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Rank: Ace Attorney
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I was positively surprised since this case was in the bottom two for me, and in my mind it had mythologized itself into an epically boring case. But... it's not that bad. I wasn't bored while playing, the difficulty was enough for being a tutorial case and it served as a nice intro to the game itself and to Athena
and Aploplo the Apollo-imposter
. Also, it was nice that we weren't just standing in the courtroom the entire case (as a sidenote, this must be the only first case to go on for two days?). My only problems were the cutacenes and Apollo's derpy-shonen-hero-OOC-ness, but both of these things will bother me for the rest of the game, I'm afraid. The end of the trial was pretty awkward but otherwise, a smooth ride.
I think Phoenix showed a nice level of maturity in this case, that shows he has grown up since his former lawyer-days. And, as they touch upon, he just got his badge back and is taking off from where he was at T&T but at the same time basically starting over, so it makes sense that he'd make some hasty arguments and get a bit stumped at times.
Cut-scenes aside, this gave me a good impression of Athena, too (since I didn't really remember how she was introduced here). For the first part of the case, she didn't come off as that perky and exciteable to me, and I kinda wish they had kept her at that level the whole way through and she wouldn't have been so similar to previous perky, exciteable AA-teenage ladies.
(......Ack! I've run out of snide comments!)