Monday, 2 May 2011

30 Days of Gaming: Another game that is underrated

Day 03 - Another game that is underrated: Ecco: The Tides of Time
Format: SEGA Mega Drive
Release: 1994

If you want to be blown away by the majesty it's possible to get from 32-bit; play this game. Beautiful graphics and animation, the feeling of swimming and jumping is joyous, the story line compelling and there's some unique game play for the time.

My favourite moments are flying through the air as a future dolphin (having evolved helium sacs) and using the waterways that float in the sky (Sky Tides) - they are simply divine mechanics to further Ecco's quest to recover the future with flying dolphins and happy rainbows and avoid the dead mechanical world of the Vortex.

You do want flying dolphins that go "cheee cheeee" don't you? Then dust off your Mega Drive (or Genesis if you like. Pff.)