Editorial: Random thoughts on a Thursday

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 is a vibrant, colourful and innovative competitive multiplayer shooter that's beautiful, addictive and undoubtedly fun - but a lack of maps and modes could hurts its lasting appeal.

Splatoon was reviewed by Geoffrey Tim on a Nintendo Wii U

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  • Pariah

    No maps or modes may hurt its long term appeal, but being on the Wii U is hurting its immediate appeal.

    • Andrew Umukoro

      true, but no point in worrying about whats out of our control

  • Admiral Chief’s Adventure

    Oh splat

    • Hammersteyn

      Paints a pretty picture?

      • Admiral Chief’s Adventure

        Quite the palette

        • Hammersteyn

          Vincent van Gogh would cut of his other ear for a copy

          • Admiral Chief’s Adventure

            I’d have to brush that comment off, since I need to get the canvas outta here

  • Thami Afurika-Jin HD

    I’m not gonna sleep well tonight.

  • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

    What would it score with more modes and maps? Sounds like a really solid experience. I didn’t expect it to have a decent Sp campaign. Sounds like a solid foundation for a brand new Ninty series ^_^

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Geoffrey Tim

      Honestly? with more maps and modes, and better online lobby experience, it would be an easy 9.

      • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

        Sheeeeeat. So the core game really is THAT good….

      • Andrew Umukoro

        are u considering looking back at the game perhaps updating your review after all the supposed updates have come over the summer. they seem quite hefty…….

        • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Geoffrey Tim

          Yes! We’ll be going over the new content, and reviewing that as and when it happens. I’m in Splatoon for the long haul.

          • Andrew Umukoro

            awesome! in that context I’d say your review makes a lot of sense

  • Pattonfiend67

    Isn’t free DLC coming with more maps, modes, and weapons? Pretty sure Nintendo has said that will be happening. It is a shame to mark the game down so much for something (maps and modes) that we will be getting for free in the near future with an update…

    • Andrew Umukoro

      he cant review a game based on promises, no matter how awesome they may seem.

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  • Jeffrey Lu

    Picking up my preorder Splatoon Ammibo pack from Anime Worx first thing in da morning! Excite! 😀

  • ReverendFunk

    Having a blast. If there is anyone out there with a Wii U feel free to add RevFunkZA

  • fleshtwister

    I bought the Splatoon + Amiibo bundle online last week and spent most of the weekend playing this game. It is incredibly addictive! If any of you are gonna buy the game, I suggest you pick up an Amiibo as well. The Amiibos add extra single player game modes which unlock unique Amiibo only gear + weapons that you can use in online multiplayer matches.

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