when i first got the game for the Sega Saturn, i thought it was one of the coolest games ever! so when i found NiGHTS Journey of Dreams, i just had to rent it.
Although the game seems easier now, i still have the feeling i got from the first one: i HAVE to get a better score. most people hate the track system, where its a 3d map with a 2d movement, but i think it helps make the game challenging, cause you HAVE to go through all these different obstacles instead of flying around them, and also, it makes it to where you cant just finish the level in 30 seconds.
the controls do take a lot of getting used to, but its worth it when you finally master them. (personally, i feel that the Wii-mote controls really suck, but thats why i use the nun-chuck. it gives me the feeling that i had with my over sized Saturn controller with the analog stick... just alot smaller. also what threw me off though, is that the in game graphics remind me of the original's graphics 90% of the time. which isn't necessarily a bad thing. it adds to the nostalgia.
The voice overs are great! sonic team really took their time finding voice actors. also, i think the music is still well placed as well.
Story: this was a great addition, as the original versions story consisted of an opening and ending video. now it actually explains stuff that you wondered about. like why your timed, why you turn human when the time ends, etc.
posted by Yehezkel (BONITA SPRINGS, FL) Dec 21, 2007
Member since Dec 2007
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Well I am one of the few that still has his saturn and has the original game... Playing this game lets me realize how much time Sega took on the original. The Saturn was known for being too difficult to make games... The Wii version, graphic wise (for a next gen system) is not great... But I like to judge a game based on the Fun factor not on the graphics... I am still playing the game but so far it is almost like playing the original... and I mean that in a good sense... but the main characters don't have that anime look that the originals had... I do like the fact that most of the characters have an english accent... even Nights. With the exception of the frame rate... this game has probably 4 times the game play that the original had... most of which is based on speed, where the original was based on a high score... aka the most links... Am I pleased... yes... another good point is the CGI... almost a new style... at first I thought it was 2D but it is just that sharp... looks like something from PIXAR. I am a huge SEGA... I have all the systems from the Master System to the Dreamcast... and this is why I chose the Wii... Can't wait for the possible Burning Rangers release... another original title from the Saturn looking to have new life on the Wii... the thing that would have been nice is to have a hidden game of the Original Nights into Dreams in the new release. For the reinvention of the game and the fun factor... I do give it a 10... Highly recommend it for the fans and the curious.