Monday, January 06, 2003

DC - Ecco the Dolphin - Defender of the Future review

Ecco the Dolphin - Defender of the Future


A.) Huge underwater environments

Developer : ????

B.) Making friends is as simple as doing quests for them, but as hard as completing the quests.

Publisher : Sega

C.) 50 hours of gameplay.

Released September 11, 2000

D.) over 150 interactive species of fish and 300 species of plant life featured in this game.

Type - platform

Ecco the Dolphin comes from orginally the Sega Genesis game of the same name. No, it's not a remake. But it does show off Dreamcast's hardware dolphin style. They really mean "Think like a Fish" in this game. Exploring underwater with the exception of breathing oxygen. How much activity can you do without drounding is the apex of real life. It's hard because Ecco has no weapons except for his dolphin call. Dolphin calls can open new areas and scare away curtain enemies like sharks!

Summing up Ecco the Dolphin - Defender of the Future.



Graphics that some PS2 games can't handle. Maybe. This game has great water effects. Some sea life here and there. Although most of the coral reefs and plant life are drawn in. It still looks cool.



Control the smartest dolphin in the world. Ecco does a lot of tricks. He even knows who his friends are. Control isn't any problem in this game. The camera remains still as Ecco swims around in his universe. I don't like that. They should change that.



I'm not a big fan of dolphins. It has great graphics, although outdated in 2003. It's also hard. I quit this game because I didn't know where the objectives were. So that's what is for. Even with the facts, you still have to survive on your own. I would use a gameshark on this game if I had a chance. Ecco is either trying to make new friends or die because he has none. Friends are essential.



Save the world from an advanced alien race. Which is sending beacons underwater for testing the earth for climate reasons. Unless Ecco can prevent it. I don't know because I was unable to finish the game. But first he has to use his friends to get pass by obstacles in foreign water. I guess what I'm trying to say is the story has no effect on what happens in the game.



The concept of the game is really good, but the time you get done with this game you'll be wondering why you took this game up. It is too long and too difficult for me.

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