The original Endless Ocean received a pretty high 35/40 in Famitsu, with the breakdown being 10/8/9/8. Endless Ocean 2, which includes cooperative online exploration and supports WiiSpeak has scored only a point higher but more consistently among its four reviewers. The game received a 9/9/9/9 (36/40). How apt, given the issue’s date.
Here’s scores for some other games you might like:
[DS] Saga II: Goddess of Destiny — 9/7/7/8
[DS] [email protected]: Dearly Stars — 7/8/8/7
[PS3] Tears to Tiara Gaiden: Mystery of Avalon — 6/6/7/7
[PS3] WET — 7/7/8/8
[Wii] House of the Dead: Overkill — 6/6/6/6 (Haha!)
 Velvet Assassin — 7/7/8/6
That Saga II score has gotten me curious. It’ll be interesting to see why there was such a contrast when the review summaries come in.