Everblue 2

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Everblue 2
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Developer(s) Arika
Publisher(s) Capcom
Distributor(s) Capcom
Composer(s) Ayako Saso
Kaori Ohkoshi
Yousuke Yasui
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release
  • JP: August 8, 2002
  • NA: February 24, 2003
  • EU: March 7, 2003
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single player

Everblue 2 is a scuba diving adventure game. It is the sequel to the game Everblue. Arika, the developers of both games, followed it with the spiritual sequel Endless Ocean, for the Wii.

Plot[edit]

Player Leo is a diver who sails through a fictional treacherous Caribbean sea with his friends. Their ship sinks in a huge storm and they swim to a nearby island. There, they meet a group of scuba divers called The Amigos. While on the island, Leo and the Amigos discover that a nefarious aquatic salvaging company named SeaDross is searching for an ancient pirate treasure called Erebos. Leo and his friends race against time to locate the Erebos, diving to several underwater locations including: a sunken Ferry, a crashed 747, an old cruise ship, a pirate Galleon and an ancient underwater city called Telospolis. The search is cut short when it is discovered that SeaDross has discovered Erebos in Telospolis, however, they failed to realize the malevolent powers contained within the relic causing their submarine (and Erebos) to sink to the ocean depths. At this point the ocean begins to turn stormy as the power of Erebos runs out of control. Leo eventually ventures to the sunken submarine to recover the Erebos and is successful in returning it to Telospolis, calming to oceans. Leo returns to the island as a hero, but his adventures as a diver may just be starting.

Gameplay[edit]

The player earns money by finding precious materials with their metal, glass, wood, clay, and stone sonars, and looting artifacts from shipwrecks. This money can be used to buy equipment allowing a player access to deeper and more challenging dives. Over time the player unlocks dive sites such as a sunken freighter, a downed airplane, a pirate ship, a sunken luxury liner, a submarine and an undersea temple.

Reception[edit]

On release Everblue 2 received mixed-negative reviews with a Metacritic score of 59.[1] Critics were divided on the speed of the game, some praising it for its ambiance while others criticized it for being slow. Famitsu magazine scored the game a 32 out of 40,[2] although GameNOW magazine scored it 42 out of 100.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Everblue 2 for Playstation 2 Reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ プレイステーション2 - エバーブルー2. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.79. 30 June 2006.
  3. ^ Playstation 2: Everblue 2" GameNOW No.17 p.47

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