NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams is by no means a complete write off. Its best elements retain a fair amount of what make its predecessor so fondly remembered. The problem is simply that there's so much filler - so much decidedly average content - that surrounds the good moments. All it does is interrupt the flow of the game, and will likely wear down your patience. If you were a fan of the original, be prepared to get a bit angry at some of the changes made in this game.