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  • Summary: With all the fun and drama of the Ace Attorney series set against the backdrop of Victorian-era Britain and Japan, there's sure to be no "Objection!" to the adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodo as he turns the courtroom upside down. Featuring an intriguing overarching mystery spanning across twoWith all the fun and drama of the Ace Attorney series set against the backdrop of Victorian-era Britain and Japan, there's sure to be no "Objection!" to the adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodo as he turns the courtroom upside down. Featuring an intriguing overarching mystery spanning across two games, it promises to be the most engrossing story in the series yet. [Capcom] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Jul 26, 2021
    100
    If you’re a series newcomer, I’d suggest starting the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy first to see where it all began, but either way, Chronicles presents a truly exceptional experience within, one that was worth the wait. Between the new gameplay additions, thrilling story and added accessibility, this is without question my favourite entry so far and for that, I cannot recommend The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles enough.
  2. Jul 26, 2021
    90
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is well worth the wait, a welcome addition to the series that keeps everything that made the old games great while adding new elements to keep the series feeling fresh. The change in time and setting also forces it to rely less on familiar characters, and while long-time fans may miss series stalwarts such as Maya Fey, Miles Edgeworth, or Detective Gumshoe, it makes it an excellent place for newcomers to hop into the series. Whether you’re an old fan of the series, looking for a fun visual novel about courtroom intrigue, or just saw a few of the series memes flying around and want to know what it’s all about, you owe it to yourself to pick up The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.
  3. Aug 27, 2021
    90
    A beautiful, heavy on text, visual novel with interesting and innovative adventure elements wrapped up in a well-orchestrated story arc. While we would like to reprimand Capcom for this delay over the 3DS version, we are still happy to enjoy this little gem in more platforms.
  4. Jul 26, 2021
    80
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is, well, great Ace Attorney. The typical gameplay is embellished with some interesting new wrinkles, but it's the cast of characters and compelling narrative that make this a worthy spin-off. The story told across the pair of games is intriguing, you'll grow to love most of the characters, and there are some cracking, memorable cases to solve. This duo of games isn't doing much to push the franchise forward, but it's a very worthwhile adventure nonetheless. A great place to start for newcomers and a fascinating alternate story for fans, should you give this a shot? The answer is elementary.
  5. 80
    As Yakuza 0 did for that beloved franchise, so does The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles for its own. This pair of relatively new entries serve as the perfect entry point into the world of intense legal battles and even more intense reactions the Ace Attorney series is known for.
  6. Jul 26, 2021
    80
    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a welcome addition to the series' roster, adding new mechanics (at least for us Westerners) to an established gameplay and enacting a compelling story.
  7. Jul 26, 2021
    70
    An exemplary remastering that includes two great graphic novels that make up an entire story arc. The best trials of the videogame scene are back and they do it with two titles that have never been published in our territory. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles takes us back to Victorian England to talk about crimes, corruption, legislation and many other topics treated through the prism of western romanticization that anime from Japan has done. To be something less redundant and more direct would have been wonderful and would have reduced the number of hours needed to complete it. Still, if you are able to overcome the language barrier, you will find a different videogame full of humor and second readings.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Sep 15, 2021
    10
    Have played all the Ace Attorney games including the 2 Edgeworth Investigation games and I have to say this is the best AA game they've madeHave played all the Ace Attorney games including the 2 Edgeworth Investigation games and I have to say this is the best AA game they've made to date. It's not perfect, but the story is very interesting and the characters are fun. Expand
  2. Jan 7, 2022
    10
    This game didn't deserve to get review bombed by trolls :/ Wtf Metacritic. This is Ace Attorney at its best.
  3. Aug 1, 2021
    10
    A good game, and abretah of fresh air to the common type of games we have on the market.
  4. Jan 5, 2022
    10
    ...Why was this review bombed? 45 negative reviews and only two of these people actually decided to write their thoughts on the game (one of...Why was this review bombed? 45 negative reviews and only two of these people actually decided to write their thoughts on the game (one of which created a profile just to give 0 to this game in every available platform). Hm. Weird. Anyway, finally finished this and loved every second of it. They subvert a lot of past Ace Attorney tropes and give the series a much needed breath of fresh air, which imo had hit a wall post Apollo Justice. I'd say both games combined are as good, if not better than the original trilogy. I would love to see these characters return for more adventures. Expand
  5. Aug 2, 2021
    10
    Fantastic game. Great mechanics and stuff. Gonna play all week **** off bots
  6. Aug 2, 2021
    10
    Great game. Reminded me a bit of the original trilogy - great characters, great dialogues, fun and interesting cases. An overall delightfulGreat game. Reminded me a bit of the original trilogy - great characters, great dialogues, fun and interesting cases. An overall delightful game to get lost in. Expand
  7. Aug 13, 2021
    3
    The great ace attorney series is a mystery game that plays itself and is a major letdown for long time fans as it's head scratching mysteriesThe great ace attorney series is a mystery game that plays itself and is a major letdown for long time fans as it's head scratching mysteries are no where to be found in this entry.

    I will say as a game, this port of a 3Ds title is competently made, as a collection I'd say it's what we'd come to expect from the people at Capcom. There's no technical issues to be found the music, character design, and localized dialogue is all up to the quality we've come to expect from this series. However that's where my praise for the game ends. As the game, in its core gameplay, is severely lacking. There's no challange to ever solve the mystery of "what happened" as the great ace Attorney seems to go out of its way to make things as easy as possible for the player. Bringing up a mystery for the case, only to immidaltey hand you a peice of evidence that anyone over the age of 10 would be able to figure out the significance of what it means. At times you will even be handed a peice of evidence and then immidaltey told what to do with it by your assistant, that being invesitagte it or present it. I think the best way to outline the core problem the game has with approaching it's mysteries can be found in its new mechanic, which is watching for characters reactions to certian statements during cross examinations. On its surface it sounds interesting, Ace Attorney Apollo Justice on the Nintendo DS had a simmilar such mechanic that many people enjoyed. However the two aren't comparable, as any and all forms of subtly have been removed. When this "mechanic" is activated, the game will play an audio que of them shouting, put a "!" Over the characters icon, and have them go into an extremely obvious nervous animation that will have them flailing their arms around biting on an object. Turning this "mechanic" into a quick time event with no time limit making it nearly impossible to miss.

    Final Verdict: Guilty of being a boring visual novel disguised as a mystery game.
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