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Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies

Do you want to be an ace attorney? Learning the law is hard and cumbersome for many people. But, you do not have to be an actual lawyer to enjoy solving cases.

If you own a Nintendo 3DS and you want to have a taste of what it is like to be an attorney, then play Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destinies. This game is the seventh installment of the popular Ace Attorney series. This game is made by Capcom and it is officially for the Nintendo 3DS console.

Phoenix Wright returns as the main protagonist of the game. The Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies has a pretty similar gameplay to that of its predecessors. Gather evidence and present it to the court to contradict a witness’ statement about your client. The game requires you to defend your client, because you are an ace attorney (or, at least, Phoenix Wright is).

Unlike previous versions, Phoenix Wright Dual destinies now feature full 3D elements and environments and some occasional 2D sprites from time to time. The 3D environments allow for some dynamic camera angles so that it will let you see the crime scene in full detail.

There are certain mechanics that are also in this game such as the Psyche Lock where you will present evidence to certain witnesses and it will unlock certain stories about the item and the Perceive system where you have the power to look at the witness’ certain reactions. Are they nervous? If so, it may give their case away.

With returning mechanics, there are also new mechanics in Dual Destinies. There is now a Mood Matrix where you can gauge the witness’ moods and emotions and you can use this as a discrepancy. This, in turn, will lead you to make the witness present more information about the case.

If you like to be a detective from time to time, Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies also feature a Revisualization feature where plays can review the evidence so that they can get more information about the case. You can piece similar evidence together to form new conclusions.

And lastly, the game also introduces a new mechanic called the Consult system where the player will have the chance to consult with their partner for any advice about the case or you could also release a press statement.

There are a lot of interesting characters in Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies. The main protagonist is, of course, Phoenix Wright. He takes the Bar exam again to become a defense attorney.

Phoenix Wright will be joined by a lawyer who specializes in Analytical Psychology named Athena Cykes. Apollo Justice, Phoenix Wright’s apprentice, will also be in the game.

Other notable characters include Simon Blackquill, a prosecutor who is currently serving a murder sentence; Juniper Woods, which happens to be Athena’s childhood friend who sentenced with the Murder of a certain Law school teacher, and so much more.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destinies is a great game and a good addition to the Ace Attorney Franchise. If you want to don your thinking cap and solve cases, Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies is the game to play in your Nintendo 3DS.