02-01-2012, 06:28 AM
#21
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And here I thought this was a suckish release Wednesday...
This is all I need.

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02-01-2012, 06:36 AM
#22
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Originally Posted by KiddToKmart View Post
Can someone enlighten us uninitiated folk as to what the deal is about this game? Never heard of nor played it on the DS. Any relation to Phoenix Wright?
Sure thing!
The relation to Wright is the author, Shu Takumi: he's behind both those series.
Expect the same kind of dialogue and general character goofiness, with softer moments.

The story in a nutshell, without too much spoiling:
- you're dead at the beginning of the game, killed by someone.
- BUT YOU'E A GHOST! (thank God, otherwise, it would have been short). You can move from object to object (if they're near), move through phone lines, and "activate" objects (open an umbrella, roll a tire, etc).
- you can also rewind time 4 minutes before a death, and use those objects to save the people involved. In short, every level is a puzzle (move there, activate this, now I can reach this, etc). New gameplay is coming very nicely at each level, and in the end, you have a lot of options to do stuff.
- you spend a whole night (you disappear by morning) trying to uncover who killed you, and how (since you lost your memory. Hey, being dead does that to you).

It's remarkable for a few things: solid story, a very "if you don't do this thing precisely, it fails" gameplay (again, very Ace Attorney), and beautifully done graphics: the animations are just splendid.

If you love Phoenix Wright, you'll love Sissel.

Last edited by Nudgenudge; 02-01-2012 at 06:38 AM.

02-01-2012, 06:37 AM
#23
^Explained it much better.
02-01-2012, 06:38 AM
#24
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Originally Posted by KiddToKmart View Post
Can someone enlighten us uninitiated folk as to what the deal is about this game? Never heard of nor played it on the DS. Any relation to Phoenix Wright?
Wait for the HD Gameplay Trailer
02-01-2012, 06:41 AM
#25
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Originally Posted by Sanuku View Post
Wait for the HD Gameplay Trailer
Will probably avoid the video in this case to keep the overall charm of the game a complete surprise when I buy it

And thanks for the great explanation Nudge, much appreciated.

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02-01-2012, 06:52 AM
#26
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Originally Posted by KiddToKmart View Post
Will probably avoid the video in this case to keep the overall charm of the game a complete surprise when I buy it

And thanks for the great explanation Nudge, much appreciated.
No problem!

Here's the Japanese iOS trailer (to check the animation): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zx5-oG2Bb0
02-01-2012, 06:55 AM
#27
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nudgenudge View Post
Sure thing!
The relation to Wright is the author, Shu Takumi: he's behind both those series.
Expect the same kind of dialogue and general character goofiness, with softer moments.

The story in a nutshell, without too much spoiling:
- you're dead at the beginning of the game, killed by someone.
- BUT YOU'E A GHOST! (thank God, otherwise, it would have been short). You can move from object to object (if they're near), move through phone lines, and "activate" objects (open an umbrella, roll a tire, etc).
- you can also rewind time 4 minutes before a death, and use those objects to save the people involved. In short, every level is a puzzle (move there, activate this, now I can reach this, etc). New gameplay is coming very nicely at each level, and in the end, you have a lot of options to do stuff.
- you spend a whole night (you disappear by morning) trying to uncover who killed you, and how (since you lost your memory. Hey, being dead does that to you).

It's remarkable for a few things: solid story, a very "if you don't do this thing precisely, it fails" gameplay (again, very Ace Attorney), and beautifully done graphics: the animations are just splendid.

If you love Phoenix Wright, you'll love Sissel.
One thing that should be added: several major gaming websites (including GameTrailers, I believe) chose Ghost Trick as handheld game of the year. That includes everything that came out for the DS, 3DS, and PSP last year.

I doubt that my cri-de-cour on the upcoming Phoenix Wright thread last week had any effect, but what a nice coincidence!
02-01-2012, 07:00 AM
#29
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Originally Posted by squarezero View Post
One thing that should be added: several major gaming websites (including GameTrailers, I believe) chose Ghost Trick as handheld game of the year. That includes everything that came out for the DS, 3DS, and PSP last year.

I doubt that my cri-de-cour on the upcoming Phoenix Wright thread last week had any effect, but what a nice coincidence!
Yeah, forgot that, but I didn't want to appear too "THIS GAME IS SO GOOD BUY IT NOW HGNNNNN".

And yes, that's a coincidence. Or maybe a "trial run" to prepare/have sales numbers for the release of Ace Attorney 123?

edit: oh, and after watching the video: yeah, the music is great too.
02-01-2012, 07:07 AM
#30

This was me when I heard about this this morning.

My only problem with Ghost Trick was that it was on the DS. Not because I don't like the platform but because the screen didn't do the game's stunning art justice. I played the demo for the japanese version when it came out over there and can say beyond a doubt that on iPhone it's done great justice.