Tears of the Kingdom hype generator
Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
I was going to leave the series rest for a bit to avoid saturation, but started the first case to pick it up later and couldnt avoid to get hooked. Oh well.
I would say, as far as i have played until now, this game is the Super Mario Bros 3 of the series. My main complaint of JFA - the disjointed cases - have disappeared and it gives us a perfectly narrated story with enough twists and turns to build two rollercoasters.
It closes every single lead that has been opened since PWAA and it does it masterfully. Quality drops a bit in the third case, but i would say that's a staple by now, and it also helps that, seemingly, that case was originally written for JFA. Still, it was enjoyable and gave us an apparently unimportant piece of info that will be extremely relevant later on.
Last case acts as a perfect finale for the series, everything comes to an end and it has what i would say were the most hype moments in the original trilogy
It starts HARD with Phoenix disregarding his own safety to cross the burning bridge and try to save Maya
THEN We're put in the role of motherfucking Miles Edgeworth. I can't believe how much of a fanboy i have become for such character
The Five Pyshelocks on the door of the training cave is genuinely scary WTF moment
The Iris and Dahlia switcheroo
Dahlia's defeat and Iris' confession
And, finally, the final showdown agaisnt Godot
No matter what i play next, i KNOW that it's not going to top this. Yesterday i was bawling my eyes out at 1 a.m. while knowing thatand then at the ending.Phoenix, much to his own regret, was basically exerting too much an already exhausted Maya, who only wanted to protect the man that saved her life
I now understand why the original trilogy is so well regarded. These games are fucking masterpieces.
Taking the words out of my mouth here! Trials and Tribulations is a game unlike anything else. You’d think that we had two games with a bunch of separate and maybe loosely connected cases but no, Trials and Tribulations ties everything up and reveals that it was all just a long game to string it all up in an epic, thematically sound trilogy that gets resolved with a damn bang.
Also, Godot is straight up one of the series’ greatest characters. He just steals the show for me, in a game already filled to the brink with pure narrative quality.
“The prosecution can wield a whip, or drink seventeen cups of coffee - but there’s only one truth!”
Such a phenomenal series. Love them to death.