linked the Flash version of the new Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice
game (alternative site
). I must admit at this point that I keep very quiet whenever anyone gets extremely excited about Phoenix Wright, for, among other things, these reasons
. But then I saw the links and I was, "Hey, Flash version! And it is true that I have never tried this game out, namely because I have never seen anything in it that would make me want to play it! But I really should give everything
a try!" So! WARNING:
1. Extensive screencapping (I make 26, guys)
2. Intrusive legal commentary and occasional YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG! SO WRONG!
3. Inappropriate interpretation :D :D :D
4. Completely gratuitious YGO parallels
(look, this time I didn't even have to try (again!)! They go on and on about a card game!)
5. Even MORE inappropriate Gurren Lagann references
(... I REALLY DID NOT HAVE TO TRY ON THIS ONE OKAY, the main character's name is JUSTICE, so if you believe in justice, you are believing in the Justice WHO BELIEVES IN YOU)
This is Ace Attorney: The Mock Trial version.
Fair warning: I did mock trials for the first two years I was in university, and in my third and last year, I judged them. You aren't quite going to get my usual sort of commentary here. I try to go easy on the law, and don't worry. I wasn't as negative about this game as I make myself out to be. CUT FOR SPOILERS TOO
The scary thing is, our criminal courts actually do look like these. Except that nice plant would be fake, and the furniture isn't quite as nice.
*________________* This idea of lawyer!ratal has been going around in my head for about a month now, and I THINK I SEE ONE OF THE CHARACTERS :D :D :D
Seriously, this kind of character design: long blond hair, pretty, damn smart: I am a sucker for this type on looks alone.
Oh, the poor boy. This is true, though. It can be very nerve-wracking, to present a case. One of my favourite in-court mistakes ever was the following:
Lawyer: "May I please the court- " (it's supposed to be, "May it please the court.")
Judge: *smirk* "Yes, you may please the court."
CONFLICT. OF. INTEREST
THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE.
And if it did, that lawyer would be in SO MUCH TROUBLE.
(see why I can't play this game?)
EVEN WORSE, now he's a MATERIAL WITNESS and the ASSISTANT DEFENSE LAWYER on the case.
This man shouldn't be representing anybody! He should be ON THE WITNESS STAND!
Hello, your client! Why, you're kind of cute. Nice hat.
AHAHAHAHA APOLLO. So cute. MEETING HIM: CARDIAC ARREST. Stop sounding like a schoolgirl with a crush, already!
*laughs even harder for all the wrong reasons*
BELIEVE IN ME WHO BELIEVES IN YOU
NO, BELIEVE IN YOU, WHO BELIEVES IN JUSTICE -
wait, that WOULD be believing in you who believes in YOU!
YOU LEAD I FOLLOW
Ever wonder WHY your client seems to be SO INCREDIBLY calm and so incredibly HELPFUL and seems to know SO MUCH OF HIS WAY AROUND THE SYSTEM?!
This is how you know it's game: when you only have to wait less than twenty minutes for your case to be heard.
There are times when I've been to court and it's four hours until your case is heard.
♥ Why yes, this is a gratuitious pretty-thing screencap.
SO YOUR CLIENT WANTS YOU!
I wonder why you say that ~
SHOCK GASP REVELATION
And Shadi is a mysterious traveller!
And very dead.
I don't even have to try for this one.
... poker, you say.
*giggles* You should work for KaibaCorp! You and Kaiba would make, *cough!* a great team!
*HOWLS WITH LAUGHTER*
YES YOUR HONOUR!
There's very little you can say ~
that I can't take the wrong way ~
When I was watching this, the "Bringing Tort Law Back" chorus of, "Direct examination! Cross-examination! Re-examination!" kept playing in my head.
Maybe he needs a live demonstration.
Sometimes words just ain't enough ~
And to be honest I got really bored around here. So that's all from me! But have fun playing!