Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review (PlayStation 4)

For this Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review, where we play This long-awaited HD remaster of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, the classic mystery puzzle game directed by Shu Takumi, creator of the Ace Attorney series, which features upgraded visuals and sound. Enjoy new music arrangements by celebrated Great Ace Attorney composer Yasumasa Kitagawa which are fully synchronized with the original music so you can switch between them at any time during gameplay. There’s also a new gallery of artwork and music. This is no trick: it’s the ultimate version of this puzzle-solving mystery adventure classic!

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 3.70GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Works on Playstation 5.
  • Full instruction manual section showing how to play and the controls.
  • Soundtrack option – arranged or original.
  • Eight wallpaper/background image choices and you can mix and match the left and right art.
  • Fast forward to unread text on/off.
  • The extras menu has challenges that act like achievements, illustrations, and concept art along with a music player and an unlocked mini-game mode called ghost puzzle.
  • Unlock new extras entries by playing the game.
  • Save when you want.
  • Puzzle detective gameplay.
  • You play as a dead detective but you are just a soup now and with that you can inhabit and take over objects to mess with the real world.
  • Excellent writing full of intrigue and humor.
  • Opening and ongoing tutorials.
  • You have a limited range so you have to transfer from item to item in order to reach your goal.
  • Thought bubbles can appear and they give an insight into what you are thinking, what can be done, and any possible clues.
  • One of the strongest parts of the game is the story.
  • The art style is powerful and impactful yet easy on the eye.
  • Four minutes is an ability where you can in theory “rewind” time so you can change the flow of the scenario.
  • I really like the writing.
  • The game does a good job of splitting everything stage of a level into parts like the investigation stage, execution, etc.
  • Fantastic ensemble of characters.
  • Clever level design.
  • Lets you have a lot of freedom in how you approach and complete the levels.

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review Cons:

  • The instruction manual/controls menu is a web page.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • No display option to change the screen size.
  • slow starter with a lot of stop-start dialogue breaks.

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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective:

Official website.

Developer: Capcom

Publisher: Capcom

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!