Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams... Reviews (SEGA Saturn)

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For me? Oh, Sega, you shouldn’t have. Adzuken (861) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
One of the must-have titles along with NiGHTS if you own a Saturn gametrader (233) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall User Score (27 votes) 3.8

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Il suffit d'ouvrir les cadeaux qu'il faut débloquer pour se rendre compte car outre tout cet aspect -fête de Noël-, le titre de l'éditeur japonais est capable de lire votre sauvegarde de Nights into Dreams... et propose aussi une série d'artworks, un karaoke avec la chanson culte "Dreams, Dreams", des vidéos exclusives, de nouveaux modes de jeu, regarder l'état de sympathie des Nightopians et même la possibilité de jouer pour la première fois en 3D avec la mascotte bleue de SEGA. Un vrai bonheur pour les segafilous ! De plus, d'autres bonus sont aussi à débloquer... que se passe t-il si on joue le 1er avril ? ;) Le plus beau cadeau qu'on pouvait avoir au matin de Noël de '96, c'était la plus belle des planètes du gaming : Saturn et Christmas Nights continue à être aujourd'hui encore, la petite étoile qui brille sur notre collection 32 bit SEGA.
HonestGamers (Dec 25, 2005)
I could explain the other intricacies of Christmas Nights, such as its mood-changing Nightopian populace and link-scoring system, but let's face facts: this is just a short demo. Although it's fun to play, there's not enough time to put such knowledge to challenging use. Save the record-setting for the full game; what Christmas Nights provides is an easily accessible and absolutely enchanting way to remind yourself ever so briefly of what once made Sega, Sonic Team, and NiGHTS Into Dreams so special.
Defunct Games (Jun 26, 2005)
There are marketing gimmicks (like all of those money back rebates and trade-in deals), but then there's Christmas NiGHTS. This is a demo that was released in various ways around the world, it's really nothing more than an add on to one of the Saturn's most unique offerings. Christmas NiGHTS isn't very big or deep, but there's no question in my mind that it would be worth subscribing to Next Generation (the magazine this promo disc came here in the United States) for however long was needed in order to play this remarkable title.
92 (Jan 18, 2005)
Más que con un juego al uso, nos encontramos ante una pieza de coleccionismo, que ningún seguidor de Nights o del Sonic Team debería dejar pasar. Su preciosismo gráfico y su espectacular banda sonora hacen de este título uno de los más entrañables que podemos encontrar en Saturn.
Sega Collectors Guild (Apr 27, 2003)
This game truly is something special. For fans of the original (how could you not be?) it's a must own. It will definitely bring a smile to your face when you beat the game and get to hear the new Christmas theme song. I mean, seriously, what other game demo is there that is so good that people find it necessary to write a review for it? Answer: None, because no other demo can even dream of touching the greatness of Christmas NiGHTS.
Lens of Truth (Dec 23, 2009)
Christmas Nights into Dreams is just a short demo, but just like its full version big brother, it is incredibly fun. Seeing the environments change during a number of holidays is still a cool feature. With it essentially being a an add-on to the fantastic original, it’s hard not to recommend Christmas Nights. The only drawback is its current price - around $40 for the US version. The Japanese import is only half that but a little tough to understand (story wise). Either way, Christmas Nights is a worthy addition to any Saturn library.
80 (Jan, 2004)
If you have access to this or just NiGHTS itself, I suggest that you give it a try. It shouldn't disappoint with its addictive gameplay and enjoyable theme, unless you're some sort of Grinch.