I started playing the Miles Edgeworth game on the plane-ride to Orlando. I'm a big fan of the Ace Attorney series, and in general, I've been enjoying this latest iteration. Edgeworth is a great character, and it's a lot of fun to see him thrust into the spotlight.
But boy, was I surprised to find out that there were no actual trials in the game! Mechanically, there is still just as much of the traditional testifying, cross-examining and objecting to be had, but it's all done outside the courtroom, as part of a pre-trial investigation.
It just seems like a bit of a missed opportunity, especially considering that all the previous games have had you take the role of a defence attorney. Now here you are, playing as video gaming's most famous cravat-wearing prosecutor, and you never actually get to... you know... prosecute anyone? In the words of Phoenix Wright... "step-ladder!"
Er, or "objection." Whichever!