If you loved the first, then there is no doubt you'll find these just as enthralling. Unlike the first (which was more of diving EXPERIENCE) EO2 - as the title suggests - is more of an ADVENTURE based game. There are numerous story threads which need to be completed before you can move on to the next level, but you still have plenty of time to explore every inch of the sea on your journey. Infact, you can just play the game from the treasure hunting point of view (as in ignore looking at all the species etc and searching around) complete that, THEN go back and do all the other things expected of an Endless Ocean game.
The gameplay / controls are basically the same as the first, but with a few extra features .... the animation & graphics outshine the original by a mile too!
The cut scenes are abit long winded and drawn out (hence I couldnt give it a full 5 stars) BUT - there is sooooooooo much to see & do here, with 6 different oceans + the Amazon river!, the ability to explore on land - twice as many species as in the first game and simply load to explore a discover. I've logged almost 24 hours dive time since buying this and although have almost completed the 'main' object of the game, know that I'm gonna be stuck on this for months just hunting around .......
Here's hoping that there will be an Endless Ocean 3 in the future .... maybe with a little extra highlight on wreck diving too!