NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams Wii

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Dec 18, 2007
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 55
  2. Negative: 4 out of 55
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  1. Nov 15, 2010
    6
    No where near as magical as the original, the entire game feels rushed. The Graphical presentation aside from boss encounters feels and looks like that of Sonic Heroes and Shadow the hedgehog, both of which were developed by Sonic Team USA. It's a very heartwarming game to go through the lives of these children and enter the world of dreams where they can escape it all. But engaging inNo where near as magical as the original, the entire game feels rushed. The Graphical presentation aside from boss encounters feels and looks like that of Sonic Heroes and Shadow the hedgehog, both of which were developed by Sonic Team USA. It's a very heartwarming game to go through the lives of these children and enter the world of dreams where they can escape it all. But engaging in pointless and uninteresting platforming with children that move more like robots in-game is nothing short of disappointment. It surely isn't the classic, but it's still very playable, and a small breather for hopefully a new installment that can play the worthy successor role. Expand
  2. JonathanCarrier
    Aug 6, 2009
    7
    It took 10 years for this to finally come out and it's mostly good. The music is colorful and vibrant, the worlds are graphically beautiful, If only the whole game was so well done. The missions get repetitive, the voice acting is awful, and the online is pretty lackluster. Still it's an enjoyable sequel to the original.
  3. KevinG.
    Dec 23, 2007
    6
    A potentially wonderful game severely flawed by rushed programming and unnecessary gameplay elements. NOT what you were hoping for after an 11-year wait, but maybe Sonic Team can take all the criticisms to heart and do things right the next time around. Just don't wait another 11 years, please.
  4. Aug 29, 2010
    7
    Nights is definitely a nice experience, but as a game that is focused in dreamy visuals, it doesn't bring them always in the best quality. The gameplay itself is simple but fun to play around flying and enjoying the view at the same time, plus all the collecting. Even though it has a few flaws in his level design here and there. But the main problem with Nights is that once you wentNights is definitely a nice experience, but as a game that is focused in dreamy visuals, it doesn't bring them always in the best quality. The gameplay itself is simple but fun to play around flying and enjoying the view at the same time, plus all the collecting. Even though it has a few flaws in his level design here and there. But the main problem with Nights is that once you went through the ride, there is not much to make you come back to it., because it's not as exciting as it could have been. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#33 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
#20 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 47
  2. Negative: 2 out of 47
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    72
    It'd be easy to write this one off as child's play, but it has a hidden depth that reveals itself over time. [Jan 2008, p.80]
  2. Nintendo Power
    90
    This was obviously a labor of love for the development team--something that goes beyond the nuts and bolts of typical game design. [Jan 2008, p.86]
  3. Nights: Journey of Dreams delivers a second dose of the classic, 2D meets 3D gameplay that made the original Nights a success. It has its share of flaws – the lack of innovation is surprising, and the motion controls are the worst of the bunch. But as a whole, Journey of Dreams is a great adventure.