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RogerRoger

@ScarletSpidey I see you're in the UK so unfortunately, there are no physical copies of the series' remastered collections available. We only got digital releases.

If you buy and download Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy on PS4, then you'll be getting a remaster of the first three games and be able to start the series from the beginning. They were originally GBA games, so bear that in mind with regards the audio-visual presentation. Absolutely play the games in release order, as it's a series that loves callbacks both major and minor.

The only other available release on PS4 is The Great Ace Attorney: Chronicles, which is a duology of 3DS prequels. If you're confident that you'll enjoy the series, PSN has a bundle of both remastered collections, which is slightly cheaper than buying them separately.

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RogerRoger

Herlock Sholmes is an idiot.

I love him.

"We want different things, Crosshair. That doesn't mean that we have to be enemies."

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PSVR_lover

RogerRoger wrote:

Herlock Sholmes is an idiot.

I love him.

I got a big smile from this!

The PSVR is the best VR system on the market today.

RogerRoger

@PSVR_lover Thanks, I'm glad, particularly since it's true! I completed the third case just before the holidays hit, and was disappointed at his lack of involvement. I miss panning the camera around an environment and finding him hanging off a coat hook, or squatting on a desk, or something equally bizarre! Not to mention steering his "legendary deductions" away from being utter balderdash!

"We want different things, Crosshair. That doesn't mean that we have to be enemies."

PSN: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

LN78

@Ralizah I've never tried these games before (there was a law component to my Politics A-Level that I absolutely hated) but the trilogy is currently half price in the PSN Spring Sale. That's another one on the backlog.

LN78

Ralizah

@LN78 You won't need to worry about lengthy discussions of legal minutiae. They're very comic book-ish and absurd, which is part of the fun. Particularly the og trilogy.

All I'll say is "lawyer superpowers."

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LN78

@Ralizah Ha! I wasn't expecting a Johnny Cochrane simulator or anything - I had look at a few videos before I bought the game. They look really fun - would you say they fall into the "visual novel" genre a la "Danganronpa" and so on?

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LN78

Ralizah

@LN78 They're point-and-click adventure games with a lot of reading. Very similar to Danganronpa, but without the minigames, social simulation, and twitch gameplay elements. Basically, a crime will happen, your characters will find out and begin investigating, and then you'll go back and forth between investigation days where you spend time out in the field gathering clues and grilling people for information and trial days where you're using what you found in the field as evidence to deconstruct the mystery at hand and expose the true criminal who is framing your client.

The games are a little more episodic than Danganronpa in general, but usually still have overarching stories to them. Particularly the third game. Moreso than Danganronpa, the entire trilogy feels very much like one cohesive experience by the end.

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LN78

@Ralizah So which of the two series would you suggest I start with as a total beginner to the genre?

LN78

Ralizah

@LN78 Either is fine to start with. Ace Attorney is like a farcical, comic book take on Perry Mason. Danganronpa has more of a dark and absurdist sense of humor and, stylistically, is much more akin to what you'd expect from modern anime.

I'll say this: the first Ace Attorney game, IMO, hits much greater heights than the first Danganronpa. But Danganronpa's second game is much more compelling than Ace Attorney 2. I love the third games in both respective trilogies, but Danganronpa's final game is VERY controversial, whereas I've yet to meet anyone who didn't enjoy the third Ace Attorney game.

If you already have the AA trilogy, it's probably best to start with that.

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LN78

@Ralizah Wow. OK. I've got both trilogies (and "Doki Doki Literature Club") but I'll start with "Ace Attorney". Thanks!

LN78

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