Court-Records.net http://court-records.net A Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All | Trials and Tribulations / Gyakuten Saiban Fansite *Pant-Pant-Pant* en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:22:22 EDT Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:22:22 EDT Wooster Croik Dai Gyakuten Saiban - Official site, trailer Bolt Storm Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:17:36 EDT http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=30447 http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?&f=31&t=30447 Official site: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.capcom.co.jp/new-gyakuten/">http://www.capcom.co.jp/new-gyakuten/</a><!-- m --> (Thanks JapaneseGIRL!)<br /><br />Subbed trailer (turn on annotations): <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuIdjU1I-08">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuIdjU1I-08</a><!-- m --> New Gyakuten Saiban: Dai Gyakuten Saiban (Meiji era, Takumi) L~A Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:04:49 EDT http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=30441 http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?&f=31&t=30441 You won't believe it, but the next Gyakuten Saiban game is in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine. No detail is available at the moment, except the title : Dai Gyakuten Saiban : Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken. Apparently, game takes place during the... Meiji Era. For those wondering : it IS Shu Takumi's mysterious new project, teased during the last JP Nintendo Direct (there's even an interview in the mag). It's for the Nintendo 3DS.<br /><br />Post will be updated as new details come in... In the mean time, here's a 1st scan :<br /><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'><img src="https&#58;//pbs&#46;twimg&#46;com/media/Bl0zhXKCcAAiLU0&#46;jpg&#58;large"></font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//remoon&#46;blog15&#46;fc2&#46;com/blog-entry-30277&#46;html" target="_blank">Source</a> (via <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;neogaf&#46;com/forum/showthread&#46;php?t=805941" target="_blank">NeoGAF</a>), and [strike">whoever&#39;s taking care of the CR Twitter right now[/strike"> Ash :p Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection released in Japan Bolt Storm Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:33:57 EDT http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=30424 http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?&f=31&t=30424 [center"><img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/V8xvYu1&#46;jpg" alt="" />[/center"><br /><br />A heads up to any of our Japanese 3DS-carrying members: the <i>Wright Selection</i> is now available on the Japanese eShop for 3,694 yen (~$36) plus tax and will be available physically in stores in the morning for 3,990 yen (plus tax)!<br /><br />As a reminder, the game includes both English and Japanese text, though unfortunately no Western release has been announced. Celebrate the Bright Age of the Law with AAO! Bad Player Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:47:44 EDT http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=30403 http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?&f=31&t=30403 [center"><a href="http&#58;//aceattorney&#46;sparklin&#46;org/forum/viewtopic&#46;php?f=12&amp;t=9476"><img src="http&#58;//aceattorney&#46;sparklin&#46;org/images/TBAOTL/AAO_TBAOTL_logo&#46;png"></a>[/center"><br /><br />Hey everyone! In case you haven't heard of it before, Ace Attorney Online is an easy-to-use site where you can make your own Ace Attorney fancases. It's exclusively online, and requires no downloads. It's been out there for a while now, so there are already <a href="http&#58;//aceattorney&#46;sparklin&#46;org/manager&#46;php?vue=0" target="_blank">lots of completed cases you can play</a>. (Of course, you can also use the AAO engine to make <a href="http&#58;//aceattorney&#46;sparklin&#46;org/forum/viewtopic&#46;php?f=15&amp;t=4335" target="_blank">things</a> <a href="http&#58;//aceattorney&#46;sparklin&#46;org/forum/viewtopic&#46;php?f=15&amp;t=9259" target="_blank">besides</a> <a href="http&#58;//aceattorney&#46;sparklin&#46;org/forum/viewtopic&#46;php?f=15&amp;t=9455" target="_blank">trials</a>.)<br /><br />Much of AAO's content has been made with the &quot;version 5&quot; editor. However, a few days ago, <a href="http&#58;//aceattorney&#46;sparklin&#46;org/forum/viewtopic&#46;php?f=12&amp;t=9477" target="_blank">AAOv6 entered pre-release</a>, and to celebrate Unas (the head of AAO) is hosting a &quot;Bright Age of the Law&quot; competition! AAOv6 has been programmed from the ground up and features more flexibility and features than the previous engine, such as custom foregrounds, scrolling courtroom shots, and multiple on-screen characters.