@lentfilms: Maybe there's a better description for what I mean. At any rate, I don't recall anything in those early games being on the level of "ohoho, this manic 15 year old girl wants me to find her missing underwear!"
Only now, because it increased exponentially as the series went on. No coincidence that it peaked with the worst game in the series, Apollo Justice.
It's been a staple since the original. Ace Attorney 1 was full of it.
It increased exponentially as the series went on. Like I said.
Play any of the games since Trials and Tribulations and then go back and look at the original. It seems positively dry by comparison, because it doesn't take place in a J-pop fantasy land where everyone looks like a Tales character.
That survey seems a little flawed. Placing Ukraine in Southeast Asia, Africa, or Western Europe is a believable level of stupid, but anyone saying it's in Kentucky or Florida has got to be either joking, misunderstanding the question, or high as a kite.