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Socrates Jones: Pro Philo

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Sep 18, 2013 | 8:51 PM EDT

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NONSENSE! After an unfortunate incident, Socrates Jones must debate a host of philosophers in order to win back his life. More than slightly inspired by the Ace Attorney series.

Authors note: This is for real this time, by the actual creators! The person who was pretending to be us didn't even upload the most recent version. That's just lazy game theft, that is.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game is ingeniously derivative from great thinkers and a great video game series.

Arguing with fathers of famous philosophers, and finding the flaws in their arguments, make players argue as they play the game. I read about these philosophers in college and I will remember them even more because of this game.

Using Phoenix Wright as their mechanic and narrative structure is a nice foundation. The major difference in the mechanics is being able to examine statements in 3 different ways rather than 1, adds the to the complexity of pursuing the argument further. The answers given when you ask them can be wasteful (but not wastefully added to the game), important to game progression, or humorous.

The final act to the game was a great way to tie up the story, and the final answer resonates with what I believe in as well. This was a great game, and I feel smarter and more educated for playing it.
I do have a question for the game designers. Is there an easter egg where, "your face is ugly" would trigger an interesting response from one of the philosophers?

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was, to put it simply, awesome.
It forced me to discuss deeply my system of values and to think a lot on all the question presented by the thinkers...
Moreove, Kant growing a beard was priceless.
Thank you.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Absolutely fantastic.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really good game would love to see more like this.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game is amazing.

I love Ace Attorney, and the fact this is all about philosophies and morals makes it even more incredible. :)

I guess you never face off against Friedrich Nietsczhe because you already adapt his philosophy for being an Ubermensch by believing there is no true answer?

(Sorry if that counts as spoilers. :( I won't reveal who the final boss is though, it's a secret. ^^;)

Erm, I'm not sure what else to say here. :( I guess I love using logic and figuring things out because it makes me feel smart. XD Though sometimes I get stuck for a while. ^^; Sometimes when I finally figure it out though, it's like, I should have came up with that answer all along. XD

I love the dynamic between the dad and his teenage daughter too, whether it's sad, heartwarming, funny, etc. ^^;

Hearing about philosophers in school seems kind of interesting, I wonder if I should have taken a class like that if I was able to, or something like Psychology. :? I think I would have if I saw it so they probably didn't have it on my high school and I don't remember learning about it. :( I guess they might have these things in College/University though so I could take it later, if I ever make it there...

Sorry for getting all emotional. ^^;

Anyways, even though there's only a handful of characters to face off against, the game still seems to take a few hours to beat, but that's good, it gives it a lot of depth for a flash game. :)

I wish there were more Ace Attorney games. <3 Whether it's actually like Ace Attorney with cases or another game on some interesting topic like philosophy...

Thank you for making this. :3

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