For a game that is more of a relaxing vacation, it is not as boring as I thought it had the possibility of being. This low-stress game offers artifacts to collect, caves to explore, and interaction with the sea life. Also, the characters are kind of intriguing, like the nerdy girl on the boat that can't swim! My husband makes fun of this game when I play, but I think it is not much of a spectator experience. I find myself also getting excited to spot whales and other sea creatures. Very different than any other game experience!
posted by gamerantah (MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA) Feb 24, 2008
Member since Aug 2007
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
The premise is great and it certainly has potential but it really fell flat. I never felt like I was interacting with the sea life. You flick the remote or push a button and the on-screen hand responds but the fish do not. It's a jarring reminder that you are just playing a game. The visuals are wonderful. The music is soothing, though early on very little of it is unlocked making it repetitive. Swimming is intuitive. The discovery aspects, finding and learning about new creatures, is a bit dull. You spot a fish, flick your remote at it a bunch of times and then a fact is available for viewing. The water is fluid but the game play is very broken up. And what's up with the horrible dialog? There's no voice acting, it's all text — way too much text. It's also hard to distinguish who is doing the talking. Despite my rank, this concept has potential and I would love to give a sequel, which addresses these issues, a chance.
i love salt water fish and have a few tanks of my own. this game is a fun gae because not only is it simple and easy to understand instructions and quite fun but is is also teaching me alot about the fish. great idea. now they need a salt water fishing game!