By Phatmac 10 Comments
If you don't know I'm going back and playing some of the best games on the DS due to me getting one recently(finally I know). One game that I've been meaning to play for a long time is Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. It's available in several platforms but I decided to play it on the DS. In short I like it quite a bit. It certainly doesn't show off the graphical power that the DS can achieve but it is still a fun game. It's mostly due to the characters and writing of the game. Characters like Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth keep me interested in the game. The appeal for me is how strangely it depicts the trial system. With the famous objection sound roaring in the court house and confetti being used when a case is closed it all just works. I found myself laughing at Detective Dick Gumshoe's incompetence as a detective and even feeling general sorrow in some scenes. One problem that I'll surely get over is the spirit stuff with Maya Fey as it seems out of place at the start of the game. Overall I'm having some fun with this game. I appreciate how weird it is and rare for a video game to be based around lawyers and trials. I'm honestly surprised that there aren't more games that try to do their own thing with court cases. I still haven't beaten it yet so I may report back with my final thoughts on it. I also plan on playing the other games in the series so stay tuned for more lawyer hi-jinks!