Reviews and Problems with Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
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7 February 2012
Conclusion: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective gripped me right away, and held me in a strong grip for more than eight hours. Finding out what had happened soon became something I pondered when making dinner, or riding my bike to work. Few games has this effect on me, but this NDS classic certainly has the story few games can rival.
Excerpt: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is off to a slightly unusual start with you, the protagonist, dead at the scene. Being dead somehow doesn’t stop you from meddling with the world of the living, and the dead for that matter. You are Sissel, and all you know is that the blonde man with the weird hairdo and red suit used to be you. With an acute memory loss, not only of events but also of the ability to read you can still solve this.
Summary: Parents need to know that Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is not recommended for players under 13 because it shows people murdered in many different ways. It frames the player as the spirit of a deceased murder victim who can rewind time and prevent these murders from happening. The game shows people being shot, pushed off a ledge, exploded, impaled, and crushed -- though it's not graphic (think Saturday morning cartoons).
Excerpt: Let’s cue up the game here and see what we have in our han… huh? My character is dead. Already? But all I did was press “New Game”. What the bleep?! I didn’t even get to do anything! What a load of… oh. That’s just the way Capcom’s newest game, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, is suppose to begin. Not with a “Game Over” screen, but with the start of an “out of this world” adventure involving crazy effects from the afterlife. Very intriguing.
Pros: Intriguing premise and unique gameplay mechanic, Compelling mystery that comes to a rewarding conclusion, A ton of memorable characters and great dialogue, Engaging, often suspenseful puzzles, Terrific visual style and impressive animation
Cons: Gameplay doesn't evolve at all until late in the game
Excerpt: It seems I've been living in a cave for the past couple of years because until this week I'd never come across Capcom's Ghost Trick Phantom Detective before. And after getting hugely excited over its iOS release and preparing to tell the world about its greatness and how they ought to seek out this hidden gem, little did I realise that it had actually already seen a full retail release on Nintendo's own DS and was almost two years old.
Summary: Ghost Trick’s unusual premise, unique gameplay, satisfying puzzles and wonderful characters make it an adventure game you don’t want to miss.
Pros: Intriguing premise and unique gameplay mechanic, Compelling mystery that comes to a rewarding conclusion, A ton of memorable characters and great dialogue, Engaging, often suspenseful puzzles, Terrific visual style and impressive animation.
Cons: Gameplay doesn't evolve at all until late in the game.
Conclusion: Def Jam: Fight For New York biedt op het eerste gezicht misschien niet veel vernieuwing. Toch wist het me van begin tot eind te boeien. De toevoeging van een create-a-player optie en de dieper uitgewerkte verhaallijn zijn daar zeker niet vreemd aan. Ik zie mezelf nog altijd niet rondlopen met een Sean John jeans, een paar Phat Farm schoenen en een dik diamanten kruis rond mijn nek, maar zolang Def Jam: Fight For New York in mijn Xbox gleufje steekt, zal ik er nuttig...