Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations (Nintendo DS)

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I colpi di scena ed il ritmo frenetico rendono, probabilmente, Trials And Tribulations il miglior capitolo della saga Ace Attorney; acquisto che definire obbligatorio per gli amanti di questi personaggi è dir poco, il consiglio a provarlo può tranquillamente essere rivolto anche a tutti coloro che vi si affacciano per la prima volta, a maggior ragione se si è attratti dallo stile manga e da situazioni che solo menti jappo (pesantemente ma anche fortunatamente fuori di cotenna, almeno per noi occidentali) potrebbero partorire. Tuttavia, molte delle trame di questo prodotto potrebbero non risultare così chiare senza aver giocato ai capitoli precedenti, ragion per cui si suggerisce di cimentarsi anche in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney e Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All... In qualsiasi caso, il divertimento è assicurato...
The Gyakuten Saiban series has just got better and better with each entry and the conclusion to the Phoenix Wright trilogy ties all plot threads together so seamlessly it makes this a must-have for those who loved the first two. As for newcomers, well, there are plenty of flashbacks and explanations along the way so you will not feel left out. With the US release at the end of October and the European edition not even on the radar yet, it will be very hard to resist the Japanese import with its cheaper price tag and full English script!
Adventure Gamers
A climactic end to the Phoenix Wright story, Trials and Tribulations is the high point of the series, wrapping together great storylines, dialogue and characters into one portable package. Buy it now before I make use of Franziska's whip.
Trails & Tribulations offers again a lot of gaming fun as lawyer but there's little new compared to the previous parts. Also the linear nature sometimes starts to bother but it has to be said: the dialogues, hidden jokes and the storyline make up for a lot. Also for those that have played the previous titles Trials and Tribulations is certainly worthwhile despite the lack of innovation. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is and remains and excellent series
Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations cumple de sobremanera con su funcion de “titulo final de trilogia”. En conclusion, el final de una gran saga donde definitivamente es muy recomendable jugar los anteriores para que toda la historia tenga un sentido mas profundo para el jugador.
Les amateurs d'énigmes policières se régaleront sans nul doute avec cette nouvelle mouture de Phoenix Wright. Le titre propose un lot d'enquêtes très bien ficelées qui arrivent à nous scotcher dès le début et savent maintenir le suspens jusqu'à la fin. Le qualité de la série n'est plus à démontrer et cet opus prouve qu'une fois de plus, Capcom a fait du très bon travail.
Eigenlijk is er vrij weinig over het spel te zeggen. Naast wat getweakte dingen en vijf nieuwe zaken is Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations gewoon een kopie geworden van zijn voorganger. Godzijdank, want het spel is nog even sfeervol, fantastisch en grappig als deel één en twee. Voor iedereen die wel eens een goed spel in zijn DS wil hebben dan ook een absolute aanrader, want dit advocatenspel behoort tot de crème de la crème op handheld-gebied.
Game Informer Magazine
For those familiar with the story of the first two games, you can look forward to all of the loose ends being tied up by two related timelines (past and present), quirky new characters and tons of entertaining testimony. Knowing that the next game in this series will star a new up-and-coming defense attorney, Trials & Tribulations is a fun and fitting farewell to Phoenix and company.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations does a great job of bringing a close to the Phoenix Wright saga. It's by no means the end of the Ace Attorney series, but in regard to tying up loose ends and leaving the game's rabid fans happy, it's the best in the series so far. The biggest issues that it faces are its inaccessibility for gamers who haven't at least played the first title -- it would almost be like coming into "Heroes" right now without watching any episodes -- and the fact that mechanically, it brings nothing new to the table in terms of gameplay. Barring those issues, Trials & Tribulations is a great reward for gamers who've stuck with the series up to this point.
Gaming since 198x
Il n'y a pas à tergiverser: si vous appréciez la série, ruez-vous sur cet épisode. Et en import US, histoire de ne pas prendre le risque d'une VF foirée.
Comme un bon roman, il est dur de décrocher de Phoenix Wright : Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations une fois qu'on l'a commencé. Les rebondissements s'enchainent à une vitesse folle et les scénaristes arrivent toujours à nous surprendre en imaginant une solution auquelle on n'avait jamais pensé. Parfois c'est un peu trop capilotracté à tel point qu'on ne sait plus trop quelle preuve utiliser pour démontrer une contradiction mais ce n'est jamais illogique ou impossible. Comptez entre 15 et 20H de jeu pour venir à bout des 5 enquêtes. Malgré les graphismes et la musique toujours aussi cheap (on regrettera qu'il n'ait pas remis la musique du premier), Phoenix Wright : Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations conclue en beauté une trilogie de point'n click culte qui se doit de figurer dans votre ludothèque DS.
We're big fans of Phoenix Wright for many reasons, and Trials and Tribulations showcases each one quite well. Sure, the game is very slow paced, but it's also packed full of some of the most entertaining writing and intelligent point and touch gameplay you'll find on the DS. This game is an excellent title for the old school point and click adventure fans or those looking for something that's close to an interactive novel. The game is suitable for both kids and adults and the save anywhere feature makes it a great game to always have packed in with your DS when you're on the road. Here's hoping that future Ace Attorney titles make a bit better use of the DS when we see them make the trip across the pond.
Adventure Island
Moeilijk, het verhaal is absoluut geweldig en de graphics zijn ook verbeterd op bepaalde punten. Echter is het op het gebied muziek ietsje minder door één verkeerd nummer maar het ergste is nog dat er op het gebied van puzzels en gameplay niets veranderd is. Het zag er zo goed uit in de vijfde zaak van het eerste spel. Waarom is dit niet doorgetrokken. De volgende keer wil ik echt meer zien.
