My favourite game is NiGHTS into Dreams for the Sega Saturn, released in 1996.
NiGHTS into Dreams is a brilliant example of the best and worst of SEGA.
A spectacularly visionary game that totally failed at retail, it was short, bizarre and very Japanese. It’s also brilliant.
A game about beating your own best scores, it’s powerfully addictive and deceptively complex: if you want to set the records you’ll need to practise a lot. Even now 15 years on there are new scores being set all the time, but unlike many arcade games there is no “perfect game” to aim for; you just have to do better than last time.
Visually and aurally beautiful and imaginative, it’s one of the finest SEGA games of all time and a brilliant achievement. It’s my favourite game ever and I don’t think it’ll ever be beaten.
This is my favourite game.
- James Newton submitted this to thisismyfavouritegame