This game is about a lawyer who has to protect his clients from being proven guilty. While the game sounds simple, it is anything but. It is one of the best ideas for a ds game I have ever encountered. The game blends perfect use of the ds's touch screen with crazy antics, engaging puzzle elements, and an ever-changing story. You play Phoneix Wright, a defense attorney and are tasked with keeping justice in the world. You do this by digging up clues to keep your clients innocent and find the guilty party. However, Phoneix only handles murder cases, so almost everything you do matters. That is where the health bar comes in. The health bar diminshes if you make a mistake while in the court room and while investigating. The difficulty is never too hard and it makes the game a pleasurable experience as you figure out what really happened in each case. However, there are only 4 cases and they only last 3-4 hours each and therefore, there is little replay value. Also, the game is very text-based. This could have been allieviated if the game had voice-acting, but sadly it doesn't. Those are really the only knocks on an otherwise solid ds game.
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