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Endless Ocean Luminous (2024) is an underwater adventure game about peaceful scuba diving exploration. Like the original Endless Oceans on the Wii, you explore the ocean to find creatures and score points. However, it stands out for how enjoyable it is to just swim around the underwater landscape that changes with every dive.

You play by moving a scuba diver through the ocean in search of marine life. It's easy to get the hang of since you can spot many fish straight away without much exploration. You don't have to worry about any danger or dying since you don't have a health bar.

As you progress, the scale of the game becomes clear - over 500 different species of marine life can be spotted. Along with the real-world fish, there are mythical and extinct creatures to find lurking in the depths, if you swim deep enough to find them.

This results in a meditative simulation of what it's like to be a scuba diver, without the danger of being eaten. You swim amongst dolphins, through coral reefs, and over skeletons resting on the seabed - the beauty of this game is in simple observation of an ocean's life and history.

Our examiner, Joe Eaton, first checked Endless Ocean Luminous 4 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 10 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Collecting and Traversal game with Adventure and Simulation elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 30-player online game. Unlike the original Wii games, here you can explore the underwater world with up to 30 other players working collaboratively.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

In the US, ESRB state: Players can salvage various artefacts from the bottom of the ocean, including an ocean-age wine and a decanter described as “…traditionally used to hold wine.”

Skill Level

4+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Even very young players can enjoy exploring the underwater world and finding fish.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.

CostsCosts

Endless Ocean Luminous usually costs £39.99.
 

Endless Ocean Luminous

Switch Store Switch £39.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
The original game was available on the Wii:
  • Endless Ocean / Forever Blue (2007)
  • Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep / Endless Ocean: Blue World (2010) 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/05/2024

Out Now: Switch

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Players: 1 (30 online)

Genres: Collecting, Traversal (Adventure and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World

Developer: Arika CO JP (@Arika_CO_JP)


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