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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

by Mors Rattus

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Original Thread: The LP Turnabout: A Documentary on Japanifornian Law with Phoenix Wright

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Introduction



What is Phoenix Wright?

Phoenix Wright is a visual novel-slash-simulation of anime justice. It is based on the Japanese court system, but due to amazing localization, it takes place in California. Except also Japan. The gameplay is largely in using evidence to prove or disprove statements in order to clear your clients from charges of horrible murder and discover the true culprits.

The characters are goofy, the plotlines interesting, and the events bizarre - spirit channeling is a mainstay of the series. It's a really popular and really funny series. There are currently six games in the series translated officially and one that has received a fan translation, plus a side game that crosses over with Professor Layton. The original games were on the GBA but came to America when they were remade for the DS, and later the 3DS. They've also had some iOS remakes, there's been a movie and an anime is in production.

The first three games deal with the titular Phoenix Wright, a young defense attorney who tends to take on really, really difficult cases and is not always the brightest of stars. The stories of the games are usually quite good.

Haven't people tried this before?

They have indeed! And I'd like to thank Mega64, whose resources from the last go-round I am making use of - no sense in reproducing work as long as I credit him with it. A lot of the music links are his, as are most of the early dialogue portraits.

How's this going to work?

I will be trying to include all the text I can, with sparse commentary of my own - the games stand on their own quite well. I've recorded the games well in advance, so I shouldn't suffer from burnout, thankfully. I'm sure I'll miss some details, so once I do, please feel free to say something. I would like to go through the entire series, including the Edgeworth and Apollo Justice games, and even the 3DS stuff, but that involves some technical magic I need to get done first.

Wait, wasn't there a thread like this a day ago?

That was a bad thread with bad images that should never have been made. This is an all-new and improved thread, with good images and less sleep deprivation.

Ground Rules

1. No Spoilers. Period. No spoiler tags, no winks and nudges, no coy references. All these games have are their story, and I do not want to see anyone spoiled on those. People can get carried away with these discussions so I'll say it again: NO FUCKIN' SPOILERS.

2. Think about what you're posting. The characters in these games are really charming and it's easy to get very attached. I appreciate that and I have strong feelings on 'em too. I don't mind people talking about stuff or even getting derailed - just, you know, make sure you're not being a creep.

I don't want to need any more than that, so hopefully I won't!

Table of Contents


The First Turnabout
Courtroom - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Turnabout Sisters
Investigation (Day 1) - 1 | 2 | 3
Trial (Day 2) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Investigation (Day 2) - 1 | 2
Trial (Day 3) - 1 | 2 | 3

Turnabout Samurai
Investigation (Day 1) - 1 | 2 | 3
Trial (Day 2) - 1 | 2 | 3
Investigation (Day 2) - 1 | 2 | 3
Trial (Day 3) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Investigation (Day 3) - 1 | 2
Trial (Day 4) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Turnabout Goodbyes
Investigation (Day 1) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Trial (Day 2) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Investigation (Day 2) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Trial (Day 3) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Investigation (Day 3) - 1 | 2 | 3
Trial (Day 4) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Rise from the Ashes
Investigation (Day 1) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Trial (Day 2) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Investigation (Day 2) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Trial (Day 3) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Investigation (Day 3) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Trial (Day 4) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14
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