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Location: Crane, Poole, and Schmidt
Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 1:46 am
I like the idea of a jury bar, although I don't know if I would make it that complicated. Here's my idea for the Jurist system:
I want the Jurist System to come back, and I think that it probably will. If it doesn't it would completely ruin the impact of Case 4-4. However, I do think it needs to change in order to work:
1. YOU ARE NOT THE JUROR. I think we all can be sure this one will happen. We won't be the Juror/decide the verdict in most cases. (Although doing it again would be interesting and thought provoking if the case wasn't as obviously deserving of a "Not Guilty" as most AA cases are. It could add even more depth and thought to the series.) So basically it will work almost the same way as the judge. And, as is the norm, the Judge still decides what is allowed and not allowed in court.
2. THE PENALTY SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE ALTERED. One thing that didn't work for me in 4-4 was the fact that the Judge can pronounce a guilty verdict. I think the judge shouldn't be allowed to pronounce the defendant guilty. However, in order to still have the game over, I would suggest that they change it to this:
3. WHAT YOU DO STILL AFFECTS THE JURY AND THE CASE. If you change the penalty system, you still need a way to monitor how you're doing with the case. I don't know if anyone else has played it, but Telltale games released a game called Law & Order: Legacies, based on the TV show. In court, there is a "jury bar" which shows how the jury is leaning on the case. The better you do, the more the jury sides with you. If you make mistakes, the jury leans more with the prosecution. I think something like this would work very well for GS5. If your penalty bar runs out, it signals the Jury has a unanimous opinion on the case and in that case the jury can give a verdict early. (which sounds outlandish in regards to real-life court systems, but the 3 day system probably wouldn't have a problem with it lol) The only problem I see with this: If you're this close to a game over (say, one bit of green bar left) and you win the case, why does the jury pronounce a not guilty if most of them aren't leaning towards you.
Sorry about writing all of that, but I figured I might as well tell my whole idea about the system.