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

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The Press Says

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Jolt (UK)
Justice For All is essentially more of the same, which is pretty much all that is needed. There are a few additions and alterations that do add to the experience however.
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GamesCollection
Chi ha giocato a Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney non potrà in nessun modo fare a meno di Justice For All, il cui acquisto è però da consigliare anche a tutti coloro che vogliono sperimentare qualcosa di nuovo e di fresco; il gioco Capcom saprà sicuramente strapparvi più di una risata, permettendovi di passare ore spensierate e di provare qualcosa di inedito (ditemi voi quante volte vi siete cimentati in una simulazione forense)...
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Thunderbolt Games
When Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney arrived on the DS a year ago, it garnered a fan following unlike anything ever seen for a handheld game. As 2006 draws to a close, Capcom has provided us with the next installment of a wonderful series. Justice For All gives the fans everything they could want; the cases are longer, the testimonies are harder to crack, the witnesses ever so wily, and the prosecutors are more die-hard than anything you’ve faced. The game boasts extensive stories and investigations for all of the cases, new ways to interrogate suspects, plenty of potential evidence, and more witty dialogue than you’d expect from a handheld game. Phoenix Wright is back, and he’s better than ever before.
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Gamebrink
Overall, Justice for All is more of the same courtroom drama so fans shouldn’t be disappointed. The script remains hilarious but if the English translation is the final version of the game that will come out in Western stores, you’ll find yourself coming across a few typos such as “you keep starting at me!” However, these shouldn’t cause too much of a problem because there are extremely few of them. Unfortunately, don’t expect an exclusive extra fifth case like the prequel because there isn’t one in this sequel. Justice for All is a game that Phoenix Wright fans won’t miss out on!
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FOK!games
Al met al is Justice for All een waardige opvolger geworden voor Phoenix Wright. Hoewel er weinig vernieuwing in zit en de game vrijwel hetzelfde werkt is dat helemaal niet erg. Het concept was namelijk briljant en zoals ze zeggen: "Never change a winning team". De missies zijn weer erg uitdagend, de humor is ook nog steeds aanwezig en de rechtszaken zijn soms nog even bizar als altijd. Ook de rechter is nog steeds dezelfde makkelijk te beïnvloeden man en hij heeft nogal de neiging om snel onder de indruk te zijn wat soms erg leuke situaties kan opleveren als hij weer eens onder druk gezet wordt door een getuige of von Karma. Als je je vermaakt hebt met het eerste deel moet je dit deel dan ook echt aanschaffen, het is gewoon een fantastische adventure geworden die je wel weer dik vijftien uur zoet gaat houden. Toch hoop ik dat Capcom opschiet met het uitbrengen van de rest van de serie, want een echte DS-game zou erg leuk zijn en biedt zoveel meer mogelijkheden voor een game als deze.
86
Purojuegos
En definitiva, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All es todo y mas de lo que los fanáticos del abogado con pelo puntiagudo podian esperar, tambien sirve para personas que no hayan jugado al anterior porque explica los hechos previos, aunque siempre es recomedable jugar la primera parte antes que esta.
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Adventure Europe
Un peu trop proche du premier épisode, Justice For All révèle tout son génie lors d'une dernière affaire déjà culte. Les fans y trouveront leur compte, et les nouveaux joueurs découvriront toute la richesse d'un jeu littéraire très bien ficelé. On regrettera simplement son manque d'innovations et de nouveautés...
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RPGFan
The final verdict? The sequel is more of the same, but is that such a bad thing? While it has its faults such as weaker music and missing gameplay elements, I had a blast playing the game. Though the previous game was more enjoyable because the concept felt more fresh at the time, Justice For All is still a very worthy sequel. This game is definitely worth checking out, and be sure to check out the previous game as well. Here's hoping sales will be good enough to warrant the localization of future installments.
