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Tue, 02 Mar 2010 22:48:14

gamingeek said:

Worse is that the game is unusually talky, detracting from its main appeal which is diving."

Too much attention on non-diving elements!

gamingeek said:

While the underwater graphics are quite nice with detailed character models, textures, and animations, the ones above sea level leave something to be desired. Character models have looked better on Dreamcast, and their lip movements resemble automatons on an amusement park ride. There's no voice-acting or mumble-speak, which renders the characters even more robotic. It’s a very archaic approach to presentation.

Not enough time spent on non diving elements!

gamingeek said:

There's no voice-acting or mumble-speak,

Oh yeah - mumble speak would be great! That wouldn't wreck the serene realism they're going for at all.


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Wed, 03 Mar 2010 02:30:25
LOL

That's a whole lot of awful.

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Wed, 03 Mar 2010 09:46:55

That review sucks so much. You see the game is one of two halves. Firstly it has this story driven 10 hrs of the game which was missing from the first. And then you have can play it with the same serene atmosphere of the first. So its sandbox and story driven.

This is one game that covers all the bases.

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Wed, 03 Mar 2010 10:56:18

Escapist review

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/7241-Review-Endless-Ocean-Blue-World



You may think that a game like Endless Ocean: Blue World won't appeal to you at all. The first Endless Ocean was a glorified diving simulator which led some people to complain that it wasn't a game at all. I was right there with you guys; I could barely muster up the interest to slip the disc into my Wii. A title centered on diving was so out of my gaming wheelhouse that I thought I'd hate every blue-tinted minute of it. I don't even like seafood.

I was wrong.




Let me put it in game terms you can understand. Have you ever tried to get all of the achievements in a game? Do you get a special kick out of completing quests in an RPG while collecting crafting materials and leveling up your riding skill all at the same time? Have you ever gotten a kick out of finding something in the sand, and wished it was part of some grand story involving sunken castles and ancient treasure? Do you have a completionist gaming attitude that drives you to purchase every unlockable item and level up everything? Is there a part of you that needs to explore every part of the map? Do you have even a passing interest in marine biology?

If you answered yes to one or more of those questions, then there is more than enough game in EO:BW to keep you occupied for hours more than most titles out there. There's just so much to do. You can concentrate on the adventure story. You can collect ancient coins. You can design your own private reef. You can take clients diving for specific creatures, or you can take on photo assignments to snap pictures of marinelife for magazines. You can befriend aquatic mammals and teach them tricks. You can curate the three floors of an aquarium in Japan. You can salvage goods from ancient Greek shipwrecks in the Aegean Sea. Through it all, you are rewarded by leveling your skills and given currency which you can spend on more collectibles or better equipment to further advance your diving abilities. Even some of the items you purchase open up quests, stories to be told and even more things to achieve.

But the beauty of EO:BW - strike that, the beauty is the fish and other creatures you encounter, more on that later - the best designed part of the game is that it doesn't force you to do any of these activities. You are free to progress however you like and the game incentive-ises each of them so that they do not feel worthless. And each system is integrated. I found it satisfying every time I recognized a new species of fish and was rewarded with another ding. That fish was then added to my encyclopedia of marine knowledge back on the base at Nineball Island and I could add it to a tank at the aquarium in Japan.

Eat your heart out Jacques Cousteau and Steve Zissou. There's a new diver in the water. And his name is GG. *sigh*


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Sun, 07 Mar 2010 16:37:33
I have some time to play again o/ Just one more dolphin show to do before the 20'st one but still a long long way before the 1000000 and counting needed for the temple *sighs*

Still, here is my last aquascaping for the coral reef: "Tapis rouge"



In the back Snow white is dancing ^^
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Sun, 07 Mar 2010 17:45:07

I played some more, I am now exploring Cicero's Straight and Valka's Castle. Finding new treasure is so addictive and GG is actually useful. He actually tells you how many treasure are around. After Cicero's Straight I will explore the Arctic.

P.S. how did you call your animal partners.

I have two, the dolphin you get from the beginning. I called him Flipper. And the porpoise you found trapped in a ice cave. I thought he looked kinda posh so I called him Master Higgins.

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Sun, 07 Mar 2010 20:07:30

Iga_Bobovic said:

I played some more, I am now exploring Cicero's Straight and Valka's Castle. Finding new treasure is so addictive and GG is actually useful. He actually tells you how many treasure are around. After Cicero's Straight I will explore the Arctic.

