Reviews and Problems with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All
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Enjoyable, but Not as Good as the Original
3 February 2013
Summary: Let me begin by saying that I love the Ace Attorney series! I found all five games and have been making my way through them. This is the second game in the series after Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. It retains a lot of the same gameplay mechanics. A murder occurs, you decide to help represent the defendant, you investigate the crime scene, and you go to court to defend your client. I believe there are only 4 cases, 1 less than the previous game.
Summary: The second installment in the Phoenix Wright series yields yet another story that weaves a complex web of mysteries, murder trials, and of course, "Objection!"s. It has some improvements over its prequel (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney) with the health bar rather than the exclamation marks. This allows for penalties with varying degrees of magnitude.
Summary: Phoenix Wright is back in the second installment of this court room drama series. Reviewing this is fairly simple - if you have played the first one, you know exactly what you are getting. If you haven't played the first one - why are you reading this, go buy Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and play that first :). This sequel follows a virtually identical format to the original - you are a defense attorney that must gather evidence and defend your client in a murder trial.
Summary: If you have played any of these games before, then you know what it is all about. The games are fun to play and move along the lines of reading a mystery novel. The characters are over the top funny and remind you of almost watching an Andy Griffith show. Only the Judge of the town is Barny Phife. Besides that, the game is fun, the mysterys are not all that hard to solve, though give you a challenge.
If you liked "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney" you'll like the sequel
Carl A. Schulz IV "IVstudios", Amazon
8 August 2007
Summary: Game play is almost identical to the first game, with the exception of the new "psyche-lock" feature that requires you to present evidence when questioning people to find secrets they hide. The game has some great new cases that are both funny and suspenseful, and the psyche-lock adds an interesting new challenge to the game. The only disappointing part about the game is that unlike the first game, there is no "bonus case" designed specifically for the DS.
Summary: You'll notice, however, that I didn't say "better." (In fact, unlike its predecessor, this game only has four chapters; there's no DS-specific chapter at the end, which disappointed me.) Don't get me wrong, this game is still a lot of fun. All of the things that made the original as great as it was are still around: Plenty of humor, silly pun-filled character names, engrossing plotlines.
Summary: This is still a great game, but it doesn't quite live up to the original. There are a number of blatantly obvious spelling and grammar errors ("a silver of hope"?) and the puzzles are less intuitive. This is also a much shorter game, as evidenced by the fact that there are only 4 cases as opposed to the first game's 5. That being said, it still gets a lot of things right.
Summary: If you enjoyed Phoenix Wright's first appearance, then Justice For All is no different. I found the cases easier than the first time around (quite possible because I was so deep into the mindset as a "lawyer" :p) but the whole story was interesting and made me want to finish it every time I opened it up. The two new key features are the use of Psyche-Locks, which requires evidence to find the truth from a person, and the use of profiles of people as evidence.
Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in t..., Amazon
9 February 2007
Summary: If you enjoy thought-involving puzzle games, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney - Justice for All might be perfect for you. You have to pay attention to the clues and know when to trip up the witnesses to get to the truth. First off, understand that this isn't about fast clicking or bright colors. This is a game of patience. There is a LOT of dialogue to page through and read. You have to keep track of the situation that's going on, just like in a case of Law & Order.
Summary: If you didn't like the original Phoenix Wright, look no further as this game is not for you. JFA is basically just four more cases using the same interface, same concept, and largely the same characters. Well worth its purchase price if you loved the original as much as I did, my only complaint would be that there are a lot of ways to expand on this concept and the developers seemed content to just rest on their laurels.