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StarPoint

Hey everyone, I was looking around the forums and realized that the Ace Attorney series doesn't have its own dedicated thread. There are some threads for specific games, but I figured it may be a good idea to have a thread for discussing the series as a whole. This includes the mainline and spinoff games. I have personally been on a huge AA kick recently, having recently beaten the Phoenix Wright trilogy and TGAA 1 and now working on TGAA 2. I know there are some people on this website who are huge fans of the series as well.

I suppose I can ask a few questions to get the ball rolling:

What's your favorite game in the series? Who is your favorite character in the series? What is your favorite song/ theme in the series? Do you think a second Phoenix Wright trilogy is likely? What are your thoughts on a potential AA 7?

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Kermit1

@Fizza you might enjoy this thread.

I've beaten the first game and loved it, the other two original games are in my backlog.

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markmarkmark

oh, perfect...

Reminds me of this ace attorney Twitter bot, that converts tweets into ace attorney.

Pretty entertaining, actually. 😂
if you find a good thread to convert.

https://twitter.com/acecourtbot2?lang=en

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StarPoint

@markmarkmark Haha, people have gotten really creative with Ace Attorney bots. There's a whole website for AI-generated cases, even.

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markmarkmark

StarPoint wrote:

@markmarkmark Haha, people have gotten really creative with Ace Attorney bots. There's a whole website for AI-generated cases, even.

wait? really? 🤣 Do you mind pointing me in the right direction before I dive headfirst into a YouTube compilation? (admitedly some narrators or commentary are good at it.) 😉

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StarPoint

@markmarkmark So people have been using a website called AI Dungeon to write custom trials, and then put them together on a website called objection.lol. It has led to some hilarious results, with my personal favorite being:

This video is being read live by a person but the original writing was done by an AI. Pretty crazy stuff.

Here's a quick showcase of one that I made. It's pretty easy to figure out: https://objection.lol/objection/4287712

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Splatoon 3
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (PC)

Fizza

I HAVE BEEN SUMMONED (though hopefully not to the witness stand).
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Fantastic idea for a thread though, I'm genuinely shocked there wasn't a plain dedicated one beforehand with how synonymous AA is with Nintendo.

As for those questions, it's a bit difficult for me to outright pick a favourite out of the ones I've played since the way the stories interweave make everything fantastic at at least some points. I'd say in terms of individual games, the original AA is the most balanced standalone experience whilst The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is the best over-arching story (seriously: Resolve ties everything together so f****** well).

It's also made me fall deep into the fandom and all of the....fanart that comes with it. Like bro: look me in the eyes and tell me there's any subtlety between these two.
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I absolutely adore it though.

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kkslider5552000

My favorite game in the series is Trials and Tribulations because I am boring but...like, I mean...it obviously is. A strong example that sometimes innovation is overrated (especially when you're completing a trilogy and your game is mostly story and dialogue), since it is one of the only games in the series to not add a new gameplay mechanic. It reaches the highest highs of the stories in the series, with the least lows (though if AA5 didn't give up on challenge halfway through, it might've been close for the latter).

I've been a fan of the series since I played the first game a year after it came out. Which made it amazing when it meant I had a new AA game every 6 months over two years. There's honestly very few series (with more than a couple of games) where I'll buy every game in the series, but AA has never failed me in this regard (the absolute worst games in the series are still good).

It's also one of those weird series that doesn't sell a ton and yet everyone who pays attention to gaming seems to know what it is. I mean, I guess its easy to know what it is, you're not gonna confuse it with something else but I honestly feel like most people don't even consider that maybe they're games worth playing no matter how many times they're brought up.

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Flippy

Saw the thread and instantly thought of @Fizza 😆
The Ace Attorney series has a special place in my heart as it introduced me to the visual novel genre.

I'm split between Trials & Tribulations (been replaying it) and Spirit of Justice (Turnabout Revolution is still one of my favorites), so I'll say both are my current fav. Still haven't finished TGAA 2: Resolve so the answer might change in the future though 😉 Like others have said, it's hard to pick a favorite because all AA games have their highs and lows and are worth playing.

My favorite theme is Maya's, the Turnabout Sisters theme - that case struck me so hard. The SoJ remix makes it even better! And yes, with the 3DS eShop closing down I do think a second trilogy is possible.

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Fizza

kkslider5552000 wrote:

It's also one of those weird series that doesn't sell a ton and yet everyone who pays attention to gaming seems to know what it is. I mean, I guess its easy to know what it is, you're not gonna confuse it with something else but I honestly feel like most people don't even consider that maybe they're games worth playing no matter how many times they're brought up.

I was that kind of person myself for the longest time, only really knowing it as the 'ha ha, funny objection game' for the longest time. It was only after a string of fortunate events (my favourite Youtuber doing a let's play of it, the Turnabout Bundle popping up on the eShop and a bunch of other stuff) that I finally bit the bullet and picked it up. And let me tell you: after the first case basically being exactly what I expected, the second was anything BUT. And that was just the start of the sheer madness that was to come...

@Flippy My legacy here is going to be 'the nut who talks about Pokemon, Splatoon and Ace Attorney far too much'....and I wouldn't have it any other way😁

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Flippy

@Fizza I wouldn't have it any other way either 😉 Keep it up! I enjoy the random AA stuff you sneak into your posts 😉

Also let me join you in that summoning circle.

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Dogorilla

Ace Attorney is probably my favourite non-Nintendo series. I've played all six main games (though I still need the DLC for Spirit of Justice) plus the Layton crossover, and I'm excited to play the Great games, er, at some point.

My favourite in the series is probably Trials and Tribulations because, well, it's the best one, but I do love Apollo Justice too. And I'm sure there'll be more games in the future, the series seems to be more popular than ever.

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StarPoint

@Fizza I’m really excited to finish Resolve as I have also heard from some people that the final case is a good reason to play Chronicles as a whole.

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Currently playing:

Splatoon 3
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (PC)

StarPoint

@kkslider5552000 Trials and Tribulations is my favorite, too. The final case is absolutely excellent and ties all the loose ends together perfectly.

Ace Attorney kind of reminds me of Metroid or Earthbound in the sense that most people that play games have heard of it, the games review really well, they have super passionate fanbases, and they’re made by popular companies, and yet they’re still relatively niche titles. I think it’s just due to both series’ genres being relatively uncommon compared to other series.

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Currently playing:

Splatoon 3
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (PC)

StarPoint

@Flippy Maya’s theme is awesome. It’s definitely one of my favorites as well. I have yet to play SoJ since I’m hoping for a second trilogy someday but I’ve heard that it’s great as well.

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Currently playing:

Splatoon 3
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (PC)

StarPoint

@Dogorilla Maybe it’s just because I recently discovered the series, but I really feel like the games have had a bit of a comeback in the past year or two. Mostly due to memes and things like that, but also because it seems like there are some very relevant YouTubers doing playthroughs of it as well. The fact that TGAAC only released a year ago gives me a lot of hope for the series going forward.

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Splatoon 3
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (PC)

Dogorilla

@StarPoint Yeah, I think the release of the Ace Attorney Trilogy on modern consoles and PC has introduced a lot of new people to the series. Capcom seems to have a lot of confidence in it now given that they were willing to localise the Great Ace Attorney games, which for a long time seemed like it would never happen. Hopefully the Investigations games will get a similar treatment.

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Fizza

@Dogorilla @StarPoint I've noticed Ace Attorney absolutely EXPLODE in popularity over the last year. Between stuff like people playing the original Trilogy, TGAAC's release and objection.lol, it feels like everyone's getting in on the AA hype....including myself as said previously XD. It does give me a bunch of hope that we'll get a 2nd AA Trilogy someday (which I would honestly prefer over AA7 right now. Heresy I'm aware), I need Apollo to come home.

Also, if you need a good laugh and a damn engaging playthrough, I'd highly recommend both RTGame and Pixel Partner's playthroughs of the original trilogy. They're honestly what got me into the series and they're some of the funniest videos I've ever seen.

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Dogorilla

@Fizza The mainline games work best if you play them in order so it makes sense you'd rather have a second trilogy release than a new game. I think it will come out before AA7 for that reason.

As a visual novel I wouldn't have thought Ace Attorney would be the best game for a YouTube playthrough but given your recommendation I'll make sure to watch those videos if I can find the time!

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