History VisualNovel / AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth

18th Sep '17 1:01:47 PM valar55
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A spinoff of ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', ''Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth'' (''Gyakuten Kenji'' in Japan, lit. "Turnabout Prosecutor") landed its American and European releases in February 2010. ''Investigations'' puts Edgeworth as the main character, along with sidekicks Dick Gumshoe and the newcomer [[HighlyVisibleNinja self-declared thief]] Kay Faraday. The game took on a more traditional point-and-click adventure game style, with walking sprites exploring areas rather than simply moving from scene to scene. Rather than engaging in courtroom battles, Edgeworth solves mysteries through Logic, and by countering arguments from witnesses, culprits and the cocky InterpolSpecialAgent Shi-Long Lang and his silent partner, Shih-na.

A sequel, ''Gyakuten Kenji 2'', was released in Japan in February 2011. It features a system called "Logic Chess". This does not necessitate playing chess, but instead acts as a visual metaphor. When Edgeworth can't find a fault in the witness' testimony he can instead ask one of two questions. Asking the correct one will cause the player to "take" one of their "pieces", allowing the "game" to move further. An incorrect choice will have the reverse happen, and the player will lose points from their Truth meter. There are no plans for the sequel to be localized at this time, but there is a [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjRAU3j6cNaixtcLDixVlaz7Vcthm0rmh Let's Translate]] on Website/YouTube (complete as of September 29, 2013) while a full [[FanTranslation Fan Translated]] patch (subtitled "Prosecutor's Path" and featuring a complete localization of the dialogue) is currently available in English, and can be found [[http://gbatemp.net/threads/ace-attorney-investigation-2-prosecutors-path-cases-1-5-beta-release.367451/ here]]. To keep consistent with other ''Ace Attorney'' entries on Wiki/TVTropes, all entries referring to the sequel use the ''Prosecutor's Path'' localized information rather than the official Japanese information. [[note]]The reason why the game went into NoExportForYou territory was because the team itself was unable to get together in the timeframe whilst everyone was moving and leaving after the game was completed.[[/note]]

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A spinoff of ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', ''Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth'' (''Gyakuten Kenji'' in Japan, lit. "Turnabout Prosecutor") landed its American and European releases in February 2010. ''Investigations'' puts stars Edgeworth as the main character, along with sidekicks Dick Gumshoe and the newcomer [[HighlyVisibleNinja self-declared thief]] Kay Faraday. The game took on a more traditional point-and-click adventure game style, with walking sprites exploring areas rather than simply moving from scene to scene. Rather than engaging in courtroom battles, Edgeworth solves mysteries through Logic, and by countering arguments from witnesses, culprits and the cocky InterpolSpecialAgent Shi-Long Lang and his silent partner, Shih-na.

A sequel, ''Gyakuten Kenji 2'', was released in Japan in February 2011. It features a system called "Logic Chess". This does not necessitate playing chess, but instead acts as a visual metaphor. When Edgeworth can't find a fault in the witness' testimony testimony, he can instead ask one of two questions. Asking the correct one will cause the player to "take" one of their "pieces", allowing the "game" to move further. An incorrect choice will have the reverse happen, and the player will lose points from their Truth meter. There are no plans for the sequel to be localized at this time, but there is a [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjRAU3j6cNaixtcLDixVlaz7Vcthm0rmh Let's Translate]] on Website/YouTube (complete as of September 29, 2013) while a full [[FanTranslation Fan Translated]] patch (subtitled "Prosecutor's Path" and featuring a complete localization of the dialogue) is currently available in English, and can be found [[http://gbatemp.net/threads/ace-attorney-investigation-2-prosecutors-path-cases-1-5-beta-release.367451/ here]]. To keep consistent with other ''Ace Attorney'' entries on Wiki/TVTropes, all entries referring to the sequel use the ''Prosecutor's Path'' localized information rather than the official Japanese information. [[note]]The reason why the game went into NoExportForYou territory was because the team itself was unable to get together in the timeframe whilst everyone was moving and leaving after the game was completed.[[/note]]
17th Sep '17 1:53:52 PM morenohijazo
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* GuideDangIt: One testimony in the third case is incredibly bizarre. [[spoiler:Lang says that it was no coincidence that Lauren Paups and Oliver Deacon/Colin Devorae were reunited in the Amano house, and thus the two of them were able to plan the kidnapping as a father-daughter team. The correct answer is to prove that there were three kidnappers to disprove Lang's description of the kidnapping as a two-person job]].

