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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

26 critics
8.35
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Cody GravelleJul 26, 2021
If that bizarre collection of potential influences isn't enough to entice prospective detectives, perhaps it is sufficient to say that The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is, first and most importantly, a collection of stories that never wastes a player's time - and could, in fact, dramatically improve how they're spending it should they give it a chance.
Kirstin SwalleyJul 26, 2021
There are many titles like The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles which never get localized for more fans to enjoy, and although it took six years, it’s safe to say it was worth waiting for. Perhaps the best part is regardless of one’s history with the series, anyone can give this entry a try as it’s a proper prequel that requires no prior knowledge in order to dive into right off the bat.
Josh BroadwellJul 26, 2021
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles surpasses its forebears and, hopefully, sets the stage for what's to come. It tells a more intimate and engaging set of stories, refreshes the well-established mechanics with just a handful of new additions, and takes the series' writing to an even higher level. Sure, it likes to linger over itself a bit too frequently, but in return, you get a superb set of adventures and storytelling, unlike almost anything else.
Shubhankar ParijatJul 26, 2021
Great use of its setting along with the usual dose of charm, humor, smart writing, and a great cast of characters help The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles deliver an incredibly strong package, one that ends up being well worth the very long wait.
TJ DenzerJul 26, 2021
For as much as The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles tries (and succeeds) at keeping the franchise’s core elements intact, it also takes some fun and meaningful new chances. I think one my few laments is there aren't really deviating branches and there's little reason to go back once you're done with the story beyond your own interests in re-experiencing it. However, the additions to the working core formula are thoroughly enjoyable and make the whole thing another gold standard classic for the visual novel genre.
Matthew ZawodniakJul 26, 2021
Ace Attorney as a whole feels like it’s in limbo now since we’re now four years past a brand new game being released in any territory, but hopefully this long-awaited localization is a sign of things to come. The Great Ace Attorney may not technically be a new game, but it’s still just as good as I would expect a brand new Ace Attorney to be after half a decade’s wait.
Sophie HinerAug 17, 2021
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a wonderful package that will provide plenty of laughs and thrills for fans of mysteries, adventures, and visual novels. The situations and scenes make a successful leap to the big screen, and there are enough new gameplay elements to engage longtime fans without making them miss their favorite characters from previous Ace Attorney games.
Kimberley WallaceAug 09, 2021
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a solid package, retaining the charm and entertainment of previous entries. It's not the series’ best, but there’s plenty to keep you entertained as you work your way through case after case. The new scenery and characters made things feel fresh, but playing another Ace Attorney game also felt a bit like coming home.
Kate GrayJul 26, 2021
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is two brilliant games for the price of one, and it not only gives us more of what we love, but gives us something that is visually, narratively, and historically deeper than ever before. There's a bit of a learning curve that you'll have to get on top of to meet the game where it's at, but honestly, we couldn't have asked for a better version of the game we've been wanting for years.
Cullen BlackJul 26, 2021
Like with all of the best gaming experiences, I ended my time with The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles feeling satisfied… yet painfully empty. Games this special don’t come out often. I was sad to see it eventually end, yet honored to be a part of the adventure.
Heather JohnsonAug 04, 2021
If you are a fan, there’s literally no reason not to buy this game, and if you’re new to the series, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is mechanically well-suited to be your first foray into the franchise. When it comes down to it, playing The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is simply elementary — no objections here!
Eric Van AllenJul 26, 2021
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles as a unified duology really captures everything that draws players into this series in the first place. It’s got big reveals and turnabouts, clever use of examinations and deductions, and a cast littered with memorable, endearing characters. Naruhodo’s journey through the legal system of London is one that’s been a series highlight. It’s nice to finally have these games in the West, as both a great onboarding point for newcomers and a nice treat for Ace Attorney fans. No objections here.
Andrew KingJul 27, 2021
This is an impressively complete story. By the end of Resolve, I felt like all of the plot threads had been tied up; that questions that had lingered, some for almost 80 hours, had been answered. While Chronicles moves too slowly at times--especially during the Adventures half--the payoff at the end is worth the wait.
