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Nintendo fans have been waiting a long time for NightSky, and they won't be disappointed. The finished product is gorgeous, flawlessly designed and bracingly atmospheric, with perfect controls, clever puzzles, and an endlessly evolving play style that will never see you solving the same puzzle the same way twice. Hidden stars, a locked world and an advanced difficulty lend the experience significant replayability, but even if it offered only a single playthrough, it's not an experience that could soon be forgotten. At last, the 3DS eShop has its masterpiece.
Ultimately, I may have mentioned multiple times that x or y was my favourite part, but in the end I really enjoyed everything this game had to offer. There are so many ideas crammed inside this admittedly small game that you’ll never get bored, but you’ll be left wanting more. At ten dollars, the price isn’t exactly cheap for such a short game (it took me about three and a half hours to find all the stars and beat the main game, although there is an alternate mode with a slightly harder challenge), but the experience is so different and fun that it’s worth looking past its shortcomings. It definitely deserves to be played by as many people as possible.
I really liked NightSky, but it's got one little flaw: the two modes (Normal and Alternative) are all there is to the game. This game doesn't seem to be made for multiplayer, but I'm surprised there's no puzzle editor, as I can only imagine what someone could create with everything in this game at their disposal.
NightSky ist auf dem 3DS ein unglaublich fesselndes und gleichzeitig entspannendes Geschicklichkeitserlebnis, das den doch recht hohen Preis von 9,99 Euro absolut rechtfertigt. Das Spiel ist durch und durch gelungen und punktet mit einer optimalen Lernkurve, einer fantastischen Atmosphäre samt Optik und viel Spielspaß. Wer nicht immer auf Highscorejagd gehen will oder das nächste Königreich vor dem drohenden Untergang schützen mag, der sollte sich die 3DS Version von NightSky im Nintendo eShop unbedingt genauer ansehen – denn selbst mich als Geschicklichkeitsmuffel hat NightSky absolut gepackt!
Personally, I would have liked to to see a little more story interspersed throughout the game, but I also respect the creative decision to keep the narrative to a minimum. Though the price may seem a little steep for a game of this complexity and length, there is no denying that NightSky accomplishes just about everything it sets out to do.
The game won’t take an exceptionally long time to beat, and outside of some frustrating gameplay segments, you’ll be able to figure out the majority of the puzzles with little to no help. There is some added value present with secret rooms to explore and discover scattered about the 10 stages, which can take a fair amount of effort to find, so if nothing else that adds a little more time on the play clock. At the moment there’s little on the E-Shop that feels quite like what NightSky has to offer, so I do feel like it’s worth checking out, even if it’s not quite a flawless experience.
The wait for NightSky on a Nintendo platform has been long, and, unfortunately, may not have been worth it. While the graphical and aural presentation is worth celebrating, the actual gameplay comes up short, feeling like the primitive form of a much better game.