NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams E3 thread

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His hat sure looks shorter than before, but otherwise it's just the same.

Ehm... I'm gonna be curious; am I supposed to get/ pay an Insider account to download the mid-quality trailer from IGN? Because I just copypasted the URL in FlashGet and it worked... am I a thief?
It does look good, and the CGI are pretty well animated, but the characters' design really feel dollish. The facial expressions are about right, they could do them a lot better, but having characters without any perceptible defects or even some identifiable, unique characteristic to them is weird, and kinda lame.
Over to the game. It looks horribly uninspired, very low-poly, and the fact that you can actually spend time playing as the kids instead of blazing around as NiGHTS is something that can be both really good (with good controls and some kind of objective or hidden extras), or backfire terribly (you all more than know how).

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Dasher wrote:Image
OH GOD THAT'S A HUGE DIFFERENCE

IT'S LIKE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT GAME

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Rob-Bert wrote:...I distinctly remember a piece of official artwork from the original NiGHTS showing him standing upright.
As a matter of fact, NiGHTS actually takes a standing bow at the end of the original game's intro cg. However, his legs were stable- no leaping or bounding, just standing. It actually looked pretty cool!

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Delphine wrote:
Dasher wrote:Image
OH GOD THAT'S A HUGE DIFFERENCE

IT'S LIKE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT GAME

Yeah, I bet Iizuka thought the same thing.
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I'm pretty sure the thing that really makes his head look different is the GIGANTIC HIDEOUS GOLD MASK.

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I think as some kind of nod to the fans they made Reala a hideous cosplayer

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http://www.inside-games.jp/news/235/23581.html

At least these gameplay videos are looking better. ALife seems to be in the last one, so that's good.

Reala on the other hand looks like something straight out of a bad fan comic.
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Those gameplay videos are great, love that green level!... so nightopians are back?

Oh god, oldman owl is back!

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Why do I get the feeling he will be Omochao part 2?

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Awww, he's got a useless carabiner clip and everything. <3

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His eyeballs are bulging.

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Someone pointed out that the owl is wearing the same pendant and has the same colour scheme as Reala. I'm guessing that'll be some sort of huge plot-twist.

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Trace wrote:http://www.inside-games.jp/news/235/23581.html

At least these gameplay videos are looking better. ALife seems to be in the last one, so that's good.

Reala on the other hand looks like something straight out of a bad fan comic.
I'm not seeing any videos there. Were they taken down?

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It seems so, yes.

there were three in total, one showing the Spring Valley remake, which seemed quite good. The second showing the fish boss, which seemed quite confusing, though the music was good. The last video was the desert level, which didn't seem too different from what we've seen and the audio was crap, so you couldn't make out the music.

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G.Silver wrote:His eyeballs are bulging.
Yes. It's as if someone is squeezing his balls.

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that owl will haubnt my nightmares.

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You ever notice that Wizeman's in the background, there? I hadn't, until somebody pointed it out. Talk about subtle foreshadowing.

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THEbigLANDMAN wrote:I see hands, and pink eyes in the center of every one of them :)
Cuckooguy wrote:Oh hey, I just noticed that's Wizeman in the background
Nope, nobody noticed.

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Esrever wrote:I'm pretty sure the thing that really makes his head look different is the GIGANTIC HIDEOUS GOLD MASK.
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Eh, *cough* huge difference in overall design, he now has Nights hat but red, and I know some of you dont care about Character Design but unlike Nights which was added some features, Reala has 80% of his features removed. Adding features is not the same as subtracting features.

Well, someone said that some earlier concept design sketches of the new Nights had him with feathers and looked way different, well... I guess Reala suffered the consequences.

Unless....

The Gold Mask...arent those masks supposed to change your appearance when you wear them?...hmm.

Other than Reala's mysterious looks, Im loving this game! everything about it is looking better each time, and the fact that the new video showed an acrobatic move has me pumped up! I would normaly say "I cant wait" but now I want them to really take their time.

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Dasher wrote:Reala has 80% of his features removed.
... What, he has 80% less hats?

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It's more like he had a lot of crappy, detailed accressories placed over his OLD features.

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That's what I thought, too. It just looks like the same character wearing a different outfit and a really dorky mask. Remove the mask and I don't think his head would look much different from the original... I suppose the hat plumes are a little more subdued looking now but it's not exactly a major change.

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That level is back! The color scheme is nice and radioactive, just like NiGHTS ought to be! The camera is set closer so things look more packed and speedy, regardless of what other changes have been made. The guy playing needs some help though!

http://gamevideos.com/video/id/14919

Is it time to change this topic to the TGS thread?

The narrator, when not reading off hokey lines ("Children who have forgotten love!" or "NiGHTS will always be in your dreams!") is saying a Christmas 2007 release date. I thought it was being pushed back into 2008?

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Can't remember where I read it, but the 2008 thing is apparently only the European version.

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Only three mares instead of four? Lame.

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God this looks amazing and terrible at the same time. Beautiful colors. Honestly I think the visuals are fucking nice. Gameplay doesn't look bad, chasing down the birds actually sounds fun.

What pisses me off is that when Nights hits water, there isn't any change whatsoever. No spash, no slowing down, nothing. Yuck. Also those cut out roses in the tunnel looked nice in general but would look like ass up close.

There are a number of impressions about the game up and none of them sound excited at all.

This game needs to be delayed for the good of mankind.

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