Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth First impression

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  1. Arizato
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    - Introduction
    The new Ace Attorney game, starring Miles Edgeworth has finally hit the market. This is a quick first impression review of the game!

    - Gameplay

    Gameplay has changed alot since the days of Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice, the main difference is that you never get to do an epic battle in court.
    Instead you go around solving crimes like a detective, and along the way you get to change "partners" to help you in your quest. One other big difference is that you now have full control over your character, the gameplay has evolved into being more "free" for you too explore, and this concept really fits into what you are doing.

    As Miles Edgeworth you are also aiming to get criminals guilty instead of finding them innocent, which can feel of awkward in the beginning if you recently played through the older Ace Attorney games. The gameplay perfectly fits into the concept.

    You can use a system called Logic in which you can combine information you gathered and make it into a new kind of information, just don't combine the wrong peices of information or meet the consequences.

    - Graphics
    This game has moved from being a graphic novel (Like the old Ace Attorney games) to more of an adventure-like kind of game in terms of graphics. You don't have static backgrounds anymore with one or two moving sprites, and this makes the game more alive, but there is still many parts of the game that keeps the old style of graphics, like when speaking to important characters the screen changes to the old-styled graphics like a visual novel.

    - Sound
    Here is where the game is lacking, the music has this chilled out style, which perfectly fits to Miles Edgeworth but not to the gameplay. Do you remember in the old games where you yelled Objection and that epic cornered theme started to play, you got that epic feeling and the music really enhanced your feeling that you cracked the witness.

    But in Miles Edgeworth you still hear i little more speeded tune but it didn't really enhance the feeling, it still sounded to low-paced, and that's a major flaw.

    - Lasting Replay
    This is a quick one because i haven't played through the whole game yet, but the cases never changes just like the old games, the first runthrough is great but there isn't much replay value because you already know what happens. But i'll admit i went back to some of the old cases in the old games just because of the addictive gameplay so i guess that it applies to this too.

    - Overall
    Overall so far the game is really great, you have your references to old characters and events from the older games which is great. It's great that you now are switching places to be a prosecutor instead of a defence attorney. The only thing that is a major drawback is the music, it's good. But it just doesn't fit to certain parts of the game.

    ( Score 8/10 )
     
  2. em2241992

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    Nice review, gives me a good idea of what I should expect.
     
  3. WiiUBricker

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    Nice written. I will definitly pick up a copy soon [​IMG]

    Btw, I wonder if Phoenix Wright appears in this game [​IMG]
     
  4. ImperialX

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    Isn't it inaccurate to review a game before you finished the game? Having finished it, I can tell you that my thoughts of the game really improved from my opinion of it after finishing the first four. Last case is epic, let me tell you, and really completes the story the first four starts to weave.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  5. Arizato
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    Arizato Memento Mori

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    Thank you, the game is really great!
     
  6. Sanderino

    Sanderino I guess you only know what you got 'till it's gone

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    Aww no battles in court? Too bad, they were epic..
     
  7. basher11

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    you'll see some references to him. as in "i can tell you to get "that" lawyer" XD
     
  8. 42techie

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    He's not like a character you can actually talk to but he has a VERY SMALL cameo in one of the cases...
    If you want to find him all by yourself, resist the spoiler temptation!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  9. Raika

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    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT???
    No court battles!!??!??
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    My GOD...
    I have to agree that the music isn't very epic, I'm on the third episode and I haven't got that "EPIC" feeling that I get in the previous PW games... [​IMG]
     
  10. ImperialX

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    Alright guys, I've finished the entire game now, and thus I'm now able to back my point - you simply have not caught a glimpse of the epicness of this game until the fourth case. Also, the last case is fantastic and wraps up this game oh-so-well.

    As for those of you complaining for no real court scenes, don't worry - this game completely makes up for it with its fantastic gameplay and plot, as expected from any Ace Attorney game. I'm not going to write a review. but as a person who has played through the entire Ace Attorney series many times, I dare state that this game beats every Ace Attorney game so far except T&T, and that's a pretty high praise.

    What are you guys waiting for? Get playing! I promise you will not be disappointed.
     
  11. Leo Cantus

    Leo Cantus So zeta slow!

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    Good review. I hate how if your doing a chapter and you lose (when your health bar goes to 0) you have to start that chapter again, and read through everything, is there a way to make the text go faster?
     
  12. Gariscus

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    From your post it sounds as though you don't know how to save, here is how:

    Press Start. The rest should be easy.
     
  13. Leo Cantus

    Leo Cantus So zeta slow!

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    mmm thanks had a bit of a slow moment there
     
  14. miruki

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    Well, at least in the first two cases you're not only trying to prove the criminal's guilt but also trying to free certain suspects from suspicion, including yourself. Which somewhat didn't feel that different to me from the first Phoenix Wright game.

    But omg, I love this one. It's all I ever wished for... [​IMG] The logic is completely logical so far, I didn't get stuck / had to look anything up, the moving around thinger is pretty cool.... yeah, I really love this one! [​IMG]
     
  15. outgum

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    I find the Logic system great, and the fact its ALSO actually logical, not far fetched like the PW games.
    The review is good, i agreed with most things said, i look forward to more from you.
     
  16. A4NoOb

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    While the story line for this game was great, it was constantly ruined by stupid moments it expected you to miraculously guess.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  17. Mr.Mysterio

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    I actually thought that the evidences and contradictions along with logic mode were very well thought out and made complete sense. It made the game a lot easier though.
    Anyway, the first three cases were slow and a bit boring but the 4th and 5th case were really good. Hope they make sequel to this one.
     
  18. KingdomBlade

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    My response to the one about the 2nd case.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    My response to the 3rd case.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Anyway, after I finish the game (I'm on case 5) I'll make a review myself. Anyway, nice work on your review.