I wasn't sure if I would like the game, but wanted to give it a try. The first day playing it, I liked it, but wasn't sure how much. After giving it a 2nd try, I began to love it and quickly became addicted to playing. The storyline is awesome to follow along with, but when you just want to relax and explore at your own pace, the jobs in treasure salvaging, working as a diving guide, and befriending & training dolphins, are a lot of fun! My personal favorite job in the game is the photography requests. I find it a lot of fun to locate certain fish & creatures, and set up the best photographs I can take, hoping my works will make the magazine covers. Photography is one of my passions, so naturally this part of the game was especially appealing & fun to me. I love that I can explore, and dig up treasure, work on photo requests, train dolphins and have dolphin shows any time I want to take a break from following the main storyline. That money earned comes in handy near the end of the game!
I recommended Endless Ocean: Blue World to my daughter who lives in Germany right now, so she and I could use the internet feature together. We both added the Wii Speak to it so we can enjoy chatting, while we dive together. A lot of fun exploring and a lot of laughs via Wii Speak & the internet. Amazing feature for us!!
I love this game and it didn't take long at all to decide to keep this rental (for only $14.99!!). I finished to the end of the storyline and I am STILL going, trying to complete my treasure finds, and the last of the underwater creatures for my encyclopedia on the Nine Ball Island table. There are still many tasks and quests for me to do before I have explored every last bit of this game. After that, I see myself starting over from the beginning!! Excellent game. Amazing graphics. Very relaxing, yet still challenging, as you explore the beautiful underwater world. A must have, in my opinion. I hope there is a 3rd version in the near future!
I read several of the negative reviews of this game and was surprised there was ANYONE who didn't love this game. It seems that they didn't try the other jobs and missions tasked to their diver. One reviewer even criticized the game not letting you go ashore.
Um... hello! Every piece of land you come to you can go ashore.
One person said all you do is swim and take pictures. (You don't have to take pictures, but you get paid for it and it's fun) Only 2 of the things you can do.
One person who rated it a 1 because they couldn't use their items didn't spend any time figuring it out. You can use everything you buy. Swim suits and so much scubba gear that you can look normal, or wild and crazy like a swamp creature, or ninja.
This game was fun for me. I liked discovering animals and creatures, filling up my encyclopedia. I enjoyed the treasure hunts, I befriended all the dolphins and whales available. I loved the photo assignments and when a buyer put my photo on the cover of their magazine, I saved it on my SD chip. I gave tours, found treasure for myself and for collectors who paid good money for items. I trained my dolphins (as well as took them with me on missions to I could hang on and swim faster) and gave dolphin shows. I kept the museum exhibits fresh and exciting (my only complaint was not being able to place coral or vegitation in the Huge tank.)
There is so much to do in this game, but you don't HAVE to do it. You are a paid diver, so you need to get some $ You have a main story line that comprises a large chunk of the game, but at the same time, you still have to work sometime.
Once you finish the main story, you can quit your job and leave, or stay, raise a butt load of $ to excavate the Cavern of the Gods. Why anyone would leave before getting in there is beyond me. But you have to work hard to raise the money. Double up, take a tourist to the same place you need a photo, or do a photo shoot and salvage task...