Despite its initially playful and "relaxing" charm, where you mainly focus on conserving your air, about four levels in Dive decides that the gloves are off and proceeds to slap you around like a cat toying with a barely-alive mouse.
There are a few minor gameplay glitches along the way, but they do little to take away from what is an otherwise engaging and enjoyable underwater diving experience and one well worth the 1000 Wii Point asking price.
At their second try on WiiWare, the guys at Cosmonaut Games have succeeded in realizing a solid product. Dive: The Medes Islands Secret is an engaging exploration title, with some platform elements which help in providing something different. Maybe it will not be remembered, but yet it represents a good and rewarding experience.
SummaryDive: The Medes Islands Secret recreates underwater scenes from 10 different real locations from around the world, with large levels filled with enemies, mazes, dangers and treasures. It contains an economic system that will enable players to exchange or upgrade their diving equipment, which is required to reach the deepest mysteries.