Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials & Tribulations

Published October 19, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials & Tribulations ends the trilogy of games on a very high note. Of course the series doesn’t end there though, with Apollo Justice and Dual Destinies as the next couple of sequels. Ace Attorney 6 is coming up in 2016. Anyways, Trials & Tribulations rivals that of the first game, at least in my mind, as one of the best in the series.

** Review **

** 9.0/10 ** 

Story (Minor Spoilers)

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So, in this game, more of the focus is on Mia Fey and the past. In the beginning, you will actually be playing as her defending a surprising someone (won’t say who). For being the first case, it is the best one. It actually develops the story for many characters and it doesn’t feel like just a tutorial.

I loved most of the cases, but some of the witnesses are bothersome… maybe not as bad as a certain clown… Anyways, the story is great in almost every way. Trials and Tribulations has five cases just like the first Ace Attorney.

Gameplay

Just like the two other games, the gameplay is essentially the same as before. Trials & Tribulations continues with Justice For All’s mechanics. I particularly like how some of the cases somewhat mixed up the formula by either having only courtroom debates or more investigations in between.

There are really no new changes or additions, unlike Justice For All did, but it’s still as fun as always.

Music

The music, again and again, is great. There isn’t much that needs to be said. If you don’t like any of the tracks, there is something wrong with you. Objection!!! Hold It!!! Take That!!!

There are themes you can get for the trilogy and Dual Destinies. I think they’re $1.99 each. I got one of them and it’s so great to listen to every time. So catchy…

Final Note

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials & Tribulations is a fantastic game. It has a lot of my favorite cases and characters. The story ended nicely if Capcom had decided to stop the series there, but I’m glad they continue on.

I again highly recommend the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. It’s well worth the usual $30, but Capcom is often generous with some discounts on the Nintendo eShop. They are what I consider to be classics, so try them out sometime.

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