Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, released in Japan as Gyakuten Saiban 4 , is a visual novel video game for the Nintendo DS. It is the fourth video game in...
The fourth entry in the Ace Attorney series (most known for its original lawyer hero, Phoenix Wright), this game takes place seven years after the previous game and introduces a new protagonist. Here, players are put in the role of a fresh new ace attorney -- an Apollo Justice-- as he must gather evidence, interview witnesses, and survey crime scenes to prove himself. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney utilizes the Touch Screen and other Nintendo DS features to enhance many of its entertaining puzzles and animations. This helps broaden the appeal of the game to longtime fans of the series as well as to new players.
Fans of the previous Ace Attorney games will appreciate the new touch-screen mechanics and improved presentation, but these changes don't do much to spice up the series' often slow and tedious pacing.
Apollo Justice surprised us. This may just be yet another of Capcom's infamous rehashes, but it's so much more enjoyable than most that it's extremely hard to ignore.