<br /><br />If you're interested in the AAOv6 editor, you can join the <a href="http&#58;//aceattorney&#46;sparklin&#46;org/forum/viewtopic&#46;php?f=19&amp;t=9479" target="_blank">case competition</a>, and try out AAOv6 firsthand. If you win, your case will become the first featured case made in AAOv6!<br /><br />If you're more visually inclined, you can enter the <a href="http&#58;//aceattorney&#46;sparklin&#46;org/forum/viewtopic&#46;php?f=30&amp;t=9482" target="_blank">sprite competition</a>. While you can easily enter custom sprites for your own use in the AAO editor, the winning sprite set of the competition will be added as a default sprite set in the editor, like the canon character sprites.<br /><br />Finally, if you don't really want to make your own thing but want to help others make theirs, you can write a tutorial for the <a href="http&#58;//aceattorney&#46;sparklin&#46;org/forum/viewtopic&#46;php?f=61&amp;t=9486" target="_blank">tutorial competition</a>.<br /><br />(The winners of the three competitions will also each get a snazzy mug and custom forum title.)<br /><br />AAO is free to join and use, so give it a try! The main Bright Age of the Law page (which includes a trailer that shows off the AAOv6 engine) can be found <a href="http&#58;//aceattorney&#46;sparklin&#46;org/forum/viewtopic&#46;php?f=12&amp;t=9476" target="_blank">here</a>. Takumi's new AA title in Famitsu? (UPDATE: Or not) Bolt Storm Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:46:37 EDT http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=30400 http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?&f=31&t=30400 I wouldn't expect anything too massive to come out of this, but <a href="http&#58;//ameblo&#46;jp/gsfun/entry-11817293532&#46;html" target="_blank">hoso_boso</a> has pointed out that Famitsu's preview for this week's issue mentions Takumi's new AA game as part of their &quot;Truth Behind the Game Rumors&quot; feature.<br /><br />[quote">??????2014?4?24???2014?4?10?????“????? ????2014”???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????<br />[..."><br />???????????????????????[/quote"><br /><br />[quote=&quot;Translation&quot;">In our 2014/4/24 issue (on sale 2014/4/10), we'll be examining these rumors in our &quot;Truth Behind the Game Rumors 2014&quot; special section! We've asked various game creators about whether or not these rumors hold water. And it's not just &quot;no comments&quot; or fake info they gave, but scoops you can only read here!<br /><br />[..."><br /><br />?Is there an unusual development going on with Shu Takumi's new <i>Ace Attorney</i> series?[/quote"><br /><br />Again - this is Famitsu, and unless it's a dedicated article, they tend not to actually have that much new info. My guess is we'll get a no comment or a few hints at most from Takumi, so don't go expecting a blowout. Still, any news would be welcome!<br /><br /><b>Update:</b> <a href="http&#58;//gematsu&#46;com/2014/04/famitsu-feature-final-fantasy-x-3-development-level-5-considering-new-developments-ushiro#P6M7wovLhKmb3SWy&#46;99" target="_blank">Gematsu</a> has a summary of the article, and the new AA game isn't mentioned. Sounds like they got no commented! We'll keep an ear out for if it was overlooked by the leaker, but I wouldn't get too excited. Nah, Layton vs. AA vs. GT vs. LB isn't actually happening Bolt Storm Tue, 01 Apr 2014 01:19:44 EDT http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=30384 http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?&f=31&t=30384 <i>So yeah: the below is an April Fool's gag, not anything real. Sorry!<br /><br />At C-R we like to do something or other around April Fools', but this year we didn't manage to pull anything together in time. That's when I saw this post floating around Tumblr, and given the amount of effort that went into it, it seemed like a fun thing to pick up on in lieu of a prank of our own. After contacting the artist for permission, we reposted it here and on Twitter/Tumblr.<br /><br />And speaking of said artist, <a href="http&#58;//navnavprime&#46;tumblr&#46;com/" target="_blank">navnavprime</a> - they put a lot of work into this, with NPCs based off of other Tumblr users, voice clips from various sources, faux concept art, and everything. It's all in good fun, and the creator hopes to use some of these resources in an upcoming fanfic. Give them a hand for putting the time into this, and for being kind enough to let us spread the fun.