Nintendo surprised everyone with the reveal of Splatoon last year. With it's arrival coming, and more features and details being revealed, does Splatoon have what it takes to be the next big Nintendo franchise?
I hope so. It looks fun, innovative and very different from what we are getting from other developers and publishers.
Different? No. Honestly looks like the tech demos that show bullet spread and hit markers.
Which makes no sense considering hitting each other isn't the main point. Also, name me at least three other shooter games, besides Portal 1 and 2, that revolve around using the trail left by your own ammo as a main method of traversing the levels, and ambushing opponents, let alone any that use diving into your own shot trail to replenish your ammo itself. So yeah, you're wrong. This game looks VERY different from other shooters.XD
@monkeyman, "Tech demo" is the new trolespeak used by people that hate gaming. You often see it in reviews written by hateboys. I've rarely seen it in the wild though. This game, though, looks amazingly fun. And that is the point of gaming, isn't it? To enjoy your experiences.
Hope so. It looks really fun and for a shooter looks really fresh! Hopefully there will be a demo for it but I really want this.
YES!!! I want a demo too! Even if it's only a single level or two of singleplayer. Just to give us a taste!
yup. It really channels the great moments of fun multiplayer games like Smash Bros and Mario Kart
The question is, do people want it to be? People whine about Nintendo being all about Mario way too much, but what do they ever do to change that perception amongst other gamers like themselves? If people want Nintendo to be known for more than Mario and Zelda, then they need to start buying games like Splatoon and Xenoblade X, then convincing others to do the same. They need to support these games by getting the system for them, treating them as system sellers like they have done with Mario on systems before this, and spreading the opinion that there are games out there other than Mario that Nintendo deserves to be known for. Nintendo needs to do their part by ramping up advertisement for these games as well, but the most effective means of changing public opinion, is by getting the people interested in these games to spread their names as must-have titles above, or at least alongside, that of Mario. Nintendo systems will become more than Mario systems the moment we start getting others to open their eyes, broaden their minds, and look beyond Mario when considering games for Nintendo systems.^_^
Well said! I try all the time with family and friends. Playing games like Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad, and Kirby and the rainbow curse.
Yeah, it will be up to us fans, but I think Nintendo is really shooting fro something different with Splatoon, kind of like how they went for something different with Pikmin, and we responded well to it. Splatoon has the potential, it'll be up to us to state whether it should get more than one title.
I don't know, but I'm definitely excited to play it!
I've said it before, Splatoon was one of my favorite games I saw at E3 last year. I'm pretty excited to get my hands on it, this looks like it could be a ton of fun.
Hope so, because they have ran Mario damn near into the center of the Earth with all the games with his name branded on it. Time for something new.....
No team speak is a huge let down
Meh... Big deal
The map on the game pad will give you all the info you need to figure out what area needs covering, so you don't need team speak to coordinate well. It would be nice to have for just fun chatting tnough.
Could it? Yes. Will it? In my opinion probably not. The reason I think this game will fall flat is because of its dependency on networked multiplayer. I think trends would show Nintendo is still in the dark ages with anything that has to do with handling networked stuff. Sure they made a fun little notes app for 3ds and you can also leave messages for people on Wii U, but so help me god if I need a friend code just to play with my friends. And my friends also need my friend code. Why can't they just accept my friend request? Also playing networked games have been laggy and pretty much unplayable for me on Nintendo hardware. Anecdotal evidence aside, the friend code thing and not being known for having an amazing online experience, coupled with the (my) perception that Splatoon will be best played online, just does not add up to "The Next Big Nintendo Franchise."
I believe DeNa is gonna shake up Nintendo Network.. big-time.
I truly hope so. I don't harbor ill-will towards Nintendo. They just do not have features modern consoles nor even last generation consoles have and that turns me off. Looking forward to how well Splatoon is received though. Fingers crossed!
Nintendo no longer uses friend codes for online gaming with friends.
Clearly I'm out of touch then! But I won't be on Nintendo's network until a game like Splatoon proves the network is worth playing on.
I actually agree that Splatoon probably won't be the breakout hit it (probably) deserves to be, but your perception of how online works with wii u makes it look like you have never played a wii u. In my experience the games have been running fine online (I've played 2 CoDs, Smash, Mariokart, Tekken Tag tourney 2, Splinter Cell BL). All have produced smooth experiences, and when I do run into lag it is about as much lag as I have experienced on my PS4/X1. I haven't needed to use a friend code since I bought it at launch. Friend requests are easy as you can just send one in miiverse or look at the last bunch of people you have played with. The only things Nintendo are behind on are unified accounts (looking like we might have these by year's end), cross buy/play as standard, and voice chat standard (which I don't use, but should be there for those who want it or for team cooperative games). There are very cosmetic things too like achievements and streaming which in my opinion don't add anything to the game experiences themselves. Overall point of this comment is that people seem to take shots at Nintendo's online without really knowing much about how it has improved (which is partially Nintendo's fault). The difference between online experiences is more like the difference between a chocolate glazed doughnut and a chocolate glazed doughnut with sprinkles, andthat should only improve after the effects of this DeNA deal come to fruition.
You are correct that I haven't spent much time playing Wii U, let alone Wii U multiplayer. But please understand when I say that I was so turned off by Nintendo's lack of a good system that it made me not want to play the system. It has been a long time since I last played an online match, but I'm not going to keep giving them chances when the others have been using unified accounts for about a decade and Nintendo is just getting around to it. Same with other features. It just does not make sense to me. The fact is they lost me. I'd be happy to come back if it looks more inviting with basic features implemented and a (relatively) lag-free experience. I won't be buying Splatoon unless I have a positive experience with a friends copy or something, but it COULD be the game that gets me more interested in Wii U as a networked multiplayer experience.
Yeah man that makes sense and you are completely justified in being turned off because by all accounts those features should've been here earlier. I still enjoy the games so I'm good mate.
Let's hope so, it looks so unique and fun:)
I agree entirely.
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