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One testimony in the third case is incredibly bizarre. [[spoiler:Lang says that it was no coincidence that Lauren Paups and Oliver Deacon/Colin Devorae were reunited in the Amano house, and thus the two of them were able to plan the kidnapping as a father-daughter team. The correct answer is to prove that there were three kidnappers to disprove Lang's description of the kidnapping as a two-person job]]. This bit is particularly infuriating because Edgeworth's inner monologue outright misleads you as to what you're meant to do. It somewhat makes sense in retrospect, but it's one of those pieces of ''Ace Attorney''-logic where you have to completely forget about what you just proved and concentrate on the one statement that you know is false.
7th Aug '17 7:25:32 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* MortonsFork: After the killer of Case 5 is finally defeated, Edgeworth smugly asks whether said killer would like to first be tried in the US's / Japan's courts or [[spoiler:Allebahst's]], not that it matters because "either way, it's game over for you."
17th Jun '17 11:17:13 PM TheCuza
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* ForWantOfANail: The entire ''series'' would not exist if not for [[spoiler:Isaac Dover]], who [[spoiler:made his son kidnap and detain Dane Gustavia's son. Without his son to taste his food for him, Gustavia had no hope of winning the dessert contest, forcing him to sneak into Jeff Master's room and take a picture of the cure to his taste disorder, where Dover caught him and threatened him with blackmail. This led to Gustavia killing Dover, Kate finding the body, Gustavia hiding the body before the cops showed up, and Kate accidentally hiding the body even ''more''. Since the cops NeverFoundTheBody, von Karma received his first penalty and had his precious perfect record ruined, causing him to murder Gregory Edgeworth and adopt Miles, turning him into a infamously ruthless prosecutor, which made Phoenix decide to become a defence lawyer in order to face him in court and find out why he had changed so much]].



** [[spoiler:As were childhood friends Horace Knightley and Simon Keyes, though in their case it only affected certain memories. Specifically those of their fathers.]]

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** [[spoiler:As were childhood friends Horace Knightley and Simon Keyes, though in their case it only affected certain memories. Specifically those of their fathers.]]Keyes. When Simon regained his memories, he also got a few things mixed up, such as who his father was and who Knightley's father was]].



** Deconstructed with [[spoiler:Dane Gustavia and Simon Keyes. Simon hated Gustavia for killing Isaac Dover, because a traumatic near-death experience had jumbled his memories and caused him to think that Dover was his father and not Gustavia. However, both Simon and Gustavia have the same habit of laughing maniacally when they believe there is no way their plans can fail, and Simon uses the ''exact same'' method of preserving the body that Gustavia had used: by freezing it, to throw off the time of death. This is lampshaded by Edgeworth while he's cornering Keyes for the crime]].

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** Deconstructed with [[spoiler:Dane Gustavia and Simon Keyes. Simon hated Gustavia for killing Isaac Dover, because a traumatic near-death experience had jumbled his memories and caused him to think that Dover was his father and not Gustavia. However, both Simon and Gustavia have the same habit of laughing maniacally when they believe there is no way their plans can fail, and Simon uses the ''exact same'' method of preserving the body of his victim that Gustavia had used: by freezing it, to throw off the time of death. This is lampshaded by Edgeworth while he's cornering Keyes for the crime]].



** In the IS-7 incident, an innocent person unknowingly manipulated the crime scene, leading the Chief Prosecutor at the time to forge evidence (because [[spoiler:the victim's body]] had gone missing) and then stick Manfred von Karma with a penalty. This resulted in DL-6 and set up a whole host of problems for many characters in the series. The case's murderer could also be considered this, but he at least knew he was doing a despicable deed.
** Isaac Dover's son [[spoiler: prevented Simon Keyes from helping his father in IS-7. This lead to the series of events that made Keyes manipulate the present day events.]]

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** In the IS-7 incident, an innocent person unknowingly manipulated the crime scene, leading the Chief Prosecutor at the time to forge evidence (because [[spoiler:the victim's body]] had gone missing) and then stick Manfred von Karma with a penalty. This resulted in DL-6 and set up a whole host of problems for many characters in the series. The case's murderer could also be considered this, but he at least knew he was doing a despicable deed.
deed. Hell, the case's ''victim'' counts here. [[spoiler:by forcing his son to kidnap Gustavia's, Gustavia had no choice but to sneakily take pictures of the medicine formula he was seeking. Dover tried to blackmail him over it, [[AssholeVictim and got himself murdered as a result]]]].
** Isaac Dover's son [[spoiler: prevented Simon Keyes from helping his father in IS-7. This lead led to the series of events that made Keyes manipulate the present day events.]] ]]
12th May '17 6:43:24 AM Siggu
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* NeverFoundTheBody: The body of victim of the IS-7 incident was never found. [[spoiler:Not that it bothered von Karma anyways. The present section of Case 3 involves said body being found and finally discovering what happened during that incident, 18 years later.]]
5th May '17 5:20:12 PM MrDerpyKid2
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-->'''Ray''': He's a member of the circus, [[spoiler:Knightley's friend...and Dane Gustavia's son.]] Wh-Who'd have thunk it...?

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-->'''Ray''': He's a member of the circus, [[spoiler:Knightley's friend...and Dane Gustavia's son.]] Wh-Who'd have thunk it...??\\
5th May '17 5:14:34 PM MrDerpyKid2
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** Case 5 has an [[UpToEleven even bigger one.]]
-->'''Ray''': He's a member of the circus, [[spoiler:Knightley's friend...and Dane Gustavia's son.]] Wh-Who'd have thunk it...?
'''Edgeworth''': [[spoiler:An apprentice beast tamer?]] Heh...he's no amateur. [[spoiler:For the beast he has tamed is none other than this entire case! ''Simon Keyes!'' [[TheDogWasTheMastermind He is the mastermind behind this entire incident!]]]]
16th Apr '17 10:12:19 AM Matt620
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** Justine Courtney [[spoiler:uses fabricated evidence to get Kay arrested for murder, and withholds evidence that would remove her from investigative authority in Case 4]], and she receives no comeuppance for this illegal shenanigans.
23rd Mar '17 8:32:04 AM valerian731
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**Also in Case 4, Miles tells [[spoiler:an amnesiac Kay, suspected of murder]] to [[Anime/{{TengenToppaGurrenLagann}} "believe in me, who believes in you."]]
23rd Mar '17 8:26:52 AM valerian731
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* NotSoDifferent: Several of the characters, in an attempt to defeat their personal nemeses, use [[EvilVersusEvil exactly the same evil methods they use]]. [[spoiler:Roland]] and [[spoiler: Dogen]] both [[spoiler:hide weapons in their respective pets' mouths]]; [[spoiler: Jill Crane]] and [[spoiler: Blaise]] both try to [[spoiler:ambush each other during the black market auction]]; and [[spoiler:Simon]] and [[spoiler:Blaise]] both try to [[spoiler:kidnap the judge's child to influence a trial's outcome]].

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* NotSoDifferent: Several of the characters, in an attempt to defeat their personal nemeses, use [[EvilVersusEvil exactly the same evil methods they use]]. [[spoiler:Roland]] and [[spoiler: Dogen]] both [[spoiler:hide weapons in their respective pets' mouths]]; [[spoiler: Jill Crane]] and [[spoiler: Blaise]] both try to [[spoiler:ambush each other during the black market auction]]; and [[spoiler:Simon]] and [[spoiler:Blaise]] both try to [[spoiler:kidnap the judge's child to influence a trial's outcome]]. [[spoiler: Simon also shares several mannerisms with Dane Gustavia, his father who he despised. He even uses the same method as Gustavia to throw off a victim's time of death, which Edgeworth points out.]]
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