Disgruntled fans have been letting Nintendo know exactly how they feel on the official Splatoon Facebook page as well as any Splatoon related post on Nintendo’s general Facebook page.
I dont so much mind , the no voice chat, but common Nintendo. The option can be turned off if the option is there. Personally when I play online I do like to be able to communocate, even if its just to say good job, etc.
I totally agree with you on this . Who cares if the Co-Director had a bad online experience he shouldn't ruin it for the rest of us. If this game ends up being successful than the gamers are to blame for Nintendo's reluctance to change. Speak with your wallets ;)
Double-edged sword: if this game isn't successful, it might also further discourage Nintendo from making many more new IP's, let alone forming new teams just to make them, as they have with Splatoon. We don't want that. The smart middle ground is to support the game, but make such a huge stink about the flaws, on social media and especially Miiverse, that Nintendo eventually changes their minds and adds it in.
Exactly, you can't build an online community without the ability to communicate, its just a bad decision. This game will be short lived if ymnintendo doesn't fix its fear of peer to peer interaction.
Im skipping Splatoon. Im not going to reward them for a feature that is absolutely necessary. Plus this game will have no longevity without custom games lobby, and no voice chat. Ill stick to my PS4 and Smash Bros
I wish that Nintendo didnt ever have open voice chat (it rarely ever is good news in games I play like COD or CSGO), but private party chat. Their solution is very very simple... parent code the feature and only leave it open to people on your friends list. It makes sense to not have open chat in game or by team because you always ALWAYS get people screaming nonstop or saying dumb things.. If you restrict it to your friends it solves all the issues people have with it.
yes but who's to say they can't change this in the future with an update?
Good. No voice chat is just dumb, Not even with friends.
Nintendo won't talk about it, but I think the reason for no voice chat in Splatoon is that they don't have the technical expertise to get it implemented. They've been far behind the curve in hardware for years, and they've also been very slow to learn how to make HD Era games. Plus of course, they're obsessed with making "family friendly" games, and afraid that adding voice chat to any of their games will damage that image.
Weird how people used Bayonetta 2 to prove the Wii U is a mature console only for this to prove otherwise. If they want to protect the players thats fine but at least make it an OPTION for others to mute people. ;)
Voice chat doesnt make anything MATURE....its just an additional feature that improves enjoyability in a game. This doesnt discredit Wii U as a mature console, it just proves Nintendo makes assanine decisions !!
They've already talked about why it isn't included. You're just drawing dumb conclusions from fantasies.
Do you believe the real reason a multi billion corp decided not to include the OPTION for anyone to use voice chat because one of their developers had a bad experience? Most of the time Nintendo does not even TRY to sound credible when giving excuses for their unpopular decisions- We may never know the real reason but it probably has to do with cost -
Nope. They do talk about it. The gamepad has a waypoint feature for teammates. The gamepad is the reason for no voice chat.
Don't have the technical expertise!? L,O and L.
Technical expertise... Of course not. And even if they didn't, a multi billionary company has the resources to teach their employees how to bring voice chat to this kind of software.
Then let people turn it off at the start of the match. I did it all the time with Uncharted 2. Match finds players, people pick map, select mute all and I'm on my way
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i gave up on anything online with nintendo years ago... they just dont give a _ _ _ K for some reason but you can't take this game serious online ranked modes because how does teamwork happen without communication? for this guy to get that butt hurt with people being mean over voice chat and take it out just because of his experience is enough for me to pass
"how does teamwork happen without communication?" Ever played domination-type matches in shooters? This is a more info-heavy version of that: Team mates will naturally converge and cooperate in specific areas that need to be covered, in Splatoon, because the game pad will show everything that both teams are painting in real time. The game will also use callouts to tell you when you own or have lost a zone. We need VC for chatting in friend matches. Not for team coordination. And it's certainly not a good enough reason to skip the game entirely when it isn't the entire basis, nor even a major part, for why the game will be fun to play.
