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* KarmaHoudini: The Storyteller [[spoiler: gets off without any real sort of punishment for brainwashing and traumatising an entire town, including his daughter, not to mention being indirectly responsible for the deaths of Newton Belduke, and the entire population of the original Labyrinthia. In fact, he becomes absurdly rich off his patented mind control technology and his vaguely defined incurable disease last for all of one dialogue box before being unceremoniously cured by his company's research department and the game treats him as if he's done nothing wrong at all]].


* KarmaHoudini: The Storyteller [[spoiler: gets off without any real sort of punishment for brainwashing and traumatising an entire town, including his daughter, not to mention being indirectly responsible for the deaths of Carmine Accidenti, Newton Belduke, and the entire population of the original Labyrinthia. In fact, he becomes absurdly rich off his patented mind control technology and his vaguely defined incurable disease last for all of one dialogue box before being unceremoniously cured by his company's research department and the game treats him as if he's done nothing wrong at all]].

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* KarmaHoudini: The Storyteller [[spoiler: gets off without any real sort of punishment for brainwashing and traumatising an entire town, including his daughter, not to mention being indirectly responsible for the deaths of Carmine Accidenti, Newton Belduke, and the entire population of the original Labyrinthia. In fact, he becomes absurdly rich off his patented mind control technology and his vaguely defined incurable disease last for all of one dialogue box before being unceremoniously cured by his company's research department and the game treats him as if he's done nothing wrong at all]].

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*KarmaHoudini: The Storyteller [[spoiler: gets off without any real sort of punishment for brainwashing and traumatising an entire town, including his daughter, not to mention being indirectly responsible for the deaths of Carmine Accidenti, Newton Belduke, and the entire population of the original Labyrinthia. In fact, he becomes absurdly rich off his patented mind control technology and his vaguely defined incurable disease last for all of one dialogue box before being unceremoniously cured by his company's research department and the game treats him as if he's done nothing wrong at all]].


* EsotericHappyEnding: While the main story ends happily, [[spoiler:the whole thing being a successful attempt by the British government to alter memories and brainwash people on a large scale]] goes unremarked on, despite the potentially horrific ramifications for the world's future.

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* EsotericHappyEnding: While the main story ends happily, [[spoiler:the whole thing being a successful attempt by the British government to alter memories and brainwash people on a large scale]] goes unremarked on, despite the potentially horrific ramifications for the world's future. The sheer ''amount'' of trauma many characters go through can also prevent the ending from feeling as happy as it's presented, especially concerning Espella, Darklaw, and Jean.


** Some feel that the Ace Attorney characters were overshadowed by Layton throughout the whole story, to the point that their presence comes across as pointless. The professor leads Phoenix in half of the game's cases, providing him with the evidence and hints needed for the turnabout, not to mention how he is the one who ultimately solves the mystery of Labyrinthia. Meanwhile, Phoenix's main contribution is taking part in the witch trials, which eventually turn out to be redundant, as it's revealed [[spoiler: that there really is nothing at stake. Those who are given the guilty verdict don't end up dying, they are merely taken to Eldwitch Woods]]. The ending, where [[spoiler: Eve confesses that she never intended Phoenix and Maya to have much of a role in her plans]], has only added fuel to the fire.

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** Some feel that A recurring discussion among fans of the game is whether or not the Ace Attorney characters were overshadowed by Layton throughout the whole story, to the point that their presence comes across as pointless. The professor leads Phoenix in half of the game's cases, providing him with the evidence and hints needed for the turnabout, not to mention how he is the one who ultimately solves the mystery of Labyrinthia. Meanwhile, Phoenix's main contribution is taking part in the witch trials, which eventually turn out to be redundant, as it's revealed [[spoiler: that there really is nothing at stake. Those who are given the guilty verdict don't end up dying, they are merely taken to Eldwitch Woods]]. Others will argue that Wright's skills as a lawyer are absolutely vital to the development of the plot, and that [[spoiler:Layton's disappearance]] halfway through the game gives the attorney some much deserved spotlight, even giving him the opportunity to bond with Luke. The ending, where [[spoiler: Eve [[spoiler:Eve confesses that she never intended Phoenix and Maya to have much of a role in her plans]], has only added fuel to the fire.



** Phoenix and Layton [[spoiler: making a point that there is no such thing as magic]] is sometimes seen as hypocritical, given that both series have [[spoiler: elements of the supernatural as plot points, such as Maya's channeling and Luke's zoolingualism.]]


* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The ending is happy, but there are so much deaths and moral ambiguity on the way to it that [[spoiler:"no-one really died"]] comes off not as a relief but an asspull to make sure that everyone, regardless of their actual actions, are just innocent victims.


* DamselScrappy: Espella to some. She's the defendant in most of the game's trials and constantly needs people coming to her rescue. In fact, one of the first puzzles is untying her after she gets captured.

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* DamselScrappy: Espella to some. She's is the defendant in most of the game's trials and constantly needs people coming to her rescue. In fact, one One of the first puzzles is untying her after she gets captured.


