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Old 01-17-08, 09:43 AM
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Endless Ocean (Wii)

Anyone interested in this?

It sounds sorta corny, just swimming around petting fish and feeding them, etc. But it looks really pretty. I think IGN gave it an 8.1 or something. It features Wi-Fi two-player co-op, which is intriguing.

For only $30, I may check it out.
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I'm slightly interested, but will be playing too much No More Heroes to get into Endless Ocean quite yet.
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I've been saving my $25 TRU Mario gift card for this. Endless Ocean for $5. Can't beat that.
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I was thinking about picking it up. Looks interesting/soothing/fun way to waste time.
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I dunno, $25 for No More Heroes sounds like a better deal than Endless Ocean for $5.
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What's No More Heroes?

[Shit, did I just hijack my own thread?]
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Originally Posted by Toad
What's No More Heroes?
GTA with lightsabers.
Old 01-17-08, 10:12 AM
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I'll stick with water and fish. Lightsabers are no match for a good scuba tank at your side.
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Originally Posted by Toad
What's No More Heroes?
Pure Awesome:
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=522766

My girlfriend is picking this up when I grab No More Heroes, she's a scuba diver and loves ocean stuff.
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Features
  • custom soundtracks
  • online co-op, you can travel to your friend's boat and head out on dives for cooperative exploration
  • one of the most stunning underwater recreations ever put to the videogame screen
  • full freedom of movement across a substantially sized water environment, and with hardly any limits on air supply and no actual sea-based dangers
  • The control scheme makes movement around a 360 degree space relatively easy.
  • Endless Ocean maintains its own friend list separate from the Wii hardware (up to 42 friends)

Gallery
Screenshot Gallery on Joystiq
Screenshot Gallery on IGN
Screenshot Gallery on 1up

Trailer
<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/qsREx8IXGZM&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/qsREx8IXGZM&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

I posted all this in the main thread back in August. I should have started this thread with all this info instead of posting there.
Old 01-17-08, 10:50 AM
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Yeah sorry. I don't really visit that thread hoping to find specific game info.
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I would make a custom soundtrack consisting of water level theme music from Nintendo games.

Dire, Dire Docks (Super Mario 64)
Water Temple (Zelda: OoT)
Water Level (Donkey Kong Country)
Lake Hylia (Zelda: TP)
Old 01-17-08, 11:28 AM
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Yeah the custom soundtrack thing is cool.

IGN recommends Led Zeppelin's "Rain Song." I may try it.
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There are a few discs I have in mind already for my custom soundtracks:

Moodswings: Horizontal
Enigma
An Evening With John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess
Might Could

and a few others. If anyone is open to suggestions, check out the Moodswings disc. It's unofficially subtitled "Water Music" if that gives you any idea to the sound.
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I've got some ambient/chill-out trance that would be awesome for this.
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they kind of went overboard with the number of montipora capricornus in those videos, I mean, sure - montis are hardy and quick growing corals, but there'd be a lot more scrolling and plating of the coral rather than tabling
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Ahhhh the ocean, its so...so...endless. The ocean is like a great big glass of blue water, but instead of a glass the earth holds the ocean. It makes want to cry. The tears gather around me and form a ocean, a endless ocean. I float away. I....float....away in a endless ocean. I do not scream. I do not fear. Why would I when I'm home in this ocean. The ocean that is endless is my home. Wiiiiiiiiiiiii I say on the waves. Wiiiiiiiiii look at me as I float away.
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Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
they kind of went overboard with the number of montipora capricornus in those videos, I mean, sure - montis are hardy and quick growing corals, but there'd be a lot more scrolling and plating of the coral rather than tabling
This is the nerdiest thing ever posted in VGT. And that's saying a hell of a lot.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
This is the nerdiest thing ever posted in VGT. And that's saying a hell of a lot.
QFT!

Oh. Wait.
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Tardass!
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How about the controls? I hate inverted settings... Up is Up, not the other way around!
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Hopefully, if it is inherently inverted, it's customizable.

I'm more and more pumped about this game. For $30? No-brainer to me.

Hopefully the fun doesn't wear off after 10 minutes.
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I believe that you point a dot and your dude swims towards the dot. So there's no "inverted" controls.
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I still can't shake the idea it's an interactive screen saver.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
I still can't shake the idea it's an interactive screen saver.
It is extremely interactive though. I can definitely have fun with this screen saver.

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