I think AA5 benefited from having multiple protagonists because in Phoenix's perspective, there wasn't a whole lot to tell. He doesn't go through a development arc like Apollo and Athena do. He plays the mentor character, the one who holds the three of them together, and I felt that that was a really fitting role considering what he got in his own trilogy. He does star in the most cases but he's mainly the one who puts together the puzzle pieces surrounding the other characters' development, so in a way I actually consider Apollo and Athena to be the primary stars of AA5 and not Phoenix. I like both approaches, my initial post was a knee-jerk concern but I don't think AA5 left us with as many jarring loose ends as 4 did, the latter's which have been dropped entirely off the face of the earth anyway.
That's my point, I actually enjoyed how the game's perspective was divided among the three attorneys (even if I did spend half the game wondering when the hell I would finally get to play as Nick). I'd be worried if AA6 returned to the style of the trilogy, though a single narrative point wouldn't be an inherent negative either. I feel like there's more stories to tell revolving around Athena and Apollo that can develop them even further. It's hard to imagine where Phoenix's character could go compared to those two, who are much younger and less experienced in the court. At the same time, having a single main character also gives the overall story much more focus. It's a trade off and I wouldn't complain too much if it were to happen.
Yeah I want Ema back too. I actually would want her to be the main detective of another game over Gumshoe, however I want Gumshoe back too, perhaps as Chief of Police so he doesn't show up nearly as frequently but still possesses a level of influence on the plot. Plus it would be fucking hilarious seeing him of all characters as chief. I recall him having a throw-away line saying he wants to be this someday, so imagine if he actually got it and he was still paid less than all of his workers???
A physical CD soundtrack exists apparently, which I didn't know of until yesterday. I bought a copy of it at PAX for 15 dollars. I couldn't find any place to purchase it online (VGMdb claims it's Kickstarter backstock and was also sold at PAX 2014), so it looks like these retail versions will be the first time they'll be available to the general public. Neat. I also saw the amiibo there on display, it looks fairly well made. Hopefully there won't be any trouble finding one when it releases.
Years would actually be legit cool. Like have an adult Hogarth meet the giant again, and the same amount of time has passed in the movie as it has between the release of the first and second movies. For some reason I don't really consider this to be an official confirmation of a sequel. Vin sounded like he was either just pulling our legs or hinting that maybe WB is considering a sequel but nothing has been finalized as of yet. Dunno how he'd know of the latter though. Don't forget that Bird is working on Incredibles 2.
Wow they're trying really hard to find ways not to bring back Gumshoe, are they? Oh god. What's gonna happen to Apollo and Athena? Will they be tagging along with Nick? After AA5 I don't think I can take another game where Phoenix is the sole main character anymore.
lol. I've whined before about not getting the regular model but even before my 3DS bricked I was kind of set on just getting the XL anyway since I tried it out at a store and it felt pretty comfortable. Besides even if I did want the standard size still, I would rather not wait around for god knows how long for a stand-alone release (I could not give less of a shit about HHD if I tried) while my system collects dust and remains unusable.
Nevermind. I called Nintendo about upgrading my system and it looks like I can do it no problem. Already went through the process of ordering the newXL and giving them my account info so by the time I receive it I should be good to go. Thanks PSI for suggesting that, it NEVER would have crossed my mind otherwise.
It's my favorite movie but I can't imagine what a sequel could bring to the table. Especially since it's been so many years I'm also not sure how to feel about them adding in extra scenes to the film. I guess it depends on what they are and how they mesh with the rest of the cut. If it's anything like how Disney handles the extra scenes in some of their movies (The Lion King...) I'll probably throw up?