English Title: Spy Fiction
Japanese Title: スパイフィクション
Publisher: Sammy
Developer: Access Games
Genre: Stealth Action
Released: Dec. 25, 2003
Product Codes: SLPS-25311 / JAN 4991694000758

The quirky if flawed directorial debut of Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro, better known for Deadly Premonition. It tries to pull off Metal Gear Solid, but winds up more like WinBack instead -- though it pulls a lot of weird tricks and gimmicks that make it more interesting than Koei's masterpiece of blandness.

You've got two selectable characters each with their own slightly different story path and abilities, you can disguise yourself as literally any NPC in the game, features early appearances from a few characters (well, "digital actors" would be a better term) who would later show up in Deadly Premonition, and you can even dig through garbage to find supplementary information and clues -- a process dubbed "garbology". Yeah, it's got Swery's fingerprints all over it.

The main character art was provided by famed illustrator Range Murata (Last Exile, Power Instinct), who I'm not ashamed to admit I'm a huge fan of.