#1 Posted on 28.11.06 1756.38 Reposted on: 28.11.13 1757.13
I figured this would be worth starting a thread over, since the game should be available in YOUR area today, and you won't have to spend $30+ on it to get a copy. So, uh, basically, this game is AWESOME. For real. You play a rookie defense attorney, and you have to pick apart witnesses' testimonies to find your client not guilty. This is done in a fashion that harkens back to old school adventure games like the Monkey Island series, as you have to examine items and with them, find contradictions in the testimony. For instance, a man will claim to have found a body at 1:00, only the coroner report states that the murder took place between 4:00-5:00. The witness will add to his testimony to explain this discrepancy, and you'll go on from there. The game is comprised of 5 progressively complex cases for you to solve. The first one serves primarily as a tutorial, you're shown the murderer at the very beginning, and the clues are very obvious. But as the game goes on, each chapter adds more and more depth to the storyline and detective work you have to do. And for being primarily a text-based game, Phoenix Wright is damned EXCITING to play! The over-dramatic OBJECTION!!! voice bubbles and anime effects such as speed lines only enhance the "Gotcha!" feeling you get when you spot a flaw in someone's story. So, yeah, definitely try and get a copy for yourself, now that Capcom has seen fit to re-release it. And if you're feeling daring, you can even import the next game in the series, which apparently has the entire English version already translated and localized.
#2 Posted on 19.12.06 1346.59 Reposted on: 19.12.13 1347.19
I haven't seen the Toys R Us deal, but there's a local game place that specializes in hard-to-find titles, so I grabbed their last copy of Phoenix Wright.
This is pretty amusing. A great story. There's not a whole lot of actual gameplay to it - you read a lot, so it's got quite a slow pace to it. You present evidence and choose your options off a menu, but that's about it. If you save your game often, you can't really lose, and once you beat the game (I'm just getting into "Turnabout Goodbyes," I think it's called), there's not really any incentive to play it again unless you want to revisit the story. Which you might, it's pretty fun.
If you can find this game for cheap (I couldn't - it was $45 CDN before taxes), then buy it, it's great (if limited) fun. If not, rent it if you can. And if you can't find it at all, wait for the second game, Phoenix Wright: Justice For All, which is coming out in North America in January.
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