Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth DS

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  • Summary: Miles Edgeworth is the famed rival prosecutor of court-house-dynamo Phoenix Wright. Since becoming the youngest prosecutor in the country at the tender age of 20, Miles Edgeworth built quite the reputation for himself by putting away bad guys in short order. However, after severalMiles Edgeworth is the famed rival prosecutor of court-house-dynamo Phoenix Wright. Since becoming the youngest prosecutor in the country at the tender age of 20, Miles Edgeworth built quite the reputation for himself by putting away bad guys in short order. However, after several confrontations against Wright, he has changed his approach to seeking the truth. Unfortunately, Wright was only the beginning of his troubles. The flashy prosecutor in the wine red suit is plagued by a series of deaths that seem to follow him wherever he goes. To obtain the truth, Miles Edgeworth will take center stage in an exciting suspense-filled drama that requires him to dive into the mysterious world of crime scene investigation. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 43 out of 51
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  1. Not only has it established a winning cast of characters, and a formula for fun-packed gameplay, its latest title, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth shows that there are still lots of ways both cast and formula can be effectively improved and expanded upon.
  2. No objection needed. Exciting and extensive cases with fascinating characters and a humorous presentation. We approve.
  3. This is a nice, long adventure, one that feels more engaging than past games in the series. Replay, as always with the Ace Attorney games, is quite limited.
  4. 80
    Kudos to Capcom for refusing to settle on the typical formula with Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth. The gameplay is engaging through all five cases, and the humorous presentation and characters will make you happy to join the legal team once again.
  5. Games Master UK
    79
    Gently tweaks the mechanics and upholds the writing smarts. Needs more menace, though. [Mar 2010, p.77]
  6. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth gets props for changing up the setting and providing a new protagonist for the franchise. However, the gameplay is pretty standard for the Ace Attorney series, and brings with it the same flaws from other entries.
  7. Aside from a new main prosecutor the additions to the classic Ace Attorney formula are close to non existing. Though lazy in the new features department and a somewhat weaker plot this is still a highly competent addition to the franchise with a rich and interesting character roster. If you're been bitten by the Ace Attorney bug, this is for you. If you're still on the fence, this is not the game to pull you in.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. May 18, 2012
    10
    I was hesitant to give this game such a high score, and hell it probably doesn't even deserve it, but I simply cannot stress this enough -I was hesitant to give this game such a high score, and hell it probably doesn't even deserve it, but I simply cannot stress this enough - this is THE best game in the entire ace attorney series, hands down. The best set of characters (Edgeworth!), arguably the best music, much more interactive than the others (actual point and click gameplay, Logic, etc.) and on top of that, funny and witty as hell (not going to give examples to keep this spoiler-free). Cons? Well, the last case drags like hell, but that's about it. Must buy for any DS owner. Expand
  2. Jonathan
    Feb 22, 2010
    10
    I know when you see a ten you think I'm crazy. And you probably aren't too far off. But when I play all the ace attorney games, I know when you see a ten you think I'm crazy. And you probably aren't too far off. But when I play all the ace attorney games, including this one, I just get such an emotional experience overall. It really is almost all about the characters, but what gets overlooked all the time is how much the MUSIC draws you into the intense testimonies and discoveries! It is this sense of discovery that makes video games and interactive entertainment as a whole so unique! These games surely aren't everyones cup of tea, and yes, this latest game has the same problems as the prior games, such as some inconsistent logic and inability to fast forward through text. And yes, this is probably the easiest game in the series. However, the game also has all the brilliant writing and charming characters as the previous entries, as well as an engaging new plotline and investigation sequences that are well laid out throughout the five great cases. But most importantly, this game is missing none of that satisfying sense of discovery that will make you smile, laugh, and get some intense chills up and down your spine as you try to figure out everything once and for all! I just hope these games never ever end, and that they keep evolving and refining the amazing formula and music. My only request for the next game--MORE suspicious suspects so that the solution isn't too obvious (I'm wise to disguised bad guys by the fifth game). Also, some of the darkness from the previous entries is missing. Thanks for bringing this series to America capcom! Expand
  3. Apr 16, 2014
    9
    A bit annoying to play sometimes because of the 3rd person perspective slowing things down instead of just touching things with the pointer,A bit annoying to play sometimes because of the 3rd person perspective slowing things down instead of just touching things with the pointer, but apart from that, maybe, probably, the best AA game in terms of gameplay. More complex than the last ones, more interesting than the last ones, more fun to play around than the last ones, it's probably the best in terms of gameplay and I had a ton of fun with all of it.

