Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is a Nintendo DS video game developed by Shu Takumi in 2010. Like Takumi's other works, Ghost Trick has a strong emphasis on characters, while the plot's central theme is death and mystery. It stars Sissel, a ghost who is attempting to recover his memories. Other major characters include Lynne, who acts as a sidekick to Sissel, and is seeking to uncover a mystery of 10 years ago; Jowd, a detective who is accused of murdering his wife; Kamila, the daughter of Jowd; Missile, a Pomeranian who, after dying, chooses to stay dead so that he can protect his owner Kamila; Ray, a ghost who inhabits a desk lamp and initiates Sissel's journey; Cabanela, a detective and friend of Jowd who enjoys dancing; The pigeon man, the superintendent of the junkyard where the game begins; The justice minister, a man who the protagonists beseech to stay Jowd's execution; Yomiel, a ghost who seeks revenge for the events of 10 years ago; and the antagonists, an unidentified organization from a foreign country who seek to kill anyone involved in the events of 10 years ago.
Sissel[a] is the protagonist of the game, and the titular character as well. He is recently deceased, and as a ghost, attempting to recover his lost memories. He is tasked by a ghost nicknamed "Ray" with protecting a girl named Lynne from being killed. Ray teaches him of his powers, which include being able to manipulate objects and travel four minutes before the death of a person. After rescuing Lynne, they eventually team up, with Lynne using Sissel to help her solve a mystery of 10 years ago and Sissel using Lynne to recover his memories. He later teams up with a dog named Missile who recently died and, when revived, goes to save his owners, Lynne and Kamila. Sissel is eventually tasked by Lynne to check on the schedule of a prisoner named Jowd, a former detective, only to find that he has none, and as such, is scheduled to be executed. After finding Jowd dead, he rewinds time to save Jowd, and he works to save him from prison, though Jowd is later arrested by his friend Cabanela in the process. Sissel works to not only stay this execution but to rescue Kamila from her kidnappers. He succeeds in staying the execution, and over time, learns that the person he believed to be him was actually a man by the name of Yomiel, a ghost who has the ability to manipulate people.
Lynne[b] is a female detective who serves as the sidekick to protagonist Sissel. She also acts as the caregiver to Kamila and the owner to Missile, a Pomeranian. Starting with her death near the beginning of the game, she is later noted for the numerous deaths incurred. She is targeted by multiple assassins sent by an unknown foreign country, and consistently gets in trouble, either from being suspected of murder or dying several times throughout the game. In the beginning, she and Sissel form a pact together of "using each other"; Sissel to recover his lost memories, and Lynne to solve a mystery from 10 years ago. She eventually beseeches Sissel to halt the execution of Jowd, a detective who was involved in this event from 10 years ago. It is later revealed that she was involved in the incident of 10 years ago as a hostage to a man who held her at gunpoint after escaping from a police questioning room and pursued by Jowd. During the investigation, Sissel and Lynne learn that Lynne was the one who killed Sissel, though neither recollects this. However, they learn that she was manipulated into this by the ghost of the man from 10 years ago seeking revenge on everyone involved. This man named Yomiel, while he, Sissel, and Missile travel 10 years in the past, eventually saves her and helps to undo the events of 10 years ago, as well as the events of the game.
After averting the fates of the people in these events, the events of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective are undone as well. Eventually, Sissel learns that a character named Ray who taught Sissel about his powers in the beginning was actually Missile from an alternate timeline; in it, he was murdered by one of the assassins in the company of Yomiel, giving him ghost powers due to his proximity to the meteorite fragment. He attempts to enlist Sissel's help, but Sissel shows no interest, apologizing and leaving to find his memories. He goes through similar steps to rescue everyone like had been done by Sissel, but without Sissel and Yomiel's abilities, he becomes trapped in the event of 10 years ago, and waits until time goes back to where it was in the beginning of the game. At this point, he tricks Sissel into helping him by telling him that Lynne is the key to his memories, and that he has only until dawn before he ceases to exist, in order to get Sissel to help save Lynne and Kamila.
The justice minister[i] is a man of power who is central to Detective Jowd's fate and execution. He is seen in-game as an extremely nervous person, to the point where he goes into incredible panic attacks. This is contributed to by his wife by the name of Emma, who left him with his daughter, Amelie, who is beside herself toward her mother because of this. Because she refuses to answer his phone calls at some point, when he learns that his daughter was apparently kidnapped to force him to not stay the execution of Jowd, he is unabled to check up on her, though it is revealed that it was Jowd's daughter Kamila, not his, who was kidnapped; players also learn that his wife left him over his decision to not stay the execution. Due to the stress of the apparent kidnapping, the justice minister dies of a heart attack, though this is reversed by Sissel. It is learned that he only signed the execution order when controlled by a ghost named Yomiel into doing so; this resulted in him becoming paranoid about being possessed, making him nervous and standoffish to anyone who approaches him. He eventually halted Jowd's execution.
Yomiel[l] is the ghost of a man who died in an event 10 years ago. While his identity is unknown for a large portion of the game, it is eventually revealed that he is the ghost of the corpse that protagonist Sissel believed to be his. He is first seen controlling the corpse, killing both Cabanela and the pigeon man, as well as manipulating people in an attempt to kill everyone involved in the Temsik meteor crash or otherwise ruin their lives. It is eventually learned that a meteor fragment was what killed him, though the energy from it gave him special abilities, as well as make his corpse impervious to any pain or damage. It is also learned that anyone who dies near any of the meteor will gain similar powers. Among his crimes, he attempted to get Lynne arrested by manipulating her into shooting him, shortly before the events of the game; due to strong will, she is able to resist and misses, but the second shot hits. Another significant crime is the murder of Detective Jowd's wife by means of a complex device created by Jowd's daughter Kamila that normally sets off a party popper, but instead, lights an antique gun that kills Jowd's wife.
Since the release of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, the characters have received highly positive reception. Series creator Shu Takumi noted that, even more so than protagonist Sissel, Missile is the one who gained the most positive response in Japan. He describes him as "one of the more beloved characters in the series." 1UP.com's Justin Haywald described the characters as being "over-the-top", comparing them to those found in the Ace Attorney series though noting the lack of puns that the characters had in Ace Attorney. He adds that while Ghost Trick's characters have similar exaggerations and stylish clothing, they are much more "down-to-earth". Wired's Jason Schreier found numerous similarities between the two series' characters, calling Sissel "endearing in his brutal honesty and loyalty" and the other characters memorable, while also praising the dialogue as fantastic. The Telegraph's Tom Hoggins, while calling the characters unique, noted the similarities between the two cast of characters, noting the "colour playfulness" that is "thickly laced with dark tragedy and built on strong character." GameSpot's Carolyn Petit called the characters memorable, attributing this to their "snappy dialogue". Official Nintendo Magazine's Chris Scullion called the characters colourful, and praised the game's script. GamesRadar's Carolyn Gudmundson called the characters "many-layered", as well as praising them as being as good as the characters from Ace Attorney. She specifically cited Missile, who she describes as making her "heart hurt" with his devotion. Video Gamer's Martin Gaston noted that Sissel, an amnesiac, succeeds in ways that other amnesiac characters in video games do not.
Ghost Trick : Détective fantôme est un jeu vidéo d'aventure et de réflexion de type point and click développé et édité par Capcom sur Nintendo DS et iPhone. Il sort en juin 2010 au Japon, le 11 janvier 2011 en Amérique du Nord et le 14 janvier en Europe. Le jeu a été créé par Shu Takumi (créateur de la série Ace Attorney). Ghost Trick propose une aventure très scénarisée composée de 18 chapitres et de nombreux puzzles.
Thus begins the story of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, a humorous new puzzle adventure for the Nintendo DS from Capcom. With Shu Takumi - the original creator of the Ace Attorney series - at the helm, this otherworldly adventure mixes kooky humour with a sentimental, engrossing story and is packed with perplexing logic puzzles from beginning to end. Vividly brought to life with stylish characters, beautiful animation and high production values, this offering from Capcom allows you to step into the spectral shoes of Sissel's ghost and make right some wrongs that have yet to come.
BOUM ! Le fracas d'une détonation retentit à travers la ville plongée dans le noir. Quelqu'un a perdu la vie, mais son histoire ne fait que commencer... Alors que Sissel reprend ses esprits, il se rend compte qu'il est devenu un fantôme et qu'il a perdu tout souvenir de sa vie passée. « Qui suis-je ? Qui m'a tué ? Et pourquoi ? » Sissel ne dispose que de quelques heures pour trouver la réponse à ces questions, avant que le soleil se lève et qu'il ne sombre dans l'oubli. Et pour résoudre son propre meurtre, mieux vaut commencer par le détective qui a peut-être été témoin du crime... Utilisez vos pouvoirs surnaturels pour prendre possession des objets et les manipuler, ou remontez le temps afin d'élucider des énigmes complexes à travers un scénario à l'humour loufoque et aux personnages attachants. 2b1af7f3a8