</i><br /><br />[center"><img src="https&#58;//31&#46;media&#46;tumblr&#46;com/3329bfe50634aad18ccc9e82ea0f031b/tumblr_inline_n3bjdy7hWa1r4ssmx&#46;png">[/center"><br /><br />A reliable tipster by the name of Frail Spool has leaked onto Tumblr the true face of Shuu Takumi's next game: a sequel to PLvsPW bringing Ghost Trick and Layton Brothers into the fold! <br /><br />Asked to describe the game, the tipster passed along this message from their source, Hito:<br /><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>Now, I know some people here don’t like Layton Brothers, but they’re in here. So I took a look at the text document, and after reading a few paragraphs of how she was doing, Hito explained a few things to me.<br /><br />&quot;Well, seeing how we explored the past in the first VS game, we decided to have a sequel set in place in the future. Of course, we decided to add Layton Brothers given its time period, and Ghost Trick given the time traveling aspect that game has already.&quot;<br /><br />&quot;To adjust the characters style to mingle well with Ghost Trick’s hard shading and style, the characters where given a paler color pallete and the shading being not black, but close to black to emulate the neat shading they have.&quot;<br /><br />&quot;Capcom is currently discussing how the Ghost Trick mechanics will work on the 3DS, but we have a harder job. It’s difficult to format Layton Brothers’ controls on a 3DS touch screen, but we’re almost there. Can’t share details though, higher ups don’t appreciate gameplay leaks.&quot;</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br />Hit up the <a href="http&#58;//vampirevann&#46;tumblr&#46;com/post/81324822648/okay-so-i-got-a-letter-in-the-mail" target="_blank">source</a> for more art and information! Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: EU Launch Bolt Storm Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:47:57 EDT http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=30372 http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?&f=31&t=30372 [center"><img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/qe5ME&#46;jpg" alt="" />[/center"><br /><br />Three and a half years, give or take a bit. That's how long it's been since <i>Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney</i> was first revealed in a blaze of glory (and animated trailer). Since then there's been a second <i>Ace Attorney Investigations</i> game released, a fifth <i>Ace Attorney</i> game announced, developed, and released internationally, and three Layton games released internationally. Busy times for both series, but for those of us who can't speak Japanese (and who have a European 3DS), the wait is over. <i>Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney</i> launches today in Europe with the full power of the NoE publishing machine behind it, bringing us a Multi-6, physical release. (Sadly, American AA fans will have to wait for later this year.)<br /><br />As always, the C-R forums are open for discussion of the game. We'd also like to take the opportunity to reach out to the community and ask for some help building a PLvsPW section for the site. We'd love to hear about localized names (not just English ones!) and their associated puns in <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;forums&#46;court-records&#46;net/viewtopic&#46;php?f=41&amp;t=30370" target="_blank">this topic over here</a>, and if anyone feels up to the challenge of writing chapter summaries for our Cases section, drop a post over <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;forums&#46;court-records&#46;net/viewtopic&#46;php?f=41&amp;t=30371" target="_blank">here</a>. Lastly, since the game is somewhat more open than a traditional AA game, we'd love to host any walkthroughs people make; reach out to us through e-mail (<!-- e --><a href="mailto:courtrecord@gmail.com">courtrecord@gmail.com</a><!-- e --> - no, there's no 's') or post on the forums to let us know.<br /><br />Finally, PLvsPW graphics will be added to the site slowly over the coming weeks. If you have a 3DS capture card and would like to help out, again - let us know by sending an e-mail or posting in <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;forums&#46;court-records&#46;net/viewtopic&#46;php?f=41&amp;t=30258" target="_blank">this thread</a> (which already has some graphics for early parts of the game.) And maybe more importantly - if you can record (ideally via line-in audio, not just a mic) voice clips for the characters (think &quot;Objection!&quot; shouts) in any language, that'd be fantastic!<br /><br />So dust off your top hats and pick up your picarats, folks. A very special court is now in session.<br /><br /><b>Update:</b> the game is now live on the European eShop! Official EU homepages of Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Lusankya Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:05:19 EDT http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=30361 http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?&f=31&t=30361 English: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-3DS/Professor-Layton-vs-Phoenix-Wright-Ace-Attorney-845517.html">http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintend ... 