Minae Matsukawa (DS)
Naoto Tanaka (DS)
|Genre(s)||Adventure, visual novel|
Is a mixture of visual novel and adventure that works really well. First we collect evidence on various places as we examine murder and witnesses. Once that’s compete (there’s no way to miss items, I think) we go the main part of the game: the court.
There we present evidence, fight against witnesses with items we found, and discover slowly who really is the villain and how they did it, and why.
Ace Attorney is deep down a story about humans and how they fuck up, and all with a healthy dose of mirth that when things get tight save the situation.
All the cases weren’t heavy, but the last one is double the size of the previous ones, and also much more intense.
Phoenix Wright is a good MC, he’s just finished passing his bar exam when he gets involved in having to fight easily manipulated judges by the prosecutor, fight said prosecutor, and having a ridiculous low time to piece together a case (3 days).
Where the game shines is really the characters, specially Maya, Mia, Edgeworth, Gumshoe, et al. I found myself attached to them, quirks and all, and wanting to play more but at the same time feeling so satisfied I didn’t want to poke it and just bask in the warm feeling of a job well done.
I found myself sweating alongside Phoenix because I didn’t know who the culprits were, and I had to piece it slowly as the prosecutors threw new witnesses and items we hadn’t seen before. It was a sweat well spent.
I’m in love with Shu Takumi (creator of the this and Ghost Trick) because of how likable and human the cast felt, and how the cases were always logical and made sense after presenting evidences (there was maybe two times where evidence didn’t make sense to present on specific lines but, I’ll let it slide xD).
Happy gaming everyone! ～(^з^)-☆
Have you heard about this game before? Have you played it? If so, I’d love to know what you think of it!