Splatoon

Splatoon

Video Game - 2015 | WiiU
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Publisher: Redmond, WA : Nintendo of America Inc., 2015
Edition: WiiU
Branch Call Number: Videogame Everyone WiiU Spla
Characteristics: 1 computer optical disc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: Container text in English, French and Spanish

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dannywen
Apr 20, 2017

i love this game, also the squid looks very cute

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janlibrary_0
Dec 23, 2016

Ink-redible game, it's absolutely splat-tastic. I really adore the squid-kid game.

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Jeanne Currell
Jul 14, 2016

my kids LOVE this game and her friend is almost at the final Boss!!! (:

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safetyadoption9
May 31, 2016

This game has a strategy that has never been put into a game before. I tried the demo version of it and was sad when it ended. This is an awesome game.🎮

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ryanlowe
May 11, 2016

Awesome Game!

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TheSolution1506
Dec 28, 2015

Splatoon review by Andrew Throuvalas

This might be the first online shooter that I don't completely suck at. Completely.

It's also the first online shooter to be created by Nintendo! It took them long enough, but Nintendo finally strikes the market and strikes hard- producing 1.62 million sales for the game within a month. It's primarily online based, it's competitive, and "Splatoon" happens to be more unique than any other shooter in my eyes, especially considering it's cartoonish design. Good unique, not stupid unique.

When starting up Splatoon, you are first put into a quick obstacle course-like tutorial, then thrown into the game's plaza area. The area contains other players (NPC versions), and mainly just shops for gear and weapons. There are then two areas to enter for gameplay: The suspicious, hidden pot-hole in the corner leading to adventure mode, and the giant futuristic looking tower in the middle of the plaza leading to online play. This is Nintendo signalling that this game is all about online.

Here's how online battles work. You are an Inkling- A mix between a kid and squid. You are pitted into a 4v4 ink-battle, with your team representing a certain colour of ink. The goal of the battle isn't to shoot your enemies to oblivion, but rather to cover more terrain of the map with your team's colour of ink than the opponent's using your splat guns.

Yeah, these guns don't shoot cold, merciless bullets. They blast ink. Kid friendly, just like Nintendo.

But what's a shooter if you can't shoot people? Well, it's not a shooter. You can shoot at your opponents with your ink to "splat" them, causing them to re-spawn in their area, giving more time to re-gain the area in your favour. You may also swim around in Ink of your colour as a squid to travel at high speeds. You cannot swim or walk in the ink of your enemy's colour without being damaged however, so that the more territory a team possesses the easier it is to maintain. Adding to the game are sub weapons like splat bombs and splat walls, specials, and gear that gives stat buffs (that also looks hella good). The team with the most territory when the timer goes out is the winner. (Continued in Summary)

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LeafyIsntHere
Nov 26, 2015

taking 4ever. Im #2!!!!!!!!

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Umarkiani
Nov 13, 2015

I LOVE THIS GAME! It is super addictive and we just got an awesome new update including new gear and game changes

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JOSEPH SOLIS
Oct 09, 2015

I loved the game. I was playing during the first splatfest. i remember playing the last testfire. the had to extend it to 2 hours because of server issues. But still i loved the game a lot!

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Nekokittypsycopath
Aug 16, 2015

this game is fun and all and i got my own copy of the game but tbh the frickin connection errors r rly annoying !

i hadnt touched my game for like over 5 months already but tbh they hav gotta fix the connection issue \(o_0)/

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janlibrary_0
Dec 23, 2016

janlibrary_0 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 18

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Foxyryan
Aug 03, 2016

Foxyryan thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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MagnusD
Oct 01, 2015

MagnusD thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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Jotamide
Sep 24, 2015

Jotamide thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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TheSolution1506
Dec 28, 2015

I think this game succeeded in the way Super Smash Bros. for Wii U did. It is competitive and has a high skill ceiling/ room for teamwork, and is a highly online based game as people have been dying for from Nintendo. However, it is also child friendly and welcoming for anybody to pick up and play. For people that can't aim a gun for the life of them like me, I can still put an effort into covering terrain instead of fighting the other team so that I feel I am contributing something. The game also offers motion control support, which I absolutely needed. Few shooters can claim to be as accessible and fun as Splatoon.

There is also a variety of available gear and weapons to choose from and unlock, not all of which are even guns. The gear comes with stat buffs, perks, and abilities but it's more of an aesthetic thing. The game's characters and setting have a big theme of being hip and stylish, so all that gear happens to look really good. From shoe shopping, to shirts, to hats, choosing your inkling outfit can be a game of its own.

But trust, the game does have a competitive side. The game finally features something Nintendo fans have wanted from other games for a while- a ranking system, with ranked matches. Your rank will go up and down depending on your performance each battle, and the game will group you with players closer to your rank for every battle. Ranked matches also feature other game modes than your traditional turf-war- game modes that require more teamwork and focus on the objective. Just entering ranked battles, one can see the competition rise.

The only thing people think is missing from Splatoon is a method of communication with the other players- like a voice chat or a messaging system. People tend to find that as something other shooters have delivered well and that Splatoon heavily needs- especially as a game based on territory control requiring so much teamwork. However, I respect Nintendo's decision to keep those things out, as many shooter communities turn very harsh and toxic. Letting people communicate with one another in a game people take so seriously would hurt their child friendly reputation, to say the least

I give this game a 9.5/10 rating. It really delivered what people wanted to see from Nintendo super well- and they did it uniquely in a Nintendo like fashion. If you are a fan of shooters, Splatoon may be your reason to buy a Wii U.

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