So I was playing Assassin's creed IV: Black Flag, hacking computers (in-game of course), looking for hidden content. Well, I wasn't disappointed as I found many audio files labelled "Subject zero". In these files, an Abstergo employee is apparently testing a sequence on the animus based on Nazi Germany during world war two. According to the employee, she was being interrogated by a Nazi officer about an "artifact" which I presume to be the artifact that was in the possession of Adéwalé in the Freedom Cry DLC in Black Flag, and was revealed to have once been in the possession of Ezio which he gave to a young Chinese girl near the end of his life. How this artifact ended up in Nazi Germany is beyond me, but since this time period is mentioned many times in the audio files and there is a picture in one of the staff emails discussing future Abstergo Animus projects that looks to be from the world war 2 era, I conclude that Nazi Germany will be the setting of a future Assassin's Creed game if not Assassin's Creed 5.
well, I've finally finished Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies. It was an awesome game that usually stayed true to the series, but I did have some conflicts with it. Just read and find out my opinion on it! Also, there may be spoilers, so be careful and don't read this if you haven't played the entire game yet.
Part 1: The story
This story takes place a full year after the events of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney. Phoenix has been absent from the defense for about 8 years, and due to recent events in the courtroom, Phoenix has been "reborn" as the legendary attorney for the soul purpose of correcting the dark ages of the law that was brought on by Phoenix's disbarment and the arrest of a prosecutor on the charges of murder (not godot). He recruits the likes of Athena Cykes, a young defense attorney whose ears are so acute to detecting human emotions that she's a wiz at analytical psychology, which she uses to pin unusual emotions in witness testimony. Apollo is also back, but is broken up over the murder of a close friend of his, which later drives him to take a leave of absence and investigate for himself. Basically the whole story is about overcoming tough circumstances and believing in your colleagues.
Part 2: The Gameplay
The game stays true to the series when it comes to game mechanics with minor changes. The cross examination element is still there (as if they would remove it!) but with a new consult feature which allows you to consult your partner after you've taken enough damage to see which statement is suspicious, though they won't tell you which piece of evidence the statement contradicts. Many beloved abilities like Phoenix's magatama and Apollo's bracelet are back, but aren't used as much as I would have liked them to. Apollo's percieve ability remains relatively the same as it was in
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, but the major change is in Phoenix's magatama and the psyche lock breaking. It may not have mattered to many players, but I found it rather upsetting. They took off the penalty bar! For me, this kind of diminished the amount of challenge I had gotten from the old trilogy. But it didn't put a damper on it too much as the ability was used only two times anyways. (not counting the DLC case that I haven't played.)
Aside from Apollo's bracelet and Phoenix's magatama, the new lawyer Athena Cykes has brought something new to the table in the form of the Mood Matrix. Despite it's stupid name, the Mood Matrix proved to be quite challenging and fun to use. The basic concept is that using Athena's special hearing, you can compare the witnesses testimony to the sound of they're heart's true feelings. If a piece of the testimony contradicts an emotion, you need only point it out. But that's not the only new mechanic in the game. There's this new thing that's used around the climax of each trial called the Thought Route. It basically gets you inside the thinking process of Phoenix, Apollo, and Athena while they figure out what the contradictions means. In a way, it kind of reminded me of Edgeworth's logic from Ace Attorney Investigations in that you take pieces of information that's been acquired and put it all together to come up with a conclusion which ultimately turns the whole case on it's head, pretty exciting eh?
My overall rating
Aside from the minor flaws, this game is one of my favorites in the series. With it's blend of classic gameplay elements and new stuff to keep things interesting, awesome storyline, and the big twist at the end that literally made my jaw drop. This entry in the series gets 5/5 stars! Anybody who reads this, GIVE CAPCOM YOUR MONEY!
There's finally only one week till the release of "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies" and now we're getting all kinds of info from Capcom. Now I won't be covering it all, but if you guys want to see all new info on the game, check the court record.
First of all, we got confirmed voice actors for Phoenix AND Apollo. Phoenix is voiced by Sam Riegel (the same guy who voiced him in UMvC3) and Apollo is voiced by Orion Acaba (I have not idea what the heck he's been in, so Google it.).
Another thing is that Capcom released a downloadable demo on the Nintendo eshop on the 3DS. Don't worry because it's basically a varied version of case one with no spoilers.
Finally, there have been some more english names released for case 2 which is now called "A Monstrous Turnabout". But again, check court-records for that stuff.
That's about all I'll tell you guys, remember, ONLY A WEEK TO GO!
Looks like the iconic attorneys made their grand entrance onto the 3DS system a smash hit in Japan. It was one of the top selling games the week it came out, so hopefully it'll get the same treatment in our glorious continent of North America. On a lower note, it looks like it will not be released as a physical game in North America after all.
In an interview with Eshiro, this was what was said,
Quote: Kinnikumask asks: Is there still any hope for a physical release of Dual
Destinies in the west?
Eshiro: In response to fan feedback we
looked into a western physical release of Dual Destinies but from the beginning
of the project, one of our goals has been to bring the game to the western
market much more quickly than we have been able to in the past. As text
adventures, the Ace Attorney games require a lot of time for localization, so
we really moved the proverbial mountains and had a lot of people work very hard
to get the text localized as quickly as possible—while of course maintaining
the high quality level fans are accustomed to.
As part of this, we made
the decision to release on digital only in the west in order to take
manufacturing time out of the equation and allow the release date to be as
early as possible. So the answer is, no, Dual Destinies will be a
digital download-only release in the west.
So I guess we better buy those eshop cards!
Looks like edgey will be joining the courtroom drama in Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies! He sports awesome glasses (good work to the people on Tumblr for guessing right) and he's ditched the jacket for a full on trench coat! Trucy was also confirmed, but you can look that up yourselves. This game is going to be amazing!!!!
ITS OFFICIAL! the news came to me via youtube, the new game in the ace attorney saga will be A.) arriving in fall 2013 and B.) named Dual destinies! Kinda dissapointing, i was hoping the name would be called Dark Days In Law, but at this point, I'm happy for any news about american release at all! A downside, this will only be available in america as an eshop download. Man, i was hoping for an awesome case to add to my collection! Ah well, what ya g
This is a screen shot from the new ace attorney 5 game. One thing I found a little off about this picture is his arm, more specifically his wrist. What is that item on his wrist? Looks a litle like a thing that's worn by a certain defense attorney...
This is seto kaiba-- I mean Jin Yugami. He is the prosecutor for ace attorney 5 and he is goth. Apperantly, from what I've seen on court records, he has already been accused under the charges of murder, but he can still be a prosecutor, for some reason. I'm wondering how this could happen, but then I remembered that a former defense attorney that was disbarred 8 years ago is back in court. So, it's not very suprising I guess. This guy kinda reminds me of Seto Kaiba from the Yu-gi-oh franchise, it may be just me, but comment if you agree! I am nevertheless excited to play this! Fail no jutsu!
Beta, for those of you who didn't know, is the second letter in the greek alphabet. Alpha is the first letter in the greek alphabet. Oh the things i learned from scooby doo.