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So I've been wondering, what kind of a feeling does playing JoD give you? Does it bring back any kind of memories? For me, it reminds me of being on Christmas break my junior year of high school. It gives me this warm, fuzzy December/Holiday kind of feeling, even if the game has nothing to do with any of that because of when the game itself came out. To get the full effect from it though, I need to be playing it with no one else around. Even if the game has its flaws, it still does give me those nice feelings. :) What about you guys?

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Mixed emotions.. it's bittersweet, because I'm playing the sequel to NiD, and in certain ways you just feel happy playing, but then I'm playing it and still feeling a bit frustrated at how it fell short, and isn't as fun as it could or should be. My efforts to get the game when I did was a small adventure though, so I could think back to that.

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Aside from the feelings of frustration, and the longing for a new Saturn so I can play the original, JoD always makes me think of the Christmas where my mom had to work until nine that evening. That was, ah, our LUAU Christmas, coconut bras and tacky inflatable palm trees included. Not necessarily a bad thing, though :)

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Playing Journey of Dreams makes me think of my Freshman year of high school, specifically this time of year and Christmas. That was about three years ago. That year I became a NiGHTS fan, and I got both the original and Journey of Dreams and played both constantly. That was also my favorite year of high school (so far, since I haven't finished senior year), so playing makes me nostalgic and also kind of sad, because when I think of those days, I remember how my life has changed so much, in good and bad ways. It makes me miss that entire year, especially when I get that weird, fuzzy/nostalgic feeling. I feel happy though, because when I play and get that feeling, sometimes I think that maybe my life hasn't changed so much, and maybe some things, like my love for NiGHTS, can make me forget about all the bad things in my life: my stress, my fears, my doubts, and some dreams that may not come true. I feel like I'm a care-free 15-year-old again, like I can take on the world, and then life isn't so bad for a while. I don't know if any of this makes much sense, but I figured I'd share since I felt like this recently and found this topic interesting. : )

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It makes me think of bus stops, tree frogs (what the hell?) and Amsterdam with beer.

The game definately has some nice fuzzy feelings attached. Whenever I think of JoD I always think of the music that plays in Dreamgate. Very sleepy cosy sparkly and fun.

I think I have a lot more fondness for the memories of how excited the community was. It really had us all talking and guessing :)

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I think of banging my head against the wall. A lot. Partially because the game is rather short, partially because the voice acting drives me nuts, partially because i can't switch said voice acting to Japanese, partially because Pians aren't Chao, but mostly because what is considered an easy, breeze-through game is so difficult for me. A lot of games can draw frustration out of me. You'd be suprised how many. For the same reason, JoD gives me a bit of an empty, incomplete feeling because i just can't finish it. And then there aren't many levels to replay that i can handle (i count 5), and then no one's ever online, so it's also pretty empty. So headaches, frustration, and hollowness. However, if you asked me whether or not i enjoyed it, i'd say i love it. I wish that added up somehow :/

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When I play JOD, it reminds me that I need to let all of my Nightopians die because feeding 60 of those buggers ever two levels I play really starts to suck all the fun out of the game. However, I can never bring myself to do such a thing. It is just too cruel.

I have not played the game in forever but I still listen to the soundtrack a lot. It may be a tad different from the original but it has it's own charm. Listening to it does remind me of the fun times I did have with the game, despite its flaws.

JOD was definitely a good try and I am happy with what they did in the time allowed. However, the second feeling I get every time I play the game...is wanting to play the original. Which, of course, I usually do soon after. Then NiD makes me think about how I still have yet to find a way to play the PS2 version because I still refuse to stick a butter knife in my PS2 or take it apart all together.

Should I be worried the feelings it brings are not as heartwarming as they should be?

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Playing JoD makes me think of:
-what I want to learn to do in my dreams
-how high a score I need to get to beat my previous one
-the fun evenings of online racing and Pian gardens
-when I struggled to aim the blue chips just right to feed all the Nightopians out-of-reach under my annoying lake (now I just play a different file most of the time so I don't have to feed them XD)
-the summer after I discovered NiGHTS, when I slept in the basement (until 10:30 practically every morning) and had such rich and wholesome dreams I felt happier than at any other time in my life
-dancing in my dreams
-flying in my dreams
-flying with NiGHTS in my dreams
-the best dreams I've had

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Besides the feeling of wanting to slap Helen when her accent changes. It makes me feel extremely happy and nice inside. NiGHTS does wonderful things to me, and I enjoy that feeling.




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