45517.html</a><!-- m --><br />German: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.nintendo.de/Spiele/Nintendo-3DS/Professor-Layton-vs-Phoenix-Wright-Ace-Attorney--845517.html">http://www.nintendo.de/Spiele/Nintendo- ... 45517.html</a><!-- m --><br />Dutch: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.nintendo.nl/Spellen/Nintendo-3DS/Professor-Layton-vs-Phoenix-Wright-Ace-Attorney--845517.html">http://www.nintendo.nl/Spellen/Nintendo ... 45517.html</a><!-- m --><br />Italian: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.nintendo.it/Giochi/Nintendo-3DS/Il-Professor-Layton-vs-Phoenix-Wright-Ace-Attorney--845517.html">http://www.nintendo.it/Giochi/Nintendo- ... 45517.html</a><!-- m --><br />French: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.nintendo.fr/Jeux/Nintendo-3DS/Professeur-Layton-vs-Phoenix-Wright-Ace-Attorney--845517.html">http://www.nintendo.fr/Jeux/Nintendo-3D ... 45517.html</a><!-- m --><br />Spanish: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.nintendo.es/Juegos/Nintendo-3DS/El-Profesor-Layton-vs-Phoenix-Wright-Ace-Attorney--845517.html">http://www.nintendo.es/Juegos/Nintendo- ... 45517.html</a><!-- m --><br /><br /><br />So we now also know the names for Jodola:<br />Eng: High Inquisitor <b>Darklaw</b><br />Ger: Großinquisitorin <b>Gloria</b><br />Dut: Hooginquisiteur <b>Darvell</b><br />Ita: Sommo Inquisitore <b>Laura</b><br />Fra: Grande Inquisitrice <b>Aurora<br /></b>Esp: Suma Inquisidora <b>Diana</b><br /><br />Btw. you might want not to click on Luke's profile, because the image is kinda spoilery. I don't know why they used it. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright - Reviews Bolt Storm Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:12:58 EDT http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=30347 http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?&f=31&t=30347 Though the game isn't out for another ten days in Europe, Nintendo has lifted the review embargo on <i>Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney</i>, and NeoGAF's Kazerei was kind enough to gather up a bunch of the reviews! Take a look, though be warned some of the full reviews might have spoilers (or at least spoiler-ish stuff.)<br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;nintendoworldreport&#46;com/review/36886/professor-layton-vs-phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-review" target="_blank">Nintendo World Report: 8.5/10</a><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is one beautifully crafted game and an extremely well put together crossover. The original story has many twists and it becomes more interesting as everything unfolds. The intriguing cast of characters, seamless transitions of the two gameplay styles and stunning presentation makes this all one adventure you don't want to miss. It will be somewhat easy for veterans and that is a slight irritation, but nothing that should stop you from having a fine time in Labyrinthia. If you have been searching for the next big Nintendo 3DS game, well, you have just found it. With roughly 25 hours of content and additional free stuff coming at a later date, you would be shamefully missing one of the best games to ever grace the system.</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;gamespot&#46;com/reviews/professor-layton-vs-phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-re/1900-6415695/" target="_blank">GameSpot: 8/10</a><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>THE GOOD<br />+ Some of the best courtroom scenes of any Ace Attorney<br />+ Hysterical dialogue<br />+ Quality cutscenes make the story a delight<br />+ Interesting setting that makes character crossover seem plausible<br />THE BAD<br />? Layton's sections are not as interesting as Phoenix's<br />? Feels like two games, rather than a cohesive one</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;eurogamer&#46;net/articles/2014-03-18-professor-layton-vs-phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-review" target="_blank">Eurogamer: 8/10</a><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>&quot;All rise!&quot;<br /><br />&quot;Your Honour, we are here today to hear the case of Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, two popular 3DS puzzle series brought together for the first time by franchise creators Level-5 and Capcom. We will seek to establish that this collaboration has been both creatively fruitful and rewarding for fans of both.