Submitted by idsanty 127d ago | opinion piece

Splatoon Is the Best New IP

Yami from Twinfinite writes: "Right when it was announced, I knew; I knew Nintendo had a hold on me with Splatoon." (Splatoon, Wii U)

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Spooney323   127d ago | Trolling | show
Geobros  +   127d ago
Splatoon is the most innovating game I saw in this E3.
Utalkin2me  +   126d ago
I agree, i cant wait to get my hands on it.
MTEC8  +   126d ago
Looks amazing, can't wait to try it.
3-4-5  +   126d ago
Splatoon is the first FPS game I've seen in a long time ACTUALLY do something new with the genre that seems to actually work, make people have fun, & also allow more skilled players to do better.

It's like a really good mix, and I can't wait to see more.
Geekman  +   127d ago
Look, I like Splatoon, but stop talking about it.
randomass171  +   127d ago
What? Why? I like talking about good looking games.
Geekman  +   127d ago
For the same reason people hate it when Ubisoft games are overhyped. It makes people less interested in the game.
gerbwmu  +   126d ago
It did work well for Watch_Dogs though......as much as I prefer finding out about games 3 months before release it seems hype and over saturation do help sales.

Seems like it will be a fun game to play. I hope they have local multi player in it though.
randomass171  +   127d ago
Bah, if anything Nintendo should keep talking and therefor make sure people still have the game in their heads when it launches.
CJDUNCAN  +   126d ago
I hate when articles come out about the best new thing, it's only that writer's opinion. Some are praising this game already and for me it's not even a thought that comes to mind that makes me want to play it.
randomass171  +   126d ago
Well... then why'd you click on the article? I mean it's cool to have your view on the game. But it was announced about a week ago. Surely you've had your say and moved on. Why continue clicking on the articles if it doesn't interest you?
CJDUNCAN  +   125d ago
I clicked on the article to see what the fuss was about. This was my first comment and only say about the game. I can see if I came here simply to troll, but it wasn't the case. So why does it bother you with me having an opinion and voicing it?
Clown_Syndr0me  +   126d ago
"Splatoon is the best new IP". Well that's a matter of opinion, I watched the video a couple of times and it doesn't interest me at all.
That's not to say its a bad game by no means, but it certainly isn't the best to me...
Gh05t  +   126d ago
Hence why it is marked as an opinion piece.
CBaoth  +   126d ago
Agreed. It looks like a fun game, but I wonder how quickly the novelty wears off. I was already tired of seeing that same map over and over from the Treehouse stream. I was critical of the low player counts in TitanFall so I must be consistent here as well. Hopefully, they announce a Powerstone mode with bigger maps and 4 teams of 4vs4 gameplay. That would make for some insane action and add a lot more strategy to the IP without comprimising its artistic vision.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   126d ago
I just honestly don't see what the hype is? All I see is a load of miis running around with paintball guns? I don't see anything good here at all...but as I said its just opinion.
randomass171  +   126d ago
@Clown_Syndr0me Those aren't Miis at all. They're punky squid girls lol. In fact the resemblance to the anime character is so uncanny that the person who made Squid Girl actually drew fanart for the new game. Anyway, the point of the game is for Nintendo to make its own multiplayer shooting game that doesn't rely on heavy violence. It's supposed to have more modes than what was shown, so I don't think the novelty will wear off as quickly as you believe it will.
Consoleslateagain  +   126d ago
He says then goes to praise bf uc4 far cry and many of the rest of the every day shooter. Don't let them talk about dlc then he's going to reallye hyped. New cod he's on it
MeteorPanda  +   126d ago
you know what's weirding me about this game? at my college there was one teacher there working on a game, it involved painting to overtake other players to convert them to your colours and it plays out similar to this...it scares me to think that it may of been stolen and ripped off into this..
Mikefizzled  +   126d ago
Yes Nintendo EAD stole his idea confirmed.
MeteorPanda  +   126d ago
l'm not saying it was stolen, but honestly l'm telling the truth, l've seen this game minus the squid 2 years ago with the same style and guns.... it's really weird. l feel weird.
Mikefizzled  +   126d ago
If anything I feel its more like Portal 2. Using goo/paint to navigate the environment.
CBaoth  +   126d ago
That's because you're not completely offbase. The Portal IP uses liquid physics to solve puzzles, including if I'm not mistaken, an orange liquid that increases speed to make otherwise inaccessible jumps. The squid mechanic of swimming underneath the liquid isn't that much different than gliding over it in Portal since the end result is the same, speed and reaching out of reach areas.
MeteorPanda  +   126d ago
no...l didn't say it felt like portal, l said it was from a game my teacher made...

look at the link, the game is really the same sort of game and this was shown at pax aus last year... l think l'm valid in my thoughts of a game design stolen early and announced before the original could be released to affect sales..

modesign  +   126d ago
splatoon = game of the century
truefan1  +   126d ago
Nintendo should be commended, they are pushing online multiplayer more than playstation and Wii U online is free as opposed to ps4. Nintendo has some nice mulitplayer games now and coming in the future Mario Kart 8, Splatoon, Devil's 3rd, Super Smash Brothers, potentially Star Fox... I hope they bring back Bomberman and Contra to get even better in the multiplayer arena.

Much respect to Nintendo!
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smoothdude  +   126d ago
I love Nintendo's commitment to local co-op. There is nothing more fun than sitting down with a group of friends and playing together.

I am sure this game will be fun.
randomass171  +   126d ago
I love that they keep including local multiplayer. I just wish they wouldn't force a lack of online on people. Without that, I can't play with the friends I've made online or who have moved too far away for me to play locally with them.
Consoleslateagain  +   126d ago
Ninty will never be commended his site. Are you crazy. They barely give props to anything that's not Sony you want them to commend a company a that been around for the longest always take risk and stay trying new thing, and not nickel and dime customer unlike other companies. That's not gonna happen.
Lord Maim  +   125d ago
Wii U online is free as opposed to PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 I think you meant.

OT: A Star Fox release might make me take the Wii U plunge, but a F-Zero title would guarantee it.
WeAreLegion  +   126d ago
I played it. It's a fun game, but Yami tends to gravitate toward games like this.
Pancit_Canton  +   126d ago
It looks like a combination of Blob and Bomberman. Not really innovative.
Nevers0ft  +   126d ago
I like the look of Splatoon but it appears to be a shallow experience at the moment. Either the game needs seriously fleshing-out to justify a retail release or (more likely) it'll be a budget/eShop release.
KonsoruMasuta  +   126d ago
The game doesn't release until next year.

They already confirmed that there will be more weapons and game modes by the time they finish.

What you saw at E3 was an early build that was built to test the public.
Nevers0ft  +   126d ago
I can appreciate that and I'm basing my viewpoint on feedback from people who actually played the game on the E3 show floor. The general consensus was that it was good but a bit shallow. I'm not besmirching the game, I'm happy with how it's looking so far. Although I'd personally prefer it if they kept the game "tight" and put it out as a budget multi-player release.
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HonestDragon  +   126d ago
I think this will be something I will pick up for myself. My friends and I agree that this could be a fun game.
The 10th Rider  +   126d ago
I hope they have an awesome blow-out on Splatoon early next year giving us a release date, detailing new game modes, new weapons, more maps, and info customizing you character. That would take the game up a notch!
pcz  +   126d ago
still not convinced

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