Music to My Ears: Cross Examination ~ Allegro (2016)

Mr. Panda pointed out something in the comments of the last post we had on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice’s music:

The Ace Attorney series has some of my favorite music ever! I always look forward to the new cross-examination, objection, and pursuit themes in every game! Spirit of Justice had some really great music, especially during trial segments!

I mentioned it there, but…I kinda slept on the other tracks in the game besides Basics of the Case. Like most of Phoenix Wright’s adventures, Spirit of Justice has a number of tracks that are really good.

The ATB crew is set to review the hell out of this game on this week’s episode of the podcast, but I can spoil a few things in advance: we love Simon Blackquill more because of SoJ; it’s no one’s favorite game in the series, but no one’s least favorite either; opinions are widely split on Rayfa Padma Khura’in; and we think the cross-examination music might be the best in the series.

For those who aren’t familiar with the Phoenix Wright games, there are two versions of this theme in court: Moderato (which means what it sounds like, a moderate pace) and Allegro (which means a brisk tempo). The Allegro versions are generally reserved for critical moments in a case, like when you’re about to bust open the truth or you’re in an especially tense situation.

Below we have two videos: the new theme from Spirit of Justice, and a history of the cross-examination tracks throughout the series. Personally, my vote would still go to the Allegro incarnation from Trials and Tribulations, but SoJ’s is pretty damn good.

Music to My Ears covers soundtracks or individual songs from video games. You can view all posts in the series by clicking here.

One thought on “Music to My Ears: Cross Examination ~ Allegro (2016)

  1. Thank you for the shout-out! I look forward to the review. I agree that the cross-examination theme here is amazing, as is the new Pursuit theme. Nearly every game has had great themes for all of these, with Justice for All being the weakest, despite still being great. My overall favorite cross-examination theme is still to the first game’s Allegro theme. I also love the original cornered theme the most too. It’s great that you’re covering the consistently amazing Phoenix Wright music!

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