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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Order in the court! Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney is back for more defense attorney action! Taking place a year after the events of the previous game, Phoenix encounters many faces from the previous game... some friends... some foes. Using your keen deduction skill, and armed with the evidence, you'll be able to guide Phoenix through four new cases as you pick apart witnesses' inconsistencies and lies.

Justice For All is an enhanced remake of Gyakuten Saiban 2, a courtroom simulation and adventure game. Players gather evidence and interrogate witnesses as they try to help Phoenix Wright prove his client's innocence. New to the sequel is the addition of "Psyche Locks", which cover a person when they are hiding a particularly dark secret. You'll need to break open these locks by presenting enough evidence to convince the person to tell the truth. In addition, Phoenix's courtroom blunders are now represented by a «soul energy» meter instead of set hit points. This means that some mistakes can cost you a lot more than others!

Like the previous DS version of the game, players can navigate through menus and items by using the stylus, as well as manage their inventory. Also available is the optional method of evidence presentation: you can actually shout out "HOLD IT!", "OBJECTION!" and "TAKE THAT!" into the microphone when you're ready to destroy the opposition's argument!

Screenshots

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All Nintendo DS Court session
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All Nintendo DS Hold it!
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All Nintendo DS Morgan Fey, an intimidating matron.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All Nintendo DS Order! Order!

Alternate Titles

  • "逆転裁判 II" -- Alternate Japanese spelling
  • "逆転裁判2" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Gyakuten Saiban 2" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

More of the same, for better or worse Joshua J. Slone (4618) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Another Mediocre Adventure Game ZenicReverie (1894) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars

The Press Says

Jolt (UK) Nov 10, 2006 9.1 out of 10 91
Gamebrink Jan 17, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Adventure Europe Mar 22, 2007 86 out of 100 86
GameCola.net Aug, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
Games Radar Jan 16, 2007 8 out of 10 80
IGN Jan 17, 2007 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot Jan 16, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Apr 14, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
G4 TV: The Electric Playground 2007 7 out of 10 70
Wham! gaming Mar 15, 2007 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

At one point in the game, Phoenix exclaims "Welllll, excuuuuse me, princess!" This was a catch phrase used by Link in the cartoon based on the NES game The Legend of Zelda.

Related Web Sites

  • Court Records (A large Ace Attorney / Gyakuten Saiban fansite containing news, multimedia, interviews, and fan creations.)
  • Hints for Justice For All (Question and answer hints provide the solutions, but with nudges first to give you a chance to solve the game's problems yourself.)
Ben K (23018) added Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All (Nintendo DS) on Oct 31, 2006
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