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Niko: Through The Dream

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"Niko: Through The Dream®" is a minimalist adventure accompanying Niko in her return to her world. We will travel through different islands, each of them being the oneiric representation of an important event of her past. Happiness, solitude or fear melted with hidden riddles, you will face up dangers and traps and, with Niko, you will confront them with determination, ability and logic.
Playability intends to be direct and varied. Each island has a setting and mechanic of its own. Puzzles, riddles, platforms, stealth and exploration are the ingredients of the adventure. Prepare to start a journey which you’ll never know what hides ahead. A journey whose paths must be wisely chosen.
Challenges you must face are based on different colors, shapes and sounds. Sometimes you can notice how game mechanics intertwined, being necessary to pay full attention if you want to advance in Niko’s journey.
Music will evolve along with Niko, from happy and vivid melodies to sad and dark ones, the same way as the journey does. Music and sounds are key elements to stimulate both imagination and mood of the player. Don’t just play, feel the adventure as yours.
The narrative develops as symbols and little tales deep within the scenario. We must explore it by ourselves to discover every detail of this fascinating adventure, fathoming the mysteries of Niko’s tale.
"Niko: Through The Dream®", a place where reality and fiction fusion to show our true soul. Dare to dream.

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Studio Paint
Studio Paint
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 2.0+ GHz (Dual Core Recommended)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA 8000 Series or higher (Shader Model 3 Compatible)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
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Last Modified: Sep 11, 2020

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Niko: Through The Dream reviews and comments

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Overall, "Niko: Through the dream" Is quite a decent Title. His Strengths are optical Presentation and sound Design. The Story is relatively interesting, but by no means ignite Fireworks. If you expect a challenging Puzzle, however, you should think twice here if he will access it, because "Niko" in about 50% of Cases has more Trial & Error character and less clever puzzle design. Making Ums short: Pro:-appealing look-cool Locations-good soundtrack-many easy-to-get Achievements (who's on it) Contra:-less good puzzle design-trial & Error-The Controls come straight from Hell (partly fiddly handling and Missing Precision-> diminishes the Fun of the game and artificially lengthens the Game time)-Taxes by Controller (in my Case the Xbox 360s) quickly turn into Frustration; One should rather stick with Mouse and Keyboard The Strength of the Game is the artistic staging, game mechanical You shouldn't expect too much. I recommend "Niko: Through the dream" Overall anyway, because it already has something of Its own And Something special in its Own way. For me, it was just a beautiful Journey through a Girl's Dreams. Hardcore puzzlers prefer to leave their Fingers off, for everyone else: Get it on sale! :)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
The Story: Niko is a Girl who relives her Past In her Dreams before she ran away from Home. As one gradually gets boverted, which happened to the poor Girl, one always encounters obstacles such as Puzzles, Platformers and Jump & Run Sections, which should make it difficult for You to make your Way to Niko's Past. The Images that can encounter you in every Level, if you look closely enough, suggest that Niko's Past is the Loss of a Loved One, such as the Father or Husband. The atmosspheric Presentation gives Reason to Believe that Niko lives somewhere in the Asian Region. Niko's Gradually uncovering past is captivating and engaging, but kept very short, as you're already through after a good 4 Hours of play. Therefore, overall for the Story 7/10 Points. The Gameplay: For Gamplay there are no exact Guidelines to judge, as the Game is diced wildly together from puzzle game Jump & Run or Platformer. So I once picked out the most crucial Points: The puzzle game Part is very well implemented. The Puzzles are very varied and some can be recognized from your Smartphone like "Unblock Me!." However, the Puzzles are sometimes already too light, Therefore 8/10 Points. For the Jump & Run Part, Personally, The movement of the Character is a bit too spongy for me. In some Cases, you only shed the Running because you suddenly put down an Olympic Best At the Long Jump, which you can only control. Still, these Passages have something that gives a certain adrenaline kick. In total, 7/10 for the Jump & Run Part. The Platformer part pulls along virtually the same Strand with the Jump & Run Part. Again, the Movement is crucial, which thus leads you to Hair Busting in some Passages, as these are annoying as exciting or relevant. Unfortunately only 4/10 Points for This. So overall for Gameplay I come up with 6/10 Points My Rating: Pro: Well done Fusion of Reality and Dream World Atmos Spherical Presentation Packaging back story Kontra: Screen tenearing despite sufficient Hardware Short Story My conclusion: This Interplay of Gameplay and Story earns computationally 6.5/10 Points but due to the thick Bonus of the Backstory I can look past the 0.5 and say a total of 7/10 Points. This Review was written as a Standings within one's own Genre. If you liked this Review, follow our Review Program on German _ Gamer _ Community
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