GBase - The Gamer's Base
Grundsätzlich kann man festhalten, dass Trials and Tribulations genau das bietet, was man auf Grund der bekannten und spassigen Vorgänger erwarten durfte. Dementsprechend bekommen alle Anwalt-Fans ein überaus solides Text-Adventure geboten, das den Hunger nach spannenden Fällen fürs Erste stillen wird. Andererseits darf man an dieser Stelle auch anmerken, dass in diesem Abenteuer in spielerischer Hinsicht nichts und inhaltlich nur wenig Neues geboten wird. Gerade auch im optischen Bereich ist das Spiel doch sehr statisch und man wird das eine oder andere recycelte Bild zur Kenntnis nehmen müssen. Auch einige Charaktere entpuppen sich als alte Bekannte. Dafür wird neues Hintergrundwissen zu Phoenix Wrights Vergangenheit ans Tageslicht gebracht. Ace Attorney kann schlussendlich erneut mit dem Mix von ernsthaften und amüsanten Dialogen begeistern, wodurch sich ein Kauf des Spieles durchaus lohnt.
The only series in the “portable criminal defense simulator” genre is back, and well, it’s pretty much the same experience as it’s always been. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. The fantastic characters, interesting cases, and catchy music are as good as they’ve ever been. It’s just that the game feels more like an expansion pack than full-fledged sequel. If it wasn’t your thing before, this one won’t change your mind. If you can’t get enough of screaming “Objection!” at your DS, pick up Trials and Tribulations.
Perhaps the wildest thing of all—more harrowing than any of the preceding courtroom drama—is that the next title in the series, which will be starring newcomer Apollo Justice, is already looming over the horizon like a lawsuit with your name on it. While you might consider the constant threat of cases piling up on your desk the ultimate incentive to power through Trials and Tribulations, rest assured that it's a concoction best sipped at a leisurely pace.
Video Game Talk
Back on your DS for a third time, Phoenix Wright does what he does best. And for better or worse, he does it exactly the same way he did it the last two times. There's no new gameplay elements, no new character animations, no new sounds. So why is it that the game is still so good? Because the writing is still top notch, making even the longest cases feel fresh and engaging. By this point, Phoenix Wright is practicing law strictly for the devoted, but those that are hooked will find plenty to love in Trials and Tribulations. Highly Recommended.
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Trials and Tribulations is a deeper, more complex, and in places, remarkably darker than the games have ever been. And thankfully, to counter this, it's also the funniest. I cannot tell you the number of times I've guffawed at the banter, and I'm embarrassed to acknowledge that on frequent occasions I've found myself clapping. It was all I could do during the tutorial chapter not to spit my coffee on the floor at one of Mia's peculiarly contemporary lines.
Unfortunately, Phoenix Wright 3 doesn't add anything to the formula; even Phoenix Wright 2 brought in the 'psyche locks' which helped flesh out the investigations with little mini-courtroom dramas, but there really is nothing new here. A classic case of it "if it isn't broke, don't fix it", Trials and Tribulations carries on the series' high quality and is a fitting end to the trilogy, but it won't convert anyone waiting for the series to break out of its somewhat rigid menu-driven process of elimination. That said, Gamestyle loved it and any fans of the previous games will love it too. With the added DS features, the fourth in the series could be the best yet.
Der dritte Auftritt von Staranwalt Phoenix Wright bietet zwar fünf neue Fälle, die aber alle nach dem altbekannten Schema ablaufen. Dieses Mal sind es nicht nur Mordfälle und ihr erfahrt auch mal etwas über die Vorgeschichte, aber wirklich vom Hocker reißt das nicht. Obwohl ihr gelegentlich Spezialfunktionen und Psychotricks einsetzt, erstarren die Fälle fast in Routine, da sie im Grunde immer ähnlich sind. Läuft alles glatt, wird euer Mandant freigesprochen. Bis dahin dauert es, denn es gibt viele Wendungen und neue Leute treten auf, die Phoenix teils schon aus früheren Abenteuern kennt. Dennoch hat vieles seine Längen, ist nicht immer zu durchschauen und läuft linear ab. Zu tun gibt es recht wenig, da ihr halt ein paar Mal aufs Knöpfchen drückt bzw. den Stylus betätigt.
UOL Jogos
A Capcom fecha a trilogia de "Phoenix Wright" com a mesma competência que a iniciou. Os personagens continuam interessantes e os casos, empolgantes. Os textos mesclam muito bem o suspense e o humor, salpicando com referências do mundo pop. Quem acompanhou as aventuras do advogado mais famoso dos games e gostou, não tem motivo para ficar de fora do terceiro episódio. Não se trata de um título com apelo universal, mas quem tem queda por um bom adventure e de uma boa literatura de detetive, tem muitas chances de gostar de "Phoenix Wright". Mas, nesse caso, é melhor começar pelo primeiro game.
In a way, Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations is a game that is less than the sum of its parts—on an individual level the game’s graphics, gameplay, and sound are both intriguing and solid. However, given that the game has evolved in almost no way at all since the original cheapens the experience a bit. The developers have certainly found a formula that works, but it isn’t perfect, and the fact that none of the kinks in the formula have been worked out, and the seemingly low production values of the game (most notably the reused sound and artwork) is a bit disappointing.