posted by TohKyoRisaChan (GIBSONIA, PA) Aug 4, 2014
Member since Jun 2014
I will state it outright: this game is UNBELIEVABLY good. The entire court premise is unique, and it manages to perfectly blend the trial gameplay with point-and-click investigation elements. The best part, however, has to be the characters. By the end of the fourth chapter, the plot has woven intricate back-stories for each character, and you really do fall in love with all of them. I do have two gripes with the game, however. First of all, the navigation system can be downright frustrating, since you can't reach every area from every other area. If you forget one tiny detail in an area, you have to navigate through as many as four different menus to return. Secondly, the fifth and final chapter seems incredibly tedious and somewhat pointless. As I stated previously, the characters are a major selling point. While the final chapter doesn't COMPLETELY disregard the main characters, a few of them seem to really take a backseat(or disappear entirely!) just to be replaced by waaaaay too many new characters that ABSOLUTELY NO ONE CARES ABOUT. Aside from that, however, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is DEFINITELY worth a rent. Seriously. Play it.
This is a pretty good game. My only complaint is that it requires a good amount of strategy and memorizing. That's not bad or anything, but it will require having to go to a strategy guide every once in a while.
This game is fun, intriguing and at points very difficult. It has a great story line and will take up about 4 days or so to finish, but the only issue is the 5th trial. The 4th trial Turnabout Goodbyes was just so captivating (SPOILER) and that's actually the end of the game credits and everything, but then there is the 5th trial Rise from the Ashes seems like a bonus story which just isn't as intriguing as before and just seems unnecessary, but even with that I recommend this game and I give it a 9 out of 10.