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Nintendo knows when it's got something good on its hands. Splatoon 2, alluded to in Nintendo's 2015 Fall Preview of the Switch, has finally been blown out in glorious fashion at the January 12th/13th event.
Key Features: New Weapons (like the Duelies) New stages and classic stages (some with zip lines from the single-player mode!) Online Multiplayer Expanded Local Multiplayer Presumed Single Player Mode New Mode: Salmon Run (aka Horde Mode) - 4 player co-op
Key Questions: What are you most excited about from the trailer? What are you most hopeful for? Are you buying at launch? When do you think launch will be?
Releases: July 21st, 2017
Ploot and DrFinkelstein Discuss The July 6th, 2017 Nintendo Direct about Splatoon 2
I played Salmon Run for the first time last night and ranked up to Overachiever this morning. It makes for a nice change of pace and I like how frantic it can get! Being overwhelmed by Salmonids is nightmarish, and the atmosphere of the mode is delightfully strange.
@Octorockin Salmon Run is my life now. I actually love being forced to survive with weapons I seldom or never use! Now I just want more stages! I can't survive on two measly areas! It would be awesome if they cram even more salmonids and events and stuff in as well and I pretty much want more of everything because oh my god salmon run salmon run salmonrunsalmonrunsalmanrushdiesalmonrun.
For some reason that jellyfish tends to stand directly to my left whenever I start up my game. He just stands there, with one of his blue tentacles caressing the ground in front of him while he sort of stares right through it with a vacant stare. Not sure what he's doing, but if he did that in front of Pearl and Marina I'm pretty sure he'd get arrested.
Is there even a limit to how many bosses that can spawn during one wave in salmon run? It feels like the game just keep throwing 'em in with no regard to how many are already in there or how you're doing. Which I think is awesome.
Me and Ploot saw this thing in the third wave we never saw before: buncha enemies spawning out of these torrents of ink. Apparently we were to collect eggs but all we saw were enemies constantly coming out of these floods. Anyone know what you're supposed to do?
The Kettle thing is super tense too but when it's on your ass you mainly need to book it, climb up where it can't get easily (I found jumping between 2 high points to be a great strategy).
I'm trying to think which boss is the biggest bastarx and I don't know which to choose! The garbage bin one that shoots missiles is a huge bitch.
I finished the single-player campaign today. It was easy to do because at work, I have nothing to do, my boss doesn't care if I play, and I can't play online...so yeah. Did that. Now I'll be working my way up to getting all of the weapons unlocked at work. Joy.
@carlosrox Are you talking about the rush, or whatever it's called? When it goes dark and tons of salmonid come running at you from all directions like zombies out of L4D? If so I think you just need to keep an eye out for the goldies and get their golden eggs when they appear. Can be hard to spot in all the carnage.
@carlosrox Oh, the valves! I haven't seen that myself yet, but I did read about it yesterday, in one of those manuals over at Grizzco. If I'm not mistaken some of the valves should spew out a goldie instead of regular salmonids.
I haven't really cared for the single player campaigns in either game! They're a little too hectic, or something. The screen feels very cluttered, especially with the dialogue at the bottom. I kind of feel this way about Splatoon's aesthetic in general, but it sticks out most to me in single player. Once I get a bigger 1080p TV (I'm on a 720p right now) maybe it won't be such an issue.
Still loving the multiplayer, though. I'll have to hop in with you guys and play sometime, I feel like the game would be even more fun playing with people who know what they're doing.
Dunkey's Splatoon 2 video is pretty funny, though he rips on the game a liiittle bit:
Beat the single player last night, and I'm pretty darn happy with the way they've handled it. Especially how they incorporated the Callie vs Marie splatfest thing into the plot, even if I have to admit I'd have been more impressed if they'd actually turned Callie evil for real. It would have been bitter-sweet for me since I was Team Callie, but it would have been cool, IMO.
EDIT: Is it just me, or is today's Salmon Run arsenal kind of tricky? Two close-range weapons, the slow-ish blaster and the splatling that eats ink and needs to charge. Not complaining, just think it's even more challenging today than the last couple of runs.