Rank: Decisive Witness
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:01 pm
Oh, a walkthrough.. well, it's not like I needed one of those at any point during the trial (goddammit!)... ahem
Nah, that's great of you to add a walkthrough, because this game certainly has a couple of points where you're pulling your hair out of sheer frustration
But that's a good thing, because that means you've found yourself a challenge.
Now for my thoughts of the first half of the case:
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT CASES I'VE EVER PLAYED. And I love every last minute of it! There's nothing too obvious in any of the testemonies, and most of the times (if not every time) you don't just have to present a piece of evidence, and then it's on to the next testimony. No, there's a whole lot of stuff to do at each testimony. I'll also say that, while some of the contradictions are so utterly frustrating, they are always logical... and that's exactly how they should be. Most of the times when I was stuck in the later AA games, like T&T and AJ, it was because I've either found another contradiction that seemed more logical than the one the game was asking you to find, or it simply didn't seem very logical to begin with. So far, that's not the case. I can tell that you've spent a lot of time developing these testimonies.
About the whole logic thing (both the parts where you can present it, and the part where you can connect the pieces): I'm pretty sure that's the best new feature I've ever seen in a fangame. It really adds a lot more to a trial.
I've probably pressed every statement and seen most of the dialouge that's in this first half of the game, and I only stumbled upon very few typos (3-4 I think), but there are still some. I thought about writing them down for you, but I forgot to later on. As I said, there are only 3 or 4, but they are quite obvious when you find them. I suggest you read through your script one more time, in case you wish to remove them (I think I've already pointed one of them out though?)
Apollo Justice swears... two or three times.. It's not like I have a problem with swearing, and it's certainly not because it wouldn't fit in a dramatic trial like this one but.. It's weird to see that Apollo swear. Blood and murder and all is apparently okay in the AA universe, but I only remember one curseword throughout the AA series, so it just seems weird for Apollo to suddenly say "something my ass!".
Overall, the first half of the fangame is excellent. I liked the testemonies, the contradictions, the dialouge (I've already expressed my appreciation for your writing skills, so I won't bother doing it again), and the fact that you're able to make Apollo feel like Apollo (which IS a challenge for some, seeing it was rarely him who was in the spotlight in AJ), and I am really curious as to how the whole thing will end. This could very well shape up to be one of the best fangames I've played (well, I've only played 3 or 4 before this, but still..)