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The Review Busters
The second Phoenix Wright game to be released in the United States is a winner. With as much game play as most Playstation 3 games this little gem will be loved by gamers and even their parents. This is a solid game that will hopefully stay afloat in the United States for awhile. Even though I enjoy this game it is a little depressing that we have to keep paying $29.99 for these games and all Capcom did was add in one new feature. Will Capcom be nice and add in more than one new feature for the next Phoenix Wright game? I'm not sure but if you want to get prepared for the new one coming out soon then I highly recommend this game.
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Game Critics
I hope that future Phoenix Wright titles are able to keep the character and plot development at the same level achieved in Phoenix Wright: Justice For All. The series is a refreshing break from the genres and bombastic titles that are flooding the marketplace. It's a niche title to be sure, but one that's very much worth the effort to play through and think about. Other series, even in other media, should look at how Phoenix Wright: Justice For All handles expansions to its canon. Maybe it would save all of us from unintentionally laughing or ignoring them.
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NintendoWorldReport
While solving the game’s cases is rewarding, poking the game’s grab-bag personalities for their amusing responses is equally fun. Justice for All isn’t a fresh new experience—it is a sequel after all—but it's still a blast…even if its writers do not know the difference between “a set-up" and “to set up."
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Press Start Online
Yes, Gumshoe says 'pal' too much, and no the music isn't the greatest, but let's be thankful that Capcom decided to allow us Westerners another journey into the brilliantly offbeat world of Phoenix and his chums. Just keep your fingers crossed that we get the chance to experience one last trip with these characters before the mantle of Ace Attorney gets passed on in the forthcoming Gyakuten Saiban 4.
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N-Zone
Phoenix Wright: Justice for All ist ein gelungener Nachfolger, der allerdings auf die netten Touchscreen-Gimmicks verzichtet und dessen Linearität etwas Spielspaß kostet. Da sich nicht alle Rätsel logisch erschließen, ist die Suche nach Beweisen zeitweise frustrierend, bis ihr durch Zufall auf die Lösung stoßt und das nächste Ereignis getriggert wird. Für den schon angekündigten DS-exklusiven vierten Teil erwarte ich wieder mehr Innovation. Von diesen kleinen Kritikpunkten abgesehen ist Phoenix Wright nicht zuletzt dank der packenden Erzählung die nahezu perfekte Symbiose aus Simulation und klassischem Adventure.
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GameCola.net
Overall, Trials and Tribulations is a lot like Justice For All and the first game of the series. The basic similarities are there, but there are enough new people, a new prosecutor, and new little tricks to keep you guessing and wondering what’s going to happen. Capcom seems to have really mastered the story of this franchise, and it keeps me going back and wanting a whole bunch more. The changes, while many, don’t warrant mentioning simply because doing so would really spoil a lot of the game, and with me being psycho about spoilers, I’m not going to do that. I will say, pick up Trials and Tribulations after you finish the first two games. You won’t be disappointed.
83
Game Shark
In the end, Justice For All delivers another solid courtroom adventure drama that fans of the first game that came to North America will want to try. While the game doesn’t deviate too much from the tried and true formula that has made the series such a hit in Japan, it still delivers a game experience worth playing. Our final verdict on Justice For All? We find it guilty on all counts for being fun and order it to be remanded it to the custody of gamers everywhere..
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Fragland.net
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All is a fun, immersive and well-filled adventure that at times reminds of the old PC adventures, combined with nicely created characters and a couple of excellent storylines. Gamers that have followed the previous case will experience some déjà-vu moments but newcomers can expect more of the same refreshing court cases with a sent of Japanese charm. If the reader were to choose between the first game in the series of this sequel then this court suggests to opt for the first episode. Case closed!
