I finished playing it just now, and it was pretty fun! I've never played an Ace Attorney game before, but I think this could be up my alley. Would I benefit a lot from playing the older games first, you think?
Hm, probably. Some of the characters in DD are returning from earlier games in the series. If you enjoyed the gameplay of this demo, you'll love the AA games' gameplay, I'm sure. The first three games in particular tell some amazing stories and have excellent characters, so I'd highly recommend all three of them. At this point, the best/cheapest option might be the WiiWare versions.
@anon_mastermind True, but it sounds a bit like a hassle just using the Gamepad as TV, and especially since my stand isn't located in a good spot. Besides, I keep all my old WiiWare stuff on my Wii still.
I hear it's nothing major, mainly there's a bit more blood at some of the crime scenes and some of the subject matter is slightly darker than before. From people who've played it, it sounds like a soft M (like Persona 4 or Shattered Memories).
This is actually the best thing Capcom could do for themselves to insure maximum sales, now that I think about it. There were probably thousands of lost sales due to the used market, since these games tend to have low replay value. Buy 'em, play 'em, sell them back.
Now, Phoenix Wright fans will do the first two options, and they will not get the third option. I know I'm going to download it. Re-selling is out of the playbook now, like tackling in the NFL (that's short for National Flag League at this point, isn't it?).
Mmmmaybe. But most fans of the series really like them, enough to keep them in their collections. I find that they're still pretty replayable, since while you do remember the killers of the cases, you don't remember most of the smaller contradictions that make up the bulk of the gameplay.