User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
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  1. AndreaF.
    May 7, 2002
    7
    This game has outstanding graphics and sound, along with imaginative puzzles and unique ideas. However, the camera angles trip you up and the control is somewhat off. Also it is not very difficult to finish.
  2. Nov 14, 2017
    6
    I have to parrot the others here. The game is beautiful. The puzzles are creative and the overall experience leaves you satisfied. But the camera and controls just never feel right. You never fully feel in control because Ecco moves incredibly fast and the camera is right on him, making it hard to see where you're actually going. Making turns is also pretty rough while trying to keep yourI have to parrot the others here. The game is beautiful. The puzzles are creative and the overall experience leaves you satisfied. But the camera and controls just never feel right. You never fully feel in control because Ecco moves incredibly fast and the camera is right on him, making it hard to see where you're actually going. Making turns is also pretty rough while trying to keep your bearings. It's very tough to navigate combat, speed, and movement all at the same time.

    More importantly, the gameplay can be both tedious and downright confusing. So many times you'll be wondering what the hell to do next, and when you figure it out you'll be pissed off that they didn't even give you a clue to help you out...
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  3. Jen
    Jun 26, 2001
    5
    Although the graphics are wonderful, the gameplay itself isn't really that impressive. The camera angles are bad and the handling could have been better.

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#16 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
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#2 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. CheckOut
    70
    A graphical dream stuck in a gameplay nightmare.
  2. CNET Gamecenter
    70
    A beautiful game that comes close to "classic" status, but doesn't quite deliver.
  3. Dreamcast HQ
    70
    And while the game itself is straightforward in gameplay, the difficulty of the puzzles are almost outrageous.