History VideoGame / EccoTheDolphin

16th Jan '17 12:21:47 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* GainaxEnding: The other interpretation of the ''Tides of Time'' ending. [[spoiler: It is implied the Vortex Queen, upon arriving in prehistory, got stomped by the local wildlife ([[GoddamnedBats goddamned trilobites]]!), and was unable to dominate Earth's ecosystem, instead integrating into it [[StableTimeLoop and evolving into stuff we already had]]. Not weird enough? According to a {{Word of God}} [[http://ecco-darksea.com/?p=11 interview]], [[GambitRoulette Ecco knew this would happen]] and didn't even bother using the time machine to chase the Queen at all! He used it to go to the time of the [[{{Precursors}} Atlanteans]], for "[[ThePlan specific reasons reserved for the 3rd game]]."]]

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* GainaxEnding: The other interpretation of the ''Tides of Time'' ending. [[spoiler: It is implied the Vortex Queen, upon arriving in prehistory, got stomped by the local wildlife ([[GoddamnedBats goddamned trilobites]]!), and was unable to dominate Earth's ecosystem, instead integrating into it [[StableTimeLoop and evolving into stuff we already had]]. Not weird enough? According to a {{Word of God}} [[http://ecco-darksea.[[http://archive.is/20140103181626/http://ecco-darksea.com/?p=11 interview]], [[GambitRoulette Ecco knew this would happen]] and didn't even bother using the time machine to chase the Queen at all! He used it to go to the time of the [[{{Precursors}} Atlanteans]], for "[[ThePlan specific reasons reserved for the 3rd game]]."]]
11th Aug '16 10:09:16 AM caffeinatedkate
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* NewAge: Let's see, you gotcher dolphins, your New Age-y music, your themes of harmony with the environment...

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* NewAge: Let's see, you gotcher dolphins, your New Age-y music, your trip to Atlantis, your themes of harmony with the environment...
7th Aug '16 3:50:18 PM caffeinatedkate
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As the storyline went on, it got progressively more bizarre: first, Ecco went to see a blue whale for advice. The blue whale didn't know much, but sent Ecco to talk to the Asterite, the oldest being in the seas, which has the appearance of globes arranged on a double-helix. The Asterite, with no explanation, recognised Ecco and told him it could help him, except it was missing a globe and thus not at full power. The solution: travel to {{Atlantis}} and go back in time 55 million years to retrieve the wayward sphere. In Atlantis, Ecco discovers that the source of the storm was [[HordeOfAlienLocusts a species of hiveminded aliens]] who had lost the ability to make their own food and was thus harvesting from Earth's seas every 500 years.

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As the storyline went on, it got progressively more bizarre: first, Ecco went to see a blue whale for advice. The blue whale didn't know much, but sent Ecco to talk to the Asterite, the oldest being in the seas, which has the appearance of globes arranged on a double-helix. The Asterite, with no explanation, recognised Ecco and told him it could help him, except it was missing a globe and thus not at full power. The solution: travel to {{Atlantis}} and use the time machine there to go back in time 55 million years to retrieve the wayward sphere. In Atlantis, Ecco also discovers that the source of the storm was [[HordeOfAlienLocusts a species of hiveminded aliens]] who had lost the ability to make their own food and was thus harvesting from Earth's seas every 500 years.
5th Jul '16 8:42:30 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: Being aliens from outer space, the Vortex really stand out when it turns out they're the cause of all Ecco's woes in the first game.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideGenreFoe: Being aliens from outer space, the Vortex really stand out when it turns out they're the cause of all Ecco's woes in the first game.
3rd Jun '16 10:04:02 AM nombretomado
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At present, the first two games are available on various official emulators, such as UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, Wii Virtual Console, and Steam. ''Defender'' is only available on the Dreamcast and PS2. ''Ecco'' is often considered a cult classic - the fanbase it has is small, but devoted, and there are [[http://web8.orcaserver.de/ecco/ are]] [[http://www.ecco-darksea.com/ several]] fansites for it on the Web.

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At present, the first two games are available on various official emulators, such as UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, Wii Virtual Console, and Steam. ''Defender'' is only available on the Dreamcast and PS2.[=PS2=]. ''Ecco'' is often considered a cult classic - the fanbase it has is small, but devoted, and there are [[http://web8.orcaserver.de/ecco/ are]] [[http://www.ecco-darksea.com/ several]] fansites for it on the Web.



* UpdatedRerelease: For the PS2, which had arguably much better controls, smoothed out some rough patches of level design, had an entirely different sonar map that more resembled the Genesis sonar, and had an interactive Gallery level with concept art and other goodies.

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* UpdatedRerelease: For the PS2, [=PS2=], which had arguably much better controls, smoothed out some rough patches of level design, had an entirely different sonar map that more resembled the Genesis sonar, and had an interactive Gallery level with concept art and other goodies.
28th May '16 11:26:00 AM nombretomado
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At present, the first two games are available on various official emulators, such as PlayStation Network, Wii Virtual Console, and Steam. ''Defender'' is only available on the Dreamcast and PS2. ''Ecco'' is often considered a cult classic - the fanbase it has is small, but devoted, and there are [[http://web8.orcaserver.de/ecco/ are]] [[http://www.ecco-darksea.com/ several]] fansites for it on the Web.

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At present, the first two games are available on various official emulators, such as PlayStation Network, UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, Wii Virtual Console, and Steam. ''Defender'' is only available on the Dreamcast and PS2. ''Ecco'' is often considered a cult classic - the fanbase it has is small, but devoted, and there are [[http://web8.orcaserver.de/ecco/ are]] [[http://www.ecco-darksea.com/ several]] fansites for it on the Web.
27th May '16 3:45:15 PM WanderingTedium
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* OxygenMeter: It's easy to forget Ecco is a mammal, not a fish, and as such, requires air to breathe. You have an air meter on top of your regular health meter that you'll have to constantly keep watch of and refill via surfacing or OxygenatedUnderwaterBubbles. If it runs out, your actual health meter will start depleting rapidly.
2nd Jan '16 1:46:30 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBookAdaptation: In ''SonicTheComic''. Focused on the {{Xenofiction}} angle.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: In ''SonicTheComic''.''ComicBook/SonicTheComic''. Focused on the {{Xenofiction}} angle.
5th Nov '15 6:18:33 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* PassThroughTheRings: Those Goddamn teleport levels from ''Tides''. Predictably, some of this in ''Defender'' as well, since it's the only 3D game in the series. An optional feature in ''Ecco Jr.:' after collecting musical rings, you can swim through them to hear simple melodies.

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* PassThroughTheRings: Those Goddamn teleport levels from ''Tides''. Predictably, some of this in ''Defender'' as well, since it's the only 3D game in the series. An optional feature in ''Ecco Jr.:' '': after collecting musical rings, you can swim through them to hear simple melodies.


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* SpinoffBabies: ''Ecco Jr.'' features a younger version of Ecco exploring the ocean, with such tasks as herding seahorses, [[PassThroughTheRings swimming through rings]], and finding lost balls for sea lions coming into play. This game was created to appeal to younger gamers as part of the "Sega Club" line of games, and thus lacks the difficulties of the series' main games.
18th Aug '15 11:15:03 PM DivineDeath
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* OutsideContextVillain: Being aliens from outer space, the Vortex really stand out when it turns out they're the cause of all Ecco's woes in the first game.
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