Finally bagged myself a Saturn and this game and hot damn I've been missing out. After I got past the initial "oh god what is happening" stage of figuring out how to play, I think I fell in love. Everything about this game is so unique and has that 90s Sega flavour in spades, from the satisfying sound effects when you fly through ring after ring to the gorgeous soundtrack. Really makes me yearn for when Sega were back in their prime.
The saturn's draw distance leaves something to be desired but this is easily one of Sega's best.
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It's an okay game but it becomes less interesting quickly once you realize that you fly on 2d rails, and that the game has so few levels that you can beat it in an afternoon.
They should've added some content that involve just using the kids to run around in the dream land freely, without restrictions. Maybe center some levels around those, or even the level hub. If they used that to make the game twice as big as it is, then it would've been as memorable as Mario 64. Especially once you realize that the game can DO all of that, it just artificially limits you to flying via timeouts and a flying alarm clock trying to catch you.
As it is, the only people who give a shit about it are the faggot Sonic fanbase, who overrate it as all fuck because it was made by Yuji Naka.
They did all that in the second one. And nobody talks about the second one at all. It's actually a pretty good game if you don't use the waggle shit.
NiGHTS into dream is a great game though. It's perfect for sticking to arcade game play.
Lucky you, to be savoring this gem for the first time.
Now do yourself a favor and follow it up with Clockwork Knight 2. Don't bother with the first one, 2 has the entire first game on the disc as an unlockable.
It has the same classic 90s SEGA feel OP describes and is for sure an underrated gem of the Saturn. 2 is also a big improvement/expansion on 1 in terms of the diversity of gameplay.
It's linked with NiGHTS in my mind, only because it's another one of those games that was such an unexpected joy when I stumbled across it, that I wish I could experience it freshly again.
>It has the same classic 90s SEGA feel OP describes
Play Burning Rangers then.
Over the fucking top translated songs.
Crazy graphics for the time
And a ridiculous story of space fire fighters with jet packs fucking monsters up while putting fires out.
Also the 90s FMV cutscnes.
That game oozes pre modern SEGA quality.
The gameplay of Burning Rangers is inferior to Clockwork Knight 2. To the extent that they are comparable I mean, but BR generally does not handle well when compared to other third person games. Mostly the ambitious jetpack stuff
Hey man I'm not saying it's trash. You're just talking about something to follow up a game that at the very least has a pretty crazy cult following.
I'd only recommend Clockwork Knight to someone that was specifically looking for platformers. It's ok. If you like its style it's pretty neat. Not really a unique game like NiGHTS though. Nor Burning Rangers.
>entire first game is unlock able on part 2
Uh , no. I'm not sure what you are referring to, but there are no codes or secrets to get the first game unlocked on part 2. The Japanese have a version with both games on 1 disc, but it's unlocked from the get go. Clockwork knight 2 does have a boss rush mode that lets you fight all the bosses from the first game but that's about it.
>Don't bother with the first one, 2 has the entire first game on the disc as an unlockable.
Source? I have both, and I have never seen this. Would be cool, but again I'm gonna need source.
It's a fantastic game. What keeps me coming back is that it's so pick up and playable.
You did good with buying the original Saturn version. There is a version on Steam, but the Saturn version is better. The controls on Saturn are more fluid than Steam's. I dont know why Sega hasn't gone in and fixed this, but they haven't.
The Steam version isnt bad, but the Saturn version is better.
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>- godawful controls
Controls are pretty great. Obviously never played the game.
>- horrible camera control
Yep you're underage
>- polygons are so jittery that the world feels like made of cardboard
>- grand total of FOUR stages only.
And? There's a random element to the stages.