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Location: Milton Keynes, England
Rank: Ace Attorney
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:50 pm
Southern Corn (SC) wrote:
I actually somewhat agree with you for the most part. Only switch DD and Layton and they're pretty similar. Though I also don't think AAI2 is flawless,but still.
Your rankings seem to be very common in places,but what makes you hate the English Turnabout so much? That was what really got me by surprise.
I don't think there's a single game in the series that's flawless, or even a single case for that matter (save for maybe Grand, which I have only played once, so maybe there's something I missed). Trials & Tribulations has the least flaws of any game in the series, but AAI2 has three of the absolute greatest cases in the series and I can't quite say that for any other game in this franchise. When I rank things, the highest high points are more important than the lowest lows.
Speaking of which, on the subject of The Englihs Turnabout...
"Hate" really isn't the right word. The only case I really "hate" is The Final Witch Trial, and even that had its merits. And there are several cases higher-up on the list that I have far more venom for.
Thing is, though, the cases evoke any genuine irritation out of me - Kidnapped, Lost, Storyteller, to name a few - all have things they do well enough that I can't quite bring myself to hate them. Kidnapped is the most Lang-heavy case in the series, Lost has some great contradictions, and Storyteller has
The problem with English is simply that there is nothing
in it that I can bring myself to love. The witnesses are bland, poorly-written, and amount to little more than gimmicks. The contradictions are nothing we haven't seen before. And while it did an okay job getting us interested in the overarching plot, the setup it provides is not used well at all and unlike, say, Trump, it doesn't hold up even a little once we know the full context.
Sure, there's little bits that are decent. The animations are fun, Maya's pipe-bash was funny, and the remixed AA1 tunes are a nice touch, but none of it was impressive
Oh, and there is one thing worthy of "hate" - the most contrived way possible to introduce the culprit's motive.