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  • Summary: Defend the innocent and save the day! Courtroom hero Phoenix Wright lays down the law this Winter in the digital release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. Experience the original trilogy like never before in clear, high-resolution re-drawn graphics and immersive 3D visuals optimizedDefend the innocent and save the day! Courtroom hero Phoenix Wright lays down the law this Winter in the digital release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. Experience the original trilogy like never before in clear, high-resolution re-drawn graphics and immersive 3D visuals optimized for the Nintendo 3DS system. Join rookie lawyer Phoenix Wright through the early years of his career in his quest to find the truth behind all of the classic cases! Prepare for intense courtroom showdowns by investigating crime scenes, collecting evidence, and questioning witnesses. Use evidence and the testimonies of witnesses to your advantage as you battle for the innocence of your client. Nothing less of a full acquittal will do in this court of law. Find the contradictions in witnesses' testimonies to expose the truth!

    As a new feature, the Japanese version of the game, "Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection," will be included, giving players the option to switch between the Japanese and English versions in-game. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy includes Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations and will be available to purchase as a digital download title exclusively on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.

    -Three beloved games in one: For the first time ever on Nintendo 3DS, experience all of the classic courtroom drama from the original Phoenix Wright trilogy in one epic collection.
    -Familiar faces return: Join Phoenix Wright in his early years, as he gets introduced to his colorful cast of friends and foes, including Pearl Fey and rival prosecutor Miles Edgeworth.
    -Two classic gameplay segments:
    --Investigation phase - survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather evidence that will be used in court.
    --Court phase - present findings from the investigation to support your case, listen to testimonies and examine witnesses.
    -Play two versions: the Japanese version of the game, "Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection," will be included, giving players the option to switch between the Japanese and English versions in-game.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 95
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is a polished version of an already almost perfect trilogy filled with more quirky characters and complex murder plots than you can fit in a courtroom.
  2. Apr 10, 2019
    90
    The funniest courtroom game finally comes to PC, and it hasn't lost any of its wit, drama, or mind-bending puzzling in the process.
  3. Apr 18, 2019
    90
    A stunning remaster of one of the greatest game trilogies of all time. Whether you've played them before or just want to relive the magic, this is definitely worth picking up.
  4. 80
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is an excellent opportunity to rediscover a classic of modern text adventures.
  5. Apr 9, 2019
    80
    With its amazing writing and unforgettable characters, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is catchy right from the start and up to the end of the game.
  6. Apr 9, 2019
    80
    Even though playing the Phoenix Wright Trilogy in 2019 reminds you how times have changed for the better, it is still a worthwhile compilation. Fifteen years after Phoenix Wright was brought to the West, its charm and strong narrative are still as resonant as it was in 2004. If you still have the original trilogy somewhere, you don’t need to rebuy this unless you’re a fanatic. But if you’re someone who never played a game in the series and want to know what the fuss is about? This is well worth your time. It’s silly and some design choices can force the game to a crawl, but it’s very easy to persevere to see what happens next.
  7. 60
    A successful PC port with exceptional storytelling that lacks important control options and falls short of expectations in certain technical areas.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Apr 14, 2019
    8
    Still fun games after all the years, if you haven't played or played them years ago definitely recommended :).
  2. Apr 22, 2019
    8
    Have been waiting for this for years! I finished the trilogy within 2 weeks. I've always wanted to play the trilogy since the GBA series wasHave been waiting for this for years! I finished the trilogy within 2 weeks. I've always wanted to play the trilogy since the GBA series was very popular back in the days where I lived, but I don't want to buy a console, so the PC port is a godsend. I am glad they included both languages in this version. It makes much more sense to play the game in Japanese if you speak it since the script is so funny and pun-filled. It's one of the few games that made me burst out laughing.
    "ナルホドーが扉をコワした!間違いありませんか!"
    "そのようなアレは、困る。"

    The game itself is obviously great - the original trilogy has a great reputation for a reason, but really this is just a simple (or perhaps lazy) port so it has more than a few faults.

    Firstly, running the game in resolutions other than 1920x1080 makes the game blurry/fuzzy. I don't understand why this happens, since the game only consists of simple images and text.

    Secondly, it's missing a lot of features compared with other classic PC visual novels, like the backlog function (the biggest flaw of this port IMO, when I hit Enter too fast and missed the previous dialogue I have to replay from the save again), music player function, skip (if already read) function, auto advance function, a proper fast forward function (the fast forward function in the game is far too slow), gallery/CG viewer.

    Thirdly, the save selection screen is badly designed. Saves should be displayed in 2 columns and make use of the screen estate. Talking about save, 10 save slots is unacceptable for a PC visual novel since disk space should not be a problem. There should be 50 slots IMO.

    Since every episode is so long, I felt that they should have split each episode into few sections, like "1st Day - Detective", "1st Day - Trial", "2nd Day - Detective", "2nd Day - Trial - Part 1"... etc. Once the player have cleared the episode he should be able to select and play from his favourite section.

    Finally I think there should be a bonus mode which features all the characters' models (emotions/gestures/animation) and voices, and staff credits for each game. I want to watch the credits again for the epilogue but I don't want to play again from the beginning.

    The game's barebone state can be frustrating sometimes, but in the end it's still very fun to play thanks to its cleverly written story and script and updated graphics. Whether you've played it or not, I am sure you will enjoy it.
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  3. Apr 15, 2019
    3
    Overpriced visual novel collection. Maybe looks good on tiny screens but some extra detail missing for a TV screen to play nice.

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