NiGHTS into Dreams HD
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"There's just nothing else quite like it. NiGHTS HD doesn't transition as elegantly into 2012 as it deserves, then, but it's clear this 16-year-old cult classic still knows how to soar." - VideoGamer.com
Slip off into the dream world and go on an aerial adventure as NiGHTS in this classic Saturn remake. Collect Ideya (colored orbs), rack up points, and battle bosses to help Elliot and Claris save Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked. With enhanced graphics, achievements, leaderboards, and playable content from Christmas NiGHTS, this beloved title is back and better than ever.
See NiGHTS come to life like never before with HD graphics and widescreen. All 7 original dreams have been enhanced for an invigorated gameplay experience.
Experience the holiday season early with playable content from Christmas NiGHTS.
Achievements and Leaderboards
Track your progress against the most dedicated NiGHTS fans in the world.
Long-time fans can re-play the game in its original form.
The Movie Theater and Gallery offer a behind-the-scenes look at the story and artwork that make NiGHTS into dreams… so special.
Beautifully remasteredmugaro | June 22, 2014 | See all mugaro's reviews »
Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed introduced me to the characters NiGHTS and Reala; since I missed out on this buy back in the Sega saturn days. So I had to give this game a whirl and it was quite fun! I felt like it was supposed to be a Peter Pan game but maybe that was just me.
It takes a little bit of skill and memorization to fully master the game at an "A" rank. Other then that it's an enjoyable experience. A gamepad is a must because without one the keyboard controls are U and T or something silly.
8 Story related achievements, 5 unique varying from simple tricks to mastering skill paths. It's at a fair regular price, $9.99, so there's not much to complain about here.
A masterpieceViniciusLC | Aug. 25, 2013 | See all ViniciusLC's reviews »
This is the game that defined the 32-bit Sonic Team. It's something unlike everything you have ever played and one of the best games ever made. It was released originally at the Saturn (there's also an enhanced port for the PS2, only on Japan), so having this game avaible digitally is a god send.
If you enjoy arcades games and if you are a SEGA fan, then this game is a must buy. Even if you're not, this is an important piece of SEGA history that's worth checking out.
Still One of the Most Beautiful Games ever Madecrazygrouptrio | June 3, 2013 | See all crazygrouptrio's reviews »
When I was a kid, I saw the commercials for NiGHTS and always wanted the game, but the high Sega Saturn price tag made that dream never come true. For me this game is packed with nostalgia of that want, enough that I bought a Sega Saturn and this game, but the HD remake may even be better.
The objective of this game is simple, gather points to kill the boss of each round in each level within a time limit. Its both simple and challenging.
The best part about this game is the fluidity and beautiful visuals packed into the fast game play. This HD remake does have a few problems with stretched graphics and controls (face it, nothing beats it playing on the original Saturn with a NiGHTS 3D controller.) Even today this game stacks up as a great title, and easily worth the low price tag.
Lives up to its legacy.Lunk | March 27, 2013 | See all Lunk's reviews »
I've played a number of older games Sega has ported to the PC and been disappointed with the quality of the port, but my love for the original NiGHTS is such that they could have sold me a simple ROM with a note telling me to find my own emulator to play it with and I would have considered it money well spent at twice the price.
Fortunately, they did a whole lot more than that. This is a lovingly crafted port of an absolutely delightful game that far exceeded my expectations. The HD graphics look great, the game controls smoothly using a 360 pad (I can't speak for the KB/M controls), and I had no performance issues at all on a system hovering right around the recommended specs. All the easter eggs and unlockables that I remembered from the original - including Christmas NiGHTS - were maintained, and the optional "Saturn graphics" setting is a really nice touch for fans who want to revisit it in its original form. They Saturn graphics obviously aren't up to modern standards, but I was surprised at how well they'd held up over the years.
That said, I'm not sure this review should apply to people who are coming into the game without having played the Saturn version years ago. Not that I'd specifically advise against it, I'm just looking at it through such nostalgia-tinted eyes that I can't really say how a new player might react to it. There are a number of elements that were easily forgiven at the time such as the very short run-time that was symptomatic of consoles that lacked good save game support and rigid, on-rails courses that might grate on a newer audience. On the other hand, if you're able to overlook a few remnants of the technical constraints of a bygone era in games, you'll be rewarded with a wonderfully unique experience that might allow you to finally understand why old Sega fans won't shut up about this title.
When you hit the end credits, there's a splash screen announcing that NiGHTS HD is "dedicated to the players and developers of the original game," and it's clear that they took that very seriously. I was afraid that years of nostalgia had built up my image of the game so much that this couldn't possibly live up to it, but I was wrong. I can count on one hand the number of game purchases that have been as satisfying as this one and still have a few fingers to spare, and I can't imagine others who have been waiting for this port feeling differently. Enjoy!
An Amazing TitleDeweyDTruman | Jan. 20, 2013 | See all DeweyDTruman's reviews »
I must say, this is a very well done port of the PS2 version. However, I personally wish they had chosen to add more to it, such as a proper addition of Christmas NiGHTS instead of simply taking the base level and not much else.
Irregardless, the gameplay is absolutely solid. The music and graphics, even the original version, are gorgeous. The story is rather basic, but works. If you want the best sega game ever, or even the best HD port of this year, this isn't it, but it's still absolutely worth the price of admission.