The Little Blue's second playable creature

While the decision for the second creature is entirely up to Ed, I thought it would be interesting for the community to discuss and share some ideas about what the second playable creature could be in the game.

Some ideas:

-A non-cetacean for the sake of variety. For example, a player might just see a dolphin and a porpoise as "two dolphins" and not bother trying to play as the other creature.

-Something we did not get to play as in Tides of Time. I know this isn't an Ecco game, but I think it would draw in the fans if the second creature is something new and intriguing.

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  • A second creature should be water breathing. 

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  • How about sea ponies? :D

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  • So does that mean the second creature should be something that doesn't need to surface?


    If you want to show a contrast in the feeling of the play control, it would be interesting to feel the "glide" of a stingray or the propulsion of a cephalopod.

    Or maybe a deep sea creature could complement the somewhat all purpose dolphin?


    Fish or swarm control could also be very interesting and a bold move. A lot of underwater games tend to focus on sea mammals rather than fish, because fish are comparatively fragile and easier to kill.

    E.V.O. Search for Eden let you play as a fish in the first part, but the physics and gameplay wasn't as well developed as Ecco because it wasn't the focus of the entire game and all the fish kind of felt the same.


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  • I could image the medusa as the second creature. The movement of it has already been stated.

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    • Silversea (James)
    • Wildlife Photographer and part-time Game designer. Responsible for production of Songtide series of Ecco fangames.
    • Silversea_James
    • 7 yrs ago
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    Some ideas:

    -Fish (Mahi mahi anyone?) or even Shark perhaps.

    -Jellyfish

    -Crab or shrimp.

    -Stingray


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  • Some sort of huge creature like a Tuna or Whale Shark could be interesting.

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    • Silversea (James)
    • Wildlife Photographer and part-time Game designer. Responsible for production of Songtide series of Ecco fangames.
    • Silversea_James
    • 7 yrs ago
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    I feel like whale shark will be too boring. They don't swim fast, they really only drift around and don't dive very far down.


    Tuna is another good one. I like Mahi mahi (Dorado) because its a fast swimmer, can breach and of course has the alternative nickname of dolphinfish.

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    • Silversea (James)
    • Wildlife Photographer and part-time Game designer. Responsible for production of Songtide series of Ecco fangames.
    • Silversea_James
    • 7 yrs ago
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    Let's think of it like this.


    Dolphin: echolocation, air-breathing, durable, predatory/hunter, high stamina, focuses life near surface.


    So for real difference we want something completely opposite.

    ???: water-breathing, somewhat weak when attacked, herbivore, low stamina but fast attack, rarely meets surface.



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  • I think a medium sized fish that can defend itself could be interesting to play as. Like a Pike or a Barracuda. This way you could explore the environment without having to worry about absolutely everything eating you if you were a swarm-control fish.

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