Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All DS

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  • Summary: The second game in the popular court room battle series from Japan introduces four new cases featuring new characters, plot twists and gameplay features. Players resume the role of Phoenix Wright, a defence attorney who must prove his client’s innocence against the toughest of odds and mostThe second game in the popular court room battle series from Japan introduces four new cases featuring new characters, plot twists and gameplay features. Players resume the role of Phoenix Wright, a defence attorney who must prove his client’s innocence against the toughest of odds and most ruthless of adversaries. Players must exercise their legal prowess as they collect evidence, examine witnesses, analyse testimonies and seek the truth to ensure that justice prevails. New "Psyche-Lock" feature – some witnesses may be keeping the truth under tight lock and key, so in order to break them down, successfully open up their Psyche- Locks with a series of correct questions or catch them on their inconsistent testimony. New life bar represents Phoenix’s status in court – by presenting incorrect evidence or following misguided attempts to break Psyche Locks, Phoenix’s life bar will go down; the only way to regain this stat is to successfully open a witness’s Psyche-Lock. Colourful cast of characters include both new & familiar faces: Franziska von Karma – the new D.A. and daughter of former adversary, Manfred von Karma, is on the warpath to take Phoenix down and avenge her father by any means necessary; Maya Fey – having honed her psychic powers, she is now a mystic of the Kurain Channeling Technique and will continue to be a valuable ally for Phoenix in his trials; Pearl Fey – Maya’s cousin is an up and coming psychic herself and looks up to her as a role model. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. The humour from the original game returns in full flow, too. A lot of the dialogue is laugh out loud funny. [JPN Import]
  2. I hope that future Phoenix Wright titles are able to keep the character and plot development at the same level achieved in Phoenix Wright: Justice For All.
  3. While not as good as the original, Phoenix Wright and his comrades still manage to entertain and deliver with a fantastic script and engaging courtroom drama.
  4. This is the most joyfully daft fun imaginable, bursting with in-jokes and hilarious set-pieces. [JPN Import]
  5. Justice for All is a good, lengthy adventure with great character-driven storylines, but it fails to build upon the promising groundwork laid by the first game.
  6. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    72
    Perfect for Phoenix fans who want more cases, but with only four stories you'll be left wanting. It still offers great gameplay, it just doesn't last very long. [Apr 2007, p.82]
  7. Characters encountered along the way are memorable and as charming as in the original. But the amount of text that must be plowed through makes it feel more like a modern rehash of the popular "Choose Your Own Adventure" book series than an adventure most will stick with for hours.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. JoshM.
    Jan 20, 2007
    10
    If I could bring myself to look at it objectively, I would give this game a lower score. However, the writing is just too freaking good If I could bring myself to look at it objectively, I would give this game a lower score. However, the writing is just too freaking good (though not Alexander O. Smith good), coupled with the awesome presentation, for it to get anything but a 10. Expand
  2. Christopher
    Jan 18, 2007
    9
    Almost as good as the original, although I don't care for the Psych Lock feature as much.
  3. Jun 11, 2014
    9
    Even though many say that this game is the worst in the series, it still has that great soundtrack, captivating story, and that good oldEven though many say that this game is the worst in the series, it still has that great soundtrack, captivating story, and that good old satisfying "OBJECTION!" This is a must for someone who's ready to play the whole series, and in the end, a solid entry in the crime genre. Expand
  4. AndrewC.
    Feb 13, 2007
    8
    The only problem with this amazing game is that it's little different from the original. Also, there's no fifth case that takes The only problem with this amazing game is that it's little different from the original. Also, there's no fifth case that takes full advantage of the DS capabilities, which is disappointing. Otherwise, this is some new great court action! Do it. Expand
  5. Apr 3, 2016
    7
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  6. Jun 3, 2014
    7
    My least favorite in the trilogy. However, it still is a truly brilliant game. The only outstanding trial was Farewell, my Turnabout. The LostMy least favorite in the trilogy. However, it still is a truly brilliant game. The only outstanding trial was Farewell, my Turnabout. The Lost and Turnabout Big Top were rather weak. Franziska von Karma is the only prosecutor of the 3 original games that doesn't change at the end. However, the courtroom battles are still amazing, and this game introduced the psych-locks, which added a great gameplay mechanic to the series. Expand
  7. LeeB.
    Jan 16, 2007
    4
    Slow pace - nothing new over the first game. Requires soem leaps of faith to solve some of the cases.

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#9 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007