Not bad for a NiGHTS game, but it's surprisingly short and still fun to play.
Major_Ryan wrote this review on .
In this game, you play two children, Helen and Will, inside their dreams who've had some issues with their parents. Both go through their dreams to settle what issues they do have along with destroying Wizeman alongside with NiGHTS. When playing as the children, the platform environment seems quite a bit unpolished as it can be easy to mess up every now and then. But when dualized with NiGHTS, the gameplay changes to a side-scrolled-like place with vertical movement to fly through rings and collect blue chips and dreamdrops.
Let's start on some of the strong points of the game. Graphics and Sound are an intricate part of the game; both are impressive for today's standards. The artwork done in the various worlds are very unique and show off the character's personality and their heart throughout the game. The music in the game is what brings you into the game all the time. Sounds are very good and work in tandem with the different levels. Some of the level designs are also very unique to help give gameplay a nice edge along the way.
Speaking of gameplay, there are four different ways to control NiGHTS. You have the Wiimote by itself, Wiimote and Nunchuck, classic controller, and the GameCube controller. Playing with the Wiimote itself might get a little frustrating, so you may be better off with the other tree methods with an analog stick. With the Wiimote, you need to point it toward the screen and hold A for NiGHTS to fly. Tilting the Wiimote allows for acrobatic flying but it's not essential to the game.
The story is fairly typical among most games, a hero fighting a villain to save the day. Although the dialogue is a little sketchy at times, it's not terribly bad.
If your one of those people that just want to complete the game, more than likely you can complete it in about 5-6 hours total. But if you want to collect every bit of dreamdrop in the game, it may take you many, many hours to find every drop in the 5 worlds. There are a total of 60 strewn about the worlds, so collecting them all may become a tedious task for a few people. It is a fairly short game and I wish it could have been a bit longer, but it's still enjoyable for everyone to play.
All-in-all, it's great for the little ones, it's not a bloody game like most others tend to be these days, and makes a great holiday gift. So if you have a Wii, give the game a try and see what you think, you might be surprised with what you find inside a child's dream.