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* EsotericHappyEnding: While the main story ends happily, [[spoiler:the whole thing being a successful attempt by the British government to alter memories and brainwash people on a large scale]] goes unremarked on, despite the potentially horrific ramifications for the world's future.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The ending is happy, but there are so much deaths and moral ambiguity on the way to it that [[spoiler:"no-one really died"]] comes off not as a relief but an asspull to make sure that everyone, regardless of their actual actions, are just innocent victims.


** The second trailer does one better: a mix of both the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' ''and'' the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' themes.

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** The second trailer does one better: a mix of both the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' ''and'' the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' themes.


** The game denying [[spoiler: the existence of magic]] is sometimes seen as hypocritical, given that both series have [[spoiler: elements of the supernatural as plot points, such as Maya's channeling and Luke's zoolingualism.]]

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** The game denying Phoenix and Layton [[spoiler: the existence of making a point that there is no such thing as magic]] is sometimes seen as hypocritical, given that both series have [[spoiler: elements of the supernatural as plot points, such as Maya's channeling and Luke's zoolingualism.]]


** Some feel that the Ace Attorney characters were overshadowed by Layton throughout the whole story, to the point that their presence comes across as pointless. The professor leads Phoenix in half of the game's cases, providing him with the evidence and hints needed for the turnabout, not to mention how he is the one who ultimately solves the mystery of Labyrinthia. Meanwhile, Phoenix's main contribution is taking part in the witch trials, which eventually turn out to be redundant, as it's revealed [[spoiler: that there really is nothing at stake. Those who are given the guilty verdict don't end up dying, they are merely taken to Eldwitch Woods]]. The ending, where [[spoiler: Eve confesses that she never intended Phoenix and Maya to have much of a role in her plans]]. jas only added fuel to the fire.

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** Some feel that the Ace Attorney characters were overshadowed by Layton throughout the whole story, to the point that their presence comes across as pointless. The professor leads Phoenix in half of the game's cases, providing him with the evidence and hints needed for the turnabout, not to mention how he is the one who ultimately solves the mystery of Labyrinthia. Meanwhile, Phoenix's main contribution is taking part in the witch trials, which eventually turn out to be redundant, as it's revealed [[spoiler: that there really is nothing at stake. Those who are given the guilty verdict don't end up dying, they are merely taken to Eldwitch Woods]]. The ending, where [[spoiler: Eve confesses that she never intended Phoenix and Maya to have much of a role in her plans]]. jas plans]], has only added fuel to the fire.


** Some feel that the Ace Attorney characters were overshadowed by Layton during the whole story, to the point that their presence comes across as useless. Through his investigation, the professor is the one who guides Wright's actions in two of the game's four trials and solves the mystery of Labyrinthia, while the trials that Phoenix takes part in are ultimately redundant once it's revealed [[spoiler: that nothing bad ever happened to the culprits]]. This is even lampshaded when [[spoiler: Eve confesses she never truly intended for Phoenix and Maya to end up in Labyrinthia]].

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** Some feel that the Ace Attorney characters were overshadowed by Layton during throughout the whole story, to the point that their presence comes across as useless. Through his investigation, the pointless. The professor is the one who guides Wright's actions leads Phoenix in two half of the game's four trials cases, providing him with the evidence and hints needed for the turnabout, not to mention how he is the one who ultimately solves the mystery of Labyrinthia, while the trials that Phoenix takes Labyrinthia. Meanwhile, Phoenix's main contribution is taking part in are ultimately redundant once the witch trials, which eventually turn out to be redundant, as it's revealed [[spoiler: that there really is nothing bad ever happened to at stake. Those who are given the culprits]]. This is even lampshaded when guilty verdict don't end up dying, they are merely taken to Eldwitch Woods]]. The ending, where [[spoiler: Eve confesses that she never truly intended for Phoenix and Maya to end up have much of a role in Labyrinthia]].her plans]]. jas only added fuel to the fire.

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** Some feel that the Ace Attorney characters were overshadowed by Layton during the whole story, to the point that their presence comes across as useless. Through his investigation, the professor is the one who guides Wright's actions in two of the game's four trials and solves the mystery of Labyrinthia, while the trials that Phoenix takes part in are ultimately redundant once it's revealed [[spoiler: that nothing bad ever happened to the culprits]]. This is even lampshaded when [[spoiler: Eve confesses she never truly intended for Phoenix and Maya to end up in Labyrinthia]].
** The utter ridiculousness of Labyrinthia's secret is either loved for being even more bizarre than Professor Layton's second game or despised to the point some think it ruins the game.
** The game denying [[spoiler: the existence of magic]] is sometimes seen as hypocritical, given that both series have [[spoiler: elements of the supernatural as plot points, such as Maya's channeling and Luke's zoolingualism.]]


*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E8X4AYFIQU "Pursuit ~ Cornered".

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*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E8X4AYFIQU "Pursuit ~ Cornered".Cornered"]].


*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E8X4AYFIQU "Pursuit ~ Cornered"]].

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*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E8X4AYFIQU "Pursuit ~ Cornered"]].Cornered".


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* TakeThatScrappy: Primstone is one of the most disliked witnesses in the game, thanks to her obnoxious arrogance and {{Jerkass}} attitude. So it's satisfying to see Jean, Ridelle and the entire main cast put her in her place in a Special Episode after she dismisses puzzle solving as a waste of time.

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