Packed with colorful characters and quirky storytelling, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles should feel comfortably familiar to longtime franchise fans. Newcomers, however, might be put off by the dialogue-heavy experience.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is the latest installment in Capcom’s Ace Attorney series, which launched almost 20 years ago in Japan. The franchise has gone on to spawn multiple sequels and spin-offs, gaining a passionate following along the way. The franchise has always been a bit niche – combining visual novel and adventure game elements with over-the-top courtroom drama – but that hasn’t stopped its fervent fan-base from enthusiastically consuming each entry.
A compilation title, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles bundles two titles – The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney: Resolve – which were previously exclusive to Japan. Longtime fans are obviously thrilled to see the games make it stateside, but the pair of entries also serve as a good jumping-on point for the uninitiated.