Pros The fish and movements are pretty realistic, awesome graphics, hidden locales, freedom to do as you wish or you can follow the storyline
Cons Lots of dead spaces with no fish or multiples of the same species over and over
Summary My husband and I scuba dive and the experience is pretty close to diving. It's kind of cool that you don't have to worry about running out of air or decompression or whether the animal is going to try to bite you. The fish and mammals are totally friendly, which makes it great for even young kids. In that aspect however, because of that, it's not realistic. I would never try to pet a polar bear or lion fish!
We have played it for hours and don't even realize it. If you are looking for fast action, this isn't the game for you. However, if you love exploring and learning about the ocean, this is pretty good. We're stil looking for some of the fish, and we thought we would be good at this!
Our only complaint is that some of the graphics seem boxy and that you seem to run into alot of some species but not of others, or a lot of dead space. Also our experience would have some species should be found but haven't, and others like kelp in a tropical locale would never happen. But, the pros far outweigh the cons. We love the program and wish they would expand on it to include more species!
Pros Realistic, plain in areas like real life
Cons can be slow
Summary I love the game. Have even set up dive classes b/c of it...
Pros Everything about it I am in love with!
Cons I don't have any
Summary I cannot believe how amazing this game is! I play it for hours on end STILL! And I bought it when it first came out. GREAT game!
Pros Very scientific for child
Cons Lose ability to dive
Summary My son LOVES this game. He is frustrated now because diver he created will no longer dive. We tried deleting other divers (memory), etc. but all of his "collections" and such ar in his diver. Any help?
Pros Easy to play, soothing, engaging
Cons not a lot of action, limited character customization
Summary I have really enjoyed this game from the moment I opened the box. This is not your "quest and kill" type game. This is a peaceful, calm, and soothing game. I sit and play it and think "THIS is what my life should be like".