Phoenix Wright Review
- Five clever mind-bending adventures to complete.
- Intuitive touch controls for scene investigation.
- Save anywhere system.
- Nintendo DS exclusive story not adapted.
- Logic puzzles can kill your momentum.
Phoenix Wright is one of CAPCOM's flagship titles that has earned its iconic status with its clever gameplay and amusing characters, but the iPhone version does lose a little in the translation from the Nintendo GBA/DS.
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Phoenix Wright for your iPhone? Heck yeah! In keeping up with adapting games for the App Store, CAPCOM have released their iconic adventure series to the iPhone, utilizing a modified version of the Nintendo DS release.
Much like the DS version, the game is touch driven through menus though some changes have occurred to make better use of the iPhone's limited screen space. Instead of simple select menus, most require you to hold your finger down to open up and scroll to the various options, which would be neat if it didn't also obscure the option you're trying to use. Once you're familiar with the icons you won't think twice, but it's an initial frustration that seems unnecessary.
Phoenix Wright makes use of basically animated 2D sprites that jump between various manga stylized expressions. As cases progress you'll get to see a gamut of wild looks, with the most hilarious ones generally occurring once you've pointed out a flaw in a witnesses testimony. Each case swings between court-room battles of logic and extended linear search-and-collect scenarios to flesh out the story while adding evidence to use in the next court-room battle.
It's unfortunate that most people excited about this great adventure series from CAPCOM will likely already own the game, but for those who haven't experienced the game's clever logical gameplay then this will be a treat. While this may not be the superior incarnation of this series, it's certainly cheaper than buying it on most other platforms.
DescriptionNot everyone is innocent until proven guilty!
Play as Phoenix Wright, the rookie defense lawyer new to the scene with the wildest cross-examination skills in town. Prove your seemingly guilty client's innocence, no matter how dire the circumstances may seem through five intriguing cases to reveal dramatic, stunning and even comical court proceedings.
•Play all five of the GBA classic cases!
•Two distinct gameplay segments:
oInvestigation Phase – Survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather evidence that will be used in court.
oCourt Phase – Present findings from the investigation to support your case, listen to testimonies, examine witnesses, and separate fact from fiction to prove your client's innocence!
•Use iPhone and iPod Touch’s touch sensitive screens to investigate the crimes scenes, question witnesses and present shocking evidence.
•Colorful Cast of Characters:
oPhoenix Wright – The game's main character, an accomplished defense lawyer with a keen sense for discerning fact from fiction!
oMaya Fey – A bright young girl that aids Phoenix in his trials. She is learning to harness her psychic powers, which will prove useful in a pinch.
oMia Fey – An ace attorney who taught Phoenix everything she knows about the courtroom. She continues to support him as a mentor.
oMiles Edgeworth – Phoenix's arch rival, this slick prosecutor has never lost a case. His intense hatred for criminal behavior drives him to use any means to ensure a guilty verdict.