By Andrew Fletcher on January 27, 2007 - 8:53am.
Again Mizuguchi's work has taken to the PSP with a precision and slickness few can match; the vivid colours and spectacular effects are revelling in that luxurious screen as if it were launch day. Although initially the audio interactivity feels straightforward and nothing beyond Rez or Lumines territory, the simple masterstroke of quickening the music tempo in line with accumulated ‘Quicken' power-ups (and therefore the game speed) adds a tense, breakneck sense of danger to high score runs.
By Andrew Fletcher on January 26, 2007 - 3:14pm.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Mild Fantasy Violence
Game Description: Phoenix Wright: Justice For All is the new game in the popular court room battle series from Japan. Phoenix Wright is a defense attorney who proves his clients' innocence against the toughest of odds -- and the most ruthless of adversaries. Exercise your legal prowess as you collect evidence, examine witnesses, analyse testimonies and seek the truth to ensure that justice prevails. The game is characterised by its memorable characters, engaging storylines and unique gameplay format, all presented in a comical anime style.
By David Stone on January 26, 2007 - 10:33am.
Oftentimes, a series can be phenomenal to start, but if the first installment is successful, creators will bleed it dry. My concern when approaching the latest title in the series, Phoenix Wright 2: Justice For All
, was its the ability to flesh out characters, story and overall quality. Thankfully, Phoenix Wright: Justice For All
manages to do everything right, and for all the right reasons.
By David Stone on January 26, 2007 - 10:31am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Blood, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes
Game Description: Every Extended Extra is a unique arcade-style puzzle experience! When your ship enters a colorful vortex, you're sucked into the action as you take one weird enemies. Use your ability to set off explosions to take out enemies, and your skills at dodging and weaving to keep from colliding with them—then set off that big boom that takes them all out. Think fast and use your brain to avoid going BOOM yourself.
By Brad Gallaway on January 22, 2007 - 10:04pm.
I'd be very hard-pressed to pick another game on the PSP which is as memorable in terms of audio and visuals as this one is. It stands out, has its own style, and is impossible to mistake for anything else. has personality in spades. What it does not have is gameplay.
By David Stone on January 3, 2007 - 5:16pm.
There are three conventions that a game for the Wii ought to follow. First, it shouldn't be a rushed port from another system with a new control scheme shoehorned in for its own sake. Second, it ought to present a new method of gameplay, and have it work. Third, and most importantly, it shouldn't hurt.
By David Stone on January 3, 2007 - 5:00pm.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Cartoon Violence
By Andrew Fletcher on January 3, 2007 - 4:38pm.
Mizuguchi's latest experiment in merging simple mechanics with mesmerizing feedback remains an invigorating success, and probably more compulsive and complete than any other he's conducted, even if it's not necessarily the final word on the subject.
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