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Posted on 01-25-18 06:14:05 PM Link | Quote
Over a decade after the release of the original Yume Nikki (which is a very good game and was recently released on Steam), a new game called Yume Nikki -Dream Diary- is being released next month. It seems to be a remake/reboot of the original game with some new elements, and the enigmatic original creator Kikiyama is also working on it.

There's some more information on the Steam page for the game, including some screenshots showing the new 3D graphics for the game. It will be released on February 23 in multiple languages, including English, for $19.99.

Personally, I adore the original game, and I'm very happy to see Kikiyama working on this one as well. The screenshots look nice, but it's kind of a weird look for the game, in my opinion. It's something that could easily be messed up, but I'm cautiously optimistic.
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Posted on 01-25-18 06:46:41 PM Link | Quote
This is very much getting a tepid "hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm" reaction from me until I see it in action. The 3d screenshots look nice, but there was a lot to the original that you could really only do in two dimensions.

But even in the worst case, the world needs more weird shit.
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Posted on 01-25-18 07:07:31 PM Link | Quote
Oh shit! I noticed it was on Steam recently because I went googling for a download link to send someone. I didn't think to check if there was any other activity though. I'm not gonna get my hopes up, but I'll definitely be keeping an eye on it.

For anyone looking for more stuff to play, Dreaming Sarah is a game rather heavily inspired by Yume Nikki (it's even the first sentence of the description), and it's pretty good! It's also on sale for 70% off atm apparently, so even more reason to buy it. :P
Also worth a mention: Lone Survivor. It's not the same kind of game, but it's got a similar "this is weird, what's going on here?" vibe (and is also just a really good game).
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Posted on 01-25-18 07:12:38 PM Link | Quote
Honestly, I'm not sure anything good can come from eroding the sense of mystery around the original game. There's just nothing more to add...
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Posted on 01-25-18 08:40:57 PM Link | Quote
My personal favorite Yume Nikki flavored game is Anodyne (which is also Link's Awakening flavored), but Dreaming Sarah is pretty decent. For proper RPG Maker fangames, though, I really like Yume Graffiti and Neftelia.

Anyway, it's true that I don't think this can truly capture the spirit of the original, but the original was something ultimately unfinished, and I welcome the idea of it being expanded upon if done right. Regardless, I doubt this can do anything to taint the original in any meaningful way.
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Posted on 01-25-18 09:12:36 PM Link | Quote
I suppose not -- I tend to be pretty cynical about revival of virtually anything after so long, but maybe it's misplaced sometimes.

I'll agree Neftelia's awesome though -- definitely my favorite YN-like that isn't YN itself. Been forever, and I don't think I ever totally beat it, though I know I got most of the events... I should fix that sometime. Did you play the sequel? I think I was already a full-time linux user at the point I tried to, and something about Wine didn't play nicely with it.
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Posted on 01-25-18 09:40:00 PM Link | Quote
I did play the sequel, and I liked it a lot, too! I uploaded a full playthrough of it to YouTube a few years ago, in fact. At the time, it was the only Neftelia 2 video I knew of on YouTube, but it seems like there are at least couple more now.

Another (sort of) Yume Nikki fangame I really enjoy is I'm Scared of Girls, but it's more for personal reasons, and it's not the sort of thing I would recommend lightly.
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Posted on 01-28-18 09:36:12 AM Link | Quote
Yume Nikki is a favorite of mine.

Even with the original creator's blessing, this remake is definitely one of the instances where I can't help but think, is this really necessary? The 2D original already works really well.

And even then I could imagine a better 3D style. The DN3D Build engine seems like it would be a better fit, I remember seeing a video and liking it!
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Posted on 01-28-18 07:20:55 PM Link | Quote
I like Yume Nikki. I'm not sure how I feel about Yume Nikki with 3D graphics, and the few screenshots don't really give much of an impression.

Which reminds me, I should see if I can figure out which scripts were changed between 0.10 and 0.10a and put it on the wiki. (IIRC, 0.10a fixed some but not all of the places you could use the bicycle to glitch yourself into turbo speed.)

Originally posted by hydra-calm
I think I was already a full-time linux user at the point I tried to, and something about Wine didn't play nicely with it.

To be fair, last time I tried to get an RPG maker game to work in Linux was years ago, but I did manage to do it just by stealing files from Windows. If it's still a problem, I'd be glad to help you work it out. (It shouldn't require any of the nasty hacks like Windows.)

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Posted on 01-28-18 07:50:12 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, I haven't had any trouble with running any RPGMaker games on Linux. WINE works just fine, though my setup is a bit crazy, so it's probably the amount of insanity making it work and not any actual quantifiable configuration.
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