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: A unique and beautiful game that allows you to explore a rather well-sized piece of ocean that includes reefs, deep trenches, caves, and sunken ruins. Playing the part of a professional diver, you will have the opportunity to interact with and identify many real-world creatures. Though there is no "ultimate goal" in this game, you do have the opportunity to partake in some minigames, such as training a dolphin to do tricks, or taking clients to seek a particular fish.
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: As much as I found this to be a snoozefest, I admit I didn't buy it for myself. My seven and four year olds think this is a great game. Unfortunately, my four year old can't play it without me being right by his side (lots of reading), so that means I have to sit through it all. It seriously puts me to sleep. But my kids keep going "one more dive! One more dive!". So I guess it's got appeal.
Summary: I bought this game for myself since I thought I would find it relaxing and educational. Since I have had it, my 14 yr old daughter plays it nonstop! She loves it. Mocking me in the beginning she thought there was no challenge to something like this. She was quickly intrigued by the graphics and tasks, and has since played it 10 times more than I . The only problem I have had is feeling "sea sick", since the movement of the game has caused me a little motion sickness.
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.