I know I'm like 6 years late to the party, but I finally wrapped up this game and I wanted to share my thoughts, even if no one is listening.
In short, this is probably my second favorite game in the series so far (started playing 5 today, will see where it goes).
Nothing will ever top 1, I think, but this one came mighty close.
I've begun to suspect that, to me at least, the fun factor of these games is directly proportionate to how much you like the prosecutor.
Like I said above, no one will ever top Edgey, but hot damn Klavier gets mighty close.
I guess his character is kind of similar to Edgeworth: he can be condescending and arrogant, but he's got his heart in the right place, and he's never downright rude (unlike Franziska and Godot). Plus he's got that kick-ass theme song.
Right now, I'd rank the series like this: 1 > 4 > 3 >>>>>> 2
Man I don't even remember much of 2 at all. Franziska was just such a boring and 1-dimensional character.
Godot was much better, but he still wasn't very likeable.
Also, that whole channeling thing just didn't sit well with me at all, which is another reason why I prefer 4 over 3, despite the bizarre wibbly wobbly timey-wimey thing near the end.