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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. Placing players in the suit and anime-appropriate spiky hair of up-and-coming defense attorney Phoenix Wright, the game has the player search through crime scenes for evidence, meet with their client and other witnesses, and build up their case for the...
Excerpt: When I first saw pictures of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney making the rounds as an example of "OMG, look at this freakish Japanese weirdness", I was captivated and depressed at the same time. Captivated because the thought of taking on the role of a defense lawyer in a videogame struck me as extremely interesting and unique. Depressed, because I thought Hell would freeze over before this game would ever be released in North America.
Excerpt: Objection! Hold It! Objection! Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is really nothing new in the world of point-and-click adventure games - it doesn't break any new ground, but it does have four things going for it. Phoenix Wright is portable, a game about a lawyer, accessible to everyone, and it's just a great all-around adventure game. Let's separate the people who should pick this game up right away. Do you only play World War 2 shooters?
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. This results in a lot of reading and not a lot of action, hence the term visual novel.
Excerpt: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a text-based crime-solving adventure, a genre that works very well on the DS. Its a remake of the Japanese game Gyakuten Saiban, released for the GBA in 2001, and adds touch screen and microphone support as well as a whole new case. The game is displayed in a cartoon/anime style that works really well, and its musical score is nothing short of fantastic.
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. The most notable prosecutor is Phoenix's nemesis and former friend from school, Miles Edgeworth. The rumor is that he will create false evidence to win cases.