These sorts of questions are probably better directed to my (Bolt)’s side blog, contradictory-puzzles - C-R’s blog is more for general news and series questions, not specifics about games. But we’ll answer this one under a read more:
One of the obvious drawbacks of the series move to 3DS is that we can’t really get anything like sprite rips anymore, or at least not until someone reverse-engineers how the 3DS AA games store their models/animations.
As part of my replay of PLvsPW I’ve been doing, I’ve been trying to do the next best thing - get clean shots of characters’ poses. Because while AA5’s artbook was nice enough to provide all the tons of poses each character had, no such luck with PLvsAA’s, which only does a limited number of shots for each character, as far as I know.
Of course, you can’t always get what you want - I don’t think there’s ever an instance of Zacharias doing his damage animation without any dialogue. (At least, there certainly isn’t in the first trial!)
And a few missing frames that didn’t fit into the 10-image limit under the cut:
You know, I’ve been replaying Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright lately and you don’t realize how few fucks Hershel Layton gives until you’re not playing as him. An extra eyewitness arrives to accuse Phoenix’s client of murder? “It seems this trial is getting interesting, Mr. Wright.” Phoenix fucks up and the judge is about to sentence said client to death? “That’s a shame, Mr. Wright.” Maya suggests they just ‘go find’ a (possibly fictional) legendary witch queen with no leads to start from? “A simple answer. I quite like it. How about you, Mr. Wright?”
It is a miracle that Phoenix doesn’t just snap and yell “HOW ABOUT YOU SOLVE THE CASE THEN FUCKER” except that if he did Layton would definitely wrap it up in like five minutes because he literally has everything in the case figured out and is just letting Phoenix play attorney to make him feel better
also another thing about Hershel Layton you don’t realize until you’re not playing as him: we’ve all joked about it but
Professor Layton is literally a LEGO man. He is made of ABS plastic and is often packaged with colorful bricks. His movie stars Chris Pratt and is currently sitting at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, he is enjoyed by people young and old the world over and he is literally a LEGO man
I got a 3DS capture card! Like, seven months too late for this blog. Oopsie.
Still, here’s a bunch of shots of some of the game’s concept art from the bonus section. 400x240 isn’t very high-res, so I recommend tracking down a copy of the official artbook if you want more.
However now that I do have a capture card, I’m planning to do a much better-realized playthrough blog of the Japanese version of Dual Destinies once that comes out next month. I’ll post a heads-up around here once it gets to be that time!