Something tells me you don't play too many online games because honestly I don't see how anyone can defend the exclusion of this important, yet very small feature. And no Skype doesn't justify the absence of voice chat when the game should have the OPTION to talk with other players from the start ;)
You know we use to play online games all of the time without voice chat. Heck the only chat we had was keyboard lol. Man those games where great too. I'll be playing this along with others that don't need voice chat. The game isn't that complicated to need it and seriously 4 on 4 and you can't tell what is going on? How slow are kids these days... maybe we should make cars that drive for them. The voice chat is very similar to the quake and unreal tournament match chat rooms. You know the guys that suck but come online just to chat. Then they all would get kicked lol. Maybe older gamers don't miss in game chatting because we had arcades and meeting random gamers was a real thing. Nintendo should find away to bring that back. I hope nintendo listens and offer a unlockable call the whaler lol. Which would be a chat feature and rule changing feature to extend the game. I think they should release with out chat to see if we got a bunch of fakers here. Then add the chat later to see if it even matter. I'm use to situational game play so it doesn't matter to me ether way.
Its sad that there is no voice chat since the game genuinely looks fresh, new and fun. Fun that would be even better if you can at least talk with your party/friends. Oh well ... guess I will need Skype/oovoo but that shouldn't be necessary.
No voice chat is just whatever to me. No custom playlists though? Yeah that is a much more annoying deal and should absolutely be in there.
The answer is simple, don't buy it until they include it in.
The problem is that the game looks really fresh and creative and new. And it would be a shame if it doesn't sell and Nintendo never makes another one or expands on the franchise. So it's like there is a lot to like about the game but what should have been an automatic inclusion ... voice chat .... might prevent it from selling thus destroying a promising new potential franchise and instead we will just get more Mario games instead since it's safer.
Don't worry they don't care about sales in theses types of games,golden eye,perfect dark,metroid prime were great games what sell good,but even with that they choose to stop doing theses types of games because are not family friendly.
Goldeneye did get a spiritual sequel in Perfect Dark. Perfect Dark Zero was originally going to be put on the Gamecube before MS acquired Rare. Metroid Prime got 2 sequels and a side title in Hunters. Wtf are you talking about Dark?
@dark-kyon Nintendo didn't make Golden Eye or Perfect Dark, Rare did.
I like what Splatoon has already, but I'm not so biased to say I wouldn't want more features that would enhance the gameplay experience.
In-game voice chat is not worth boycotting a game. Nintendo should incorporate a friend party chat system on Wii U instead.
Nintendo fans have decided its time for the director of Splatoon, Yusuke Amano, to include VOICE CHAT in Splatoon! Its NOA's job to evaluate their audience and see what features should be included in a game when its being translated from Japan.They are supposed to be our VOICE, but they fail to step up to NOJ and say, this feature is popular in USA and its needed. Wii U continues to sell far behind its competition because of decisions like this. Its time for Nintendo to step up to the plate and stop living in the past !!
Voice chat is for babies.
For one thing the game doesn't look good to me. For another, the online is Dreamcast era s***. Get real Nintendo, I won't support this.
"With recent news of Splatoon not featuring voice chat for, not technical reasons, not deadline limitations, but because the director of Splatoon, Yusuke Amano, deeming it part of the toxicity of online gaming. " I've HEARD voice chatter during online Call of Duty matches... The man's got a d*** good point. is there anyone out there that can play a FPS without swearing every 2 seconds?
I think people are arguing for the wrong features. What the WiiU needs to incorporate is a custom Skype app where players can video chat after matches or voice chat while they're playing whatever game they might be playing(not just individual titles). Just allow these functions to only take place between friends and that solves everyone's problems. I personally don't really care to talk to strangers on the Internet, but I can also see where matches in splatoon might be too short to even think about incorporating live chat. The game is so fast and frenetic, that what would you strategies about realistically? But I do see how this is a problem for many that may just want to have a casual conversation with friends or family. To me this is still a system wide issue that Nintendo needs to address and not a individual game situation.
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