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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies for iOS

By Capcom Entertainment Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Aug 19, 2014

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies is the second port in the Ace Attorney series to make it to iOS. The fifth installment of the renowned graphic novel game series sees the return of Phoenix Wright as the main protagonist.

Pros

Fully fleshed-out stories: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies features well-written cases, funny dialogue, and charming characters. If you like mystery and detective stories and are willing to ignore the blatant disregard for due process, you'll find the series endearing.

Optimized control: Originally optimized for the Nintendo 3DS (which featured a dual-screen touch interface), Dual Destinies' new iOS port is seamless. We actually preferred the game on the iPad.

Higher resolution: With the iPad you get a higher-resolution picture than the original game on the Retina Display: 2,048 x 1,536 pixels on the iPad over the even larger 800 x 240 pixels on the 3DS XL.

Cons

No 3D: The 3DS is a 3D-enabled screen; with the iPad you get a higher-quality image but no additional dimension.

Shaking continuity: Unlike previous games in the series, Dual Destinies' cases are well written but feel more like standalone stories than larger narratives. Transitions between cases seem rushed, and previous plots are discarded for more pressing matters.

Bottom Line

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies is better than its 3DS predecessor. More graphic novel than video game, the port features higher-quality animation than the original release, intuitive controls, and the same great storytelling. Dual Destinies is a great grab for any mobile gamer.


Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.00.01

Supported iOS and Devices - iOS 6.1 through iOS 7.1.1, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod Touch (Generation 5), iPad (Generation 2 and later), iPad Air, iPad mini

General

Release August 14, 2014
Date Added August 14, 2014
Version 1.00.01

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,333
Downloads Last Week 4
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Developer's Description

There are no "Objections!" to the latest entry in the Ace Attorney series! Become a lawyer and solve the case! Your client's life is in your hands!

Game Intro

Point Your Way to Victory


Simply tap the screen to play. The intuitive interface includes useful features such as a backlog for you to re-read testimony and story dialogue.

Immersive Investigations


Freely explore 3D crime scenes for evidence and speak with witnesses for information that you can use in court.

Fast-Paced, Entertaining Trials


Dismantle lies and resolve contradictions between witnesses' words and the evidence. Solve the case and save your client from trumped-up charges!

Colorful Cast of Characters


Join Phoenix Wright and his junior lawyers as they confront an all new cast of interesting, amusing, and sometimes outrageous characters. Fan favorites also make their return under some unexpected and unusual circumstances!

Surprising Twists


Delight in solving the mysteries and smile at the characters' amusing and often ridiculous shenanigans. The drama and dialogue will keep you laughing, crying, and guessing until the very end!

Lighthearted Additional Content


Dress the three lawyer protagonists up in costumes and use them in the main game for some unintentionally humorous trials!

In addition, try your hand at the extra Special Episode "Turnabout Reclaimed"! Can you successfully defend a wrongfully accused killer killer whale and bring this aquatic punk pirate show to a happy end?

iCloud Support


Transfer your save data between multiple iOS devices to play wherever and whenever you want!

The story in this game is the same as in previous releases.