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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Trials and Tribulations

逆転裁判3

Developer / Publisher: Capcom
23 January 2004
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In the third entry in the series, you play as both Mia in the past and Phoenix in the present, facing Godot, an eccentric, coffee-loving prosecutor who keeps his identity concealed behind a mask and who seems to harbor a personal grudge against Phoenix.
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Phoenix Wright, entering the third year of his legal career, is faced by a cold and mysterious prosecutor named Godot, who somehow recognizes Phoenix's troubled past and his love life.
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It is both surprising to me and uplifting that the Ace Attorney trilogy found its way on its ending mark, a game that neatly ties all of its threads and themes set up and brings home the real deal on the nature of humanity, why we put ourselves on the line in the pursuit of truth. Not just the truth about others but also our own mindsets, biases, and understandings.

Trials and Tribulations threads the needle perfectly both in terms of characterization for all its major characters including new ones brought up, as well as general writing. The prose and charm is still at its top notch here, and it makes most sentences a delight to read, even at the game's lowest point. The casewriting is at its best, with good logical points to follow, and investigations that are well paced and make sense this time around. Breaking down testimony is still immensely satisfying as the solid music plays in the background.

There's really only one fumble to mention, that despite everything being set up so well and executed on with a perfect fashion, it still puts two mostly throw-away filler cases I can do without. 3-2 is tolerable, but 3-3 is so stupid that I go back and forth whether it was the stupidest shit to be added to this game in particular, or if it's just funny and self aware enough to be excused. Either way, there's a whole middle point that needs to be passed.

Even still, 3-1, 3-4, and 3-5 are where the bulk of the storytelling is and it's all a delight to read, managing to get me teary-eyed near the end as the case writing wrapped up. It was an amazing journey, a complete far cry from how I felt about the first two games.
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MattDorrell 逆転裁判3 2023-06-07T14:56:18Z
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  • Surskit 2022-07-29 14:55:17.698726+00
    I feel the same way. It should be top 25 at the very least.
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  • Convalescence 2022-08-29 18:49:37.153719+00
    Do I have to play the other games to play this one?
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    • NastyHero 2022-09-01 22:52:38.753901+00
      Technically no, but I'd strongly advise against it. While you would be able to follow most of the plot, you may be confused at some important moments, which rely on events that happened in AA1 and AA2.
      The first game is almost as good, anyway, and the gameplay isn't dated at all (in fact, it's pretty much identical to AA3). If you are willing to play this one, there really is no reason for you not to play the previous as well. They're all good. And they were also released as a singular trilogy -- also for a reason.
    • Bakkus 2022-12-06 20:02:14.058118+00
      Yeah, you should definitely play the PW trilogy in release order. This game centers around the Fey clan a lot more than the first two games and you will be left in the dust without knowing much about them beforehand. There are also tons of other references to the first two games.
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  • charredwind 2022-09-15 01:41:14.646823+00
    I feel the same way. It should be top 5 at least.
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  • phoen1x_music 2022-10-15 04:11:16.180037+00
    one of my first real hyperfixations was on this series but somehow i never played this game lol
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  • sudatantalus 2023-02-11 01:41:28.238985+00
    i have a really hard time even fathoming a better written game
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  • Fowlawneeshafow 2023-03-13 15:40:15.754779+00
    bonkers ass game, the whole trilogy fooled me into wanting to become a lawyer as a kid for a couple months
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  • Julichan 2023-04-25 15:56:26.909303+00
    Definitely felt like the first game nailed the courtroom drama aspect of the series the best. Narrative storytelling though, this was banging
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  • HeatherMadhouse 2023-05-14 11:58:58.475688+00
    i.. wow
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