Endless Ocean

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Platforms: Nintendo Wii

Genres: Adventure, Open World and Simulation

Released: November 2007, updated in 2010. Added to this library 5 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Overview

Endless Ocean (Endless Ocean: Blue World in the US) and its sequel Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep are versions of a diving adventure game where you explore the Manaurai Sea to identify different fish and recover artefacts. As experience is gained you can encounter dolphins, huge whales, underwater wrecks and deep-sea trenches.

Commitment

Duration: This game will take between 8 hours and 9 hours to complete. Along with completing the main game, collecting all the fish will take substantially longer.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

Costs

Does not include in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Ratings

Rated PEGI 3 in the UK and for Everyone by ESRB in the US. The ESRB expand on its rating: While the focus of the game is to help care for animals and to preserve their natural habitats, some encounters with sea creatures may be suspenseful and somewhat frightening: Sharks and crocodiles charge at players, whacking them with their tails; danger alerts appear on screen to warn players of aggressive animals; and stinging lionfish, electric eels, and schools of piranha may deplete players' oxygen tank (e.g., "My air has run out! . . . I'm . . . blacking . . . out"). In most cases, player-divers can attempt to dodge attacks or flee the area; in some cases, players use an electromagnetic pulsar gun to subdue the animals. Although many aspects of the game are educational —reference books contain 3D images and information about animals, including biological facts and trivia — some of the in-game dialogue adds to the foreboding tone (e.g., "Set . . . killed his mother . . . childbirth . . . The god of darkness."). And a collection book containing information about constellations and legendary Greek gods includes the following passage: "Apollo, god of the sun, was deceived by the raven, who acted as his messenger, into believing that his lover had been unfaithful to him."

Accessibility

System settings: The Wii has a few helpful settings, like disable rumble, but you have to use gesture controls for most games and the system menu... read more.


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