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  • Summary: This is the fourth game in the series and the first developed specifically for Nintendo DS and sees a change of direction for the story line with the introduction of new defense attorney Apollo Justice and a host of new characters. Players star as rookie defense attorney Apollo Justice as heThis is the fourth game in the series and the first developed specifically for Nintendo DS and sees a change of direction for the story line with the introduction of new defense attorney Apollo Justice and a host of new characters. Players star as rookie defense attorney Apollo Justice as he visits crime scenes, questions key witnesses and collects vital evidence before stepping into the courtroom to prove his clients' innocence. Facing Apollo across the courtroom is the highly talented and flamboyant prosecutor Klavier Gavin who, in addition to being a legal genius, is also lead singer with Gavinners, a highly successful rock band with a string of hits to their name. Expand
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  1. Nov 21, 2017
    90
    By bringing Apollo Justice to 3DS, every main title in the Ace Attorney series is now readily available to fans looking to dive into court cases on the handheld. Upgraded audio and visuals make this more beautiful than ever, even trumping the work done on the original trilogy’s remake for 3DS. Fans of the series will be satisfied to know that the effort put into this remake is well worth picking it up again and players who haven’t been able to play this middle entry prior now have easy access to one of the early turning points in the series. Although it was a nine year wait, it’s more than satisfying to enjoy Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney once again looking as great as can be.
  2. Dec 21, 2017
    83
    Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney remains as fun today as it was on Nintendo DS, improved with manual text scrolling right out of the gates and improved visuals. The storyline will grip you from beginning to end, with a satisfying payoff that really helps bring things to a proper climax. 3DS might be long in the tooth, but the quality of software that continues to hit the platform is keeping the platform feeling fresh.
  3. Nov 28, 2017
    80
    Apollo Justice for the 3DS isn’t leaps and bounds better than the original with only a handful of meaningful updates to justify its re-release, but it stands as the definitive way to experience the classic misadventures of Apollo and Trucy.
  4. Dec 12, 2017
    80
    This rerelease of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is an interesting one because it doesn’t really do anything that we didn’t see when it originally came out 10 years ago, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Rather than of a rebuilt game with shiny bells and whistles that clutter up the core experience, we’re instead treaded to a faithful rendition with updated visuals for a modern console generation. It’s the easiest way to experience the game if you haven’t before, and it’s a great way to pay it another visit if you have. As its lifecycle crawls to a close, the Nintendo 3DS has become somewhat of an archive, collecting franchise favorites and housing them all in one place. With the rest of the mainline Ace Attorney series already available on the 3DS eShop, it was just a matter of time before Apollo Justice had his day in court.
  5. Nov 29, 2017
    78
    Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney still cleverly presents itself as one of the most memorable adventures to reside in the Ace Attorney series. Having it available on the 3DS allows returning fans as well as new players to experience the series at its best in this day and age. While nothing revolutionary is present, it simply retouches the visuals, audio, and added features that will help players experience the game in a way similar to its original launch.
  6. Feb 7, 2018
    70
    Any newcomers intrigued by the Ace Attorney concept should definitely play the original Phoenix Wright trilogy first since Apollo Justice is uneven in tone and quality, but it’s still a worthwhile entry and this remaster is both competent and fairly priced.
  7. Nov 29, 2017
    60
    If you’ve been struggling to get an original copy to finish your collection, then this remaster will answer your prayers, but it’s hard to recommend Apollo Justice for any other reason.

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  1. Apr 15, 2018
    8
    Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney on 3DS is essentially the same as the DS version released back in 2008. The differences here are fairly minor;Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney on 3DS is essentially the same as the DS version released back in 2008. The differences here are fairly minor; there's improved graphics (with the ability to play in 3D unless you're playing on a 2DS system), both English and Japanese versions available (with some background differences between them), more accessible saving, and you can fast-forward text before completing the game.

    For a port of a game about a decade old, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney feels a little overpriced, despite these additions. As a result, I have difficulty recommending it to those who have already played it. However, to those that have not, this is the best version of the game. The main new feature introduced here (absent from the previous three 'main' Ace Attorney games) is Apollo's bracelet, through which you can "perceive" nervous tics of characters who are lying and/or hiding something. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney may lack many of the memorable characters of its predecessors, but it provides an engaging narrative and it has its fair share of plot twists as well.
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  2. Jan 24, 2018
    4
    No entiendo porque existe si el original es de ds y la 3ds es retro-compatibilizare.
    Recomiendo comprar a la versión de ds y dejar pasar este
    No entiendo porque existe si el original es de ds y la 3ds es retro-compatibilizare.
    Recomiendo comprar a la versión de ds y dejar pasar este remake.
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