Endless Ocean is a diving simulator for the Wii. Right there, most people already have decided what they think of this game. Let's face it. If you go into this game thinking it's going to be a boring and lethargic experience without any weapons, enemies, or even violence, then you're probably going to think that it's a boring and lethargic experience without any weapons, enemies, or even violence. But that is exactly what Endless Ocean is. It's controversial. In fact, it is capable of re-defining what we think of when we say the phrase "video game". This is because Endless Ocean does not try to challenge you in any way, shape, or form. And while that may sound terrible, simple, or dumbed down for the little kids, this game is clearly capable of providing entertainment for adults as well. Endless Ocean has a few things going for it that make it a memorable experience. For starters, the game is presented very well. This includes excellent graphics and a decent interface. As you journey further through this endless ocean, you will find hundreds of fish, which you will catalogue in your encyclopedia. The game doesn't make you do this; in fact you can do virtually anything you want in this game, up to and including sitting on the bow of your boat watching the sunset and listening to music for however long you want. But it does provide you with that sense of wonder to keep you going. It makes you interested enough to want to learn about the fish, or travel into the cavern. It's all refreshingly carefree and laid-back. Now, on a more practical standpoint, this game does lack a few things that would have helped its overall appeal. I definitely think that it could have used a larger map, and more overall areas in the game, although they definitely packed a lot into the space that they used, including a deep-sea abyss, a cave, and some sunken ruins. There is an online mode in which you can dive with someone else, but you can't type messages to your friend. You can only send a few simple, pre-written commands that are really pretty useless, so you're going to want to call them and be on the phone while playing if you want to enjoy it. But Endless Ocean is a bright new idea, the likes of which has rarely been seen before. I will ignore anything to do with the sequel, as I am primarily interested in reviewing this game in the context of when it was made, and with that said, this game is well made and solid all around, but perhaps most importantly, it is a breath of completely fresh air not only onto the Wii, but onto video games all over the world.