So far (1 evening of play) it seems to be a really good game, it’s instantly relaxing and manages to be fairly compulsive and interesting. The water is done really well in several different ways. Underwater in the lagoon the water dims just the right amount to make it feel like a private pool. The droplets running off your visor and evaporating when you surface are just spot-on.
It makes me want to play Wave Race 64, which still has most excellent water. Available on the Wii virtual console apparently.
I’m just left wondering:
1) Why even a pacific diving simulation game has an annoying bint of a side-kick; and,
2) When it’s all going to be revealed that the fish are actually a new military genetically modified breeding program for aqua-metroids, and there’s a lost pirate research vessel buried on the ocean floor. In other words: When do I get my plasma cannon?