Feb 4, 2013
Devil’s Attorney is a turn-based strategy game with a legal theme. Max is a dashing, young lawyer who would do anything to win a case — even playing outside the rules.
In the game, you need to win cases so you can maintain and improve your lifestyle — your apartment, car, clothes and accessories. Each case has its price, and it’s all yours as long as you win it. It doesn’t matter how you win it — in Max’s dog-eat-dog world, rules are meant to be broken.
You can start by going to your office — which will be shabby at first — and pick a case. A brief background of the case and the client is provided along with how much is at stake if your client gets a Not Guilty verdict. There’s also a bonus if you win the case in a specified number of rounds.
Now starts the tricky part. Once you’re in the court room, you will need to read the tutorial carefully so you fully understand how the game works. To your left would be a menu with all your skills, a life meter (Guilty or Not Guilty), and your Action Points. Each skill has a required amount of Action Point so you can use it. You’re only given a limited amount of points, so use it wisely.
To your right would be your opponent’s witnesses and evidence. Their damage are indicated in big white numbers inside a red square box. Your job is to lower these numbers down to zero to remove them and to ultimately win the case.
The game lets you use all action points before the opponent makes their move. When you’re done with your moves — you have to consume all action points — then the ball goes to your enemy, and there is nothing you can do to stop them. If their damage depletes your life meter, then your client is found guilty and you lose the case.
The game’s level of difficulty can be adjusted between Easy, Normal and Hard difficulties, found in Options in the main menu. You can play three separate games without having to complete the first one. Simply choose New Game on the start up screen.
The graphics in this game is absolutely superb — this alone makes the purchase worth it. Performance and game controls are smooth and responsive, too. Lastly, the audio and sound bites are quite impressive. I particularly like the cheesy exchanges between Max and his rivals before the start of each case.
Devil’s Attorney is a simple math game disguised in a nice, appealing way. If you like to see a unique strategy game with lots of court room puns, then by all means download this now!