In a recent interview with EuroGamer Takashi Iizuka of Sonic Team mentioned that he would like to make another game in the NiGHTS series.
This was translated on our forum from Portuguese as the English version of Eurogamer doesn’t have it up yet.
“Personally I’d really like to make a third NiGHTS game, but it all depends on SEGA.”
Now, Mr. Iizuka… I’m all for another NiGHTS game but please take heed, there are strict guidelines that need following!
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1) It should play as close to the original NiGHTS: Into Dreams as possible. Playing as the children was a punishment for being slow, so nobody wants levels dedicated to playing anyone but NiGHTS…
(Unless it is Reala with the exact same game play!)
2) NiGHTS, the character should never, ever speak. This is a massive no-no. One of the biggest charms of the character was how mysterious and majestic it was. You will never have a voice actor or a script that can appeal to every NiGHTS fan nor will you do the character any justice so please just leave our flying purple jester a mute.
3) Every level should be dedicated to being as fun and magical as possible, one of the saving graces of NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams was when playing as NiGHTS in those great levels with great music it did feel as magical and beautiful as the first game.
4) I do not want to chase a bird for a key to move on! In NiGHTS into Dreams the ability to repeat the same stretch of level and improve your score over and over again was a huge part of what made the game so damn playable! Removing this feature in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams in favour of catching a big bird removed half of the fun of the original game and is another big mistake.
Now you have the guide lines go forth and create more NiGHTS. A game worthy of its title this time please!Ad: