Omg sorry this is late I fell asleep yesterday
5. Favourite ship?
This one’s easy - Franziska x Miles. It is, and will probably always be my OTP and since I only have one you can guess that this ship means a lot to me. I am aware of the fact that most people view them as siblings but I, personally, think there’s something else that connects them, something that both can’t really grasp the concept of because of how they were raised and due to their lack of social knowledge. (Especially Franziska, but Edgeworth as well.) It hurts me to see when people call in an incest ship because a) they’re not related by blood and b) Edgeworth wasn’t even adopted into the von Karma-family (otherwise his name wouldn’t be Edgeworth anymore, obviously), so there’s nothing that would make this an incest ship, except for the fact that they lived together for a few years before Manfred made Edgeworth leave to America.
Sorry, this got longer than I expected it to…
31. Did you like what they did to Phoenix in Apollo Justice?
Well, this one’s a lot harder than the one before. I’ll have to say yes and no. One the one hand, I absolutely adored the concept of Hobo Phoenix because obviously the loss of his badge would be a great… let me call it ‘trauma’ for him, especially considering that he was always one to be disgusted by the use of forged evidence. What a bittersweet irony that using false evidence would be what would bring him both, seven years of self-hatred and his beloved adopted daughter. On the other hand, I’m not sure if I consider this… IC for Phoenix. Something about him turning into this Godot-ish character (and magically turning back in Dual Destinies!) bugs me for some reason. And it’s not like he had lost everything and anything at this point - he still had Maya, Edgeworth, Larry, even Gumshoe. Although Maya had to leave, I’m sure she didn’t doubt his innocence for one second. I don’t know, it just seems so unlike Phoenix to go down without a fight.
36. Do you like where the franchise is heading or did you prefer the atmosphere in the original trilogy?
Okay, I have to admit that Dual Destinies is my least favourite game out of them all and that I have mixed feelings about Apollo Justice. That doesn’t make those games worse though, they are just… less enjoyable for me than the trilogy, the crossover and Investigations were, especially Dual Destinies. I think they added too many new “special powers” to the game (I won’t count Edgeworth’s logic-system in Investigations because that’s nothing compared to Apollo’s bracelet or Athena’s special hearing ability). I liked when the Magatama and the channeling were the only “superpowers” the defense attorney could use. Then the characters… the only characters I really liked in Dual Destinies were Jin (Simon), Aura, Fulbright, Clay, Herman Crab and Sasha. That’s literally it. Juniper was annoying, Athena became my least favourite character of all time (sorry to all fans, this is just my personal opinion) and nothing about the not-mentioned side characters excited me enough to make me like them. (Funny that I like Clay although he never really had any screentime, duh!)
They also somehow ruined Jin for me because of his backstory being connected to Athena’s. I mean, I suspected that much but… please, really? Ugh. Most people will probably disagree with me, but I wish Dual Destinies had never happened because now we have all these characters that we can’t just get rid of that easily. (Which is one of the reasons why I’m so excited for DGS.)
So… while Dual Destinies is still a cool game because it belongs to the Ace Attorney-franchise, it is much less appealing than the games before it. And it was too easy. WAY too easy. Therefore, I guess one could say that I don’t really like it, but I have my hopes up for DGS and I absolutely loved the crossover with Professor Layton.
Thank you so much for asking! c: