Endless Ocean (Wii)
A diver explores the Manoa Lai Sea, in the hopes of discovering new species and areas. Katherine Sunday is your guide to this underwater world.
The plot is simple, you’re exploring the ocean. Along the way, you discover a few details about Katherine and her relationship with the diver. You also help Katherine discover her life’s goal and help her complete it. Therefore, it’s not really much of a plot.
The game itself is very beautiful. You can explore the entire sea and encounter ocean wildlife. Some creatures appear on your boat from time to time, such as penguins and polar bears. No, I have no idea how a polar bear got on the boat. In the ocean, you can explore wildlife ranging from tiny fish to huge whales.
Sharks are another species you encounter but don’t worry; none of them will attack you. You can also have up to three dolphin companions that you can name, take on diving trips and even train them on your boat. During wildlife interaction, you can learn up to three facts about said animal. You also get email from your boss and various clients asking you to take them on a diving tour or send them pictures of certain sea life. You can gather items on the ocean floor and receive an email about some of them.
The game also gives you music to listen to while on a dive. If you don’t like it, you can download your own songs on an SD card and listen to that instead. The best part is you choose how you want to play the game. You can follow the plot and answer all of your requests, or you can completely ignore Katherine and your emails and explore.
The game is very relaxing and fun. I give it 8 out of 10, perfect for people who absolutely love the ocean but don’t live anywhere near it.