Phoenix Wright is seriously addictive. And the cast and storylines are so memorable and thoroughly developed, much more so that you usually see in a videogame. (Especially a handheld game!) It kind of feels like you're playing a videogame adaptation of a TV show that doesn't exist. No wonder this game has earned such a sizeable cult following.
I particularly enjoy the way that Phoenix never settles for just proving his client is innocent. No, he always manages to prove who the real criminal as well, even though he is only a defense Attourney. My mother says it reminds her of Perry Mason. I wonder if they ever got that show in Japan?