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Well, it's Phoenix's final show. He's at his peak in defense now. He's basically the best defense attorney out there now. But now, it's time to look at his past(Devil May Cry, anyone? No?).
In the first cutscene of Trials and Tribulations(T&T), Phoenix is seen arguing with one of his fellow colleagues about a girl(yes, this goes pretty far back). Phoenix eventually shoves his colleague and asks himself what he's just done.
Gameplay/Story - 10/10
"NO! You're wrong about Dollie! She would never hurt anyone!". You're playing as Phoenix's good old mentor, Mia Fey for the first case. Guess who the defendant is for the first case? It's none other than Phoenix Wright himself. Phoenix is charged for supposedly murdering a man named Jack Swallow(you know, his colleague?). But, surely someone can't die from just being shoved, right? It's up to Mia this time, to save Phoenix in the case five years ago that would forever connect them.
Phoenix's girlfriend at the time is Dahlia Hawthorne(don't worry you will absolutely hate this girl later on, I actually get queasy from even mentioning her name). The twist is, Dahlia says Phoenix really did kill Jack! A few minutes later and Dahlia is accused of killing Jack. The rest, you'll have to see for yourself.
Graphics - 8/10
This time, it'll take seven words to sum this part up. They're the same as AA's and JFA's.
Sound/Music - 10/10
Awesome as usual. The cornered theme is just mindblowing. It's just, so energetic and makes you go "WHOA!". Sound, relatively the same. There's one new sound clip though, and it's used at the end of the fifth case. You know about Scary Maze? If you don't, that's ok. The sound clip is.. a scream. Whose scream it is, you have to find out on your own. I'm just putting it out there so you don't have a heart attack when you hear it.
Overall - 1000000000/10(Just joking, 10/10)
Phoenix has finally recieved the achievement "Become an Ace Attorney". Kudos to him! Rent it, buy it. As usual.
posted by Axelerate (LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) Aug 18, 2008
Member since Jun 2008
A fitting finale to Phoenix Wright's portion of the series, Trials and Tribulations ties up every last loose end and gives us a beautiful story along the way.
...You have finished the original Phoenix Wright game and Justice for All, right? Good.
Gameplay is the same as last game. Psycholocks...err, Psyche-Locks return and are tougher than ever to break. But the tedious walking around and finding evidence is here as well.
The story starts out with a shot in the arm, playing as Mia defending Phoenix! But you'll return to him soon enough and meet your new prosectuor Godot. The stories of all the important characters tie together in some of the greatest cases you've handled yet!
And some of your favourite characters from the last two games return! Old friends, new friends, old enemies, new enemies...Really, the story here is the greatest yet. Complete with an ending that makes you want to cry because you'll want to spend more time with these characters.
So now, you can cry. Trials and Tribulations gives you the ending to a great trilogy and a great time along the way.
(And certainly don't forget Apollo Justice. Phoenix's story continues there!)