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Re: Together Retro: Ecco The Dolphin

by softwhere Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:32 pm

I popped this into my CDX for the first time yesterday.

What a great game, I had heard people really loving it but I had never played it. I gotta beat it now! Do you guys ever have the issue where you just end up aimlessly swimming around for a while not knowing where to go, or am I just stupid :[?
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Re: Together Retro: Ecco The Dolphin

by Scooter Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:11 pm

softwhere wrote:Do you guys ever have the issue where you just end up aimlessly swimming around for a while not knowing where to go, or am I just stupid :[?


Well, if you are stupid a whole lot more of us are too! ;)
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Re: Together Retro: Ecco The Dolphin

by Orion Pimpdaddy Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:58 am

I just had a long, long playing session with the game and I'm now in Trilobite Circle (stage 24 I think). At one point, I was stuck in the stage called Deep Gate. Unfortunately, I had to consult a walkthrough for a hint on how to use a new object.

There were some other stages where I had to perform some very difficult jumps. In one instance, I made the jump on like my 40th try. Then, almost immmediately, there's a second jump. So while swimming around to make that second jump, I accidentally shot myself in the wrong direction and fell back down to the base of the first jump. :x

Despite the bouts of fustration, I'm really enjoying them game. I had a nice rest when I got to the Library and watched the two FMV movies. It looks like they were clips from a documentary lifted from the Discovery Channel or something, but much, much, more grainy.
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Re: Together Retro: Ecco The Dolphin

by Riqz85 Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:45 am

My ecco for genesis is in the post so i'll have to wait a bit to play it :oops:
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Re: Together Retro: Ecco The Dolphin

by softwhere Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:03 am

Riqz85 wrote:My ecco for genesis is in the post so i'll have to wait a bit to play it :oops:


itll be worth the wait! great game.
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Re: Together Retro: Ecco The Dolphin

by Assman Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:16 am

Orion Pimpdaddy wrote:There were some other stages where I had to perform some very difficult jumps. In one instance, I made the jump on like my 40th try. Then, almost immmediately, there's a second jump. So while swimming around to make that second jump, I accidentally shot myself in the wrong direction and fell back down to the base of the first jump. :x


City of Forever, I presume. Yeah, those jumps are insane; they're about as close as you can get to being impossible without actually being impossible. There's actually a route that skips them, but once you know about it, chances are that you already passed it the hard way.
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Re: Together Retro: Ecco The Dolphin

by alienjesus Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:33 am

Orion Pimpdaddy wrote:I just had a long, long playing session with the game and I'm now in Trilobite Circle (stage 24 I think). At one point, I was stuck in the stage called Deep Gate. Unfortunately, I had to consult a walkthrough for a hint on how to use a new object.

There were some other stages where I had to perform some very difficult jumps. In one instance, I made the jump on like my 40th try. Then, almost immmediately, there's a second jump. So while swimming around to make that second jump, I accidentally shot myself in the wrong direction and fell back down to the base of the first jump. :x

Despite the bouts of fustration, I'm really enjoying them game. I had a nice rest when I got to the Library and watched the two FMV movies. It looks like they were clips from a documentary lifted from the Discovery Channel or something, but much, much, more grainy.



Haha, if thats the jumps i'm thinking of, theres an invisible tunnel with an upwards current that makes that whole section a LOT easier XD. it took me a while to find it too.
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Re: Together Retro: Ecco The Dolphin

by Orion Pimpdaddy Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:13 pm

alienjesus wrote:Haha, if thats the jumps i'm thinking of, theres an invisible tunnel with an upwards current that makes that whole section a LOT easier XD. it took me a while to find it too.


Thanks. After I beat a hard stage like that one, I sometimes go and read about the stage to see if I missed something, and that's how I found out about the shortcut. Life can be cruel.

Of course, it was a very long stage and I wasn't really in exploration mode. I kept thinking I'm going to run out of air, so I was essentially dashing though the stage as fast as I could.
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Re: Together Retro: Ecco The Dolphin

by Jrmoreno Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:36 pm

Imo, this game is both creepy and beautiful.
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Re: Together Retro: Ecco The Dolphin

by noiseredux Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:47 pm

Jrmoreno wrote:Imo, this game is both creepy and beautiful.


agreed. The music kind of makes me nervous. Like in the original Metroid. Or Nightmare On Elm Street.
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