From Tae K. Kim's review:
"Phoenix Wright fans who loved the past games and want nothing more than another docket of crazy cases to tackle will no doubt love Apollo Justice. It's a solid distillation of the franchise formula and if you haven't yet had your fill, I wholly recommend the game, because you will no doubt enjoy it. But I personally couldn't get over how derivative the game felt. There were moments when I enjoyed myself but for me, the magic of the series has slowly worn off and I truly hope Capcom takes the franchise in a bold new direction. Otherwise, I might have to consider turning in my badge and leaving the courtroom for good."