Ecco: The Tides of Time (SEGA CD)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall User Score (9 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Consoles Plus
Ecco II fait partie des meilleurs jeux sur MCD. S'il vous en faut une preuve, sachez qu'il m'a fallu près de trente heures pour en venir à bout.
GamePro (US)
Like the recent Genesis version, Tides of Time Sega CD is an excellent sequel, offering enchanting graphics and sounds. It's not easy, though, so be ready for a strategic challenge. Nor is it a fast action/adventure game, which means you may be calling out the tuna boats if you don't have a lot of patience. But those who love long, slowly unfolding strategy adventures will love this mammal. He's still the King of the Sea.
Mega Fun
Ecco erschien mir schon immer wie ein Gegenpol zu den vielen hektischen oder betont anderen, oft schlechten Spielen, mit denen man zuhauf konfrontiert wird. Ähnlich wie einem Aquarium, dem ein beruhigender Effekt attestiert wird, verklärt und entspannt sich des Spielers Herz angesichts des Unterwassertreibens, das grafisch auf höchstem MD-Niveau schwimmt. Läßt man sich dann noch von den esoterisch-trancigen Space-Klängen betören, wäre ein Rettungsring in die Realität vielleicht angebracht, bevor Ihr ganz in die Gezeiten der Zeit abdriftet. Über die innovativen Levels und den hohen Motivationsfaktor haben wir ja schon bei der MD-Variante Lobeshymnen gesungen, deshalb gehe ich auf die neuen Zwischensequenzen ein, die zwar einfach atemberaubend aussehen, aber nicht für das MCD konzipiert sind. Die grob-pixelige Auflösung erinnert wieder mal an den Tag, an dem die Antenne vom Dach fiel.
That’s no bad thing though, because if you loved the first Ecco, you’re sure to love this one too. I really did. It oozes quality and style, and the makers have obviously put 110% into making this a piece of art. More of the same is sometimes good, especially if it was beautifully executed the first time around.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Now a faster, stronger Ecco will save the world. New, improved Ecco can: perform a 360 degree sonar blast, charge, double-charge, speed swim, flip and sing. Game features also include: map with songs, glyphs that hold clues and messages, pulsars, teleporting and morphing.
Game Players
OK, so it's just a little extra something that shouldn't matter, but if you like Ecco anyway, the CD version is definitely the one you should pick up.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Take the Ecco 2 game and add beautiful music and excellent sound effects and you get the Ecco 2 CD. Fans of the dolphin series (like me) will probably love this one, others will probably be converted.