Episode 1 - Part 1Welcome to the menu screen. There aren't any other options to choose from other than starting a New Game.
Let's begin!(POLSY VIDEO ~ Prologue - Episode 1)(MUSIC ~ Prologue)During a prologue sequence, the bottom screen of the DS will display the episode and its title in white font on a black backdrop. The action only happens on the top screen because the game was originally formatted for the Gameboy Advance system.Music Fades to Silence...And there you have it. We dab onto our first murder case in which they explicitly point out the murderer's identity right off the bat. Frankly, discovering the identity of the murderer is considered only [s]half[/s] a tenth of the fun. We will need to prove that they were responsible for committing the crime. This can be done by grinding their alibi to dust and shoving evidence down their throats.
Fun times are steadily approaching us in the world of an Ace Attorney.There is this neat little typewriter SFX as the green letters roll into the screen. There are many other sound effects that add quite a bit of charm during a playthrough. Sadly, screenshots simply cannot convey that.
The defendant lobby is where we meet our clients before the beginning of a trial and during trial breaks.(MUSIC ~ Courtroom Lounge)Hey, it's our young and worrisome protagonist, Phoenix Wright! We really do not know much about him at the moment, nor what he looks like. He hasn't slept a wink last night, and for good reasons. We will soon find out why.Mia Fey, Phoenix's aide and mentor. We don't know jack squat about her right now either.
Well, I have to say Phoenix, I'm impressed!
It says a lot about you... and your client as well.
Um... thanks.So from what we can guess, Phoenix here is a defense lawyer whose first case is for a murder trial. Can we honestly guess that Phoenix might be a bit of a masochist?
Actually, it's because I owe him a favor.
You mean you knew the defendant before this case?
Actually, I kind of owe my current job to him.
He's one of the reasons I became an attorney.
I just... really want to help him. I owe him that much.Aww, looks like Phoenix regained a bit of confidence by talking to Mia about his aspirations. Overall, he seems like a genuinely nice guy! Hopefully his client isn't too stressed out for the upcoming trial or else this touching moment could turn awkwar--
Music Cuts to Silence.The DS screen usually experiences mini-earthquakes and flashes of lightning when something loud or catastrophic happens. In this case, it's probably caused by some guy shouting his life woes to some poor indoor plants.
Isn't that your client screaming over there?
It sounds like he wants to die ...He's just a tad bit nervous, he's only exaggerating... I hope.(MUSIC ~ Courtroom Lounge)Larry Butz, our lucky first client. He tends to call Phoenix Nick, a nickname derived from his name Phoe-nick-s.
What!? What's wrong, Larry?
I can't live in a world without her! I can't!
Who... who took her away from me, Nick? Who did this!?
Aww, Nick, ya gotta tell me! Who took my baby away!?
(Hmm... The person responsible for your girlfriend's death?)The plot thickens!Music Fades to Silence...
Here's the story:
My first case is a fairly simple one.
The guy they arrested was the unlucky sap dating her:Larry has the worst of luck, I swear.
He has a knack for getting himself in trouble.
One thing I can say though: it's usually not his fault.
He just has terrible luck.
That and I owe him one. Which is why I took the case... to clear his name.
And that's what I'm going to do!And we will do just that! It's time to defend the heck out of Larry!
Gameplay begins next post.
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