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GamingTrend
Ace Attorney: Justice for All (PW2) marks the triumphant return of Phoenix Wright to the courtroom. With excellent writing and clever puzzles, this quirky little story adventure alternates between logical deduction and unexpected discoveries. The simple (yet effective) graphics and sound also do a good job of setting the scene, both in and out of the courtroom. However, with only four episodes and limited use of the touchscreen, the game never quite manages to escape from the shadow of its classic predecessor. Even so, the memorable characters and events intertwine to create a quality lawyering experience worthy of the Phoenix Wright name.
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GameCola.net
While I am a fan of this game, I have tried to remain impartial and review it for what it is. As I’m normally one to review bad games, I usually have a lot of bad things to say about games. Sorry, but I don’t have as many for this one. Obviously it’s not perfect, but to fully enjoy a game, sometimes you just have to ignore the flaws and enjoy it for what it is. There’s no such thing as a perfect game—just a perfect game for you. Remember that, folks!
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Games Master
Unfortunately the courtroom sections are still annoying when you're not sure what you need to do next. Legal eagles who loved the first game shouldn't be deterred though - this is still brilliant stuff.
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4Players.de
Ich habe mich nach der gelungenen Premiere auf diesen Nachfolger gefreut - und wurde nicht enttäuscht. Wer den ersten Teil der kreativen Strafverteidigung mochte, wird auch hier sehr schnell durch ein Labyrinth aus Indizien, Anschuldigungen und Lügen irren. Wo steckt die Lüge? Wer ist der Täter? Am Spielprinzip hat sich nichts geändert, so dass das Suchen nach dem wahren Mörder altbekannte Reize entfaltet - zumal Dialoge und Charaktere wieder sehr lebendig wirken und der Prozessablauf aufgrund der neuen psychologischen Taktiken noch einen Tick interessanter ist. Allerdings hätte ich mir etwas frischeren Wind in Sachen Präsentation, Spielablauf und Verbrechen gewünscht. Viele Figuren, Orte und Bewegungen wurden grafisch recycelt, es bleibt immer noch streng linear, manchmal erzählerisch etwas zäh und es gibt wieder "nur" Mordfälle. Trotz des technischen Stillstandes sorgt auch dieses Abenteuer unterm Strich für viele durchrätselte Stunden. Unterhaltsam, spannend, gut!
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Aventura y Cía
Lejos de dar señales de flaqueza o de cansancio, la franquicia Phoenix Wright demuestra con su continuación que tiene cuerda para rato y cancha más que suficiente para soportar, sin despeinarse, cuantas secuelas quieran realizar sus programadores. Desafortunadamente (o quizás por fortuna: pues lo bueno es aconsejable que dure ni mucho ni poco, sino lo estrictamente necesario), parece ser que Phoenix Wright es una saga ya cerrada, a la que sólo le falta un buen epitafio.
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EL33TONLINE
Justice for All is a fantastic adventure game with funny and well written dialogue, top notch character designs (but for a few bland ones), and solid cases. Fans of the first game will enjoy this one too, and newcomers won’t be lost due to the very clever first case in which Phoenix has lost his memory and has to quickly learn the ways of court again. I would still recommend playing the first one first to meet all the characters and follow the overall plot, but this is a really solid follow-up.
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Adventure Island
Bij het eerste deel zat ik te twijfelen tussen een 8,5 en een 9. Dit kwam vooral omdat het gebruik van muziek en het kraken van de getuigen gewoon kicken was. Nu de muziek veranderd is en ze de DS specifieke dingen eruit gelaten hebben, zit ik te twijfelen tussen een 7,5 en een 8. Maar uiteindelijk ga ik voor de 8. Ik kan het spel het beste samenvatten als deel 1 met een andere verhaal, mindere muziek in de rechtbank en zonder de zaak die speciaal voor de DS gemaakt is. Hierdoor zijn een aantal dingen vervallen die ik veel liever terug had gezien in het hele spel.
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UOL Jogos
"Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All" é mais do mesmo. O mesmo enredo empolgante, os mesmos personagens carismáticos (e alguns novos rostos), o mesmo sistema que, mesmo com falhas, traz as emoções de um tribunal. É uma pena que, desta vez, não tenha um extra a mais para compensar o tempo perdido.
