Endless Ocean details
|Rental release:||09 Nov 2007|
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Take your time!By Wrighty (1 review) from London , 13 Dec 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Please dont pick up this game if you are suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder! It will not appeal to most people and the subtlety of it will be lost on the majority of young gamers. If you pick up the game for short periods it is easy to dismiss it as dull and boring. Yet beneath the great visuals lies an absorbing underwater world. The huge variety of marine life and underwater activity is impressive. It's hard to think of this as a game, more an experience. If you fancy a break from endless shoot em ups or constant WII waggling nonsense, then this game is a welcome change. I defy anyone not get the 'Wow' factor when they chance upon some of the larger sea creatures like the giant squid. The sticker book collection system and the photo mode are great, they have even added the option to change the aperture of the camera. Hats off to the people who made this game, for trying to do something different. It wont be to everyones taste but give it a chance and I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Considering you're only borrowing it you can't really moan. On a personal note I think its a great little game!
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Explore the ocean at your own paceBy WildPork (60 reviews) from Leeds, England , 04 Mar 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Set in the fictitious place of the Manaurai Sea, you play as an accomplished Scuba diver with a growing reputation aboard the Gabbiano boat. You are guided on your daily tasks by a young woman named Kat, who loves the sea but is unable to swim so she stays on board. There is a story which involves Kat, but you are allowed to explore the ocean at your own pace and have the optional tasks of diving with clients or taking photos of certain fish. Despite being called Endless Ocean, the sea sadly isn't endless; but is fairly large. When you visit an area, a large circle shows on the map which you have to stay within. If you want to travel further, you must return to the boat and move to a new location. It's not a major thing and the restriction is probably put in place instead of having the game show you multiple loading screens. The music soundtrack is 95% Hayley Westenra. This does suit the mood, but annoyingly, only 1 track plays on loop which you get to decide during the game's loading screen. Whilst swimming around, there is plenty of marine life to observe and Kat sets you the task of completing her encyclopedia. There are many fish that are hard to miss, but there are some that you really need to look hard for. Fish can be seasonal or nocturnal, so you will need to return at different times to complete everything. To swim, all you have to do is point the Wii Remote at the screen and hold the B button. When you see a fish or other sea creature, you can focus your attention on it using the A button and then learn about it by tapping, petting, or feeding the fish. Certain fish respond to you blowing the underwater whistle, or drawing using the underwater pen. Once you see the creature sparkle, extra information appears in the encyclopedia. Learning about fish by stroking and prodding them seems a bit silly, and gets tedious over the course of the game. You also need to keep an eye out on your boat, because some birds and animals may come aboard. It's quite strange to see a polar bear chilling out on deck, or some sea lions rolling around. I'd imagine some people would point out certain animals wouldn't live in the same region, so the game isn't fully accurate. You can make friends with dolphins and have the option to have them come diving with you. You can teach them tricks but this feature seems pointless because it isn't engaging or interactive. There's no danger in the game, so there is no need to panic when a shark comes towards you, or if you swim towards a whale's mouth; although these are still exciting aspects of the game. You have a limited supply of air, but you have that much; I don't think I ever even lost 10%! Overall, the game is definitely recommended if you want a different experience, or require something relaxing. If you are looking for a large quantity of action or a game based upon skill then this game isn't for you. Some people will love the game and others will hate it, so don't be surprised if you read conflicting reviews.
shark attacks?By a customer , 24 Aug 2011unfortunately i gave this back before getting into it properly but it seemed ok but i imagine it would get hideously boring, it needs more flare for instance shark attacks, maybe i should of given it more time... but i wanted a more exiting game
poor game, poor quality, awful value and extremely dullBy AwfulOcean (1 review) , 16 Aug 2011I thought this game would be exciting for my boys as they love everything there is to do with marine life, however they could not control the diver and got extremely bored with this slow and incredibly dull game!! DO NOT RENT it is a waste of money.
Endless OceanBy wiigamer (531 reviews) from middlesbrough , 29 Jun 2011wii console (us version),wii loader (play uk games on us console).Game works-yes.
Another game added to my list of games that do work.
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A little hard.....By a customer from West Midlands , 02 Dec 2010Rented for my Grandson to try before buying a copy, as he loves fish and the sea, but its a bit difficult to control and not much substance to it.