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...
I rented this game and I think I have found the best game I have played in my life. I ended up buying it from Gamefly. I recommend this game because it teaches you about sea animals and takes you through exciting adventures. You heal many animals like manatees and mantarays. You also get to fight sharks that are very dangerous. This game is packed with many things to do and I never get bored with it. It is never-ending. It is the best!