I'm not entirely sure why Nintendo Power gave this a 9. It's not THAT good! Anyway, the introduction is amazing-seriously, the best introduction I have ever seen. The voice-overs are pretty good, though they confuse me-the ads say NiGHTS is a boy, but the voice-over makes him/her sound like a girl. The animation in the intro is amazing, movie-quality, but the graphics in the actual game are alright-a tad blocky, but god. The controls are EVIL! It seems impossible to turn most of the time, especially when you're using your "Mindsight"-Wiimote only-to fly. I'd HIGHLY recommend the Nunchuck/Wiimote. But even with that, it's still pretty hard to turn. But overall, this game is pretty good, even though I find it hard to get past the first mission.
This game is a great example of potential unachieved. The graphics look great, sharp colors and very pretty and elaborate. But the game play is terrible. The cut scenes and animated story parts are way toooooooo long and border on boring. The controls are among the worst I have tried on a Wii game. Up is down and down goes up sometimes, other times going right is your only option. Turns are awkward and hard to control. Shame, this could have been a great, unique game.