Excerpt: Being late at purchasing a DS, I missed out on the Phoenix Wright series, so its release on WiiWare was welcome for me, allowing me to play a series that I have long been looking to play, and let’s just say that there are no objections from me, going by this initial game. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney stars the eponymous Phoenix Wright, a young fresh out of law school lawyer looking to kick-start his career, by defending a bunch of oddball characters through four cases.
Conclusion: As an aside, I do hope to see Phoenix eventually make a worthwhile appearance on consoles, one that lives up to the great legacy the series has now built up for itself. This one, though, isn't a crowning achievement for Capcom, and throwing your money at the game will probably only serve to send the wrong message to the publisher.
Summary: Phoenix Wright's search for truth and justice makes its way to WiiWare. If you missed out on the DS adventure, this downloadable version gives you a second chance to experience the drama of the courtroom.
Pros: A decent port of a cult classic, Worth playing if you've never tried it, Motion controls are as fun as stylus controls
Cons: Nine year-old graphics aren't stellar on the big screen, Nothing new, Excellent fifth case is DLC coming in a few months
Conclusion: To my knowledge there aren't any differences between the DS and WiiWare titles save for the motion control interface. The prices for the DS versions vary a lot, but they're typically more expensive than 1,200 Wii points, so if you don't need the Phoenix Wright games to be portable, you might as well buy the WiiWare version.
Excerpt: We enjoy the Ace Attorney games on DS but until now Wii owners have been missing out on all the fun. That's now changed as the first of these games, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, is now available on WiiWare.