Fans of Shu Takumi’s legal drama have been waiting for Capcom to offer them the chance to play both titles of The Great Ace Attorney, some of them, since 2015 Spin-offs from the now-abandoned main series set in the Japanese Meiji period and the English Victorian era in which you play the role of an ancestor of the protagonist of the franchise, Phoenix Wright. Now, six years after the first of two games for Nintendo 3DS were released, both are arriving in the West simultaneously with a new coat of paint for Nintendo Switch, PC and PS4 in a twin pack called The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. How do these two games fit into the series as a whole and the other spinoffs? Was it worth the wait? Let’s find out, dear Wilson.
The two adventures feature a fascinating main cast consisting of the protagonist Ryunosuke Naruhodo, his assistant Susato, his best friend Kazuma, the detective duo Herlock Sholmes and Iris Wilson (mainly based on Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson) and the prosecutor Barok van Zieks. They also offer a memorable selection of recurring characters, some of whom are more tied to the main story than others. The Ace Attorney franchise is known for its weird and memorable cast, these two games are no different in that regard and their animations are better than ever thanks to the use of motion capture.
Like all Ace Attorney games, the two titles of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles tell an extensive story with lots of dialogue. The stories in both games are linear and require you to research, question, investigate, interrogate, and make decisions to move forward. In terms of mechanics, the two titles are identical and many share many of the games in the main series. Interrogation sweep with the mechanics of. return several testimonials Also present in Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and examining the evidence is more important than in previous titles as you have to rotate and zoom individual objects to uncover secrets.
Common reasoning is a new mechanic present in the investigation where Naruhodo works with Sholmes and stimulates the detective’s conclusions, which reveals the truth. Since the story is so important in these games, it’s difficult to analyze without a gut feeling; However, my comments will be general. It’s worth noting that these titles are playable without first trying any other title in the franchise, although due to the interconnected nature of the stories of both, I recommend that you play The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures in full before entering The Great. Ace Lawyer: Dissolve.
The first of the two titles, The Great Ace Attorney: Adventure, continues the earlier stages of Naruhodo’s lawyer career, including his bizarre Japanese court debut and early London adventures. The second follows directly from this, although there are some non-chronological narratives that can be a little confusing.
The mechanics are slightly relaxed, there is a tutorial, and the contradictions you are supposed to spot are simple. The level of difficulty increases as the game progresses, even if you have never experienced an endgame. I’m familiar with the franchise, however, so first-time users of any game in this series may have a different experience. Both titles also offer an option that allows it the game continues automatically, Select tests and the like for you if at some point you get stuck.
Similar to the Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth games, each case adds to a larger overall storyline, but unlike these titles, this applies to both games combined. Many stay loose ends at the end of adventures
While both parts are best viewed as a larger title, it’s worth noting that the early cases in Resolve feature a significant number of recurring supporting characters. While this makes sense in the plot, it can feel strange, especially when paired with a lot of repetitive music and locations. That said, the music and graphics are exceptional, with some of the best orchestral arrangements the franchise has ever had – only Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney gets closer to you – and backgrounds look more vivid, even with some textures missing the resolution.
Overall, was it worth the wait for The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles? Compared to the other games in the series, it offers a completely unique setting and a completely self-contained story that spans ten chapters in two games instead of four (or five) chapters in one, even though the original trilogy of games included a story. global principal. It’s perfect for new players because of its independent and self-contained history, but veterans of the franchise can also experience something new.
- warning: This analysis evaluates the quality of the game and its stories, which are only played in English. Remember that Capcom does not publish it translated into Spanish.