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Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney (Series) Review
Posted: 21 months ago, last updated 4 days ago.
These are essentially visual novel adventures where you collect evidence, talk to witnesses and make leaps of deduction to move the story forwards. Each case begins with an opening cinematic of a murder. Then you have the task of defending the prime suspect. The gameplay is divided into two sections, investigations and courtroom trials.
During the trial you cross-examine witnesses and use evidence to uncover the truth. You can go back and forth between the different statements in the testimony and press the witness for more details about a statement. The aim is to find an inconsistency, present evidence and establish innocence.
The games in the series are as follows:
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (2001) first on Gameboy Advance then on Nintendo DS, PC, Wii and iOS.
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Justice for All (2002) first on Gameboy Advance then on Nintendo DS, PC, Wii.
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Trials and Tribulations (2004) first on Gameboy Advance then on PC, Nintendo DS, Wii.
- Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (2007) on Nintendo DS, iOS, Android, Nintendo 3DS.
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Dual Destinies (2013) on Nintendo 3DS, iOS, Android.
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Spirit of Justice (2016) on Nintendo 3DS, iOS, Android
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (2019) - All 14 episodes, spanning the first three games.
In addition to the main games are a number of "Investigations" spin-off titles:
- Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (2009) on Nintendo DS, Android, iOS.
- Ace Attorney Investigations 2 (2011) on Nintendo DS, Android, iOS in 2017.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit Of Justice
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Free-to-start playing on iOS and Android with in-game purchases for the different games and cases.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was rated PEGI 12 for moderate violence and mildly offensive language. The examiner's report expands this rating with the following: The majority of violence featured in this game is implied through still images and narration, making it suitable at a PEGI 7 level. However, in some instances, the violence crosses into a 12 rating with depictions of non-realistic violence towards human characters. In one example, two shadowy figures stand on a boat; one pulls out a gun and shoots the other, who disappears before a splash is seen in the water. In another scene, a man is seen to fall backwards slowly frame by frame into a knife.
Mildly offensive language, such as ‘damn’, ‘dammit’ and ‘hell’, is reasonably frequent. Some crime sequences fall under PEGI’s fear category, meaning they might be upsetting to young children.
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.
Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 11-14 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. The cases involve finding and sifting evidence before interjecting in court. For those with the maturity for the content, younger players enjoy trying out this role and interjecting with proceedings on behalf of the innocent.
Our Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Accessibility Report details 17 accessibility features:
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