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videogamer.com
Just like the most famous of the courtroom films, the emphasis here is not on action, and if you are looking for that then go elsewhere. Phoenix Wright is essentially a long, interactive cut-scene, and many will tire quickly of what it has to offer. But if you crave for more humour in games and are looking for drama and tension without having to dabble in drawn out RPGs or nerve-wracking twitch games, then Justice for All might just be for you. Lawyer-sims are thin on the ground, so if there's a budding attorney locked away inside you, make sure you witness Phoenix Wright before he disappears into obscurity and bargain bins.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Le premier Phoenix Wright pouvait se vanter d'avoir ouvert la voie aux jeux d'aventure textuels sous nos latitudes, et ce deuxième volet devrait conforter cette situation en proposant aux fans un nouveau lot d'enquêtes à mener à bien. L'impact est cependant moins saisissant que la première fois, mais l'occasion est bien trop belle pour refuser de replonger dans l'enfer des procès après un an d'attente. Vivement la suite !
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GotNext
But there's no getting around it. This is still the adventure game you're going to find on Nintendo's handhelds, at least until Lucas Arts wises up and re-releases some of its back catalog. It's a great pick-up-and-play with a presentation somewhere between satire and melodrama that's hard not to love. You'll be doing more reading than actual playing, making the whole thing pretty short on replay value, but the meaty length will give adventure fans more than their money's worth.
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GamerDad
Justice for All doesn't have a lot of replay value after you finish the game, but if you loved the first Phoenix Wright, you'll love the sequel, too.
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Bordersdown
Overall these factors make Gyakuten Saiban 2 a more difficult game but, in part, is all the better for it and even with one less case will probably take roughly the same amount of time to complete. As the old adage goes, if you weren't enamoured by the first game then there certainly isn't much here that is going to persuade you to change your mind. For those fans captivated by the first instalment, buying this is an absolute must. Let's hope Capcom follow through and release the final GBA game in a similar format.
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Pocket Gamer UK
Phoenix Wright continues to be one of the most intelligent and original adventures for the handheld consoles. Judged by the highest standards, Justice for All maybe lacks the original's charm and immediacy, but it's still a must for any fine upstanding member of the game-playing community.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
The court sequences are still maddening with their refusal to accept perfectly valid evidence for no discernable reason, and for this reason it once more fails to achieve the nine I'd so love to give it. But anyone who fell in love with the first Phoenix Wright will know how easily this is forgiven. How can you complain when the prosecutor (a certain Ms. von Karma) begins thwacking the judge across the head with her whip because she's cross? Go ahead, import it, you will not be disappointed.
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Modojo
Regardless of little flubs and a lack of true longevity, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice For All is a game that truly must be played, especially if you loved the first one. The cases are fun and challenging, the presentation quirky and likable, and the gameplay is as sharp as a tack. If you have any objection to buying this game, consider yourself overruled. It's just too good to pass up. CASE CLOSED!
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GameDaily
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All retains the greatness from the first game and gamers should play it immediately. Now if Capcom can just produce a third game with even more cases and the possibility of playing the prosecution for a change... who would object to that?
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GameZone
For fans of the original Phoenix Wright Nintendo DS game, Justice for All is more of the same but believe me when I say that this is not a bad thing at all. If anything, if it wasn’t for the small changes and the new Psyche-Lock feature the game would be identical to the first. Still, with fresh new cases to tackle this is another fun chapter fans will enjoy.
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GamePro (US)
Justice For All demonstrates enough of the plucky spirit that made the first game so memorable. Fans and newcomers alike should look into this title but we're going to keep our fingers crossed that the developers come up with something new for future titles.
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Games Radar
Even with its flaws, Justice for All is a stellar follow-up to the unlikeliest hit of 2005. The charm and clever logic puzzles are still here, and the cases deliver the same charge-back-from-the-edge-of-defeat rush that made the first game so cool. Whether you're a fan of the original or a newcomer to Wright's bizarre legal world, you won't be disappointed.
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Digital Entertainment News (den)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice For All isn’t as good as its predecessor, and in some ways you could even say it’s a bit of a lazy, cynical cash-in. But in the end, the core gameplay that made the first game so great is still here, and considering that most fans of the original are undoubtedly eager for more, this game will certainly quench their thirst… for justice!
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Pro-G
Just like the most famous of the courtroom films, the emphasis here is not on action, and if you are looking for that then go elsewhere. Phoenix Wright is essentially a long, interactive cut-scene, and many will tire quickly of what it has to offer. But if you crave for more humour in games and are looking for drama and tension without having to dabble in drawn out RPGs or nerve-wracking twitch games, then Justice for All might just be for you. Lawyer-sims are thin on the ground, so if there's a budding attorney locked away inside you, make sure you witness Phoenix Wright before he disappears into obscurity and bargain bins.
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AceGamez
As Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All came to a close, I was feeling slightly let down. The gameplay had become more complicated and in turn more frustrating, and the story wasn't nearly as strong as Ace Attorney's. Those feelings were completely wiped away by the end of the final case though, as the geniuses at Capcom brought to life, through digital stills no less, a wondrously complicated, furiously nail-biting story that has all the makings of the top gaming conclusion of 2007 - on any system. I now find myself that much more invested in the exploits of the spiky-haired attorney and his companions, salivating my days away in blind adoration as I wait for an announcement of a DS port and localized version of Phoenix Wright 3. Will Phoenix ride his desk of justice once more? We can only hope.
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Gamer.nl
Phoenix Wright- Justice for all is weer een heerlijke advocatengame die de adventurefan zeker enige tijd bezig zal houden. De game kent genoeg vernieuwingen ten opzichte van het eerste deel, maar heeft zijn kenmerkende aspecten behouden. Vond je het eerste deel leuk? Dan moet je deze zeker halen. Heb je die niet gespeeld? Dat is zonde en daarom moet je deze zo snel mogelijk in huis halen!
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Adventure Gamers
While not as good as the original, Phoenix Wright and his comrades still manage to entertain and deliver with a fantastic script and engaging courtroom drama. Here's hoping that Capcom will see fit to translate the third game in the series.
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Worth Playing
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2 — Justice for All feels almost more like an expansion than a full sequel. The changes made are very minor, with the exception of the Psyche Lock system, and those who've played the first game will be able to jump right into the second. However, rather than being a disappointment, this is a very good case of the old adage, "If it isn't broken, don't fix it." If you enjoyed the original game, Phoenix Wright 2 is more of the same funny and exciting gameplay that the first held. If you missed out on that rare gem, don't hesitate to give Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2 a shot. I've yet to meet a person who doesn't smile at least once while playing this weird, yet witty, game.
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Gamestyle
The appeal of Phoenix Wright and its sequel is best explained as that of a good crime novel, with its pick up and play nature and the clever narrative. This is more involving, however; many people read books while trying to sleep, but Phoenix Wright 2 only sent Gamestyle to sleep because we stayed up for hours trying to solve the cases.
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IGN
The original Phoenix Wright game was, at the very least, a really good read...like an interactive novel for your Nintendo DS. And it's the same for Justice for All -- this sequel is another fun, interesting, and engaging group of cases done in the same style and interface as the original Phoenix Wright, so if you were one of the thousands who went ga-ga over the original 2005 release you'll be happy to continue your law career in this follow up. And if you haven't played the original the sequel's been designed for you as well. It's admittedly hard to ignore the rigid structure as well as the gaping and slightly frustrating plot flaws, but it's also hard to hate Phoenix Wright because of them.
