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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Review (WiiWare)
Gamers Daily News
12 January 2010
Summary: It’s a lazy port of a really good game at a reasonable price, which means newcomers will be delighted (and it’s to them that this game will be an 8.0), while series veterans should save their money.
Excerpt: Far removed from its glory days in the early 1990s, point-and-click adventure games have been staging a minor comeback on the Nintendo DS. Capcom’s Ace Attorney franchise has been at the forefront of this advancement.
Excerpt: Phoenix Wright, known by the Japanese as "Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten," is a cult hit DS game ported from a Gameboy Advance "visual novel." It tells a story in which the player may choose who to talk to, and at times what to say and do, but it progresses on its own path most of the time.
Excerpt: puts you in the shoes of who else, Phoenix Wright, a lawyer new to Mia Fey's law firm. Mia is your mentor, and she guides you through learning the ropes of being a defense attorney. This involves battling the malicious prosecutors, who will do anything to win a case.
Excerpt: Who defends the indefensible? Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney . This bumbling rookie lawyer has to get his facts straight and his perspiration under control, because defendants are counting on him in five cases of Nintendo DS drama.
Pros: Refreshingly unique adventure, Sublime blend of humor and crime, Easy touch screen gaming
Cons: No action to be found, Five linear cases, replay is scarce, Taking breaks can trip you up
Excerpt: I’ll have to admit that during the time when point-and-click adventure games were popular on the PC, I wasn’t that big of a fan of them. The same thing goes for lawyer dramas. But somehow, Capcom was able to combine the two and make one of the most appealing games on the DS.