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Splatoon is Nintendo's unique twist on the shooter genre. Shoot ink on both your friends and environments to win the match! Players can turn into squids and 'swim' through their team's ink color. Players can also use their team's ink color to slow down enemy movement. It's ink or be inked in this chaotic marriage of third person shooters, de Blob, and good ole fashioned paintball.
I just played for a little while and got to level 5, so fun!
The world is so damn charming. It's delightful. I'm so happy to be in a NEW Nintendo world. Nothing against my man Mario but... if this would have been another Mario game I don't think I'd want to play it. The gameplay is great, but it's the world that makes me smile constantly.
I wish the central hub was a bit bigger with more to explore, I also wish you could interact with other players ala Destiny or something. BUT even just chatting with the NPCs is hilarious and fun, all the shop owners are AMAZING, haha.
Sorry for bailing just now; My battery was flashing red, so I'll be back once it's charged again.
@kriswright I'm so disappointed that we always ended up on opposing teams. The august update can't come soon enough.
@DrFinkelstein I don't think I would be able to keep updated on the chat at the same time. But I can try next time. Theresa used to go by Osmicow on the old IGN Wii Lobby. She had an avatar pic of Miyu from Star Fox 2, I think. Only really got to know her during my stint at Nintendo Enthusiast.
EDIT: Will try to send out some friend requests when I'm back online. It's fun seeing familiar names come up when I get splatted!
I'm almost surprised how this game explodes with character. It gets me very excited for the future of not only new Nintendo IP, but new entries in the classic series. Now I'm really dying to see what they do with Metroid.
E3 can't come soon enough. It is clear as day how much love Nintendo put into Splatoon.
This game has that "spark" that has been missing from a lot of Wii U games so far imo
Overall, Nintendo's efforts have been fairly conservative, so most of their titles have felt like solid 8/10 efforts rather than modern classics to me. Very excited what this development team does going forward.
One thing I love about this game is how important it makes you feel. "If I only hadn't died in that last moment, we would have won it all. I've let them all down!" Those cases where you end up in a game where one of your teammates idles are really obvious.
I can honestly say that this is the most fun I've had with a multiplayer game since the Goldeneye days.
Just finished a slew of great matches with Hinph, Infinity_Wave, and VofEscaflowne. Against VofE, we had a match where my team won with a mere .1% better percentage. Holy crap! We both exclaimed that in the chat. I thought my team was out. One drop made the difference.