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  • Summary: Defense attorney Phoenix Wright and archeologist Hershel Layton collaborate to solve puzzles in a medieval city.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 69
  2. Negative: 1 out of 69
  1. Aug 25, 2014
    100
    Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright is certainly one of the best releases on the 3DS this year, and it shouldn’t be missed.
  2. Mar 19, 2014
    90
    A nearly-perfect crossover between two of the most beloved series of the last decade... no objection!
  3. Aug 25, 2014
    85
    While not as challenging or involved as the best games from either series, this is still a crossover fans of both Wright and Layton don't want to pass up.
  4. Mar 18, 2014
    80
    The game is extremely generous with its hidden hint coins, with hundreds of the things hidden in every background. You'd have to be a full-on Kardashian to use them all.
  5. Mar 31, 2014
    80
    In light of the fact that both series got strong new entries over the last year, this unlikely meeting of heroes is quite impressive. The pace regularly changes enjoyably between these two distinct kinds of gaming. That they never really mesh is probably the games biggest singular issue. But, as we surely can all agree, there's way worse problems to have.
  6. Sep 9, 2014
    75
    Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney may not live up to the hype we’ve given it after all these years, but it’s still a great game that celebrates both franchises well.
  7. Jan 2, 2013
    40
    Impossible not to be disappointed after so long a wait. But when one witnesses the result, on will probably think that this cross-over wasn't meant to be. I love spaghetti, and I love chocolate spread, but with a little thinking, I wouldn't mix the two. Maybe that's how they should have contemplated this wedding between Layton and Wright. Even the brilliant production values, 3D transition and exquisite music are not enough to make us forget about the dull situations one has to repeat over and over again. It's the poorest of the Phoenix Wrights and the most laughable Layton.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jul 13, 2015
    10
    A truly fantastic crossover. However, its biggest flaw is that it is aimed at fans of both PL and AA, and people who have only played one ofA truly fantastic crossover. However, its biggest flaw is that it is aimed at fans of both PL and AA, and people who have only played one of the game series may be frustrated at some points. But, once you learn the ropes of the game, said "biggest flaw" becomes insignificant, and the game will become an experience you will not soon forget. Expand
  2. Jan 8, 2015
    10
    They did a fantastic job merging these two game series together! The story is complex, characters are memorable, and some of the puzzles areThey did a fantastic job merging these two game series together! The story is complex, characters are memorable, and some of the puzzles are real head-scratchers. Would definitely recommend to both fans of either series or newcomers! Expand
  3. May 8, 2015
    10
    I'm a fan of the Phoenix Wright series, so I picked this game up thinking it would be a cool game to play after I was finished playing PhoenixI'm a fan of the Phoenix Wright series, so I picked this game up thinking it would be a cool game to play after I was finished playing Phoenix Wright 3 on the 3DS. Playing the game immediately after playing a Phoenix Wright game made it pretty obvious that this game is short in some of the key Ace Attorney elements. My main complaint would be that every investigation sequence featuring Phoenix is very short and seems pretty shoe horned in.
    To be honest, this doesn't really detract that much from the game at all. It is still plenty long even without a whole lot of collecting clues and interrogating people. The two series worked really well together, and the court sequences are an exciting way to advance the story, even if a lot of the contradictions you find are similar to those in the Larry Butz "The Thinker" case.
    I agree that this game seems like more of a Professor Layton game with Ace Attorney elements, but who cares it is still an awesome game. Great music, cool characters, awesome story this game has it all! I am playing the Miracle Mask now, thanks to this game.
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  4. Jul 18, 2017
    9
    Un increible crossover (no se si lo he escrito bien) que junta dos de mis sagas favoritas. Me ha gustado mucho como han echo que controlesUn increible crossover (no se si lo he escrito bien) que junta dos de mis sagas favoritas. Me ha gustado mucho como han echo que controles cada personaje. Lospuzzles magníficos, como siempre y los casos en el juicio excelentes también Expand
  5. Sep 11, 2014
    9
    I loved it!
    What a tremendous achievement putting these two games and characters together. Both sympathetically, but not wholesale, recreated
    I loved it!
    What a tremendous achievement putting these two games and characters together. Both sympathetically, but not wholesale, recreated from their respective places. Both have been given careful attention so things flow well as a single title and don't feel jarring lay different side by side.
    I got a little bogged down in the Witch hunt trial but otherwise it's first rate Layton and Pheonix in one game!
    Also... If you love the title music to both, just sit back and enjoy this mashup... What a peice :-)
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  6. Jul 2, 2017
    8
    Este crossover es un ejemplo de cómo juntar dos sagas diferentes y hacer las cosas bien. Cuando lo vi anunciado me quedé asombrado y a la vezEste crossover es un ejemplo de cómo juntar dos sagas diferentes y hacer las cosas bien. Cuando lo vi anunciado me quedé asombrado y a la vez asustado de ver cómo sería el resultado de juntar dos leyendas y he de decir que no ha habido mejor manera de hacerlo.
    La historia es sencilla y algo predecible, sin embargo encaja con la mecánica de ambos juegos. Los juicios se hacen algo repetitivos y los puzzles son más sencillos que en otras entregas, así que la dificultad deja mucho que desear. Por su parte los personajes están bien diseñados y las transiciones a modo de una pequeña escena levantan el ánimo para desbloquear todas.

    Es un juego bonito y un gran homenaje a las dos familias de fans.
    Nota real: 7,75/10
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  7. Aug 15, 2015
    6
    A huge disappointment compared to other Ace Attorney games, but a good enough game on its own. I found it enjoyable, but I expected so muchA huge disappointment compared to other Ace Attorney games, but a good enough game on its own. I found it enjoyable, but I expected so much more and the ending was pretty crap. Expand

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