Happy Friday, everyone!
Here we are, the last Friday of the month and the year! I hope everyone’s 2019 was as happy and productive as it could have been for you!
Probably one of my favorite games from the past decade, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth was a spin-off of the popular Ace Attorney video games. Investigations arrived on the Nintendo DS internationally in 2010 and took place in between the third and forth Ace Attorney games, Trials and Tribulations and Apollo Justice, respectively.
One of the main hooks, so to speak, of this game was due to the fact that you took direct control of Miles Edgeworth in the game, being able to make him walk from destination to destination and interact with the environment rather than just pointing and clicking like the other games in the series. Investigations focuses more on the deductive reasoning aspect of the games, solving mysteries and crimes at the scenes rather than in the courtroom.
The game had generally favorable reviews and sold well enough in Japan to warrant a sequel. However, since the sales weren’t great internationally, the sequel was never released outside of Japan. A group of dedicated fans and gamers, however, have created an English translation patch, should anyone outside of Japan wish to try the game.
Considering he’s one of my favorite characters in the Ace Attorney world, being able to play a game dedicated to Miles Edgeworth was a treat. It was a little silly — sometimes it seemed liked Edgeworth was the only competent character in the game’s world — and repetitive with trial and error responses, but I enjoyed the stories and both new and familiar characters from the other Ace Attorney games.