Summary: Okay i have to admit, this is a great game. I mean just the best overall (no comparison to the first games!), but i just have 1 problem. What happened to Iris+ Phoenix !?! Not to mention Gumshoe and Maggey! Plus i could only play the second and third games so i only know trucy by the wiki... NEI (not enough info!!!) but if i had just played this game out of the series then i would have no problems at all. LONG LIVE PHOENIX!!!
Conclusion: Apollo does voice training. ’nuff said I found Nick’s side comments more amusing – Apollo just seems… I can’t find the right word… judgmental? Arrogant, perhaps? They’re both cynical but Phoenix comes across as a nicer person.
Conclusion: I think that because young Phoenix and Apollo and practically the same character I prefer Phoenix simply because I met him first. Apollo seems like a copy since he was created later. And I agree with Yellow M on the stupidness of asking the player if he would like to win or lose. I reloaded and told it I want to lose. Then I did. It was awesome.
Conclusion: What’s more likable about Nick, Pat and Weefz? I too prefer him to “Herr Forehead”, but I can’t come up with an objective reason beyond the former being a bit less cynical. They both seem to be cut from the same earnest, out of touch, exasperated but determined cloth. I sort of wonder weather we have less patience for Apollo because he has to start learning the ropes from the beginning and we’ve already all moved past those first unsure shaky steps with Phoenix four...
Conclusion: I think Trials and Tribulations is probably the best overall. The connections between the cases were wonderful and the final turnabout was incredible, if at times a little too much for my bullshit sensors. I’d like to add that whilst 2 was the poorest, it did have one of the finest moments in the series on the final turnabout… a cat’s meow that starts off the most epic of times when you genuinely feel like it’s all on the edge.
Conclusion: i just started the last case in apollo justice. i guess im not looking forward to it. in my opinion this is probably the most fair game in the series. in past games some of the actions you had to take (presenting things at the right times, mostly) seemed arbitrary. the series has really improved that in my opinion.
Conclusion: I really enjoyed AJ, too. Ranking is really tough. The third game’s not necessarily better than the first but all the story comes together to make the drama the best in the series. In other words, it wins because of plot not really strength of cases or interesting logic in cases.
Conclusion: I’ve just started the fourth trial of Apollo Justice but I have to say that I’m enjoying it a lot more than Trials and Tribulations. I like the forensics and evidence examination that were missing from 2 and 3, even though they’re not exactly challenging. The Psycho-locks were getting quite tedious by the end of 3, in part due to the poorly-worded clues and random item presentation that you mention in the review.