Point-and-Click Game of 2013

The title of best point-and-click game goes to an instalment in a much loved franchise that involves literally just pointing and clicking (as it should, I suppose), but that has managed to evoke such emotion that past games have brought me to tears.

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies

The face of resolve.

Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies presents an odd bunch of characters both old and new, and brings a few twists into a familiar courtroom setting. The protagonists bumble through in a way that is just as charming as always, and most of the laughing is done with them, rather than at them – from the player’s perspective, anyway. The transition to 3D is skillfully handled, the animation adds a whole new depth to characters that already show strong personalities and shades of grey, and the music felt like a familiar lullaby. Of course, these are only a few of the reasons why Dual Destinies was the clear winner for this category.

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