Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney review

  • Refreshingly unique adventure
  • Sublime blend of humor and crime
  • Easy touch screen gaming
  • No action to be found
  • Five linear cases, replay is scarce
  • Taking breaks can trip you up

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney uses a comical, anime-style approach to legal battles to keep things amusing, which actually complements some of the more serious moments dealing with the crimes. One minute, a girl you know is innocent will be accused of killing her own sister and tossed in jail; the next minute, you'll be almost-unintentionally outsmarting a bumbling detective.

Even the moment of truth in court can be humorous, in no small part due to Phoenix's expressions and insecurities. How many other games could get away with having a lawyer as the main hero, always ready to shout "Objection!" at a moment's notice? Ace is another perfect example of the DS bringing something totally new to the table.

More Info

Release date: Oct 11 2005 - DS (US)
Mar 10 2006 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: DS, Wii
Genre: Adventure
Published by: Capcom
Developed by: Capcom
Franchise: Ace Attorney
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence
PEGI Rating:


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