|It's like the scum of the Earth had a party in Tok-|
Err, in Los Angeles!
|Er... Let's call the police about that one?|
It shouldn't be any of my business.
Unless it miraculously relates to the case.
|And she's the boss's wife. Better not piss her off if we want|
to see another day.
Honestly, the cases in this game are fairly big, so I will skip most of the investigation, going only over the important events, in particular those of that very busy night. Once again, the bulk of the investigation is to figure out where each actor of the case was when the murder happened, what they were doing, and whether or not they have a reason to lie through their teeth. And as you can expect, there wouldn’t be a mystery if the whole case wasn't resting on a convoluted multiplication of outlandish coincidences, all of which must be untangled at a snail’s pace, through discovery and presentation of evidence.
|Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyup. Exactly that.|
The case is going places it shouldn't be going.
|That is NOT what she was saying back when she didn't|
know we were kinda working with Wright!
I am not big on the whole "waifu" fandom thing,
but with her great intelligence, resourcefulness and
cuteness, she makes a good case for it.
|Sheesh... How does he even juggle the jobs of prosecutor|
and rock star? How does he prosecute while he's on tour?
|Hm... there is something very odd|
about that guy.
One of his testimonies is solid, though, and Apollo sees no outright contradictions, so Trucy stages a fake kidnapping of herself to order a recess. Yeah, apparently she’s always somehow traveling around with a large puppet hidden on her, even if it should be too big and too heavy for her to carry. The cases of Ace Attorney make sense, but the number of nonsensical silliness outside of cases is staggering. In that recess, Trucy reinstates that Apollo is gifted with a sight that lets him see slight nervous reactions, mostly to lies, and can use them to call out a witness. It’s gimmicky, but it works within the context of that world. Since it’s the second time this is used, you are told exactly what to look for.
|Actually, it's exactly what it seems. Perv.|
Stickler is arrested for panty-snatching (still can’t believe I ever had to write this for my blog…), and thus we continue our investigation. We learn that Wocky and Alita were going to marry in a month. Later we see Eldoon and learn of his animosity towards Pal Meraktis; that guy’s ties with the local criminal families made him rich, while Eldoon, originally a surgeon himself, was left with nothing else but that noodle stand. Back at the crime scene, Ema Skye teaches us how to check footprints; pour plaster, dry it off, then ink the bottom, slap that on a sheet and compare to the footprints of the people in the Court Record. Yup! Thanks to this, we see that both Wocky and Stickler were on the scene, along with a mysterious print near the back of the stand – a print left by a slipper from Meraktis Clinic. Time to explore the clinic. I'm glad to go, with Ema Skye munching on Snackoos in my face, I was getting a bit hungry.
|Either the Meraktis Clicnic decided on partnerships with|
Eldoon and a high-class shoe store, or something's wrong
|If you thought Yanni Yogi's change was big in the|
|Gotta love when the curtain of lies is parted.|
She can claim all she wants that nothing happened afterwards, but the bullet found in the safe says otherwise. Its ballistic markings indicate it came from the gun that belongs to the Kitaki family. She confesses in the end to wanting the Kitaki family’s fortune, and nothing else, and she delivers a grand verbal beatdown to Wocky in the process. But we would still need to prove how that ties into the case. Well, she was the one who broke into the doctor’s office to try and get the chart while Apollo and Trucy were at the clinic, so that solves another mystery.
|I do enjoy the 3D versions of the crime scenes used in|
the game, it's just sad that aside from that one time in
the first case, none of them are interactive.
Defeated, Alita, calmly confesses. Case solved. The irony is that she went to get Apollo as Wocky’s attorney, convinced a rookie would be unable to defend the Kitaki properly!
Phew, I hope the next case won’t be that long or that convoluted. I say that, but this is Ace Attorney. Non-convoluted cases are a rarity. Oh well, see ya then.