Master Magistrate is the murder mystery detective visual novel set in the late years of Japan’s Edo Period. Developed by the indie studio Irodori and released in the year of 2017, it quickly attained popularity and became a hit amongst Japanese fans. They praised the great direction sense, well-crafted scenario, immersive atmosphere, and fascinating soundtrack, amongst other aspects. Hobibox have attained publishing rights for the Chinese and English versions of the game, wishing to bring this experience overseas. They have committed themselves to provide a high-quality product, hoping to turn a new leaf and redeem themselves for not so fruitful past endeavors.
While Capcom was busy re-releasing the initial Ace Attorney (AA) trilogy for the nth time, the fans delivered: nearly four years after its release in Japan, Dai Gyakuten Saiban or “Great Ace Attorney” has been fully translated as of April 30th. Being a die-hard fan of the AA series and having played all nine other games available in English, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
Having finally gotten around to playing the VBF trial, specifically the Uncensored Gameplay Trial, I thought I’d share my impressions. As someone who has been following this project for a couple months, I was really excited to check out the new, polished demo, after rumors that the previous ADV trial
VNDB Link: https://vndb.org/v11009 Disclaimer: I played the recent fan translation and from my (limited) knowledge of Japanese, I found it to be quite accurate. I was actually surprised by how the translator made certain sentences work and I can’t recall an instance where I thought the translation looked strange.