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Postby Delphine » Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:32 pm

Does the text say anything interesting? I don't know moonspeak.
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Postby Zeta » Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:17 pm

It mentions the raping minigame "Nights into Wet Dreams".
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Postby Yami CJMErl » Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:47 pm

I'd buy it.
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Postby Timestones » Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:33 am

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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Postby Ngangbius » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:18 am

And here's the other page of the scan:

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William Taylor has an "Alex Kidd" haircut.
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Postby Zeta » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:23 am

I so called that. And it looks like the kids literally ARE from London.
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Postby Trace » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:57 am

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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Postby gr4yJ4Y » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:19 pm

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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Postby One Classy Bloke » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:45 pm

Life preserver? What is this, Back to the Future?
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Postby gr4yJ4Y » Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:10 pm

Maybe it takes place in the 80s?
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Postby Zeta » Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:16 pm

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


Night Pier.
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Postby Locit » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:58 pm

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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Postby Radrappy » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:05 pm

Yeah dude it's one word. Although Night Pier is a cute name for a level.
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Postby Isuka » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:26 pm

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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Postby Opa-Opa » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:02 am

Did they talk in the first game?
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Postby BlazeHedgehog » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:09 am

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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Postby Opa-Opa » Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:07 am

So I'm guessing the new one will have voices.
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Postby G.Silver » Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:19 am

Will NiGHTS still shout "Aptiva!" when he runs out of time?
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Postby Ngangbius » Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:49 am

I thought that was the kids' who said that?
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Postby gr4yJ4Y » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:47 pm

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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Postby Frieza2000 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:55 pm

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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Postby G.Silver » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:31 pm

But it's the same voice regardless of which kid is in him, isn't it?
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Postby Frieza2000 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:10 pm

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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Postby Parn » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:09 pm

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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Postby Locit » Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:13 pm

It's "aptiva," I assure you.
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