I've been enjoying Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice since its release two weeks ago. And as of publishing, I've only gone through Case 1 and the end of the first Investigation phase of Case 2. (So, next time I play the game, I'll be at the start of Trial Day 1.) It's impressive to impress me that fast, but it's Ace Attorney. It make the miracle happen. (Not a typo... at least, not on my part.)
That said, this Case 1 isn't really short like some of the other Case 1s in the series. It has a ton of scripting and sound efforts work put into it, as CAPCOM will be quick to tell you.
Case 2 puts a MEDIA figure as a villain, so... that's right up my alley. KoopaTV readers know how much I love to trash the media!
So, because I'm so impressed, I went ahead and bought the two Asinine Attorney short episodes for $3.99 each after one was released last week and the other released today, without even knowing anything about 'em. I think you should do the same.
|Phoenix Wright: Asinine Attorney! It's...something playable.|
Tip: If it is Ace Attorney downloadable content, it is NOT available to order through the eShop. In order to purchase these bits of DLC, you need to make a save file for the game. Oh, for these, you need to complete Episode 1 in order to play them. After that bit of enjoyment, go to the DLC/Spotpass part of the game's main menu, and to the part where you can purchase DLC at the bottom right. They're 3 blocks each (INCREDIBLY lightweight on a system with thousands of blocks of memory) and probably worth it.
They ALSO come with 3DS home menu themes! Pixel art of Wright in Khura'in and Apollo in America. WITH music! Wright's has that Ahlbi dweeb in the bottom screen, so Apollo's is better with him, Trucy, and Athena in a magician's hat.
I haven't actually touched these because I gotta write a damn article today. Ugh. ...Oh, uh, did I write that?
|Apollo Justice: Asinine Attorney!|
Notice that I filled my balance with $10 more than last screenshot.
You can do the same thing by winning the free-to-play KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program!
There's still going to be a FULL episode of DLC for $6 out next week. I probably won't dedicate a whole article to its existence, so be sure to remember it for yourself. Not that there's a rush, I guess.
There is also not a rush to get Dai Gyakuten Saiban localised, also known as the Japan-only spin-off that features Sherlock Holmes and takes place in the Meiji Era. WELL, now it's getting a sequel! That will mean this sequel, the prequel, and Ace Attorney Investigations 2 will all not be localised. That doesn't have to be a permanent situation, though. CAPCOM can only localise one Ace Attorney game at a time. It turns out that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice was decided to be a higher priority than spin-off games, which makes... perfect sense. CAPCOM in Japan needs to just stop making new Ace Attorney games so CAPCOM in America can play catch-up. America will still get what seems to be a steady-ish stream of “new” content, while Japan can enjoy their random live action productions. Seriously, Japan gets so much extra stuff. Don't feel bad for 'em.
In other Ace Attorney news, the Ace Attorney anime is going to be dubbed eventually, instead of just being sub-titled (expertly) on Crunchyroll. I'm a bit concerned that some people, like RawkHawk2010, will just watch the anime and think that it's a substitute for playing the games. He's had Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy for a long time now, and hasn't played it. I'm fully blaming the anime. They're NOT substitutes!
|Well, whatever manages to get localised, BUY IT!|
Ludwig wants to start playing right after he publishes this article, but he needs to share the article first. Then he should take a shower. By then, he should be going to bed. You should write articles for Ludwig to give him game-playing time by submitting guest posts! Or get the other KoopaTV staff members to write their own articles instead of just quality-assuring Ludwig's. This article wasn't quality-assured prior to publishing, but someone will assure-quality it. (That's just SOME of the KoopaTV staff lingo.)
Ludwig caved in a week later and actually purchased the rest of the Ace Attorney 3DS Home menu themes.