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    jp's Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (DS)

    [January 17, 2017 07:13:50 PM]
    Woohoo, finished!

    I think that, as usual, the last episode is both the longest and the most interesting. In this case half of episode happens in the past (7 years ago, when Phoenix lost his attorney badge!) and the other half in the present. Of course everything was tied together like a nice little puzzle. Again, I feel that it was perhaps a bit too long for my tastes - especially because it makes it a bit challenging to keep all the little details that matter straight. But, closure!

    A few things that are/were explained that I was curious about include:
    a. What is the source of Apollo's bracelet power
    b. Who are Trucy's parents
    c. What happened 7 years ago (and why)

    There's some more reveals that I enjoyed too, but those are the standouts for me. I was also surprised that they brought back the spirit locks AND that there's a character who has a lot of locks (you see them) that you never get to break - it's sort of a tease I guess, but I enjoyed the surprised there as well.
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    [January 12, 2017 03:38:07 PM]
    I'm now on the last case!

    And, as expected it seems to want to tie everything up and shed light on why Phoenix Wright quit law 7 years ago. What actually happened? Officially he quit because he was caught faking evidence - but the current case is about a forger...

    As usual, I've gotten a bit tired of how long the cases go on for - mostly because if you screw up too often you have to start the whole thing again (from the last save point). And there aren't that many save points.

    I'm hoping to wrap this up this weekend.

    Oh, another thing I thought was interesting is how the prosecution and the defense often "play nice" with each other in the interest of the truth. This is quite explicity and it seems kind of refreshing: this is what the law should be about - finding out what actually happened and then deciding guilt/not guilt?

    Finally, in this last episode the story is about the introduction of a new legal system (with silent jurors? I'm not sure I understood exactly what the new system was like). I found it interesting how the writing adeptly dodges around the fact that the game has no real "country". So, I wonder how players understand the legal system in the game - do they perceive it as a version of the one they have in their country? As the one that exists in another country? I'm now curious about the Japanese justice/court system as well...I'm guessing Phoenix Wright is a weird amalgam of Japanese and American? Hmm....
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    [December 29, 2016 04:23:56 PM]
    Oooh, another Phoenix Wright game!

    Yes, at this point their "formula" is pretty slick and well-trod, but I still enjoy these games. Mostly. I love the writing and the characters, and the humor. Sometimes, if my memory is correct, I feel like they start to drag on a bit too much...and I wish they were shorter. We'll see how it goes with this one. I've already finished the first case ("Turnabout Trump") and I've just started the second...

    You play as Apollo Justice, thought Phoenix Wright is a character in the game. He's no longer a lawyer due to an incident that happened 7 years ago. I'm curious if that refers to something that happened in the previous game? In between games? Hopefully it's in between games such that it becomes part of this games' story? I guess I'll just have to wait and see...
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    jp's Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (DS)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Tuesday 27 December, 2016

    GameLog closed on: Monday 16 January, 2017

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    3 : Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (DS) by hobo_dan23 (rating: 5)


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