NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
NiGHTS, flying freak.
'NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams' is a stupid game, and has a stupid hero. First of all, take a nice long look at the cover. The first thing you think is, "NiGHTS is a girl." BUT NOPE! NiGHTS is a GUY. I'm not kidding. When I first got this game I though it was okay. It took a while to get use to, but it seemed alright. But after a while I realized how ungodly stupid this crap is. Who wants to play a game about little kids in a dream realm with an owl and a flying she-male. The controlls are a pain, and the rings are so hard to go through. The characters are really bland and cheesy. The animation is too over exaggerated, but the graphics aren't bad. The music was annoying, and the voices are really stupid too. A lot of the bosses and challenges were a huge pain in the bunny, and took 3-10 tries to beat. The final boss was lame. Sometimes it was super easy, other times it was hard. It's weird how that worked. Overall, this game isn't horrible, but it's not good either.
Come not for the mechanics, but for the experience..
While it may not be the NiGHTS we've been waiting for, it's still worth the play-through. This title excels in an aspect mostly forgotten and sometimes deliberately ignored by critics, the fun. This game allows the player to feel the freedom and joy of flight without worrying about where to go or what to do. Unfortunately the method of flight is viewed as 'outdated' by newcomers (the 2.5-D concept), and longtime fans may not view the Wii controls as amiable to a game of this caliber. In all honesty, this game would have been much better on the 360, or even the PS3 with the SixAxis. The Wiimote controls horribly and the nun chuck is only a slight improvement. In order to even begin to really enjoy the game, you need the Classic Controller. I can't emphasize this enough. This game really works off of nostalgia, classic sound effects and memorable characters add to the experience and trust me when I say it feels good to be back at the controls of that flying jester. The game REALLY 'takes off' with the sound and the overall interface. The voice acting is mostly well done, and the sound effects are top notch. Unfortunately that's where the good parts end. The multiplayer feels, looks like, and even plays like an afterthought. I wouldn't even bother giving it a try. The story was unnecessary but a nice addition. Visually speaking, the graphics are last gen quality. It feels like the Wii's hardware wasn't really pushed this time around.Overall I'd suggest this game only to die-hard fans of the original. Other than that, this game is rental quality for people trying to get into the series. Personally, I enjoyed the experience, but I'm sure not everyone will agree with that.
A true Sega classic.
The NiGHTS game on the Sega Saturn is a classic Sega game and NiGHTS: JoD is a great sequel to the original. The unique gameplay is easy to master after a just a few levels.
The graphics on the cutscenes are amazing and the backgrounds and character renders are not that bad either, especially for a wii game. The music is outstanding as well. Just listen to the song from the Bellbridge stage.
The story, while a little childish, may not be for everyone, but the gameplay is so great that it shouldn't matter. The final boss battle is epic, though.
The game is cheap, so it is definitely worth it. I still come back to play this game some times even after I beat it.
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams is absolutely one of my favorite games on the Wii. Not only does it have really pretty environments, but an amazing soundtrack as well. Although the game could be a little longer it gave me something to do for about a week, and later on I found myself coming back to it. It has splendid fully voice acted cut-scenes. The game also has a nice, colorful cast of characters. You can play the game in either Will or Helen's story, which are two children who have terrible nightmares. They then find themselves in the magical world of Nightopia where they find NiGHTS. NiGHTS is like the key for the children to overcome their nightmares... Yeah, it's a little confusing to explain! Although the story it tells does not always make complete sense, I still found it very interesting. For example, why the heck does NiGHTS have to collect keys for cages that have nothing in them? And then there's Reala, one of the main villains. He just traps NiGHTS in cages and then leaves, totally allowing one of the children from the game to save him! Anyways, I gave this game a 9/10, only because it could have been just a little longer... I do have a question though: Why have all these other reviewers given this game 1/10's? It certainly does not deserve that.
I got to get a Wii
For those that say the screenshots are from the original game, you're totally wrong! I still own a Saturn and a boat load of games, including Nights and the analog controller made for it and can tell you that those are NOT screenshots of the Saturn game. Nights was NEVER intended to be a totally 3D game, so let's put that straight. It was created by the Sonic Team to be a sort of flying Sonic type game. This was way before Sonic went totally 3D. Nights helped show off the power the Saturn had and sold extremely well considering the Saturn's lack sales compared to the Playstation's. I loved the first one and will probably eventually pick up a Wii system so I can play this one. BTW, if anyone still owns the original Saturn game, you can pop it into your PC's optical drive and view some CGI pics. I had one as my wallpaper for a long time.
Glad to see NiGHTS not forgotten
Like everyone else here, I'm glad to see Sonic Team actually make this requested sequel a decade after the original game came out. A game that few have played, but everyone who has loved. NiGHTS: JoD looks awesome - not "classic" like it's prequel, but real fun, very pretty and has some great music. Which is what we all want from our SEGA games, and what they used to be able to produce without even trying. Can't wait for NiGHTS!
good game, hard bosses....good enough for me
this game is fun and easy to control over the first 5 levels it's really simple to play i bought this game in a buy 2 get 1 free deal and that was four days ago, lucky that i got this free because it was worth it, and this game is also good for coordination cause i barely controlled . 70% recommendation to a friend
hey i know that elf!! he was in sonic adventure during the pinball level. remeber sonic fans? he was the purple pinball game. this game looks interreasting bc during that pinball level i never really understood what the world was after u came back down from the secret room
Oh man Thank you God!
I can't believe it the Wii! gets A comeback for Nights and its all new! Journey Of Dreams! Sweet! its been like 11 years since a new one has been talked about for America and the rest of the world! And for those of you who don't know what was Nights it was game where you had to use a specially designed controller made by Sega ! Well you didn't have to use it but it helped alot! Anyway the game was like Sonic The Hedgehog mixed with the Upcoming SuperMario Galaxy Wii! The game was a platform game you could/Fly/ stop flying or gliding and explore getting Coins like a Mario game..But it was more then that Bosses yes there was.Wow 1995-96?..Anyway Buy it! Its going to sell quick! Now I can only hope Sega remakes the Streets Of Rage Series/Or Part 4! on the Wii or PS2,PS3,Xbxo360!
Yes, the game is kiddie. No, the voice acting isn't that great. This doesn't change the fact that the game is simply amazing, creative, and, most importantly, FUN! Remember that? Remember when gaming was about fun instead of calling people names over Xbox Live? You get to play as a purple, androgynous (NiGHTS is neither male or female, stop arguing) jester thing where you fly around playing, basically, classic Sonic The Hedgehog but flying. You get a rank at the end and there are four endings, 2 for each kid, so you always have a reason to come back to the game and try to do better. The music is pure happiness. A full orchestra playing some of the most memorable music you will hear in a game. Buy this game. Worth the money.