiler alert!) everyone in town is a robot, just doesn't appeal as much as, say, being Batman.
So there ya go.
Anyway, our dear Professor was suggested by Freezair from Idaho, who did an excellent job of explaining his reasoning. Thanks Freezair!