Endless Ocean Review

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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3+

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Release Date: 09/11/2007, updated in 2010

Platforms: Wii

Genres: Adventure, Open World and Simulation

Developer: @Arika_co_jp

CommitmentCommitment

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.

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge 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."


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 6+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Played with a parent or sibling, younger players can enjoy exploring the ocean and identifying different fish.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Endless Ocean Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Arika_co_jp) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.


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