Summary: Instead of describing this game's gameplay as plenty of other reviews have, I just want to touch on a few topics that aren't immediately apparent concerning Endless Ocean for Wii. First off, Endless Ocean for Wii is actually the third game in Arika's underwater diving simulation series. A more apt title would actually have been "Everblue 3: Endless Ocean".
Summary: A delightful and mellow game that has you wander and swim at your leisure, but it probably won't appeal to everyone. The fish are vibrant and full of color, and lots of fascinating info about them is hidden away for you to earn, but the transitions are roughly drawn (low graphic rate) and pretty boring.
Summary: This game is so different from any of the other games I've seen for the Wii. Actually, it's more of a form of relaxation and discovery since the game story itself is very relaxed. You don't really have any heavy duty "requirements", you mostly just move along at your own speed, discovering the world beneath the ocean's surface. The graphics are very good and once you figure out how to control your diver, it's very relaxing.
Summary: Endless Ocean was a birthday gift for my eleven year old grand daughter. My eleven year old grandson said, "Oh Grandma, that is such a lame game." I bought it for Sami anyway and she loves it! Her three year old sister sits beside her and squeals when she sees a sea creature. The seven year old brother complains because he never gets a turn. I guess the moral is, know the recipient.
Summary: Endless Ocean is an underwater simulator that is surprisingly good. Although this game does not feel like a game more like watching a documentary from the Discovery Channel, but does give you somewhat of a relaxing experience that is very entertaining to say the least. There's not really an objective, but it does give you the chance to interact with a lot of fish and if you do look hard enough you might find Nemo.
This is NOT really a game, but an adventure of sorts.
Don Schaefer, Amazon
10 March 2008
Summary: Let me start by saying I bought this for my non gaming wife, just so she could have something where you can't lose, you can't die, there is no challenge, no levels to beat, and time is virtually meaningless. All of this is achieved in Endless Ocean. A non-gaming game genre! With that said, SHE LOVES IT! I think she would easily give it 5 stars, but she's not writing this, I am. The first time (or two) I plugged in the disk I have to admit being disappointed.
Summary: I am no "video gamer" but got this for myself in case my kids ever let me have a crack at the "Wii". I must say as a SCUBA diver this brings back memories, and there is a little bit of adventure, but this is the kind of game you can turn down the lights and just enjoy exploring the sights and the ocean life. There are occasional surprises, and the beautiful and fairly realistic scenery (on a high def TV) is worth it.
Summary: It's true: you can just swim around, if that is what suits you. But after you explore most of the map, you'll learn that there is indeed a goal. I won't spoil it completely, but it has to do with discovering a legendary creature called the Ancient Mother. Along the way--should you choose to swim with a goal in mind and not just swim--you'll encounter dozens of beautifully rendered sea creatures, hidden ruins filled with ancient secrets, sunken ships, and a chasm over 500...
Summary: Throughout gaming history most every game has focused on some form of the following, getting the high score, collecting the most items or finishing the story of the game. ENDLESS OCEAN is a game that bucks that trend and instead asks you to play for no other reason than to have fun.
Summary: Endless Ocean is a unique SCUBA diving game that takes a diversion away from the norm by promoting real-time exploration in place of action oriented game mechanics and therefore risks having many gamers feel like there is a lack of structure in the game. Just like the title suggests, Endless Ocean is about spending limitless time exploring the ocean and the game is full of just about everything you would expect to find in an underwater ocean environment.