• Publisher: CAPCOM
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 340.3 MB
  • Version: 1.01.02
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 5 (3)
App description: Important Notice:
Functionality is not guaranteed on devices that are updated to iOS 8.

Experience this much beloved, touching story for yourself. Try this brand-new kind of "Interactive Mystery" for free right now!

*Devices and iOS supported: iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch, iPad with iOS 4.3 or later
*iPhone 3G / iPod touch 2G are not supported
*Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish

This Story Starts with Your Death
In an obscure corner of the city, a single bullet takes your life, but thats not all it takes. When you awaken as a spirit, you realize you have no recollection of who you are. Thus begins your search for the answers to these questions: Who am I?, Who killed me?, and Why was I killed?

One night is all you have to answer these questions before your soul vanishes at dawns first light, and your only lead is the female detective who witnessed your death...

"Possess" and "Manipulate" Your Way to the Truth!
As the main character, you can possess and manipulate objects, such as a guitar or an umbrella, using your "Powers of the Dead". A variety of actions will be available to you depending on what you possess. Strive to possess the truth itself!

Rewind Time "4 Minutes Before Death" to Change Fate!
Death seems to follow you wherever you go, but you can do something about that! Using one of your ghostly powers, go back to a point 4 minutes before a persons death and change their fate!

Chapters 1 and 2 are Free!
Should this touching tale possess you, the rest of the story is available for purchase under Buy More Chapters on the title screen.

Based on the Critically Acclaimed Nintendo DS Game
*GameSpot Best of 2011 Awards - Best Handheld Game Winner
*GameTrailers Game of the Year Awards 2011 - Best Nintendo DS Game Winner

*For iPod touch and iPad users, a Wi-Fi environment will be necessary to purchase additional chapters.

Echoseven's comments:


02-01-2012, 06:28 AM
#21
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,711
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
Quote:
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
Quote:
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
Quote:
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
Quote:
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
Posts: 10,913
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
Quote:
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.

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