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Endless Ocean: Blue World

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Scuba diving sequel adds danger and an engaging story.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The game has many positive messages including that it is good to learn as much as you can about the world's oceans and their inhabitants, that we need to protect those environments, and that you should help others whenever you can.

Positive role models

Most of the characters you encounter are helpful and supportive of you. And you are an environmentalist as well as an accomplished diver.

Ease of play

The controls are simple and intuitive.

Violence

You can swim into scary situations including whirlpools, sharks, and other menaces. Dangerous species, like certain sharks, might try to attack you. You have equipment that can soothe them; but, if that fails, you will need to escape by using evasive action. You can have your oxygen reduced by running into lionfish or piranhas. Situations can get harrowing, and you might not succeed in your first try. But you won't die.

Sex

In a reference book, there is a discussion about the Greek God Apollo having a lover who he thought was unfaithful.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Endless Ocean: Blue World is a scuba diving simulation game with a story that provides you reasons to dive in the oceans of the world. Unlike the first game in this series where you couldn't get hurt as you swam, in this game you will encounter sharks and other menaces that can frighten you. While you won't die, the scary moments exist making this a game best explored by kids ages 10 and up. You can swim and talk with friends (you must be friends in real life) using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and the optional Wii Speak accessory.

What's it about?

In ENDLESS OCEAN: BLUE WORLD, you become a professional scuba diver who works for a small family-owned diving company. While you earn money by going on dives to map the oceans of the world, you can also help you co-worker Oceania solve the mystery of an underwater tune called the \"Song of Dragons\" by following clues left by her deceased father. As you travel around the world's oceans, you will explore coral reefs, sunken ships, kelp forests, and sunken castles while meeting more than 300 aquatic species. You can swim up close to most and even interact with them by feeding, petting, or, in the case of dolphins and whales, grabbing onto a fin to take a ride. You can also heal sick fish and build your own coral reef.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

As a sequel to the 2008 Endless Ocean, this game has much more depth. The adventure story provides a reason to keep diving; and the game's improved graphics and more aquatic species translate into a more realistic scuba diving experience.

By adding more tools to use while swimming in the ocean (you can heal sick fish with a Pulsar and find treasures hidden under the sand with a Multisensor) you have more to do when diving. And the addition of dangerous situations makes for more intense and focused dive situations. However, the danger also means that, unlike the original Endless Ocean, this game isn't a good introduction to the ocean for little kids. But for tween, teens, and adults old enough to swim with menacing sharks and navigate around whirlpools, this is a magical game.

Online interaction: Using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, you can dive with friends (you have to have exchanged friend codes off line) and talk to each other using the optional Wii Speak accessory. However, while swimming with a friend, you cannot advance the story and you cannot save information about creatures you encounter.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how to set time limits when playing a compelling simulation like Endless Ocean: Blue World.

  • Did this game scare you? Was it the animations or the music that created the fear? Did you like being scared?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo Wii
Price:$29.99
Available online?Available online
Developer:Nintendo
Release date:February 22, 2010
Genre:Simulation
ESRB rating:E10+ for Mild Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes

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Teen, 14 years old Written byl0l0 September 24, 2013

one of my favourites!!!

my passion is for fish and marine biology. i love this game so much!!!! there's so many diverse species, fun facts, and calming diving areas! i like to play this game in the down time between finishing homework and bedtime :) my sister (11) loves this game too, my baby cousin (2) likes to point and hit the screen with his fingers and ive caught my brother (12) playing this game a couple of times too! i think the likeability of this game really depends on the kid. if yours is interested in fish, this is a good game! if they like to play calming games and sitting still for a while, this is a good game!
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Kid, 12 years old April 26, 2014

Nice relaxing ocean game with scary parts.

Teen, 14 years old Written bykstar321 April 10, 2010

Amazing!!

I can't say one bad thing about this game. I love is so much!! I play it for hours every single day!!
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