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GameSpot
Justice for All is an entertaining, lengthy adventure with great storylines and memorable characters, but in the end, it's a bit disappointing when you consider how fantastic the original was. The cool DS-exclusive features introduced at the tail end of the first game are missing, the plot twists are often predictable, and the game is still extremely linear. Fans of the original game will certainly enjoy the sequel, but even they will probably feel somewhat let down. If you've never played a Phoenix Wright game before, the first game is clearly the better of the two, so you'll want to start there before picking up Justice for All.
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Nintendojo
While missing the bonuses the original port had, Justice for All should be another retail success thanks to having more of the top-notch design, localization and story that made the first fun. While by no means an accurate simulation of legal process, there's no denying the soapy dramatics, rich and endearing characters, and delightful wordplay puzzles make this a winner.
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La Aventura es la Aventura
Si te ha gustado la primera entrega no lo dudes, te gustará "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for all". No hay demasiadas innovaciones en el apartado técnico y jugable, pero aún así consigue sorprender introduciendo distintas y más dispares motivaciones tras los interrogatorios y las investigaciones, que no me gustaría desvelar para no quitarle emoción.
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PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Great game, great story, more Phoenix Wright righteousness. There's a lack of evolution, but we expect that to change in future. For now, enjoy.
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Gaming Target
I loved playing Justice for All, but will not be picking it up again for a while. It provided 15-20 hours of enthrallment; and then the ride ended. Ah, such is the curse of the adventure game. This judge/jury finds the defendant Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice for All guilty on charges of entertaining the fan-base, but not for gaining new fans. In a nutshell, it’s a satisfactory entry into the Phoenix Wright series without much deviation from the original. And so I bring down the gavel.
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Factornews
Alors tu aimeras sans aucun doute ce jeu. Et tu seras comblé par sa durée de vie. Pas de problème avec ce Phoenix Wright 2. Tu prendras ton pied, mon fils.
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Video Game Talk
Justice for All is a fun game. There is plenty of personality from start to finish and the four cases that you'll try will keep you entertained. Where this game his a couple of snags is the fact that it's virtually the same as the first. There is little innovation and the game really feels like Phoenix Wright 1.5 when you get right down to it. To put it simply; the quality is here, the originality is not. If you liked the first one then Justice for All is easily recommended but if you have not been initiated yet you have to give this quirky series a whirl.
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G4 TV: The Electric Playground
If you liked the original Phoenix Wright and can get past the fact that not much has changed (or improved), you should enjoy yourself.
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Yahoo! Games
When it comes down to the final verdict, though, the jury weighs in with a not guilty and Wright receives a hard-won acquittal. Despite Justice For All's flaws, the game really does offer a rather goofy series of brain-bending challenges. There's a wonderful sense of accomplishment to be had when, during the courtroom scenes, the stupid psyche-lock system is abandoned and players, using only their wits, tear the heart out of a witnesses' testimony. And, of course, any game kindly enough to reference both Mr. T's "jibba-jabba" and Sean Connery's "you're the man now, dog!" deserves a special bit of leniency. Case dismissed.
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Wham! gaming
Overall, Phoenix Wright: Justice For All will entertain you with engaging characters and interesting storylines. If you’re good at detective work, you’ll be hooked; if you’re not, you may be putting this game down sooner than later.
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GameSpy
The recently released second chapter in the series, Justice For All, is another localized port of a Japanese GBA title, which introduces four new cases to the mix along with a few new gameplay mechanics. If you loved the original game, what you want is more of the clever text-driven adventure and brain-teasing fun that made the original courtroom capers such a treat. While Justice For All delivers on all these counts, the experience won't last for very long.
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Netjak
The still tacked on nature of the touch screen usage is frustrating considering it was more interactive last game, and for the fact that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All has fixed none of the problems of the predecessor means that I am forced to find the game unworthy of purchase.
