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Does the text say anything interesting? I don't know moonspeak.

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It mentions the raping minigame "Nights into Wet Dreams".

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I'd buy it.

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Locit wrote:I don't know what I was really expecting, but I'm sort of disappointed they made the human characters more realistic. Plus the Ideya Palace looks all gaudy and weird.
Actually if you ask me it makes more sense to have the human characters look more realistic, to contrast with the fantastical designs of Nightopia and the Nightmaren, which I like. So far, if nothing else, the art direction seems to be pretty good for this game, and will probably be what makes or breaks the overall visual aspect of it, rather than the technical aspect of the graphics.

Whether or not the rest of the game matches up to this level of quality remains to be seen.

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And here's the other page of the scan:

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William Taylor has an "Alex Kidd" haircut.

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I so called that. And it looks like the kids literally ARE from London.

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Apparently the city name roughly translates to something like Bellbridge.

Anyway, I'm not too keen on this character design, William seems a bit too busy and Helen seems like a strange hybrid of Elise and Elliot from Scrubs.

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I'm not too confident about my 月語, but both the kids are 12 years old. They will each have a different play style. It mentions something about William's dad. That he wants to grow up to be like him or something like that.

The name of that water-like level with the floating fish is called Night Peer.

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Life preserver? What is this, Back to the Future?

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Maybe it takes place in the 80s?

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The name of that water-like level with the floating fish is called Night Peer.
Night Pier.

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Er, I get the impression from reading it that it's "na-ee-toh-pee-ah," or Nightopia. As in the dream world from the first game.

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Yeah dude it's one word. Although Night Pier is a cute name for a level.

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Post by Isuka »

Yeah, before that it says "Dream world", so it's definetely Nightopia. Also, maybe I'm getting blind, or are the graphics really improving?

And I almost thought they were going to introduce classic controller support when reading the bottom, but then I read Multicontroller and looked at the screenshots, and noticed they were talking about the first game. Crap.

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Did they talk in the first game?

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Not really, no. They had voices (jump grunts and the like), but there was no spoken dialog (or really, any dialog at all, unless you count the Narrator in Christmas NiGHTS).

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So I'm guessing the new one will have voices.

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Will NiGHTS still shout "Aptiva!" when he runs out of time?

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I thought that was the kids' who said that?

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Post by gr4yJ4Y »

Radrappy wrote:Yeah dude it's one word. Although Night Pier is a cute name for a level.
(Again I've never really played the first game.)

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G.Silver wrote:Will NiGHTS still shout "Aptiva!" when he runs out of time?
I always wondered what that word was. Does it mean anything besides the name of an old IBM computer? I'm also pretty sure it was the kids saying it. They're the ones on screen while it's being said.

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But it's the same voice regardless of which kid is in him, isn't it?

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Yeah, but they're always making a point to portray NiGHTS as genderless, and giving it a voice (that sounds very much like a young boy to me) would work against that.

Maybe neither of them say it. Maybe it's the dreamworld itself crying out for a piece of ancient 1994 hardware to come and rescue the children from the alarm clock that always appears nearby.

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Frieza2000 wrote:I always wondered what that word was.
They're saying "Ideya", referring to the colored orbs that you're retrieving during each lap.

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It's "aptiva," I assure you.

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