WIP: Devil's Attorney
Posted by Tobold's Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2013, 8:21 am
The ESRB rating system tells people for what age a game is appropriate. Unfortunately that system only goes up to 18 years of age. That isn't sufficient for Devil's Attorney, a game I would very much recommend for anybody of 40 years or older. Because what makes Devil's Attorney stand out as a game is the brilliant homage to the 80's which goes from the style of your apartment and the attitude in the dialogue to the defendants of your cases, which include the Terminator and Karate Kid for example. If you weren't at least a teen in the 80's, you're likely to miss half of the fun of this game.

Gameplay-wise Devil's Attorney is okay, but not outstanding. You fight 58 court room battles in which you need to discredit witnesses and evidence using various skills in a turn-based system with action points. There is enough variety to play through the game once, which will take some hours, but there isn't much replayability. The banter between the attorney and the prosecutor ahead of each court case is funny, but you'll only want to hear the complete series once. For each case you win (and you always win, because if you lose you have to replay the case), you receive money. Money buys you various status symbols, like furniture, clothing, or car accessories, and the status symbols increase your stats in materialism, vanity, and decadence. The higher your stats are, the more skills you have for the next court room battle.

Devil's Attorney is $2.99 on iTunes or Google Play, which is a fair price. If you are the kind of person who played GTA Vice City mostly to cruise the city while listening to the 80's radio (there is an app for that too), you'll probably enjoy Devil's Attorney too.
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