Excerpt: It's called NiGHTS Into Dreams HD but, really, this is a port of a 16-year-old Saturn game, a console which featured less 3D capabilities than the original PlayStation. A modern resolution and sharper textures does very little to stop this feeling incredibly old.
Excerpt: Already, I can see some readers speaking tales of sacrilege that someone who could say that should be reviewing one of the system’s true classics. Let me say this. If the game is as good as you remember, it should hold up quite well. True classics do that.
Excerpt: Nights Into Dreams was a big deal for anyone who owned a Sega Saturn. It was new, it was original, and it was beautiful. It was one of those games that could probably get by on its art style alone, though it didn’t have to.
Summary: Dreams? Nightmares Full disclosure: I missed out on NiGHTS when it was originally released on the Saturn. I had the demo disc, but never played it, and the PlayStation 2 release never hit North America.
Summary: After catching lightning in a bottle with Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega intended NiGHTS into Dreams to be the next big thing for their fledgling Saturn. Sega was so confident in its success that they decided to bundle it with a brand new analog stick-enhanced controller.
Summary: As a Saturn game, NiGHTS into Dreams under-delivered. Sixteen years later it's easy to see why, but that shouldn't keep you from playing through this bizarre dreamscape. Just be ready for some frustrating boss fights and linear flying stages!
Excerpt: As part of its one-two punch to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network this week, Sega has brought back Sonic Team's innovative NiGHTS Into Dreams , retouching it with a high-definition transfer and adding some bonus goodies for good measure.
Excerpt: Sonic Team’s Nights into Dreams was a revelation when it graced the ill-fated Sega Saturn in 1996. With a free-floating hero traipsing beautifully-rendered dreamscapes, the critically-acclaimed title became an iconic game for Sega’s console.
Pros: A good-looking HD port, Still fun after all these years, Online leaderboards add a nice touch
Cons: It’s rather simplistic to play, Playing as the children is still a slog, Menus and presentation are blander than game