Best Nintendo Games List – #9 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: October 24, 2013
With a jump to the 3DS platform, an Ace Attorney game such as Dual Destinies adds a level of eccentricity and zaniness that was limited in a 2D plane. Now, dramatic and comedic pans to action shots feel as humorous and as tense as they can, which is an important addition to a visual novel.
The Ace Attorney games all carry the half investigation, half trial formula, but there are new tricks up the team’s sleeve. The Mood Matrix makes players gauge the emotional output brought on by a witness, allowing Phoenix Wright et al to determine the truth or intentions behind statements. It aids in the presentation of evidence and finding contradictions in statements, and adds another layer of complexity to a familiar formula. The wacky hijinx, lovable characters and grim, but intriguing mysteries of Dual Destinies continue the tradition of excellence that the series brings with each chapter.
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