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Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
79
3.8
PlayStation 2
72
3.6
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Description

Hundreds of years in the future, mankind and dolphins live peacefully together and share the earth. Dolphins, who are much more intelligent than they seem, act as the earth's caretakers, while dolphins and humans explore the galaxy. An alien force, known as the Foe, seeks to end this happy existence. The Foe damages the Earth's defense system, and alters history for the worse. One extraordinary dolphin, Ecco, must travel through time to set things right.

Ecco is a 3d underwater adventure game. There are more than 25 aquatic environments to explore. Ecco must communicate with other ocean creatures and learn to manipulate his environment if he is to succeed in defeating the Foe.

Screenshots

Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast They don't quite take to Ecco.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast ...from above the waves.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast A whale!
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast However...

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The Press Says

Gamezilla Dreamcast Oct 11, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Game Revolution Dreamcast Aug 01, 2000 B+ 83
NowGamer Dreamcast Apr 26, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Aug 29, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dreamcast Oct 07, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure Dreamcast 2001 B- 67
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Feb 26, 2002 61 out of 100 61
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dreamcast May 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Super Play Dreamcast Jul, 2000 6 out of 10 60
GameCola.net PlayStation 2 May, 2003 5.2 out of 10 52

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Trivia

David Brin

The original storyline for this game was written by Science-Fiction writer David Brin. Brin has won two Hugo Awards (the Hugos are the Oscars of SF), one for Startide Rising and one for The Uplift War. Both novels are part of the Uplift series, and guess what: very intelligent dolphins play a big role in the series.

Extras

Included with the European version of this game is a product catalogue that showcases amongst other things the unreleased Half Life port for the Dreamcast.

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