With this week's big release
being Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
, you can bet we're dying to sink our teeth into the game. Not only are we looking to see how the newbie attorney handles himself, but also how Capcom handled developing the latest iteration in the series specifically for the DS, instead of the GBA-to-DS porting that went on with previous installments. Of course, it's not that the porting was a bad thing; the Ace Attorney
games are some of our most favorite of all time.
So will you be tackling some of Apollo's cases this weekend? We know we will.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)
2-22-2008 @ 12:06PM
I got to the middle of the second case. I was so glad the phoenix plays a role in some of it. I was afraid they'd drop his character all together.
2-22-2008 @ 12:21PM
I this week have just started the first one-but it will be finished by the end of this weekend and the second one will start!!
i cant believe how much i misjudged this game
can not wait to play the next 3
2-22-2008 @ 12:30PM
David Hinkle said...
See, when DS Fanboy suggests something, you should pay attention!
2-22-2008 @ 12:40PM
Oh trust me you guys are the only online thing i pay attention to and take suggestions from.......i've tried to play it before and just wasn't doing to good for me........but now i think i have found a great game.......
sorry I FAIL......
2-22-2008 @ 12:24PM
This is probably going to end up like the first two Ace Attorney games, where I end up not buying it for months/years, but when I do, I love it to death.
2-22-2008 @ 1:07PM
I went to get it yesterday, but it was sold out! At first I was disappointed, but then I realized the fact that a new Ace Attorney game can sell out is kind of awesome. I'm definitely picking it up tomorrow (if I can find it!).
2-22-2008 @ 1:44PM
I'm going to beat Trials and Tribulations today and start Apollo Justice tonight or tomorrow morning.
2-22-2008 @ 1:46PM
Got my copy today (had to wait for my pre-order to arrive in the UK from play-asia) and played through the first case in one sitting. I love the AA series, but I was late getting the first one (promotion in the UK was none existant. Xd), but since I got the first game I've been pretty much up to date with it.
I'm looking forward to seeing if Mr. Justice can live up to Mr. Wright. ^__^
*goes back to playing*
2-22-2008 @ 1:56PM
Sadly, this will be my last weekend with my DS for a while. The shoulder buttons have stopped working and on Monday it will be leaving to be repaired. Like TheCoats I am also playing the first Phoenix Wright game. I might break that up with a little New Super Mario Bros.
Anybody know how long it typically takes to get you DS back from Nintendo when you send it off to be repaired?
2-22-2008 @ 2:16PM
IDK about nintendo but when my PS2 capped out along time ago i mailed it to them and dint see it again for about 3-5 weeks
2-22-2008 @ 3:50PM
It depends on your distance.
I was told it can take up to 6 weeks in an email, but I got it back in 5 days because it's roughly a 3 hour drive to the repair center from where I live.
2-22-2008 @ 2:08PM
I might get into it if I finished the final case in PW3...although I might get absorbed in AWDoR and Layton as well.
2-22-2008 @ 2:25PM
IT'S NOT PURE!!!!! PHOENIX WRIGHT SHOULD STILL BE THE MAIN CHARACTER!!! Apollo Justice looks pretty weak! I MIGHT get this game when it's cheap and used, because I can jsut tell it looks gimmicky to me. They have way to many stupid looking characters, (Apollo Justice and Xavier, who plays air guitar during trials!) amongst other things. So I'll be the only one on here who says no to Apollo Justice. If they make a PHOENIX WRIGHT game again, let me know. *end rant*
2-22-2008 @ 3:43PM
Author X said...
Yeah, cheap and gimmicky, with stupid puns and silly names and prosecutors that act totally inappropriate in the middle of the trial.
Totally unlike Phoenix Wright. OH WAIT-!
Seriously, though? I loved the original PW series. And I love Apollo Justice. Just the first case alone was full of humor, hardcore plot twists, and yes... Phoenix Wright (the underage sidekick is his daughter, so he shows up quite prominently as far as I've played).
Just because it's not exactly the same doesn't automatically make it worse.
But, hey, if you can't get over yourself and give a great game a chance... it's no-one's loss but yours. *end counter-rant*
2-22-2008 @ 3:25PM
I'm the 2nd case at the moment, and thank god that Phoenix is still around in some fashion. But I guess it says something pretty bad about Apollo himself when I say that the best part of the 1st case was Phoenix taking the Defense, pointing his finger and yelling "Objection!". You can't beat Phoenix Wright. He is the true Ace Attorney.
Japan, we want Phoenix Wright for Ace Attorney 5. Make it happen.
2-22-2008 @ 7:07PM
You and I are on the same wavelength man. I might get this game when it's cheaper, but I dunno. Apollo just..bugs me. Or maybe I'll just borrow it from my friend when he's done playing it. Either way, it's a win-win situation.
2-22-2008 @ 3:53PM
Author X said...
As I said above... I'm a case and a half into the game, and I LOVE it so far. The writing is superb, I love the characters, and it's neat to see that they're less restricted by the hardware (although using the stylus to move things around seems a bit gratuitous, it's cool having the crime scenes recreated in 3D as well as the usual chart).
The only issue is... the new mechanic is being introduced slowly, and every time they "hint" at it, it ruins the current tense courtroom mood. Hopefully, once it's brought up the third time, I'll be able to actually use it and I can ignore all the nonsense they use to make it special and cool like Phoenix's magatama. Yes, I get it, he can see people's tells when they're bluffing... except it's a super-special secret power that is explicitly activated and makes his vision freak out. And this awesome power is concentrated in his bracelet for no given reason what-so-ever. Can I go back to the awesome story you yanked me out of?
Anyway... like I said, though, except for that hitch, which has only come up twice and should hopefully be resolved before the next courtroom scene, it's really fantastic and definately lives up to the Phoenix Wright series. It also seems it's taking the route of Justice for All in that there are unresolved questions from the first case that Phoenix pretty much straight up says I won't find out until later.
Absolutely worth the buy for anyone that liked Phoenix Wright.
2-22-2008 @ 3:53PM
Daxter and Mario Kart for me! Apollo just isn't in stores yet near me.
2-22-2008 @ 6:25PM
Ahhh! Too many good games all at once! I'm only on the second trial on the third Phoenix game and I bought Professor Layton but it hasn't left the case yet, and now I have another Ace Attorney game to buy?
..oh the horror..
*my wallet and free time shudder*
2-22-2008 @ 9:25PM
Michael K. said...
I finished the rest of the 135 puzzles in Professor Layton earlier and my copy of Ace Attorney came in so I'll be playing that nonstop. Also Capcom made a mistake and sent me 2 of the awesome free keychains for it, which is pretty sweet.