    Characters aren't quite as good though. The foes are great for most of them, the Final Battle(yes it's still over-the-top) with the Ambassador is just so much fun at every step of the way, Kay Faraday's a great sidekick...but the rest is just kinda less good. Edgeworth isn't really himself and his cold, All-must-be-in-order character has been nerfed to become a bit more sociable a guy...and I think it doesn't suit him too much. He also doesn't seem to be out for Justice as much as he seems to be out to get rid of people who personally annoy or offend him, which is not as fulfilling. Gumshoe and several "rival" characters like that Chinese Wolfman just sound about as uninteresting as it gets. Their comic relief dies quickly and I can say the same about a lot of people in this game.

    Actually, this is the real problem of AAI Miles Edgeworth: the Comic Relief. IT. IS. EVERYWHERE!
    My guess is that they saw Edgeworth as too cold and rough-cutting as a protagonist, so they nerfed him into a nicer, more sociable guy, instead of his hardass tsundere character from earlier games, and they also added waaay too much comic relief to make up for Edgeworth being Edgeworth. The result is an overkill of comedy that doesn't fall as well as it did in the last games and just isn't fun...along with Edgeworth not being the amazing character he used to be.

    To sum my memories of it up, I'd say the gameplay was fun and mostly intuitive and its cases, all tied together(which is usually not too good a thing) , were mostly enjoyable, but it suffers from a pretty misplaced attempt at making Edgeworth a character everyone can like. Edgeworth was always the hardass who didn't like anybody and didn't want to be liked because he was out for justice and punishment as the top prosecutor of his court. And here, well, not so much.

    Still a great AA game that's worth trying.
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  4. Jul 16, 2015
    8
    When you think about it from a gameplay perspective, it's not that different from the main games. You switch between investigation andWhen you think about it from a gameplay perspective, it's not that different from the main games. You switch between investigation and argument a few times in each chapter .The difference is how the investigation is conducted, and you have rebbutals instead of testimonies, which practically function the same. In previous titles, you argued in court to find the truth. In this game, you argue on the crime scene to prove the truth. It seens like it should be the other way around. The absence of finding the truth in arguments makes them less memorable.

    Now to cover the investigations. They are very different, as you stay on the same property the entire time instead of going back in forth between the crime scene and the detention center. Because te areas are united, You walk around the areas. This opens up a lot more places to instigate. In all, the new investigations were a blast for me. I wished they'd've kept this style in future installments. Playing though edgeworth's shoes, a character who you've gotten to know well in previous titles is a pleasant suprise. All the cases were connected, which j found really interesting, as you got one step closer to the yatagarasu and smuggling ring leader's identity. The new characters, specifically Lang and Kay, are really well developed and likeable.

    tl;dr, this is a great twist on the ace attorney formula that all fans should enjoy.

    I'd give this game a higher score if it's sequel, the Japan-only Gyakuten Kenji 2, wasn't infinitely better than the original. Playing GK2 made me realize that this game's storyline isn't as good as other AA games.
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  5. Feb 10, 2016
    8
    Great game, it's nice to see the story from another perspective, in this case Edgeworth, the gameplay is the most different, you can controlGreat game, it's nice to see the story from another perspective, in this case Edgeworth, the gameplay is the most different, you can control Edgeworth and search for clues, it's different enough to call it new and original and has also the same gameplay from the other installments so people that are familiar with the series can get into it. Great stories, great characters, great game. I hope Capcom brings the second game to NA and keep making more, it could be the Ace Attorney spinoff series. Recommended. Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2015
    8
    Really good Ace Attorney stuff. Enjoyed the old and the new mechanics a lot. Characters were mostly great - but it's the gameplay that wasReally good Ace Attorney stuff. Enjoyed the old and the new mechanics a lot. Characters were mostly great - but it's the gameplay that was probably the best aspect. Recommended. Expand
  7. Jul 22, 2013
    0
    Demasiado lineal y predecible. Son mucho mejor los otro juegos de la saga. El argumento es bastante predecible, los personajes no son muyDemasiado lineal y predecible. Son mucho mejor los otro juegos de la saga. El argumento es bastante predecible, los personajes no son muy carismáticos, aunque lo de investigar no está mal. Expand

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#11 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
#23 Most Shared DS Game of 2010