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Phoenix Wright by Kenji Kuroda
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Jun 23, 2012

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bookshelves: own, manga, mysteries, tie-ins
Read from May 27 to June 05, 2012

First things first: This is NOT up to the quality of the Ace Attorney games. But you probably expected that anyway.

Second things second: It seems like a strange conceit to start things out with what would basically be one of the tutorial cases in the games. I mean, in a game, it only makes sense that you'd need an easy case to learn the mechanics, right? It makes less sense in a printed medium where, yes, of course you can "play along" if you'd like, that's sort of the point of reading mysteries, but everything proceeds forward anyway regardless. It's not a bad case, though.

Third things third: A demon spider is just a little too fantastical for this series, isn't it? Yes, of course it's not ACTUALLY a demon spider, it's just some guy yet-to-be-determined (it ends on a cliffhanger) playing dress-up. And that', so silly. And they keep calling him a spider-man, though of course he's not THAT Spider-Man, though I think he gets name-dropped at one point. It's hard to rate this volume when the value of the silliness rides so heavily on whether or not there's a sensible resolution to come in the next one, so....

Two-and-a-half stars seems fair, maybe?

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