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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

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Description

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is a puzzle adventure game from Capcom writer and game director Shu Takumi, the creator of the Ace Attorney series.

The game begins as a girl named Lynne is about to be shot but can't be helped since you play the role of Sissel and you're already dead. Just as Sissel is about to give up a voice tells you that you're the only one who can help the girl because as a ghost Sissel has gained a few powers.

The gameplay in Ghost Trick consists of possessing whatever is nearby and manipulating inanimate objects, in other words as a ghost Sissel has the power to perform tricks. Sissel also has the ability to go back 4 minutes before a person was killed to try and change their fate. Moving between objects and using tricks at the right time is the key to progressing through the game and preventing a death from happening.

The story of the game will take the player through various scenarios where Sissel can help prevent the death of a living being while finding out more about his own death. However Sissel is told he only has until dawn to find out why he died or his soul will disappear from the world of the living.

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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Nintendo DS Choose your language (English is not displayed since it's already in use)
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Nintendo DS You can check information about people you met...
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Nintendo DS ...and places you have been too
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Nintendo DS The current time is displayed in each chapter

Alternate Titles

  • "Ghost Trick: Detective Fantasma" -- Italian title

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The Press Says

1UP Nintendo DS Jan 12, 2011 A 100
Jeuxvideo.fr Nintendo DS Jan 14, 2011 9 out of 10 90
gamrReview Nintendo DS Feb 24, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
RPGFan Nintendo DS Feb 04, 2011 83 out of 100 83
HCL.hr Gaming Portal Nintendo DS Feb 12, 2011 82 out of 100 82
4Players.de Nintendo DS Jan 19, 2011 82 out of 100 82
Brash Games Nintendo DS Feb 21, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) Nintendo DS Feb 10, 2011 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Nintendo DS Mar 01, 2011 70 out of 100 70
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Jan 11, 2011 6 out of 10 60

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