We here at the Powet Municipal Court accuse the defendant, one 1337 Game Design of providing a fun and engaging 80s sitcom-style turn-based strategy experience, and we present this intro video as evidence.
The defendant’s game, Devil’s Attorney, depicts the antics of one Max McMann, a less-than wholesome defense lawyer who is tasked with keeping each of his clients from going to jail. However, these clients or his clearly are guilty, thus Max is constantly matching wits with the prosecutors. The court cases are played out as a cleverly disguised turn-based RPG battle. The case strength represents Max’s HP, the HP of a person or piece of evidence is represented as its credibility, and Max has various abilities he can use to win the case. For instance, Tampering with the Evidence reduces the damage it can do to the case strength, Epic Speech adds to his case strength, and an Objection can disable a person or Evidence for a round. The opposition has tricks it can use as well. Each of the prosecutors have special powers they use, experts and coaches can increase the damage a piece of evidence or witness can do, and witness protections can reduce the damage Max’s attacks do to a witnesses credibility. In between levels, Max can purchase upgrades for his apartment, and these upgrades increase his vanity, materialism, and decadence levels to unlock new skills. While things tend to get repetitive, the hilarious case banter makes up for it. The game also features no in-app purchases, which is always a plus in mobile gaming.
However, I would like to object to the games’s short time, and I can play through it in little over 2 hours and I cam complete most cases in a few minutes. For this reason, I would like to petition the developer for additional downloadable cases. Even considering this, Devil’s Attorney is guilty of providing a unique and enjoyable gaming experience for a low price tag. I recommend that the judge sentence gamers who own IOS and Android devices to download it immediately and laugh their asses off.