posted by darkcloud9 (LONG BEACH, CA) Apr 24, 2006
Member since Mar 2006
Phoenix Wright puts you on the shoes of a defense attorney. In each case you must proved the innocence of your client and find the culprit too.
There are 5 cases in this game, in each one a murder is committed. You must then go around talk to people and collect evidence. When the time of the trial arrives you must cross-exam each witness and find contradictions in their testimony by showing evidence. This will eventually lead to the truth and the innocence of your client.
In this game you read a lot and trust me when I say that there is a lot to read. But, by the second case you get used it. I love this game because it seems that somebody actually put some thought into it. Every case is interesting and has a twist. The characters in the game really start to on grow you eventually something rare in video games. Anyhow, if you can get past the the heavy reading that's require you are guaranteed to have a great time in this game.
This game is an instant classic. The gameplay is very unique, it plays out like a good detective novel. Okay, more like a cliched detective novel with painfully funny names, like Detective D!ck Gumshoe, or Larry Butz.
If you don't like reading, then, well, you're dumb, and probably trip over your own IQ. You'll probably pass this game up, just like life is passing you by, you dumb fool. Turn off the TV and read a book, and feel yourself getting smarter with each page.
On the other hand, if you enjoy critical thinking exercises, detective novels, or are even just a little bit interested in being a lawyer or detective or crime scene investigator, you'll get a kick out of this game. You really have to pay attention to witness testimonies and the evidence presented. I got a kick out of this game.
Rent this game. The only reason why I say rent instead of buy is the lack of replay value, but then again, I don't think GF will let you buy this game until they have more of the 2nd run (the first run games are hard to find now, but Capcom was wise enough to make some more to meet the demand for this unique game.).