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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
9.3 out of 10

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

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Overall 9
8.5

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Destructoid
1 November 2011
  • Summary: Murder mysterious are a dime a dozen, but it’s not every day the gumshoe is investigating his own death from beyond the grave. Then again, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective -- the latest game by Ace Attorney creator Shu Takumi -- isn’t your every day game.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Looks 10
9.5

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (DS) - Review

VGChartz
24 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Death is a sign of failure in many games; it is the punishment for failing to complete the mission that the game has laid out in front of you. By contrast, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective embraces death, and does so to the point that the entire game is based around the death of Sissel, the main...
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Overall 8
8.3
Gameplay 8
8.2
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 8
8.4
Control 9
9.0

Expert Review

RPGFan
4 February 2011
  • Conclusion: If you're a fan of graphic adventures and can deal with trying puzzles, don't miss out on Ghost Trick.
  • Pros: Novel gameplay, comical story packed with thrills, likable cast.
  • Cons: Time based puzzles can be off-putting, plot twists are pretty far-fetched.
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Overall 8
8.0

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review

GamerNode
27 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Shu Takumi had a major breakthrough with his Ace Attorney series for the DS. People all over the world revelled in the OBJECTIONS, TAKE THATS, and HOLD ITS that the courtroom drama offered. Now, however, Takumi has moved to a new idea and a new IP, introducing Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective .
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Overall 7
7.2
Gameplay 7
7.2
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
7.8
Longevity 7
7.0

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

NowGamer
26 January 2011
  • Summary: Move over insectoid leviathans. Death itself is gaming's latest conquered enemy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review

G4
12 January 2011
  • Summary: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective for the Nintendo DS is an innovative and engrossing puzzle game with a tangled web of strange mysteries that the ghost of a murder victim named Sissel must solve before daylight.
  • Pros: A variety of inventive puzzles to keep anyone entertained, Engrossing storyline about murder, mystery and conspiracy, Humorous dialogue and characters
  • Cons: Puzzles can be pretty challenging with little help, Impatient gamers will throw DS at the wall
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Overall 8
8.0

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

GamePro.com
11 January 2011
  • Excerpt: This quirky adventure-puzzler from Capcom luminary Shu Takumi boasts a charming sense of humor and a unique, if sometimes frustratingly implemented, gameplay gimmick.
  • Pros: Interesting story; excellent animation; well-localized dialogue is actually funny.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
10
Lifespan 8
8.0
Playability 8
8.0

Review: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

N-Europe
2 May 2011
  • Conclusion: An engaging storyline, memorable characters and wonderful animation make this game a true treat.
  • Pros: Entertaining and engaging storyline, Brilliant animation, Plenty of humour, The gameplay doesn't get stale
  • Cons: Repetitive dialogue at times, Loses its charm after the first play
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Overall 8
8.0

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Pocket Lint
24 January 2011
  • Conclusion: Ghost Trick isn't going to be for everyone, but if you're a fan of the DS's more leftfield games, then it's pretty much a must-buy. Smart, witty and engaging, it's another example of why you don't need high-end graphics and 3D gimmicks to make absorbing handheld games; just imaginative design, good...
  • Pros: Doesn't take itself too seriously, bags of character
  • Cons: Gets easy with practice
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Overall 7
7.0

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review

Itchy Thumbs
13 January 2011
  • Summary: Format: DS Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom (Licensed by Nintendo) Release Date: 14th January 2011
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