History VideoGame / EccoTheDolphin

23rd Jun '17 4:30:10 AM NightShade96
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* SceneryDissonance: The Type 1 is common in the series. Plenty of the scenery is pleasant, but the games are clearly quite dark.
17th Jun '17 1:09:57 PM WillKeaton
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At present, the first three games (Ecco, Ecco 2 and Ecco Jr)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 three games (Ecco, Ecco 2 and Ecco Jr)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 is at least [[http://web8.orcaserver.de/ecco/ are]] [[http://www.ecco-darksea.com/ several]] fansites one fansite for it on the Web.
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17th Jun '17 1:06:19 PM WillKeaton
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All in all, ''Ecco'' is a very bizarre, haunting, frustrating, and strangely charming series. Don't expect to see any more of him in either the Genesis or Defender storyline anytime soon. Unless it's for [[http://blogs.sega.com/usa/2010/04/01/on-these-high-seas-no-one-can-hear-you-scream/ an official]] AprilFoolsDay prank. The creator of Ecco tried to fund a SpiritualSuccessor, ''The Big Blue,'' through Kickstarter, but the attempt was plagued by bad marketing and was only marginally successful. In 2016, a beta version of ''Defender'''s sequel was unearthed and [[http://hiddenpalace.org/Dreamcast_Ecco_lot publicly released on the Internet]].

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All in all, ''Ecco'' is a very bizarre, haunting, frustrating, and strangely charming series. Don't expect to see any more of him in either the Genesis or Defender storyline anytime soon. Unless it's for [[http://blogs.sega.com/usa/2010/04/01/on-these-high-seas-no-one-can-hear-you-scream/ an official]] AprilFoolsDay prank. The creator of Ecco tried to fund a SpiritualSuccessor, ''The Big Blue,'' through Kickstarter, but the attempt was plagued by bad marketing and was only marginally successful. In 2016, a beta version of ''Defender'''s sequel was unearthed and [[http://hiddenpalace.org/Dreamcast_Ecco_lot publicly released on the Internet]].
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26th May '17 2:31:37 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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* EasyLevelTrick: 'City of Forever' features a series of difficult jumps follow by a long and confusing maze of a level. Or one could just sing to the statue less than a minute from the start to open up a secret room with a portal that takes Ecco straight to the time machine. (Especially useful as this level must be done twice in the story.)
26th May '17 2:13:42 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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* KaizoTrap: Trilobite Circle from the first game, already a long and difficult level, has a very strong current right next to the exit that will drag Ecco ''back to the start of the entire level'' if the player isn't prepared to avoid it.
16th Apr '17 10:02:28 AM chicagomel
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* AnimalsNotToScale: Ecco faces sea horses that are way larger than any real species.


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* CombatTentacles: The disembodied tentacles attached to walls that latch on and are tough to get free of.


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* GiantEnemyCrab: The crabs that attack Ecco.
16th Apr '17 9:58:21 AM chicagomel
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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 three games are (Ecco, Ecco 2 and Ecco Jr)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.



* NoFairCheating: That handy debug menu? Select the wrong level and you'll get a glitched-up one, often identifiable by lacking a title and having only a password. You can even end up on the title screen but under player control,except that you couldn't stop the rapid side-scrolling action. Then, the game usually froze. You also have to manually turn the music back on after using said menu (pause and press A)
** The second game has a message at the end if you cheat. " Try playing the game without the cheat mode".

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* NoFairCheating: That handy debug menu? Select the wrong level and you'll get a glitched-up one, often identifiable by lacking a title and having only a password. You can even end up on the title screen but under player control,except that you couldn't stop the rapid side-scrolling action. Then, the game usually froze. You also have to manually turn the music back on after using said menu (pause and press A)
A). Probably due to this being a debug mode for the developers. The glitchy levels are incomplete and/or dropped levels that the player was never meant to get into.
** The second game has a replaces its final post-credit message at the end if you cheat. " Try playing the game without the cheat mode".
15th Apr '17 5:22:59 PM nombretomado
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* GreenAesop: Like ''SonicCD'', this is one of the rare series where the utopian conclusion is one where technology and nature coexist in harmony instead of taking the "all technology is evil" route common with animal protagonists.

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* GreenAesop: Like ''SonicCD'', ''VideoGame/SonicCD'', this is one of the rare series where the utopian conclusion is one where technology and nature coexist in harmony instead of taking the "all technology is evil" route common with animal protagonists.
21st Mar '17 5:54:52 AM Argon2
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All in all, ''Ecco'' is a very bizarre, haunting, frustrating, and strangely charming series. Don't expect to see any more of him in either the Genesis or Defender storyline anytime soon. Unless it's for [[http://blogs.sega.com/usa/2010/04/01/on-these-high-seas-no-one-can-hear-you-scream/ an official]] AprilFoolsDay prank. The creator of Ecco tried to fund a SpiritualSuccessor, ''The Big Blue,'' through Kickstarter, but the attempt was plagued by bad marketing and was only marginally successful.

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All in all, ''Ecco'' is a very bizarre, haunting, frustrating, and strangely charming series. Don't expect to see any more of him in either the Genesis or Defender storyline anytime soon. Unless it's for [[http://blogs.sega.com/usa/2010/04/01/on-these-high-seas-no-one-can-hear-you-scream/ an official]] AprilFoolsDay prank. The creator of Ecco tried to fund a SpiritualSuccessor, ''The Big Blue,'' through Kickstarter, but the attempt was plagued by bad marketing and was only marginally successful.
successful. In 2016, a beta version of ''Defender'''s sequel was unearthed and [[http://hiddenpalace.org/Dreamcast_Ecco_lot publicly released on the Internet]].
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]]."]]
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