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.
Author: David Stone
According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes
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.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Cartoon Violence
The word "exclusive" has been a major buzzword since the NES days. But the times, they are a-changin’. Third-party titles are costing more money than ever before, and to put a game out on a single system is now no longer a viable option. The bottom line: few “exclusives” are exclusive anymore. And I couldn’t be happier.
I was perusing my usual slate of gaming news sites when I came across a story about some pre-pubescent kid trying to be all “cool” while trying to join a guild. He used such colorful phrases as “I wouldn’t mind if a girl raped me” while attempting to show his supposed manliness (or, at least, I assume that’s what he was trying to do). When told that it could mean something else, he replied, “But girls don’t have a pee pee!”
Gaming is evolving faster than any medium in recent memory. Can we even keep up? With every generation, you only have to look at the pre-redendered cut-scenes to know what the following generation's graphics will realistically look like.
W-i-i. Apparently, that's how Nintendo spells "revolution." However you want to call it, there's no denying that this new console is more than just a curiosity. It's taken something that could be perceived as a gimmick and made it front and center. With the Nintendo DS as their proving ground, Nintendo has shown that, by thinking outside the box, players, developers and shareholders all win.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Violence
This game shows that the DS is a capable machine, able to emulate other platforms quite well. Perhaps next time developers could choose a better game to emulate.