P.S. how did you call your animal partners.

I have two, the dolphin you get from the beginning. I called him Flipper. And the porpoise you found trapped in a ice cave. I thought he looked kinda posh so I called him Master Higgins.

MILK, yeah I know, lazy.

And Beezo.

Mekere said:
I have some time to play again o/ Just one more dolphin show to do before the 20'st one but still a long long way before the 1000000 and counting needed for the temple *sighs*

Still, here is my last aquascaping for the coral reef: "Tapis rouge"



In the back Snow white is dancing ^^

I like how you positioned the statues and the reeds at the back.

BTW, I have no idea what I am doing in training. I still haven't unlocked befriending to get the amazon river doplphins. I have trained for ages, have unlocked all the tricks, I even leave it on free training and let them do their thing while I want tv on another channel. When am I going to get befriending info?

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Mon, 08 Mar 2010 07:44:45
You need either 20 dolphin shows or 100 trainings. For the shows you really just need one dolphin trained and once it's at its top, just leave it. I'm still training all my dolphins for the titles >_> 2 done, a lot more to train Sad
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Mon, 08 Mar 2010 14:27:39

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You need either 20 dolphin shows or 100 trainings. For the shows you really just need one dolphin trained and once it's at its top, just leave it. I'm still training all my dolphins for the titles >_> 2 done, a lot more to train Sad

So what like train ONE dolphin, each move till they tell me to stop and then they will say I can do shows? Then do 20 shows and its unlocked?

Ugggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh

What if I leave my one dolphin in free training for like a couple of hours?

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Mon, 08 Mar 2010 15:18:37
You can do shows as soon as your first dolphin reach its first level. The dolphin doesn't have to be fully trained, you have a test to pass, and the requisites of the first one is quite low. The second test the requisites are: 4.2m and more for spin, front and back jump. 7.4s and more for singing, waving and tail walk

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You didn't forgot to talk to Hayako to pass the test right ?
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Mon, 08 Mar 2010 16:24:29

Mekere said:
You can do shows as soon as your first dolphin reach its first level. The dolphin doesn't have to be fully trained, you have a test to pass, and the requisites of the first one is quite low. The second test the requisites are: 4.2m and more for spin, front and back jump. 7.4s and more for singing, waving and tail walk

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You didn't forgot to talk to Hayako to pass the test right ?

Uh, I might have. She's generally quite useless sitting at the desk so gave up chatting.

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Mon, 08 Mar 2010 17:52:50
Some of my own (crappy) photos :-)
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Mon, 08 Mar 2010 18:25:03


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I love this species, it looks like it has a flame rim around it.

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Mon, 08 Mar 2010 18:41:04
Their animation is awesome too :-)
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Mon, 08 Mar 2010 20:55:15
At last, I can befriends every dolphin now. /o/ I befriended the freshwater dolphin and called him Pervert >_>

There is still stuff to do after the 20 shows request but much more fun and quite fast too. So keep faith GG, you can do it!
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Mon, 08 Mar 2010 21:29:53

Mekere said:
At last, I can befriends every dolphin now. /o/ I befriended the freshwater dolphin and called him Pervert >_>

There is still stuff to do after the 20 shows request but much more fun and quite fast too. So keep faith GG, you can do it!

Why can't I befriend animals normally? I mean do you have to do the shows and stuff to be able to befriend the freshwater dolphin, killer whales et al?

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Mon, 08 Mar 2010 21:35:47

So I have noticed that most people here playing EO2 are from Europe. Together with the sales numbers of LKS, this data further confirms that Europe has better taste than NA.


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Mon, 08 Mar 2010 21:42:47

Iga_Bobovic said:

So I have noticed that most people here playing EO2 are from Europe. Together with the sales numbers of LKS, this data further confirms that Europe has better taste than NA.


It's the same at GAF, the US release comes and there is barely any excitement there. Sad

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Wed, 10 Mar 2010 07:44:03
I took some time yesterday to befriend 10 out of 11 dolphin, I discovered the utility of some items bought at Nancy's shop and tried to complete the encyclopaedia minus the species in the cavern of gods, I have now 102 titles, 4 medals in the encyclopaedia and still a lot of money to earn Sad
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Wed, 10 Mar 2010 11:29:33

I haven't played in a while. I still have to get about 250'000 to open the final cavern again.

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