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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective - Nintendo DS

by Capcom
Nintendo DS
Teen
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews) 83 / 100

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  • Manipulate the physical world through supernatural possession - take control of inanimate objects and change the world
  • Change the fates of those around you - return to the four minutes before a character's death to stop it from happening
  • Text adventure combined with logic puzzles makes for an exciting new challenge on the Nintendo DS
  • Over a dozen engaging chapters filled with entertaining, interrelated puzzles
  • Unique visual style and character designs

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002TDIEDG
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.7 x 0.6 inches ; 3.4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: January 11, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,662 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Capcom Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective 32019 Nintendo DS/DSi Games

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Ghost Trick Phantom Detective
Take control of Sissel
Take control of Sissel

Solve your own murder from beyond the grave in this interactive puzzle mystery from the creators of the Ace Attorney series. Play as the ghost of a man named Sissel, a murder victim with no memory of why his life was taken. You'll need to alter the lives of over 30 characters, reshaping their destinies so you can solve the mystery behind yours. Use the Stylus to choose paths for Sissel. Manipulate objects to solve puzzles and change people's lives. The game contains 15 stages, 25 areas, and one important catch: Sissel will leave the supernatural world at dawn, so you'll have to work quickly.

 

Supernatural possession
Supernatural possession

Features

  • Manipulate the physical world through supernatural possession - take control of inanimate objects and change the world
  • Change the fates of those around you - return to the four minutes before a character's death to stop it from happening
  • Text adventure combined with logic puzzles makes for an exciting new challenge on the Nintendo DS
  • Over a dozen engaging chapters filled with entertaining, interrelated puzzles
  • Unique visual style and character designs

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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An adventure game gem on the DS January 16, 2011
By A user
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The premise of the game is fairly interesting: you start off dead and have to use your soul to possess and manipulate objects to accomplish goals. At first you are just trying to find out who you were and why you were killed, but as the story progresses you start uncovering bits and pieces of a bigger plot with national security implications (I kid you not). This game is from the creators of the Ace Attorney series, so people familiar with those games will probably see similarities here, mostly a good story with quirky characters, wrapping humor around a fairly tragic situation.

Story (spoilers will be highlighted): being an adventure game, this is the main selling point of the game and it does not disappoint. Since the game starts off with you dead and witnessing someone about to get killed, you can't say this is a slow starting game. The sense of urgency is also highlighted by the fact your soul will dissipate at dawn, so you really have one night to figure things out. As you go from chapter to chapter meeting more people and changing their fates, you slowly uncover a plot that can have national security implications for your country and you slowly change your motivations and your initial assumption of who you might be. The game even throws a little mystery along with its tutorial (who is the soul that is teaching you about your abilities?) that is revealed at the end of the game.

*** Spoiler alert ****

This is where the game will remind you of the Ace Attorney series. Everyone is connected to each other somehow, by an event that happened several years ago and that still has consequences on the present. In this case, it was a meteor fall that occurred 10 years ago and prompted someone to seek revenge over everyone else involved on the story.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lynne...seriously, stop dying. January 21, 2011
By Thomby
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
You know how there are those games that you are in awe over and get excited every time you turn it on? This just had to be one of those for me.I have not enjoyed a game this much in quite awhile.
When I had first heard about this lovely title, which was actually a few days before it was released, I was instantly intrigued by it and patiently waited for the soon release. And so when I finally got my hands on it, oooh boy... Let me tell ya, I'm definitely glad I stumbled across this gem. It almost makes me angry that it was not advertized well enough.
Anyway, here is my review split up into segments:

Gameplay - The ability to manipulate certain objects and to travel through them is very unique, and immensely fun. And the way the objects interacted with one another was pretty cool too. While some of the puzzles WERE a bit frustrating and took some time to figure out, that never kept me from playing it, I'd find myself constantly rewinding time to the beginning, and going through the entire span of the 'four minutes' just to change one little thing at the end. It still did not interfere with my enjoyment. The ability to save the characters lives is fun, though for certain characters, it got a bit annoying having to save one repeatedly *cough*Lynne*cough* :P

Story - I found the premise to be very interesting; playing as someone who just died, then sets out to solve the mystery that is his death. Sure, the whole 'I have amnesia, I can't remember anything' bit is played out too much, but Ghost Trick is such an exception. In fact, in most of the game, you're trying to solve other characters' mysteries rather than your own.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars First impressions January 17, 2011
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
You just woke up...but, wait! You're dead. So begins the story of your character, Sissel, and the night of his murder.

The game pretty much begins with you lying dead, just discovering you've been murdered. Now the only question is why were you murdered and who killed you? As Sissel, you decide to find out. Because it turns out you only have one night to do so. Luckily upon your death you have acquired some "ghost tricks" which allow you to manipulate non-living objects within the game. This is also how you get around, by moving from object to object. It is actually a very cool concept once you get the hang of it. It is fairly simple. With your ghost tricks in hand, you set out to find out more about your story.

I like how the game gets started right away. The first chapter is essentially a tutorial on how to play. You will learn how to use your ghost tricks. You decide to use them to help others so that you may find out more about your own death. Each chapter consists of your character trying to avert the fate of a would-be murder victim. You have to go back four minutes before that person died and attempt to manipulate objects to save them from death. You may have to save one person several times. You are timed, but you can try as many times as you like. This game is sort of like a puzzle and logic exercise...you really have to think about which object to use to help your victim survive. What I do is I try all the possible manipulations with each object and then I go back and figure out how I can put them together to save the victim. It is a very fun way to play and its pretty original, too!

Along the way you will go between the present and past. The game advances in present time; you only enter the past when you go back in time to try and save the dead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ghost Trick is not for everybody, but if you enjoy games like Phoenix...
If you like story driven game with puzzles similar to Professor Layton, Hotel Dusk, or Phoenix Wright, definitely check out Ghost Trick and give it a try. Read more
Published 5 days ago by GNg
5.0 out of 5 stars I have this game on my phone and I love it! The only bad part is there...
I have this game on my phone and I love it! The only bad part is there is not any replay value since once you know how to beat the puzzles you can do it every time. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Steph
3.0 out of 5 stars Good game but a few irritating bugs
I like the game, interesting story and gameplay, but it freezes and sometimes when I close the DS, it goes back to the DS menu when I open it, then when I start the game, it's on... Read more
Published 11 days ago by MD
5.0 out of 5 stars they're done beautifully and I absolutely love it
This game, the plot, the puzzles; they're done beautifully and I absolutely love it.
Published 1 month ago by Sanuye
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Emotional amazing game. An absolute must play. MUST PLAY.
Published 1 month ago by SilverDawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes excellent use of the DS features
One of most unique games ever made. Makes excellent use of the DS features. Very well animated with fun characters and a very interesting plot. Worth every penny.
Published 2 months ago by Carl Z.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey... Stuff
This game is great! I've had it for only a week now, and I already beat it -- not because it's too short, but because I was so engrossed, I could not put it down. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars An oldie but a goodie
Ghost Trick is an immensely fun game. I found myself having a hard time putting it down. You play the role of a ghost. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Madison
4.0 out of 5 stars I received a broken one but I'll probably try to buy it again in the...
The one I received was broken - no matter what I did it would not play! - but that's not the game's fault. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Nova7o9
4.0 out of 5 stars Play this when you need a good story!
Though I'm bummed out that there's not much replay value after beating the story mode, it's just full of twists and turns of storytelling that I figured it's satisfying that good... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Andrew Yang
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