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Completed! Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (DS)

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A few weeks ago, I finished Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney for the DS. In the fourth installment of the Ace Attorney series, a new main character is introduced and takes center stage in the court room- Apollo Justice. Apollo is enthusiastic and ready to prove his worth in court by putting his “chords of steel” to the test against some pretty tough witnesses and courtroom officials. The startling first case sets Apollo defending previous hero, Phoenix Wright, in court where he is being charged with murder. Phoenix Wight? Murder?!

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney takes place seven years after the end of the last Phoenix Wright game, Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations. Phoenix is no longer an attorney, but a piano player at a restaurant, and has a 15-year-old daughter that ends up being Apollo’s assistant in court. There are so many things that don’t make sense at the beginning of the game, that I was excited to plow through it so I could understand what was going on.

Many new colorful characters are also introduced in this game, which made for even more colorful courtroom sessions. The current prosecutor is Klavier Gavin, lead vocalist/guitarist to the famous in-game band The Gavinners. Coincidentally, The Gavinner’s band is made up of various members of law enforcement.

The game’s secrets are revealed piece by piece throughout the games various cases, like in the previous games. By the time the finale had rolled around, so much had happened to Apollo and Phoenix that it was almost enough to make my head spin. The surprises kept coming even through to the end of the game, which made a great conclusion even better and more satisfying.

If you have never played an Ace Attorney game, now is a great time to start. You don’t have to play the previous games to fully enjoy this one, but if you do you will get a giggle out of some of the more subtle details in the game. I would actually recommend playing though ALL of them. The gameplay is engaging and fun, and the characters are unique and blast to watch evolve through cases.

The next Ace Attorney game I will be playing is Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth. Miles doesn’t make an appearance in Apollo Justice, and to tell you the truth, I kind of missed him and his smugness in court. It will be exciting to continue in the Ace Attorney world and see what adventures await Miles and the other characters in the game.

One Response to “Completed! Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (DS)”

  1. Apollo Justice was definitely a winner. While it seemed nearly impossible to top the awesomeness of Trials and Tribulations, this one certainly came close. Onto Miles Edgeworth then, eh!

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