Jack OxfordJul 26, 2021
Overall, was The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles worth the wait? Compared to the other games in the series, it offers an entirely unique setting, and an entirely self-contained story, spanning ten chapters across two games rather than four (or five) chapters across one, though the original trilogy of games did have a general overarching narrative. It's perfect for new players due to its self-contained story, but series veterans can experience something fresh as well.
Nathan EllingsworthJul 29, 2021
Showing no signs of slowing down, these two most recent entries in the Ace Attorney series present a strong enough story, and enough great new characters and mechanics to make the titles feel as fresh as ever. The time period makes for some interesting twists and the earnest protagonist and rookie-lawyer Ryunosuke is a delight thanks to witty writing and fantastic presentation. A series high point and a great entry for newcomers to boot.
Lyle CarrJul 26, 2021
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is simply the best game in a series I adore. There’s a huge amount of content, and it has the most memorable & charming characters out there. Anybody with even a passing interest in adventure games or visual novels needs to play this game.
10.0
Sandy WilsonJul 26, 2021
By far the most polished and interesting Ace Attorney title to date. It perfects the formula and offers a compelling narrative that bridges not just one but two games. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a masterpiece of "Courtroom drama" and one in which fans and non-fans will find a stunning experience. Heartily recommended to not only Switch owners but to anyone who owns a console on which the collection will release!
Dani CrossJul 26, 2021
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is well worth your time, offering one of the most compelling stories on the Switch. It’s refined, charming, and engaging, and a great experience for newcomers and fans of the Ace Attorney franchise alike.
Steven RollinsJul 26, 2021
Whether you’re a newcomer to the franchise or a longtime fan, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles offers something for you on Nintendo Switch. Newcomers will find an excellent entry point into the series, as it does not rely on any prior knowledge. Meanwhile, longtime fans will find yet another quality Ace Attorney adventure, at least on par with the best the series has offered thus far.
Steven GreenJul 26, 2021
Although it can be tough at times to jump into an era that you’re unfamiliar with, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles masterfully offers all of the gameplay you’d hope for without leaning on other iterations for story content.
James BerichJul 24, 2021
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles brings together two volumes of one magnificent story that no Ace Attorney fan should miss. The characters are fantastically kooky, the plot is as compelling as ever, and the writing is the series at its funniest. While there are some minor pacing issues with some of the cases, it’s a fantastic package for fans both new and old.
8.80
Carlos LeivaJul 26, 2021
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles nos da la oportunidad de disfrutar por primera vez de dos juegazos y de una historia que atrapa de principio a fin. De hecho, nos atreveríamos a decir que Shu Takumi, el creador de la serie, firma aquí sus dos entregas más redondas, manteniéndose fiel a su fórmula habitual a la vez que le da un agradecido toque de frescura y evita el relleno innecesario.
Sergio C. GonzálezJul 26, 2021
Ambos juegos se sienten vigentes, frescos y dan sentido a su existencia como contenido canónico. Son novelas visuales de alto nivel, con un Shu Takumi que muestra sus grandes dotes narrativas. Que no llegue en castellano es una lástima; por tanto, si la barrera idiomática no es un problema para ti tienes aquí un largo viaje difícil de olvidar.
TiraxaJul 26, 2021
À ce jour, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles regroupe probablement les volets les plus aboutis visuellement de la saga phare de Capcom. En outre, cette généreuse collection vous occupera pas moins d'une soixantaine d'heure, vous présentant à une flopée personnalités excentriques, à des affaires passionnantes et à des mécaniques inédites et réussies.
Gianni MolinaroJul 26, 2021
Comme on pouvait s'y attendre, le verdict penche en faveur de The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. Parce que les amateurs de la série y trouveront forcément leur compte et que ceux qui découvrent auront un excellent point d'entrée avec deux jeux très réussis. Si l'on ne peut oublier de mettre les mécaniques pas forcément bouleversantes dans la balance (sans oublier l'absence de traduction française, pour les anglophobes), cela n'empêche pas les deux aventures de Ryosuke Naruhodo et Herlock Sholmes de briller par leur éloquence.
KorecAug 02, 2021
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