Excerpt: Endless Ocean 2, like its predecessor, is a game to play when you don't feel like playing a game. It's a bizarre idea as far as video games go, in that the core gameplay is so relaxed it's the gaming equivalent to whale music. You slowly swim beneath the sea, exploring the sea bed and finding new creatures, all the while being accompanied by the kind of music that will send you to sleep. Fair enough, but does that make it a worthwhile experience? Yes and no.
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep Wii Review
4 June 2010
Excerpt: I wouldn’t get into a plane, I wouldn’t drive a car at dangerous speeds and, as interesting as it is, I certainly wouldn’t want to enter the depths of the ocean. Fortunately, our hobby allows us to do all these things without any real world repercussions, and it’s the aforementioned deep, blue sea that Endless Ocean 2 invites players into.
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep (Wii) Review
8 February 2010
Excerpt: The first Endless Ocean game was a nice surprise when it was released back in early 2008 (here in Australia). It came from nowhere and was a quaint and relaxing title that anyone could enjoy and play, but it did have a few problems. Now, three years later, Arika and Nintendo have given this new franchise another shot and improved and expanded on the first game in all the right places.
Summary: Essentially, you’re getting a lot more game for your money with Endless Ocean 2; it’s less free-form and meandering than the original, with greater purpose and direction. Whether that’s what you want from a diving game is up to you, although truth be told there’s few other alternatives. If you liked the first one, you’ll enjoy the sequel every bit as much; if you're still a diving novice, it doesn't get better than Endless Ocean 2.
Excerpt: Type 'funny surfer dude' into YouTube and you get a cracking, irony-free clip of a chap eloquently expressing the joys of surfing. It's hard to tell whether he's been shot with a shark tranquilliser, hit by a bus or just swallowed too much seawater. Is he for real? Is he having a laugh, sending up surfer culture live on US telly? Who can tell. We're in a similar predicament with this game. What on earth is it? Relaxation aid? Watery adventure? Yo!
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep [Wii] Review
8 February 2010
Excerpt: The game starts off with a revisit to the previous year as your character joins the R&R Diving Service; a convenient way of “reliving” your diving tutorials. I suppose a game has to teach you the controls some way or another and this is as good as any. If you’re not aware of the original Endless Ocean , … Adventures of the Deep is its sequel and a “diving-simulation” that’s designed to let you plunge into six different oceans and interact with the creatures that inhabit...
Pros: Nice crisp visuals, Lots of animals to find and plenty of items to collect, Asides from the main game, plenty to get on with, A very unique game belonging to a unique series
Cons: Melodramatic soundtrack might annoy some, Controls can be fiddly at times
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep Review (Wii)
4 February 2010
Excerpt: Only Nintendo could get away with releasing a ‘non-game’ title like Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep. Actually they have made a mountain of money with ‘non’-games’ on their DS and Wii platforms. Now don’t get me wrong, ‘non-games’ have just as much, if not more, entertainment value as the latest and greatest shooter or RPG, to the right person. What is it that makes a ‘non-game’ you ask?
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of The Deep. 20 000 лье с аквалангом
21 October 2013
Excerpt: "Имею акваланг-готов к путешествию"... Наверно, именно эти слова повторяли разработчики Arika, завязывая галстуки перед выходом на работу. В 2007 году их подводная одиссея Endless Ocean явила собой смелую альтернативу общепринятому насилию в играх. Неторопливые прогулки по океаническому дну расслабляли и умиротворяли. Проект стал превосходным средством для снятия стресса после трудового дня, позволяя насладиться морскими пейзажами, не вставая с дивана.