NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams E3 thread

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Postby Locit » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:27 am

The levels still look pretty barren, but there seems to be a lot of give time for stringing links together now.
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Postby Crazy Penguin » Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:03 am

Esrever wrote:I always pronounced it "REEL-AH".

But then, I also once assumed that Chao would be pronounced "KAY-OH". And I was so wrong.


Ditto. The Chao thing still confuses me.
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Postby Shadow Hog » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:39 am

I always said Ree-ah-lah, myself
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Postby Dasher » Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:34 pm

Me three, I just hope they do his character justice, and unlockable in both games.

Also notice that in the interview they refer to Nights as a "He" most sources point that he is a he...but they like to keep you guessing anyways.
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Postby Oompa Star » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:16 pm

Esrever wrote:But then, I also once assumed that Chao would be pronounced "KAY-OH". And I was so wrong.

That's what I thought as well. I like the concept of a Chao Gargen-esque area to raise Nightopians in instead playing around with them in-level.
Dasher wrote:Also notice that in the interview they refer to Nights as a "He" most sources point that he is a he...but they like to keep you guessing anyways.

I really think Nights is more charming as an asexual entity, but that's just me.
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Postby Esrever » Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:34 pm

I mean, shouldn't it be pronounced KAY-OH? The name is obviously derived from chaos, and how do you pronounce that? CHAY-OS?
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Postby Dasher » Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:35 pm

Well yeah, Thats basically what theyre aiming for, it is a dream after all, stuff is mixed in dreams so sex is also mixed. and Pink and Purple are boy's color in dreams.
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Postby Shadow Hog » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:00 pm

Esrever wrote:I mean, shouldn't it be pronounced KAY-OH? The name is obviously derived from chaos, and how do you pronounce that? CHAY-OS?

Except in Japan, where apparently Chaos is pronounced "Chowce". IIRC, anyway.
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Postby Neo » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:52 am

Kaossu. And how the fuck would you think "Chao" is pronounced "Kayo"? Haven't you ever said (or heard) the word 'ciao' in your entire life?
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Postby j-man » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:07 am

Because Chaos is pronounced Kay-oss, and Chao is Chaos without the S. Gimp.
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Postby G.Silver » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:47 pm

It's because of the Japanese, where it's not at all consistent. Chaos is pronounced like "Cows" (カオス), it's a known borrowed word over there, I think, and a single Chao is pronounced "Chow" (チャウ), and totally made up.
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Postby Isuka » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:05 pm

Also, most of the time Chaos' name seems to be written in romaji, while the Chao term is written in katakana. Many languages other than english pronounce chao like "chow".

EDIT: It's actually チャオ, not チャウ.
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Postby j-man » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:24 am

I know not this... "jappa-knees". I just stuck with what seemed like the logical conclusion. Then again, the English language is a fickle mistress. I remember getting burned by "chameleon" as a youngster.
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Postby Locit » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:06 pm

I seem to recall the Tikal orb in the Station Square garden calling it a "chau" garden, and that was the English voiceover.
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Postby Isuka » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:45 pm

Who cares, Tikal was a dirty, lazy Mexican.
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Postby Oompa Star » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:48 pm

There is a difference between Aztecs of old and the illegals of today. The Aztecs gathered their food from the wild and sacrificed people. The modern Mexicans have bad 5 o'clock shadow and do menial jobs for almost nothing. And besides, I found Tikal more tolerable than Omochao.
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Postby Zeta » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:56 pm

Hey, this makes Knuckles latino, doesn't it?
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Postby Segaholic2 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:57 pm

Zeta wrote:Hey, this makes Knuckles latino, doesn't it?

That explains why he thinks he's black.
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Postby Isuka » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:03 pm

If anythin', Tikal would have been a Mayan, amirite (though, interestingly, her father seems to be Peruvian)? Those were lazy bastards even back then.
Zeta wrote:Hey, this makes Knuckles latino, doesn't it?

I'm not sure, but I hope Nitro's Brazilian, just like Blanka and Sean. Brazilians are damn cool.
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Postby DackAttac » Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:16 pm

As someone pointed out somewhere once, his species is Australian, his ancestors were Mexican, his voice is honky² and his music and dreadlocks are far from a subtle hint at blackitude. So he's probably a bit of a mutt.
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Postby Kogen » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:20 pm

Since he lives on a floating island, I'd assume it isn't Mexico or Brazil. If he's a wigger or not is something else entirely. From what I've gathered, his personality would be a mixture of Mesoamerican and African. I've never seen him act Iberian(ex: Spanish) in any way.
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Postby Brazillian Cara » Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:14 am

Isuka wrote:
Zeta wrote:Hey, this makes Knuckles latino, doesn't it?

I'm not sure, but I hope Nitro's Brazilian, just like Blanka and Sean. Brazilians are damn cool.


That's because you don't live there. But nonetheless, ^_^

And for the record, Knuckles's jamaican.
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Postby Yami CJMErl » Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:55 am

I don't know if this was ever mentioned, but I got an e-mail from SEGA yesterday about a "Making Of" DVD that's a supposed pre-order bonus for the game.
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Postby Kogen » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:36 am

A mud/stray hut isn the same as a stone shine/pyramid. Plus he doesn't ever say "mon". And despite what he looks like, I don't think he has dreadlocks. It's just his hair/spines that are similar to Sonic's; nothing tying them together like that.

The video is up on YouTube, if you're interested. I misread it at first and thought we'd get something like a Limited Edition NiGHTS package. This I couldn't even care about. The shitty PSU package must have really put them off on releasing that kind of stuff.
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Postby j-man » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:02 pm

I believe the correct term is "blaxican".
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