Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

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Nov 21, 2017

For those that have never tried this fourth Ace Attorney game, there is no reason not to pick up Apollo Justice. The riveting story is much more serious and emotional, the cases will shock and surprise you, and the soundtrack and cast of characters new and old are absolutely unforgettable.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2017

Nine years old and still Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney looks as great as ever.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2017

If you've been struggling to get an original copy to finish your collection, then this remaster will answer your prayers, but it's hard to recommend Apollo Justice for any other reason.

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78 / 100
Nov 29, 2017

Having it available on the 3DS allows returning fans as well as new players to experience the series at its best in this day and age

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ZTGD

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8 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2017

Apollo Justice for the 3DS isn't leaps and bounds better than the original with only a handful of meaningful updates to justify its re-release, but it stands as the definitive way to experience the classic misadventures of Apollo and Trucy.

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8 / 10
Dec 12, 2017

This rerelease of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is an interesting one because it doesn't really do anything that we didn't see when it originally came out 10 years ago, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Rather than of a rebuilt game with shiny bells and whistles that clutter up the core experience, we're instead treaded to a faithful rendition with updated visuals for a modern console generation. It's the easiest way to experience the game if you haven't before, and it's a great way to pay it another visit if you have. As its lifecycle crawls to a close, the Nintendo 3DS has become somewhat of an archive, collecting franchise favorites and housing them all in one place. With the rest of the mainline Ace Attorney series already available on the 3DS eShop, it was just a matter of time before Apollo Justice had his day in court.

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80 / 100
Nov 21, 2017

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney a great remastered version of the original DS title and offers some few but great additions that make it feel like a more full package. That said and aside from the obvious graphic improvement the game is, for better or worse, the same title that many remember from 10 years ago.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2017

I can't say that my time with Apollo Justice has been a fantastic intro to the series, but I'm glad I did finally jump in.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2017

The writing is captivating, and the visual updates appreciated. It's satisfying to finish, yet I was also a bit sad to see the credits roll.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2017

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is still a great game eleven years after its original release. This porting, homewever, feels incredibly lazy due to the little difference in comparison to the original release. This, along with the questionable price tag, makes this remastered not so easy to recommend.

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4.5 / 5.0
Nov 21, 2017

By bringing Apollo Justice to 3DS, every main title in the Ace Attorney series is now readily available to fans looking to dive into court cases on the handheld.

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7.2 / 10.0
May 11, 2018

Even with its flaws, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney proves the series' longevity by remaining a riveting and entertaining romp through its oddball legal world.

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Cubed3

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8 / 10
Jan 26, 2018

It may have taken its time arriving on the 3DS, but Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is just as engaging as it was over ten years ago. Franchise veterans may be a little disappointed by the lack of positive changes in this new version, but those who didn't get to experience franchise's most exciting leap forward in its original incarnation are ensured a fantastic time here, and it's a great way to contemplate the classic series' genius before its brave leap onto the Nintendo Switch in the coming year.

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B+
Dec 20, 2017

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney remains as fun today as it was on Nintendo DS, improved with manual text scrolling right out of the gates and improved visuals. The storyline will grip you from beginning to end, with a satisfying payoff that really helps bring things to a proper climax. 3DS might be long in the tooth, but the quality of software that continues to hit the platform is keeping the platform feeling fresh.

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Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Dec 7, 2017

Despite my criticisms, Apollo Justice is an unforgettable entry in the Ace Attorney series. It serves to push the series' overarching plot forward in meaningful ways while hammering home the value of truth to a world that so desperately tries to avoid it. It even represents the peak of comedy in a series that is renowned for it.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

undefined.If you haven't played this game since the original DS version launched back in 2007 or never experienced the game to begin with, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up an essential chapter in a beloved franchise.  If you've never played any Ace Attorney games before at all, Hold It!! What are you doing reading this review? Go pick up the Phoenix Wright trilogy on the eShop first, and then we'll talk.

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9 / 10
Nov 26, 2017

Even with some issues this is still a memorable experience that is equal parts thrilling and exciting, heartbreaking and heartwarming, with memorable characters, events and music, and is a worthy entry in the venerable series.

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8 / 10
Dec 11, 2017

For those that have yet to witness his early career, it is still hard to deny that the return of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney on Nintendo 3DS is the perfect chance to experience it for the first time. It’s slightly more expensive than Capcom’s port to smart devices, but, stylus in hand, there’s no better way to defend those in need.

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