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- New action game component that allows for exploration of crime scenes using either D-Pad inputs of the DS/DSi stylus to uncover clues.
- Crime-solving adventure for Nintendo DS and DSi starring Miles Edgeworth, the popular rival of attorney Phoenix Wright.
- Gameplay moves out of the courtroom and onto the crime scene and features several unique cases to solve with over 15 hours of gameplay.
- New technique, such as "Logic" mode assists you in uncovering the crime.
- Unique dialog trees and interrogation techniques let you question witnesses to discover the truth.
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Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth takes the Ace Attorney series from the courtroom to the crime scene, leaving the legal battle behind while bringing the action to various crime scenes. This time around, the player takes on the role of famed prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, a memorable rival of charismatic legal eagle Phoenix Wright. Edgeworth actively investigates crime scenes in order to pursue the truth behind each case. By solving the challenging puzzles presented him, Edgeworth will work with the police to bring criminals to justice. Users will be able to directly control the character avatar’s movement on the scene with the arrow key or touch screen and investigate the crime scenes freely. If, during the course of an investigation, users find contradictions, they will be able to obtain new information by presenting decisive evidence. In some cases, users will identify clues and conduct examinations of material witnesses. On these occasions, users will have to uncover the truth behind the crimes using collected information, the evidence, and logic.
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Of course, being a prosecutor makes the traditional courtroom formula a problem. The series so far has focused around a defender seeking to find a wrongfully accused client innocent. Since Edgeworth prosecutes criminals, it makes no sense for the turnabout to occur in the courtroom. As a result, the court scenes have been cut, although the fourth case does have a clever callback to the attorney duels of previous games. On the bright side, the game hasn't lost the over-the-top drama or the cross-examination duels; they've just moved out of the courtroom and into the investigation. Miles will have to break through lies and false evidence to prove the wrongfully accused innocent and find the true culprit behind each crime.
Despite the change in format, the game is definitely an Ace Attorney game, with all the melodrama and humor that entails.Read more ›
Graphics and gameplay have rather improved, and the characters are crisper and better detailed. Also, a more interactive setup, including a large environment 2d character motion, has been added, rather than having to do a screen by screen analysis, allowing for more depth and a better feel to the story.
In place of the rather tedious courtroom tennis match that made up the majority of the AA games, the arguments are much shorter and separated, though the climax encounter tends to drag out a tad longer than necessary. Also included are logical jumps, which edgeworth uses multiple evidence pieces to piece together story bits to advance the plot, rather than relying on finding that last piece of evidence or wandering around looking for the new character interaction.
Audio still is a let down, in that theres little to no voice apart from the few cries of "objection" and "hold it," the mainstays of the series. I'm still puzzled that more can't be included, if only a few crucial snippets from the main characters.
Overall, this is a very good revamp. A lot of it is the same true, but the main meat and potatoes has been overhauled, and prevents much of the frustrated searching that bogged down much of the Ace attorney games.
Now to start there have been some updates innovations and changes since Apollo Justice. Scenes are most of the time now played out with full pixelated characters on screen rather than the "from the waist up" view. It'll seem odd at first but it does seem to make investigating large areas easier and after a tiny bit it comes almost naturally. Note: during investigations you can move the little Edgeworth with either the control pad or the stylus.
Edgeworth, not being an attorney, also has a different flow to his stories and almost all scenes happen outside of the courtroom. Edgeworth's new tool is logic, wherein you take two nagging questions and link them together to answer them both. It's not a bad addition but is very simple compared to some of the previous puzzles of the franchise.
References to events and items from the previous games are at every turn, and I mean EVERY turn! So if it's been a while it wouldn't hurt to replay the others first. Jokes and humor are great, and in the usual style, and the characters are definitely Phoenix Wright caliber. Edgeworth himself has lost a bit of his gruffness, he feels like a watered down version of his previous self, but this is kind of inevitable as you didn't have to watch the poor guy screw up nearly as often originally when you couldn't control him. XD
As for the stories they're good, yet the murders tend to be a bit more graphic than in previous games. It's not overly graphic, more like it's finally showing the Teen rating. As good as the stories are, the puzzles are rather simple and feels like you're more following obvious connections until the solution is handed to you.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great game from the series. Marked that it came with no case (which is true) but still had a generic plastic container that protected it in travel. Thoughtful!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Not quite what I expected. A good game but not as good as the other ace attorney games.Published 4 months ago by Ben
Fantastic game, if you love the Ace Attorney games, buy this game, it's fantastic and if you have never played an Ace Attorney game before it is recommended that you play the first... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ramiro Reynoso