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Personal Narrative: Dolphin Rebuilding

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For this assignment, I decided to play Eco: Dolphin Defender of the Future for the ps2. You can complete the game under 4 hours, if you don’t complete the objectives. While I haven’t played this game in over 10 years, it was a nice throwback for this assignment. My playthrough experience with this game was long and arduous. It may seem fun, since It’s like a dolphin simulator, but there Is more to this game than that. Basically, you helm an extremely intelligent dolphin named Eco, who is tasked with saving the world from a menacing alien threat. The game has a dark undertone that Is not shown on the surface, but, nevertheless, it was still an appealing game to play. I completed the game through multiple sitting on June 25th, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Now, the main problems I had with this playthrough was the pacing and difficulty level. There's an underground cave level where you must use your sonar to push a manta ray through a series of labyrinthine tunnels. If you screw up, which I did, and allow the manta to escape, you'll have to keep returning to his cave to retrieve him and start the process all over again. Of course, people…show more content…
Occasionally, Ecco seemed to get stuck in rocks, a lot. Though you aren't really wedged In the cracks, It just you can’t come out of It. I would say the rate in which I encountered this bug was a 7/10. Since your main attack in the attack Is basically, a charge from the dolphin, it’s best not to use It on any rocks or other environmental constructs. Sadly, I died several times while facing a 50-foot shark, since I got stuck In-between a small wedge in the rock. This was also my biggest Issue when It came to collecting, Glyphs, which apparently Increased the attributes of the dolphin. Although, completing all the side objectives were easy, many were not. Occasionally, I viewed YouTube as a guide to complete my mission objectives, which Increased the my playthrough
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