None of the magic that made the Saturn classic a beloved memory
D. Nguyen, Amazon
22 July 2009
Summary: Journey of Dreams tries to be too much and thus deviates too far from the NiGHTS formula. Only a few stages of the game mirror the original's gameplay, but even those stages fail to replicate the score attack gameplay that made the original NiGHTS so unique. What had been a score attack quasi racing game has now become a run-of-the-mill platformer. Although I purchased two copies of this game upon its release, kind of a thank you to Sega, Saturn fans, STAY AWAY!
Summary: The story is fine as are the graphics. But the game play is piss poor. You just play the same levels over and over in different context. The in-game cinematics can't be skipped which is a problem because you have to listen to pretty much the same stuff twice because of the dual storyline.
Summary: Seriously, no one would buy this game if it was the price of a standard Wii game. That being said, $10 is about what this game is worth. The controls are a bit wonky, the story a bit cheesy, but there's actually a lot to do in the game and it's worth a single play through. If you remember that you get what you pay for, you won't feel so bad about the purchase!
A breathtaking game, usually for the wrong reasons
18 June 2009
Excerpt: *Favourable first impressions* NiGHTS is a game that looks fantastic from the selection of short clips available on the internet and the screenshots provided by the manufacturers. It has received some fairly positive reviews on other sites (including Amazon) and the description there is fairly hyperbolic, promising that you will 'experience magical flight with your controller in the most glorious game seen on the Wii'. *It's about what!?
Summary: Im 13 and my uncle bought this game for me for my birthday, this was the first nights game i have ever owned. I started playing this but didnt get past the first level! i found this game really boring and really dificult. If , like me, you have never had a nights game before and get frustrated easily then dont buy this game. Im sure that if your a big nights fan you will really enjoy this game.
Conclusion: i really enjoyed the saturn original but i was so very dissapointed in this latest installment. I think this game may be more appealing and suitable to younger ppl. However the controls using the wii remote are awful to say the least and i dont think the game is much better using the classic controller or a gamecube controller.
Conclusion: ome gamers have always treasured their collection of games, never wishing to part with it. In each of these collections, there will always be one which has had a cult following. A game that will always have its fans, however bad it may have been. The original NiGHTS game was one such game, which means that it's a shame for me to say that the Wii version is... bad.