Owen Harris "The ultimate sci-fi doggy", amazon.co.uk
11 January 2004
Summary: For those of you who loved the original Ecco games (I've got all 3 for the Sega Mega Drive), then you'll love this fourth installment. If you've never swam with the time-travelling, fish munching finned one before, then you're in for a treat. The animation is superb, the story is excellent, and the controls are simple to understand. Beware, however, for the game isn't easy.
Summary: Even though the graphics are utterly amazing, with incredible detail, especially on Ecco, there are quite a few glitches which are seen more often than not when artwork like this is being used. For example, in the level 'Roaring Forces', when you get past the long tunnels and into the large cavern at the end, there are holes in the middle of the platform which allow you to escape and explore outside of the level.
Summary: this really is the undiscovered gem of ps2. i cannot express how good the graphics are! this game simply looks stunning, and the variation between environments is excellent. the gameplay too is fantastic, and you can really bury yourself in the storyline (which is strikingly similar to star trek first contact..) and make your way through the excellent levels. this game is BIG! i have had it quite a while, and have not completed it yet.
Summary: This game is an absolute tour de force. I think the reviewers who damned it as not exciting enough have not played more than the first few screens, as there are certain sections which provide all the action that you could wish for. That said, it does have its peaceful moments, and in my view it is certainly not to be denigrated for that.