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Anime News Network
Although this second outing for our favorite video game lawyer is generally underwhelming, it still retains all of the elements that made the first game so charming. The writing is just as fantastic as ever, and the characters are still highly enjoyable. If you've played and enjoyed the first game, you'll want to pick up this second game. For better or worse, this reviewer has become invested in the characters of the franchise, and I want to find out what happens to them, regardless of the potential stagnation the series may struggle through.
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Gaming Age
When looking at Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All, I see a game that was hindered at a few key points on the way. The Japanese original was designed dangerously close to the first in the series—something that's not entirely unfamiliar to videogame fans. This is only further compounded by the lack of a bonus mission, which almost doubled the gameplay time of the original. The second major problem comes in the lower quality translation, which feels to be a result of a cut budget from the first game. While I am somewhat underwhelmed with the final product, I do recommend the title to anyone who enjoyed the first—as it does help to further the storylines of the quirky cast of Capcom's courtroom challenge.
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Snackbar-Games.com
When I reviewed Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, I gave it a rent because of the reasons mentioned above, but I still felt conflicted because I did manage to really enjoy it. With Justice for All, however, I have fewer reservations about giving it a lowered score because it is just too similar to the first game. I've still managed to find a good game underneath all the recyclables, but honestly, after getting an extra case in the last game, Capcom could have done so much more with the sequel than include some cheap finger-pointing stylus. Phoenix Wright fans will definitely want to pick up the game, but when it's all over, many will probably feel that Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All comes up a bit short of its predecessor.
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Gaming since 198x
Malgré de nouvelles enquètes passionnantes, difficile de ne pas rester un peu déçu par cet épisode des aventures de Phoenix Wright. L'humour est toujours bien présent, les énigmes tordues également, mais la quantité de fautes d'orthographe et la durée de vie faiblarde font tache pour un titre qui néammoins donnera du fil à retordre aux fans, mais auquel le simple amateur pourra sans regret préférer le 3ème épisode Trials and Tribulations, considéré par les connaisseurs comme le meilleur de la série.
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PlayDevil
If you never played the original, then give the score an extra mark, as the game is as good as the original, and is definitely worth a play, but you might as well just buy the first title if you see it cheaper than the sequel, it is certainly not worth any premium. Capcom really need to make improvements to the game if they plan on releasing a third game anytime soon.
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Gamezine
Tout est dit, cet épisode ne se destinera qu'aux amateurs du premier Phoenix Wright souhaitant prolonger l'expérience pendant quelques heures supplémentaires (de six à huit, selon la logique et le sens de l'observation du joueur), les personnes souhaitant découvrir la série auront quand à elles plus grand intérêt à rechercher Ace Attorney, le premier opus, pas plus difficile à trouver. Un second épisode pour les fans donc, en espérant que le troisième épisode vienne apporter un vent de fraîcheur à la série.
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Mansized
Justice For All is one for fans only. If you like the sound of the game are new to the series, last year’s DS release is now available at a knock down price. Now, where’s that critical piece of evidence?
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1UP
Don't misconstrue this review as hateful, though: If you dug the original Phoenix Wright, odds are that you'll also enjoy playing through this one. It's just as funny, endearing, and charming as the first game, yet it's impossible to ignore the tremendous lack of innovation Capcom exhibits. With an ingenious, visually impressive adventure title like Hotel Dusk: Room 215 hitting store shelves alongside Justice for All, this rehash seems lazier than ever. This game should have creative touch-panel puzzles, better visuals, and spoken dialogue beyond the occasional quip of "Objection!"
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Game Revolution
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All is a defendant you can neither condemn nor acquit. You can’t forgive the absurd health meter, the retarded save system, the completely rehashed gameplay, or the misleading “clues”, but you’ll never forget the charming characters, witty dialog, and bizarre sexual conundrums. If you can get him pro bono, or close to it, Phoenix Wright is a decent guy to have on your side, but otherwise he’s just a regular lawyer only too willing to suck your wallet dry.