This is another RPG (Japanese) in disguise. If you are familiar with RPG's, they expect you to stop in the middle of the action, do an action, or switch to something else in order to finish it, then you go back to where you were or heading originally. Doing all this maybe annoying for those who just expect to push buttons and not miss any action whatsoever. For those who want to just dive or swim around and touch fish, you'll be dissapointed especially in the very beginning where you have to learn all the tools and tricks at your disposal,
The game is lengthy in describing its theme and there is too much narration since you have to follow a story in order to finally discover your goals step by step in the slowest manner possible, RPG style. I was fooled by the only review I found, and that's why I am writing this, so that you won't lose your patience. I bought the game used, but if you want to buy it new, just wait until it comes down in price, or just buy the first of the series or better yet, borrow it from someone to see if it's worth to you.
Anyway, the graphics are great (for the Wii which has PS2 quality graphics!), but like I said, in order to get to the next level or goal, you have to follow boring people's advice every time. At the islands where you can surface and walk, the interaction is minimal and boring. I have also not being able to take the boat or jet ski for a ride, which would have been more fun. But I have not finished the game, yet. Anyway, this is a game more or less for a "marine biologist". Sometimes this game feels more like an interactive documentary and not a game, and that's why I think this game is mediocre at best (boring) regardless of graphics. If you like to spend time clicking to narration, be constantly stopped in the middle of your discoveries, and not hear a sound when other people talk, but read everything on the screen, then, this is your kind of game. The dolphin in the beginning is also lame, since it only does one trick at the time and it takes longer for him to dive and come back out of the water, than the time it takes for the trick itself. Perhaps the dolphin interaction gets better, but I doubt it. Even my 7 yr old daughter likes to swim around and look and interact with the fish, but when it gets to do the goals, she hands me the controller because I think she also gets annoyed by the written directions on the screen.
This could have been a better game if they had left the annoying RPG elements out! Hope this helps
yes: I recommend this product