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Nintendo's 'Endless Ocean: Blue World now available for Wii

(NBC) - It may be the most relaxing video game series ever. There's not much action with this scuba diving sim just boundless exploration and over 300 species of aquatic life, with which to interact in Nintendo's 'Endless Ocean: Blue World.'

This is the second Endless Ocean game for the Wii and while the first one focuses on taking it easy, this one's all about deep sea adventure.

And you don't have to be an ichthyologist to dive right in and explore the marine life on a search for sunken treasure and feeding frenzies around the world� both underwater and on land.

The game really isn't about a story though there's a loose one about an retired explorer who's granddaughter you befriend before getting shown the ropes, for how to classify the fish and various sea creatures you'll encounter along the way.

And there's a mild degree of danger. They call them Killer Whales but don't be surprised, they won't pin you down to the bottom of the tank.

Still, the criticism of this kind of game is always 'why float around with fake fish?' when real ones abound in actual water that makes up 70 percent of the world?

Perhaps, the overall point of simulations is to take you places to do things that you might not normally be able to. And this sleepy sim, basically, achieves that. Scuba diving isn't for everyone in real life or even in a game.

And this game, while not 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, at least, can hold its head above water.

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