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Darker Nights?


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Poll: Darker Nights? (48 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you like a darker NiGHTS?

  1. Yeah, totally! (13 votes [27.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.08%

  2. It should be balanced. (28 votes [58.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.33%

  3. Not at all... (7 votes [14.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.58%

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Lenneth

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I don't know if there's already a poll on this so I felt free to make one. Would you like the next NiGHTS game to be darker? I'd like it to be balanced so there's still a cheerful and colorful site, but maybe it could get darker as you progress deeper into the story... Something among those terms xD

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I feel that the next NiGHTS should tell us more about events BEFORE NiD, giving it a darker story, but still have a brighter side by having cartoonish jokes.

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I'd like it to be darker in the sense that we get to see more of Nightmare. Some backstories, maybe?

But it's still got to have NiGHTS' typical happy-go-lucky feel.

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As long as it's not "darker"as in SHADOW THE HEDGEHOG, then yea sure. I doubt Sega could do such a thing correctly though.

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We saw what happened to Sonic the Hedgehog when they tried that. So no.
(As my friend will not stop saying, SA2 was the begining of the end for Sonic. I fear he was right...)

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If you could mix both a dark side and a light side into the story... then it would do great! Light-hearted cheerful folks and enemies in the Dream part of Nightopia and a darker more freaky part in Nightmare, and I'm not talking about cotton sheep I'm talken big purple and red eyeball with teeth...

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Psychologically dark.

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I really don't think so. NiGHTS is fine as it is. Besides, NiGHTS games are meant to be lighthearted and happy with lots of bright colors.

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I don't know about "Shadow the Hedgehog" dark, but I'd like something along the lines of a happy, fluffy Nightopia, and a suitably dark, demented Nightmare. Not too dark, more of a homourous dark like the Nightmare Before Christmas. That way, there would be a contrast between Nightopia and Nightmare, without it becoming A Nightmaren on Elm Street. :blink:

As far as story is concerned, it should become more serious as the story progresses, it's a theatrical mainstay that's been around for as long as time itself. It gives you an attachment emotionally to the character. However, we shouldn't have NiGHTS turn into a depressing, self-important epic. NiGHTS definately has a good, solid story, but that could be corrupted. We definately need darkness, but not a blackout. Have drama where it's needed. It's NiGHTS, not Titanic.

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I do agree with the point that it didn't work with Shadow the Hedgehog, and it probably won't work for NiGHTS. Although NiGHTS should be darker than it is now. NiGHTS does have a very dark back story which should be told. Although the light of Nightopia should be expressed in the same game. That is why I am on the, "keep it balanced" side.

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I vote for balence but with more extremes on both sides, maybe. So there could be a level that is as a vision of hell and another that is like heaven. Only hopefully not the cliche "fire & brimstone" vs. "clouds & harps" because that is a surefire way to lame it up.

I know "the Dark Night of the NiGHTS" is appealing to my inner goth. But I don't want a game aimed at tennagers who listen to too much Slipknot.

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I vote for balence but with more extremes on both sides, maybe. So there could be a level that is as a vision of hell and another that is like heaven. Only hopefully not the cliche "fire & brimstone" vs. "clouds & harps" because that is a surefire way to lame it up.

I know "the Dark Night of the NiGHTS" is appealing to my inner goth. But I don't want a game aimed at tennagers who listen to too much Slipknot.


I agree. BUT! Don't you think Reala should be voiced my Marilyn Manson?


KIDDING! that woud be terrifying, in a bad way

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It would be funny to then carry that out to the 'logical' conclusion of NiGHTS voiced by Trent Reznor.

And the script writes itself!

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It would be funny to then carry that out to the 'logical' conclusion of NiGHTS voiced by Trent Reznor.

And the script writes itself!

Genius haha

Anyway I've said it once and I'll say it again. I'd love to see a NiGHTS game revolving majorly around Nightmare. They don't have to swear (God forbid) but I'd just like to see a NiGHTS game that features the unhappy side of the series's universe. Of course using NiGHTS's story of how the purple jester left Wizeman would be an easy plot to fit in with the games environment or should that be the other way around?

Right now I'm thinking a mix between Silent Hill and the film We Are The Strange(Youtube that if you don't know).

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It would be fun to see what Nightmare had in store. I think NiGHTS is due for a dark winding road of a plot line.

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It would be fun to see what Nightmare had in store. I think NiGHTS is due for a dark winding road of a plot line.

Hmm... that wouldn't be a bad idea, as long as Reala (who was a kind of fore-runner for Shadow the Hedgehog) isn't the main character, and isn't equipped with guns/various other weapons.

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well, I definitely think it should be balanced, it is ovious that NiGHTS had a dark past costantly following her,and a somewhat darker story would be fitting (as long as they dont overdo things) and mix it with NiGHTS colorful world that everyone knows, besides, Sega is SUPPOSED to be good when it comes to keep the humoristic side of things (especially Sonic Unleashed)

well, as long as it ends with those...tipical NiGHTS' heart touching endings then everything's fine (for me at least)


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I think it should be about as dark as the Original, but maybe a little more dark then JOD.

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I would definitely like a darker story, but nothing to the extremes, like Shadow the Hedgehog. Just enough to match the dark past of NiGHTS.

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I actually love the idea.
I have always believed that NiGHTS was once evil, obviously, created by Wizeman. I also believe that she was very close to Reala, which probably would have made her a bit of a darker creature. NiGHTS would have to learn being kind and generous on her own, because I doubt that it would have been taught to her by anybody. I have always believed that NiGHTS had an evil side that she had to fight, especially when she was angry or if Reala was around. Maybe even one day succumb back to the dark side after some seducing from Reala, who I imagine her incredibly close to. I like the idea that there is a dark side of NiGHTS that no one but the Nightmarens know about and NiGHTS won't speak of.

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Maybe even one day succumb back to the dark side after some seducing from Reala, who I imagine her incredibly close to.


I would like to see that.

I like the idea that there is a dark side of NiGHTS that no one but the Nightmarens know about and NiGHTS won't speak of.


Me too.




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