Dad of Divas' Reviews: Nintendo WII - Endless Ocean

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Nintendo WII - Endless Ocean

About the Game
Endless Ocean is an underwater exploration through the pristine waters of fictional Manoa Lai Island. From the moment players experience their first dive, they’re introduced to a magnificent world of sun-pierced water, vibrant color, and flourishing sea life. With no time limits, point systems or possibility of failure, it’s a pick-up-and-play game for the entire family to enjoy. Intuitive controls and the game’s encouraging “explore at your own pace” approach create a momentary retreat.
The beauty of Endless Ocean is that players can do as much or as little as they like. The relaxed and calm atmosphere of the game gives divers the freedom to explore special locations such as shipwrecks and underwater ruins, discover and interact with sea-life, complete fish logs or simply relax in the soothing environment.

For players really looking to kick back and relax Endless Ocean features several soothing modes. On the deck of the boat is a deckchair that allows the player to sit and watch the sea. Alternatively in the aquarium section of the game players can select fish they have seen and add them in an aquarium for a closer inspection. What's more this game even doubles up as a tranquil screensaver if the Wii Remote is left untouched. The relaxed setting is further heightened with a tranquil soundtrack from New Zealand songstress Hayley Westenra.

If players prefer to dive with a buddy, the Wii's unique WiFi Connection Service allows players link up with their friends. By exchanging friend codes, two players may dive and explore the ocean together. In this co-op mode they have access to all the tools that can be used in single player mode, as well as an additional mode of communication controlled with the D-pad. With a fish logbook to complete, items to be salvaged and collected and the ability to listen to your own MP3's via the Wii SD Card slot while you dive, Endless Ocean provides hours of entertainment.

My Take on the GameSeeing that our family did not have a WII. I was excited to have the opportunity to try out a WII and their newest game Endless Ocean.

What I liked about the game was not only that it was a saga that lasted quite some time (I could have played for hours and hours) but it also was educational. I liked the fact that I could learn about the things that I was swimming around (fish and topography).

The game did take some time to get used to, and I did make some mistakes along the way, but the more and more that I tried it, the better I did on each dive. I also liked some of the adventure that the game throws at you. Diving in shark infested waters, having to watch out for whirlpools and other dangers, makes the game more than just an educational adventure, but an interactive adventure that keeps you coming back for more.

I only wish that I had more time to play the game to explore the Ocean further, but alas this was not possible.

I would definitely recommend this game to those of you who enjoy games that are sagas as well as educational in nature (and of course if you like diving or have always wanted to dive).

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1 comment:

Tsa said...

thanks for the REVIEW!!