Reviews and Problems with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All
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A Great Transition Into the Series' Last Game
Brendon Perdikis, Amazon
4 July 2014
Summary: The phoenix Wright games are unique, they're not for everyone and are a little out there with the scenarios that are presented to the player... But that's what makes them great. Justice for all is a fitting sequel to the first Phoenix Wright, memorable characters, witty dialogue, and a decent soundtrack (nothing as memorable as everyone's favorite cornered theme).
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.
Summary: This is a fun game, more for adults than children, as there is none of the immediate gratification shoot-em-up action some kids expect. The beginning part of the game is a "training exercise" to familiarize the novice player with the game's structure and intent. After the first scenario this game becomes increasingly more difficult but never becomes impossible to play.
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.
Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in t..., Amazon
12 October 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: 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: After playing the original Phoenix Wright, I looked forward to playing this game. It being a lawyer game, and while the rules are (I think) based on the Japanese criminal court system (hence it works differently from American court system), it is more of an adventure / detective game, which was refreshingly different in the current state of gaming. And it delivers, for the most part.