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Is NiGHTS into Dreams vaporwave?

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:01 pm
by Anayo
Lately I got interested in the Vaporwave genre. Something about slowed down, stuccocated smooth jazz in a pastel pageantry mocking happy-go-lucky 90's advertising just drew me in. I haven't listened to much beyond Floral Shoppe, but I'm saving that for another day when I'm bored and just want to kill time wandering around youtube.

Yesterday I was on my Sega Saturn playing NiGHTS into Dreams, and something about the jazz inspired soundtrack and gaudy colors seemed familiar to me. I think the sights and sounds of that game are strikingly similar to the vaporwave sensibilities of today, even though it was unintentional.

Re: Is NiGHTS into Dreams vaporwave?

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:03 pm
by Sarge
I read this initially as "vaporware", and was like, "It came out on Saturn and Wii! Is there one that was in development that I'm not aware of?" :lol:

Re: Is NiGHTS into Dreams vaporwave?

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:13 pm
by ElkinFencer10
Sarge wrote:I read this initially as "vaporware", and was like, "It came out on Saturn and Wii! Is there one that was in development that I'm not aware of?" :lol:

Same, I was like "wtf definitely not vaporware."

Re: Is NiGHTS into Dreams vaporwave?

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:15 pm
by prfsnl_gmr
Anayo wrote:Lately I got interested in the Vaporwave genre. Something about slowed down, stuccocated smooth jazz in a pastel pageantry mocking happy-go-lucky 90's advertising just drew me in. I haven't listened to much beyond Floral Shoppe, but I'm saving that for another day when I'm bored and just want to kill time wandering around youtube.


SKORB (Wii U) is the game for you! (Seriously...it is eaxactly what you're looking for, and it is a really cool Wii U eShop exclusive.)

Re: Is NiGHTS into Dreams vaporwave?

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:00 pm
by Anayo
prfsnl_gmr wrote:
Anayo wrote:Lately I got interested in the Vaporwave genre. Something about slowed down, stuccocated smooth jazz in a pastel pageantry mocking happy-go-lucky 90's advertising just drew me in. I haven't listened to much beyond Floral Shoppe, but I'm saving that for another day when I'm bored and just want to kill time wandering around youtube.


SKORB (Wii U) is the game for you! (Seriously...it is eaxactly what you're looking for, and it is a really cool Wii U eShop exclusive.)


Wow, that looks really a e s t h e t i c.

Re: Is NiGHTS into Dreams vaporwave?

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:28 pm
by prfsnl_gmr
Anayo wrote:
prfsnl_gmr wrote:
Anayo wrote:Lately I got interested in the Vaporwave genre. Something about slowed down, stuccocated smooth jazz in a pastel pageantry mocking happy-go-lucky 90's advertising just drew me in. I haven't listened to much beyond Floral Shoppe, but I'm saving that for another day when I'm bored and just want to kill time wandering around youtube.


SKORB (Wii U) is the game for you! (Seriously...it is eaxactly what you're looking for, and it is a really cool Wii U eShop exclusive.)


Wow, that looks really a e s t h e t i c.


Apparently, it rips off a Unity Store asset pack pretty hard...but I don't really care. The (completely original) music is great, and I can play it on my Wii U. Also, it's cheap. That's what's important to me! :lol:

Re: Is NiGHTS into Dreams vaporwave?

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:35 pm
by TSTR
Vaporwave hits RB!

FEELS

Yes, NiGHTS is vaporwave as fuck. The first disc-based consoles seem to fit so well into this AESTHETIC. Thinking Saturn, PS1, 3DO, Jaguar, that era. N64 too, despite carts. Basically anything fifth-gen.

Re: Is NiGHTS into Dreams vaporwave?

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:36 pm
by prfsnl_gmr
Here's another one for you:

http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/radiantflux-hyperfractal-wii-u

Not sure about the music, but it definitely has the AESTHETIC. (Are bargain Wii U eShop games the games of choice for vaporwave aficionados? :lol: )

Re: Is NiGHTS into Dreams vaporwave?

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:37 pm
by TSTR
prfsnl_gmr wrote:Here's another one for you:

http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/radiantflux-hyperfractal-wii-u

Not sure about the music, but it definitely has the AESTHETIC.

holy shit that is some

PUREVAPOR

Re: Is NiGHTS into Dreams vaporwave?

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:19 pm
by Reprise
Sarge wrote:I read this initially as "vaporware", and was like, "It came out on Saturn and Wii! Is there one that was in development that I'm not aware of?" :lol:


I literally just did the same thing :lol: