Hello to everyone! Thank you for joining us, on our cuppa filled gaming journey.
Last week we chose a soundtrack from an action role-playing, hack ‘n’ slash PS2 game: Dark Chronicle (Dark Cloud 2). If you missed it and want to check it out: Game Soundtracks We Love: Dark Chronicle
This week we wanted to delve into the depths of the ocean and go on underwater adventures! 😀 Unable to do that in real life; we settled for the next best thing: a Wii game. 😛
Game of Choice
There aren’t many diving games around (which is a big shame) and this particular title had three different names: Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep (UK) / Endless Ocean: Blue World (US) / Forever Blue: Call of the Ocean (Japan).
In Endless Ocean 2, we don’t just swim around with the sea animals, we can also: ride whales and dolphins, fend off any pesky predators, take photos of seals, walrus, tropical fish, penguins (my cousins perhaps?) and pretty much anything you like while on your adventures (as long as your SD card has space).
You can also learn the names of the sea animals you find, discover and explore shipwrecks/ruins, find treasure, and even unravel the mystery of the “Song of Dragons” – All with a beautiful soundtrack while you play! 😀
Note: The skulls in the following videos are to do with the uploader ShakeTV – nothing to do with the game.
I absolutely loved Endless Ocean 2 (it’s one of my top 5 Wii games) – I didn’t get to play the first Endless Ocean, so if Nintendo decided to release HD versions of the games (or even a new EO game); I would certainly be happy. 😀
The soundtrack for Endless Ocean 2 added a layer of beauty and atmosphere, that the Wii couldn’t produce with graphics and environment designs alone. To also include Celtic Woman was genius, as her vocals compliment the game so much – I love it! 😀
A few questions for you:
- Had you heard any songs by Celtic Woman before Endless Ocean?
- Do you also hope for HD remakes or a new game in the series?
- What were your thoughts on the soundtrack for Endless Ocean 2?
Would love to read your thoughts 😀 – Thanks for reading!
I never did pick up this game, though I do remember being tempted to on several occasions. To hear you think about it as your top five games for the Wii makes me sorry I didn’t in the end!
It’s a really interesting game; nice locations to explore and taking photos of the ruins and sea life was brilliant. Jonah and I played it online once, but the Wii speak would cut out during loading screens which was a bother! Was a great game to play and experience with a friend though – shame we didn’t play it more, later in the game there are some brilliant moments of discovery.
Fingers crossed for HD remasters for Switch or a third game! 😀
I had actually heard some Celtic Woman songs before playing Endless Ocean 2. I’d certainly love to see more Endless Ocean games, though the 2 games in the series are already worth plenty of hours. And I like the soundtrack, of course. It fits the game very well, and it’s interesting that both games feature a song called “Prayer.”
Thanks for reading, and I’m glad you enjoyed our Game Sountracks article