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Who else here is hype for Aviary Attorney?

The game will be released in little under a week, and I already can’t wait to play it. And talk about it. So here’s a little precursor that focusses more on the genre of the game: legal thriller. Or, in more widely understood words: detective or attorney games. I’m a fan of the Ace Attorney series (known from the “OBJECTION!” prompt), but admittedly haven’t played many other legal thrillers.

They provide an interesting play experience though. If I had to sum it up, I’d say it’s a next-level reading comprehension test that rewards you for being curious. Attorney games tend to be comparable to visual novels in that they are almost entirely focussed around dialogue and textual descriptions. You’re tasked with asking the right (read: enough and/or all possible) questions and examining the important items in order to obtain information that leads to evidence, which you can use to break down weak testimonies in court.

You probably won’t get an accurate representation of actual detective or attorney work, but with a little suspension of disbelief things can get really intense. It’ll be story-driven excitement, but a good game won’t let you notice.

Six more days!
~ Fang

Comments

  • 14/12/2015 (5:52 AM)

    For being a gamer that loves novels I’m surprised I haven’t played any of these yet. I’m familiar with Ace Attorney… well, the meme. I’ll have to admit Aviary Attorney looks pretty fun. Give me suspended disbelief by way of bird court over real attorney work any day.

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