&quot;</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;nintendolife&#46;com/reviews/3ds/professor_layton_vs_phoenix_wright_ace_attorney" target="_blank">Nintendo Life: 8/10</a><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney delivers an utterly charming, enjoyable experience to satisfy fans of both franchises; it's a crossover that, when experienced, seems entirely natural. The individual parts are pleasurable and entertaining, as always, though perhaps fall a little below the exceptional standards of their main-series contemporaries, and there's a lingering sense that more gameplay innovation to blend the two brands could have been explored. These are minor complaints in the grand scheme of a lengthy adventure, however, and the storytelling — combined with character development — has been delicately constructed; Level-5 and Capcom have done a commendable job. The end result is another 3DS title that exemplifies much of what sets Nintendo's portable hardware and supporting software apart; it provides heart-warming, accessible fun, and entertainment to last for many hours.</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;edge-online&#46;com/review/professor-layton-vs-phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-review/" target="_blank">Edge Online: 7/10</a><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>Though the necessities of catering to two different audiences mean that it perhaps never quite reaches the heights of either of the pair’s best individual outings, as the credits roll, you’ll likely experience a hollow feeling, the emptiness that only the best stories leave behind. In the end, Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright is a collaboration that rarely feels like a compromise; few, we imagine, would object to a rematch.</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//metro&#46;co&#46;uk/2014/03/19/professor-layton-vs-phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-review-law-and-order-4646585/" target="_blank">Metro: 9/10</a><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>In Short: Probably the most satisfying video games crossover ever made, and one that plays with the conventions of both franchises and still delivers a funny and touching story.<br /><br />Pros: Utterly charming from the first moment, with a structure that never short changes either game or its characters. Some interesting twists to Ace Attorney’s gameplay and fantastic presentation.<br /><br />Cons: It is still possible to get completely stuck on the Layton puzzles, although there’s a little more help than usual with Phoenix. It’s pretty easy to guess how the plot is going to end.</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;thesixthaxis&#46;com/2014/03/19/professor-layton-vs-phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-review/" target="_blank">The Sixth Axis: 7/10</a><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is very much a jack of all trades, master of none. The puzzles in the Adventure scenario can be enjoyable, but are mostly far too easy and it feels like the whole thing was designed on autopilot, and I was disappointed with the way the plot explained certain things away. Thankfully, the witch trials are a lot better, and certainly provide the high points for the game.<br /><br />Don’t get me wrong, the game is certainly above average, but doesn’t come close to touching the best that Professor Layton or Phoenix Wright has to offer.</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;godisageek&#46;com/2014/03/professor-layton-vs-phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-review/" target="_blank">God is a Geek: 7/10</a><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>Fittingly, the combination of the two series is a logical one. You use puzzles to find evidence to support a case, and it all makes sense, which is vital for this kind of crossover. Similarly, creating a new setting blends the world together better than making only one of them a fish out of water. But while the crossover may make sense, neither the Layton or the Wright sections are perfect. It’s all a bit too “entry level” on both counts.</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;japanator&#46;com/import-review-professor-layton-vs-ace-attorney-28075&#46;phtml" target="_blank">Japanator: 8/10 (import)</a><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>Rather than relying on multidimensional portals or hackneyed excuses as to why these two franchises can come together, Shu Takumi (Ace Attorney) and his staff keep it simple. Layton lives in England and Phoenix lives in Japan. There's absolutely no reason why the two of them can't meet, which lends Layton vs AA consistency in terms of its overall narrative. These are the characters you know and love, and it feels surprisingly natural to see them interact and work together on screen. Professor Layton's wisdom and confidence complement Phoenix Wright's goofy underdog personality in ways that play with player expectations. Likewise, Luke and Maya are adorable together, forming something of an older sister/little brother bond. Bringing Shu Takumi, on board was clearly the right decision, as he manages to make these crossover relationships feel natural.