The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Review

This latest entry, acting as a prequel, covers Phoenix Wright’s ancestor, Ryunosuke Naruhodo, a student with a strong sense of justice. With the template in place and a new setting to explore, was The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures worth the wait, or was it better players never saw where the series ended?

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles features the two Ace Attorney prequel games that were previously exclusive to Japan. Both games; The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve feature five episodes each game that primarily takes place in Japan. Unlike the previous entries where the game was pretty much set outside of Japan and tackles different cultures, the Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will focus more on the Japanese side and will give players such as those outside in Japan have an idea of their cultures and traditions.

Quirky characters from start to finish

Both games in The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles follow the story of Ryunosuke Naruhodo, a young Japanese student who is starting out as a student of the local university in the post-Meiji era of Japan. Not having the determination to be a lawyer at first, Ryunosuke is forced to defend himself in a trial where he is accused of murder. After winning the trial and found not guilty, Ryunosuke journeys through London to study. On his adventure in becoming a lawyer, Ryunosuke will face a lot of tough trials and investigations ahead.

The Great Ace Attorney™ Chronicles

Ryunosuke Naruhodo is an ancestor of the famous Pheonix Wright. From the first episode until the end of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles 2, players will see Ryunosuke grow from being a rookie lawyer to the best lawyer he was known for. Similar to past games in the series, fans can look forward to a great telenovela-like story, mysteries, fun-filled cases to solve, and witty conversations from a new cast of characters in the game.

When The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles first debuted in Japan, it was released for the Nintendo 3DS. Now that it is out for other consoles and PC, the graphics have been enhanced to make it visually appealing in HD. For players who are on PC, players can play the game up to 4K. There are however limited graphics options in-game, but then the game is not heavily demanding when it comes to the graphics cards. As far as voice acting goes, there are very few that are in the game and they are pretty much just the intro of each episode.

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Box art

Release date: July 27, 2021
Players: 1 player
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Capcom
Game file size: 3.5 GB
Supported Languages: English

Supported Play Modes:
TV mode
Tabletop mode
Handheld mode

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Review $39.99
  • 7.4/10
    Gameplay - 7.4/10
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Learning Curve - easy to learn/play - 8/10
  • 9.3/10
    Story - 9.3/10
  • 8.6/10
    Overall Fun Factor - 8.6/10


The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will most likely match what players expect from the franchise. They’re strong adventures with an emphasis on storytelling. Players know who did what and the journey from suspect to clear of all claims is certainly enjoyable. Toss in some engaging gameplay segments and it’s the type of adventure that will appeal to what fans of the franchise love.

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