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Endless Ocean (Wii)

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By Scott Jones for Crispy Gamer on 18/FEB/08

This is without a doubt one of the strangest pieces of software I have ever come across.Here’s the gist: You create your deep-sea diving avatar from what has to be the most limited create-a-character interface I have seen in the past 10 years or so. Choose from a couple of faces. Select a hair style. Pick a tan (no joke).I was OK with my blank-faced -- but George Hamilton-tanned -- avatar, until I saw my diver in 3-D for the first time and realized that he possessed a secret ponytail that was not the least bit visible on the character creation screen.The ponytail made my avatar look more like a just-divorced community college professor than a danger-craving deep-sea diver. So right away, Endless Ocean and I got off on the wrong foot.And the foot only got more wrong from there.First stop for me and my community college prof: the deck of the Gabbiano, my 80-foot sailboat that’s captained by a woman whom the game’s developers tried very hard to make as ugly as possible.She sports unflatte...

Endless Ocean

Endless Ocean (WII)

Genre/Style: Action/Action Adventure
Release Date: 21/JAN/08
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What's Hot: The underwater vistas are nice. The virtual coral is pretty. So, that’s one thing…

What's Not: Excrutiatingly slow pace. Watching my toenails grow = more dramatic than anything I found in this game.

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