Ecco the Dolphin
Genre Action -> Platform
Today's Rank 3304
Date N/A
Publisher Sega
Date N/A
Publisher Sega
North America Retail Box ArtIf you've played games for some time, the game, Ecco the Dolphin might ring some bells. Originally launched in 1995 on the Sega Megadrive, the game was released at a time when the eco-warrior was the profession to be in. Greenpeace was at the forefront of everybody's hearts and The Body Shop was selling eco-friendly products to a needy nation. A lot has happened since then. The Megadrive has seen not one but two successors, first with the ill-fated Saturn and then secondly with the gorgeous Dreamcast. So with the power of the Dreamcast behind them, Sega have once again brought Ecco the Dolphin to the offering table. The results are superb. Ecco has finally been redeveloped for the new millennium. Sexy graphics, smooth gameplay and intriguing puzzles are all now present. Gone is the world of two-dimensional graphics: welcome to 3-D euphoria. The game, which is based in the future, follows your character, a young dolphin called Ecco, battling it out against a mysterious enemy known only as the Foe. Your task is to restore the one thing that might just save Earth from doom, the guardian, a defence mechanism that was broken on an earlier raid by the Foe. With the underwater world that you live in represented with such style and panache, this game pushes the Dreamcast to the limit, creating a graphical world far superior to that of Soul Calibur. Couple this with numerous puzzles that any Tomb Raider game would be proud of, and you end up with a well-balanced experience that gives you not only gives you a feeling of tranquillity but also that there is no rush to this game. --Stuart Miles
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