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NDS review: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney.
Review by WhiteX
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Date: 2006-06-09
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For my first NDS review, iīll give you an oldie but goodie.

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

The game is an adventure game set on an unknown big city, where the protagonist
,Phoenix Wright, get to solve the most bizar murder cases on turns of investigation and
trial on court, lemme add this, the DS is due to a CSI game. But to the game at hand...

Presentation: 7

This was originally a GBA game that never saw the light of day on US, so
the characters and the evidence could have more feeling to it in the matter of
graphics, the last case is the only one that uses the DS graphical capabilities.
The game is presented basically with, not so still, anime based characters and a
lot of text to read.
The characters are colorful and very well animated, and all the cases are presented with a small
cutscene on the introduction, being the last case, the best of them.
Thats not much to say about the graphics, they do their job, only that.

Music: 6

Thatīs right, Mr. Wright, above average, once again for being a GBA title the music suffered a little
but the songs to fit the characters are nice and make the characters lasting appeal to linger a little more.

Gameplay: 9

Thatīs when the game shines, it is divided on days, each day has an investigation and a trial section.
On the investigation, you must find evidence and information to build and support you cases, you get to
talk with the most crazy dudes, get into the most wicked situations, run some weird errands, bump into a lake monster,
a mob queen and so on.
On the trial section, you get on a "fight" with the prosecutor to find contradictions on the witnessesīs testimonies

your "energy" is composed by five times to miss an evidence presentation, battering the witness with questions cost you no points
You use the stylus to advance the dialog, to drive the examination reticule to find evidence on the scenarios and to
select evidence for presentation and for choices that appear through the adventure.
Once again the last case is the better of them, iīll not spoil the fun but the DS inherent capabilities
are more used than the cases before.

The DS Factor: 5

It is a port of a GBA game so it is not very used, you can yell "Hold it" and "Objection" during trial, however once you beat the game
you unlock a DS exclusive chapter that utilizes more of the DS functions and thatīs why it is not graded under 5.

Lasting appeal: 1

I personally remember the cases by heart, and it is not the kind of game that revisit, it is the sort to have many sequels.

Final considerations:

It is a very nice game with larger than life characters and a wacky storyline, you will stick to the screens till the case is solved,
makes you wonder that the DS is due to a CSI game.


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