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Posted 12 September 2009 - 07:05 AM
Posted 12 September 2009 - 06:18 PM
But the game is never forgotten. I'm always thinking about it. If I can, I'll draw it(i've been drawing a lot of NiGHTS fanart lately.). Usually, that brings back the spark for me and dive back into the game. Like recently, I'm getting ready for a con and I'm cosplaying as NiGHTS, so I'm hunkering down and playing a bunch of games with NiGHTS in it(Sonic Riders Zero Gravity mostly). And I had ignored JoD for so long, I suddenly felt like playing it again and I had a blast playing it again. :3
I hope whatever techniques I listed helps you. :3
Posted 12 September 2009 - 06:51 PM
NiGHTS though, I got it when it came out, played it for as long as I had it, the next time I got a new copy I still played it here and there, my Saturn and Wii are what I use all the time.
Posted 12 September 2009 - 07:02 PM
Posted 12 September 2009 - 07:19 PM
Posted 12 September 2009 - 07:57 PM
I agree. NiGHTS isn't just a game- it's an entire community of people who elaborate upon the foundation set by NiD. If you look at "NiGHTS" as being applied to the games and everything that stems out from it, then it's not like it's been abandoned just by not involving yourself with a small aspect of a larger entity.
What helps for me is thinking about what's beyond the games. The games are these small glimpses of a bigger idea, with much more left unsaid for you to discover on your own. And yes, you could just call that fanfiction/art/music/whathaveyou, but I don't see it that way. ^^ The world of Dreams is limitless, with enough room for everyone's thoughts and inspirations.
Posted 12 September 2009 - 08:34 PM
Posted 13 September 2009 - 05:18 AM
I really agree here. I mean, I got interested in NiGHTS by Sonic (because of the cameos NiGHTS would have in some games). Now I think NiGHTS is a whole lot more than just 2 video games for nearly everyone in the community.
I see what you mean by looking beyond the games, and I think that really is what got me interested when I first started playing NiGHTS. Now that I look at NiGHTS as a whole, with the community, fan stuff, and the overall idea, I guess the game isn't exactly the biggest part of it all, simply where it began.
Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:45 AM
The thing about NiGHTS is we have to make our fun half the time. It's down to the community to keep the fanbase going because where as a series like Sonic have game after game, NiGHTS has two and a half games in the entire 12 to 13 years he's been around. Because of this it's up to ourselves to entertain ourselves until SEGA decide to give us something else.
This was partly why the fanbase remained active over the years. A lot of people were creating their own stories involving NiGHTS, creating fan characters. Some people took what NiGHTS gave them and looked in to other things relating to the game, like learning how to lucid dream and such.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with popping out of the fanbase if you lose interest, as i said us NiGHTS fans have it tough in the sense that we could just play the game over and over again but that would become boring so we need to do things ourselves.
For me, i can't keep playing the game over and over again because it will become reptitive as all other games would. What i personaly do is i make music based on NiGHTS. I like writing lyrics, there's enough things about NiGHTS and his series to make songs about so that's what i do. But this is just me, of course.
So, in a nutshell, there's nothing wrong with losing interest. It happens to us all considering what we have in comparison to other franchises like Sonic. But the trick is to find something else to do while in the fanbase if nothing else is happening
Posted 13 September 2009 - 03:29 PM
Posted 13 September 2009 - 05:00 PM
I come and go from here all the time, and I'm pretty much a straight up lurker on DA, not submitting a thing yet I'm on there everyday lol. But yes the community has definitely got me attached onto some bigger picture, the fanbase is amazing for this game. Its got a magical essence to it that I'm addicted to. This community is the only game dedication community's I frequent as far as forums and such are concerned. The idea around lucid dreaming is probably what keeps me here the most and that was introduced to me via NiD. Too bad I suck at it :/ lol.
Posted 13 September 2009 - 10:39 PM
Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:58 PM
Posted 26 September 2009 - 03:28 AM
Ok, the thing that keeps me into this game and the characters is my uncle, aka my best friend, who passed away when I was 7. He was 19. He was the person who introduced me to video games; he was a huge gamer himself. Doom, MUD, alot of online stuff. But he also had a dreamcast and playstation. He let me play them and one day we went out and bought sonic adventure 2 for his dreamcast. As I was playing it with him as a little kid I would see NiGHTS cameos throughout the came and I was simply captivated by it. I used to always wonder "what is that beautiful flying purple thing I keep seeing?" He introduced me to the internet as well, and as a little kid around 99/00 (before he died in 2001) I would scour the internet (on that horrible as hell AOL dialup, no less) for information on this "NiGHTS." I think I even saw an early iteration of NiD.com that Trippy made, but I may just have faulty memory. I saw screenshots and wallpapers and all kinds of things, and I was just amazed by it. However, when he died in 2001, things just went downhill. It didn't bother me as a child, but when I got older and really understood the concept of death it really got to me. It just finally hit, you know "you've lost your best friend." I played all his video games and went through his stuff after he died and I continuously kindled my fascination for the purple jester. When I was 12 years old I found a saturn and a sampler of NiD at the flea market, and was ecstatic. I also found a full copy of NiD at another flea market within a few months. I continuously played it, joined the community (back in the IRC days as Sonicrulez) and was just a happy little dorkling. However, depression found its way in and I lost my spark and left the community and took a little while to grow up and realize things aren't all happy like in the video games I escaped to. There is no superhero to come save me from oppression, there is no way to escape reality aside from dreams, and they're temporary. However, once I eventually learned to cope, I got that spark back. I started to remember him and rekindle that love for NiGHTS and the way we used to play games with each other. It's all the memories, the good times, the learning experiences that keeps me coming back. Despite all the dumb things I've done/said in this community, I've learned to move on and become who I really am because of the lovable purple jester that's been influencing me ever since I could pick up a controller.
Posted 26 September 2009 - 04:11 AM
Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:37 AM
It's not about losing your spark, it's about knowing what is of most interest at what time. It doesn't go away. If you were a true fan of something you will always come back for more. I don't mean come to this site specificaly, i mean even just having fond memories is warrented enough.
So don't feel guilty about wandering off for a bit, because NiGHTS is quite different and it doesn't let you wander too far, lol. Don't I know that one's true e_O
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