<br /><br />So Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney somehow manages to come together on a narrative level, but what about the gameplay? This is where I think people might need to temper their expectations. The game is divided into two very clear sections: the Layton part, and the Ace Attorney part. The different gameplay in both sections never really comes together in a cohesive way, which is something of a disappointment.</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;pocketgamer&#46;co&#46;uk/r/3DS/Professor+Layton+vs+Ace+Attorney/review&#46;asp?c=48108" target="_blank">Pocket Gamer: 8/10 (import)</a><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>The answers to the town's many mysteries don't come easily, meaning there are more than 30 hours of gameplay to get through. Individual trials can take hours, and there's no shortage of talking between puzzles, so be prepared to settle down to get the most from the experience.</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;digitalspy&#46;ca/gaming/review/a558613/professor-layton-vs-phoenix-wright-review-3ds-a-winning-crossover&#46;html" target="_blank">Digital Spy: 4/5</a><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>When you aren't bogged down by text, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney's crossover gameplay is perfectly complementary, providing an experience we wouldn't object to one day revisiting.</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;computerandvideogames&#46;com/454486/reviews/review-professor-layton-vs-phoenix-wright-is-an-epic-battle-of-wits-review/" target="_blank">CVG: 8/10</a><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>The rest of the game follows the same structure as that featured in the prologue: a Layton exploration section, then a Wright courtroom section, then back to Layton again and so forth. Given the story's unusually long adventure - taking us around 30 hours to finish it, it's twice as long as an entry from either series - it's essentially two full games split into chapter-sized chunks and mixed together.<br /><br />Does it work in practice? For the most part, yes. Fans of both series can be satisfied that each game is respectfully handled and well represented in this joint-venture, though there's still room for improvement.</font></td></tr></table><br> PLvsPWAA footage (spoiler) JapaneseGIRL Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:54:39 EDT http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=30346 http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?&f=31&t=30346 <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/video/36887/explore-labyrinthia-in-four-minutes-of-professor-layton-vs-phoenix-wright">http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/vide ... nix-wright</a><!-- m --><br /><br />[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright"> Bossy Baker Footage <br /><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ek76gEvmBk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ek76gEvmBk</a><!-- m --><br /><br />[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright"> Unclear Vision Footage <br /><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhOTgpq1qAk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhOTgpq1qAk</a><!-- m --><br /><br />[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright"> Witch's Court Footage <br /><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFyp3rHfivI">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFyp3rHfivI</a><!-- m --><br /><br />[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright"> Inquisitor Enters Court Footage <br /><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cietxxiAf9k">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cietxxiAf9k</a><!-- m --><br /><br />[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright"> Memories Footage <br /><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aYmtVmXwEI">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aYmtVmXwEI</a><!-- m --><br /><br />[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright"> Storyteller's Arrival Footage <br /><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUwJQw_YRRQ">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUwJQw_YRRQ</a><!-- m --><br /><br />[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright"> Something Amiss Footage <br /><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPbkrwxkgpU">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPbkrwxkgpU</a><!-- m --><br /><br />[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright"> Apprentice Baker Footage <br /><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vu8U-FZitY">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vu8U-FZitY</a><!-- m -->