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System: Wii

Release: January 2008

Players: 1-2

Rating: Everyone

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Endless ocean is a title I picked up a while ago.  I had stopped by gamestop on my way to babysit when I noticed someone had already bought and returned a copy (released January 2008, this was February 2008).  I snatched the copy and the guy checking me out said it was a good game, but slow-paced.  I popped it in later for an hour or so, but once I got busier with university, I had little time to play.  It wasn’t until recently that I’ve had a few afternoons to pop it in after work and before meetings/volunteering and now I’m having trouble not playing it for 20-30 minutes a day.

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Twenty to thirty minutes is the ideal time-frame to play Endless ocean.  It’s pretty laid back and the missions tend to be fairly short.  You have the option to move to different locations using the steering wheel in the cabin, but its good to go at a slow pace, especially if you want to see all the sea creatures in the game.  There’s a notebook players can keep track of fish in, a camera and interesting areas to explore.  I’ve explored caverns and an abyss so far.  There are also guided missions and new things that crop up as players move throughout the game which keeps the game refreshing and relaxing.  Its a great experience so far and I’m only about halfway through.  I’m excited to see what new things crop up as I explore!

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Pros:

+Side missions that keep players entertained in a very linear game

+The Music. Period.

+Control is suburb

+It’s a great destresser

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No, you don’t want to run into this guy!

Cons:

+Shenandoah song, in the cave.  I grew up in the Shenandoah Valley…I never liked this song and it appears in this game!!  I went from disliking it, to thinking its pretty, to wanting to not hear it again in 15 minutes.

+Encyclopedia-I wish it was more than just a picture

+Things to do-missions, achievements in finding things and new places to explore keep the game interesting, but 20-30 minutes is my interest level, no matter how much I love it.