Dont get me wrong, I did enjoy this game. I gave it a 5 rating because there is to much talking between actual game play, and i didn't enjoy that. If your someone that enjoys this, Id say you'd enjoy the game as about a 9 because the story is pretty good. As for myself, the lack of INTENSE DEFENSE ATOURNY ACTION that I loved so much about this game in the long talking areas made me unhappy... Also, when you lose you must go back way way far, and thats a bummer too. Worth a try at least.
Even this colorized cartoonish version of the legal system is boring. They really tried, and it shows, but this game get dull, and repetitive quick. You really have to love mysteries to suffer through the tedious journey Phoenix Wright drags you through.
I awoke after waiting a 7 days for the first of my game fly games to come to my door and as I open my rustic apartment mail box I was quite pleased to see that they had both arrived before my trip to California. I was really in need of something to do during my 7 hours of flying. Though I will admit I was somewhat confused when I saw this title. Leave it to my better half to pick something like this. "It'll be great sweetie, just try it." So somewhat reluctantly I put it in my DS and began to fiddle away. I was really quite surprised at just how quickly I found my self screaming "OBJECTION!" and "Take That!" when ever I presented that key piece of evidence, and the pure "giddy" feeling I got when I found myself finally winning the case.
Personally I found this game to be very "cute" for lack of a better term. I enjoy the semi-flash game style. Though I will admit that there were several points where I wished I could skip a step when you knew the turn out of the case. Each "case" takes at very least an hour and a half out of your life just through the text. Then in the event you cant figure out what to do and find yourself to proud to look it up the time begins racking up pretty fast. Though all and all I found the stories to be quite enjoyable (Say for the few characters that I found to be very obnoxious).
I found it somewhat annoying that it took what seemed FOREVER to get the simplest things done though some times were less apparent than others. The other thing that I found to be frustrating was that when you found yourself "loosing" while in court there was no way (that I saw) of getting your favor back up. No matter how often you presented the right thing it wouldn't bring up your bar by any amount. Which could be quite a pain in the event that you had a bit of a "bad luck" streak. All in all I think its more of a bargin bin treasure than a must have new release.