I’m fairly certain 1848’s Paris didn’t have birds taking a peck at practicing law, but… who’s to say the history books didn’t simply pull a cover-up? Because in Aviary Attorney, that’s exactly what’s going on, historically accurate or not, as one bird – Jayjay Falcon – is more than a little eager to get his talons on crook and criminal alike. Maybe even save a few innocents along the way. Yeah. Probably not.
Now, before you pass judgment (get it?), my scepticism is actually entirely warranted, as creator of Aviary Attorney, Sketchy Logic, states in the game’s description that its protagonist has “questionable lawyering expertise”. So there. It is probably fortunate then, that he is not alone during the trials (ehe) and tribulations, in and out of court alike, assisted by his “witty” apprentice, Sparrowson. An apprentice likely with more expertise than his master, I’d wager.
The year is 1848. Paris is on the brink of yet another revolution, and the prisons are overflowing with guilty and innocent alike.
Anyway, in this visual novel, spanning four stylized chapters (just look at that screenshot!), you’ll be tasked with the conduction of interviews, evidence gathering, and other aspects related to the investigation of criminal activity, after which it’s off to court. “Objection!”, “overruled!”, and so on. Fowl play should never go unpunished after all, and with these two on the case, here’s to hoping it won’t. The time to peck away at the underworld, one bad bird at a time, is now.