KJ (owlmoose) wrote,

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So I finished Phoenix Wright 3 yesterday.

As a whole, I'd say the games were fun, and enjoyable, if frustrating at times. Overall, I liked the story quite a lot, although I took such a long break in the middle of PW3 that it's hard for me to remember what exactly happened before. I'm tempted to play them all again, both to remind myself of all that came before, and because I was just settling back into the puzzles and gameplay when it was all over. Not sure it would be worth the time it would take to replay, though, although I'm sure it'll go much faster when I'm not running down all kinds of blind alleys.

I found the last case of PW3 to be the most satisfying overall, because it wove together so many threads from all three games. I figured out, of course, that Godot was Diego Armando pretty much the second Diego appeared in Mia's last case, but I didn't really understand *why* he came back as Godot until just before he told us. The Iris/Dahlia storyline was good, too, and kept me guessing in ways I enjoyed. The "big reveal" about Iris and Nick at the end didn't quite work for me, though, and I also found that Nick's character was written somewhat inconsistently throughout, mostly in terms of how much he cares about Maya at any given time -- he's so frantic with worry on the night of the murder that he charges across a burning bridge to save her, but when an earthquake threatens to bring down the place where he believes her to be trapped, he expresses more concern about Edgeworth and his phobia? It seems like the game wants to keep its options open for possible romantic entanglements: does Nick have feelings for Maya? Mia? (T 'ships Nick/Mia big time -- when we were playing the first game, he kept hoping the game would give us an option to ask Mia out) Iris? Miles? All or none of the above? That was fine in the first game, and even in the second, but I would have liked a little more closure here.

In conclusion, I liked these games, I'm glad I played them, and would recommend them to anyone who likes puzzle games with a good story. Also, Diego Armando is hot.

Anyone played Apollo Justice? Is it the same game with different characters, or does it add anything new in terms of gameplay? Does it carry on the PW storyline? Any (non-spoilery, if possible) thoughts are appreciated.
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