Splatoon is seen as Nintendo’s first new IP in forever, and though that’s not quite the case, there’s a great big weighty expectation around the game. It’s an odd genre for Nintendo to tackle, as they’ve never really favoured shooters, let alone ones with such a heavy multiplayer focus. They’ve managed to excel on their first outing, stamping their mark on a game that’s colourful, vibrant, accessible, competitive, and above all, fun. Nintendo’s inexperience at…well, online anything threatens to dampen the experience a bit though.
Splatoon was reviewed by Geoffrey Tim on a Nintendo Wii U
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I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces. I am also the emperor of the backend