Editor’s note: This is the last “lost review” from a few years ago. Remember, we did an entire hourlong podcast episode about Spirit of Justice, so consider 1,700 words light work in comparison. THE GOOD Michelle: As a massive fan … Continue reading Group Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
This will be a shorter post because I’m out of town and things are busy, but tonight in downtown Phoenix is the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest concert. I caught the original Symphony of the Goddesses … Continue reading Music to My Ears: Zelda Orchestra
Now that we’ve had some time to let Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice breathe, I’ve changed my mind on what my favorite track from the game is. It’s not Basics of the Case, although I think it’s a … Continue reading Music to My Ears: Courtroom Révolutionnaire (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 … Continue reading Music to My Ears: Cross Examination ~ Allegro (2016)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice: Additional Colons was released a couple weeks ago, and pretty much the entire At the Buzzer crew has been playing it. I just beat the game a couple days ago, and Michelle isn’t … Continue reading Music to My Ears: Basics of the Case
Where have all the good reviews gone?
When I first read IGN’s relatively harsh review of Ace Attorney 6: Spirit of Justice, my heart sank a little. As a game I have been looking forward to since it was announced, and as an avid series fan, I wanted the score to be higher. I don’t know–maybe in my narcissistic bubble I just want everyone to love the game as much as me.
When I went to Metacritic, however, my disappointment shifted to relief….and then something more akin to rage. Turns out that Spirit of Justice is sitting pretty at a high 82 rating, and IGN’s review of the game was the lowest out there.
I took some time to meditate on my rage. Really let it percolate. Because as a fan, I know how I am. When I recommend something to someone, and they hate it, my first emotion is intense, world-burning hatred. But when I let it subside, I fall back down to the rationale human emotion of it’s their opinion, and they’re perfectly entitled to that, and not everything is for everyone.
So I gave it some time, and the anger did sort of melt away. But what was left was confusion. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I had some legitimate gripes with the review, and by extension, reviews as a whole.
I know the joke for years is that IGN has been horrible at….well, it would be faster to list what they do well. I think a third of that is troll fodder, another third is the expectations that come with being one of the largest entertainment websites out there, and the final third is IGN could handle a lot of their content better. My beef isn’t elusively with IGN; with that said, they really flubbed this review. Like “Too much water” 2.0.
Continue reading “My Problems with IGN’s Spirit of Justice Review”
With the announcement of Ace Attorney 6 coming to the states, I’ve been wondering about how the characters will be developed in the aftermath of the amazing game that was Dual Destinies. What adversity will the characters be faced with … Continue reading Why Apollo’s Emotional Journey in Dual Destinies is Great
With the recent release of the Phoenix Wright Trilogy on the 3DS, I thought it was a good time to finally list out my top five favorite cases in the series. For more Phoenix Wright love, check out my sister’s … Continue reading Top Five Best Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Cases
Sometimes, game franchises transcend every expectation laid out for them, and elevate into a new stratosphere of respect and admiration, commanding the attention of legions of fans the world around. This ascension is based on winning the hearts and minds … Continue reading ATB Ultimate Phoenix Wright Hub
When Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright was first announced two years ago, I remember squealing like a little girl who’s just learned she’s going to Disneyland for her birthday in excitement. A crossover between two popular franchises?! Sold! Professor Layton … Continue reading Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Review: The First 10 Hours