The Splatoon Global Testfire began tonight - was it enough to sell this player on the game? That answer is yes.
It does look fun, but a competitive shooter without voice chat? How are you supposed to coordinate strategy?
I played it and there is zero need for it. Everything is in small spaces and so frantic no time for voice chat plus you see everything going on the map on the gamepad. Matches were 3 minutes and in that time for a turf ware it's simple paint more than them.
Voice chat is necessary. So far it seems like a very team oriented game. 1.5 hours until the next session.
@ Mike No, the VC was not needed for team coordination. It's just like Ryudo said: matches are so quick and chaotic, and arenas just small enough, that being able to chat would make zero difference in overall coordination of teams. Most of the time, your opponents are going to be right on top of you before coordination through voice chat would even have a chance to make a difference. All team coordination takes place on the fly through attentive observation and simply knowing where the hot zones are. Everyone converges naturally. It would be nice to have chat in friend matches just for fun conversation, but Splatoon has proven beyong a shadow of a doubt that voice chat is not needed for team coordination. You don't need someone directing you to figure things out in this game.
Mike you are so missing out man. I know you don't have a wiiu yet you are always here in articles yet we are having so much fun man. You have two choices... tap your team mate to jump there or flank them and recover base. It is very easy to see. It is like a chaotic puzzle. So having voice chat would be a bunch of wait, stop, help mommy lol. This is how we use to play online shooters. There is nothing to complicated here. Camping will not save you! Go get a wiiu man. Don't tell me you are broke! You know you want one ha.
I'll can wait as I'm already sold. I have never played a game quite like this before. I need to catch up on some of my older games anyway and State of Decay is taking up a lot of my time at the moment as well.
I was NOT impressed by the demo, beta, or whatever it's called. So much that I'm no longer going to pre-order it (but instead, borrow it first). Moving left of right with the right stick and Aiming with the motion controls is REALLY difficult, like trying to learn to use 3 analog sticks with only two hands. Turn it off and use only the right stick, the dead zones and sensitivity (even adjusted) is almost just as difficult and, just weird. That is coming from someone really good at shooters! And get this, you can't even change anything to do with the controls, or even quit and match, without turning off the Wii U, or grinding through the match and then quitting. Really?
uh before going online you can turn it off in the option and change the sensitivity
I found the motion controls sucked and aiming with the right stick sucked almost just as much. For some reason the vertical sensitivity is higher than the horizontal sensitivity when they should both move at the same speed. The sensitivity option applys to both instead of letting us control them individually which means they should give us a option for vertical and horizontal sensitivitys. If you get the vertical sensitivity the way you like the horizontal sensitivity is too low and if you get the horizontal sensitivity the way you like the vertical sensitivity is too high. Why shooters sometimes have mismatching sensitivitys without any option to change them separately I will never know.
The aiming is fine, takes a bit of time to get used to at first but I picked them up pretty quickly... Pressing Y to recalibrate helps at times too
It took no time at all for me to get used to controls. Aiming while moving was a breeze and if I ever grew disoriented, recentering my aim was just a press of the Y button away. I don't want to insult you, but I cannot comprehend how you could have had a difficult time with the controls on this game. My MOTHER could control this and she doesn't even PLAY shooters. That's how easy it was. Maybe you just need more practicing with the game. It sounds like all you need is more time to get a grip on the controls.
And all those on neogaf saying there is no lag; really? They've obviously never heard of lag compensation and smoothing to hide it. I died without even being rolled over and had seen multiple double kills.
When a roller player dies the roller weapon itself doesn't lose momentum instantly, which is why you are getting doubled KO'd.
Dude he is getting so owned lol.
I had a BLAST Team Splattershot!!!
I'm eager to see the other modes and maps. I'm not sure if 4v4 is enough, maybe it's because I didn't look for fights but I spent most of my time alone filling the map, could at least be 5v5. The game runs smooth and looks great. Weapon balance could use some work, but the game has potential. I really hope they remove the 2 map every 4 hours limitation for online.
No voice chat, no violence, no graphics. Nintendo in a nutshell. It looks fun for a minute, but no longevity. A Metroid shooter would be MUCH more welcome.
You call yourself a gamer yet fail to embrace the different styles of games that exist in the industry. I feel sad for you.
No voice chat I played the game extensively there's no need, No Violence ummmm you still get killed off and explode just not with bullets or missiles. It was fun for longer before you talk about a game play it. You on here spreading ignorance and that is unfair to Nintendo as they have made a game worth it's weight in gold.
Sounds like you miss Call of Duty. Maybe go back to that and leave the rest of us alone? Couldn't hurt.
What does CoD have to do with anything? Did I say "gritty realistic FPS?" Or did I say a mother f*****' Metroid shooter would be better on Wii U? Who can say it wouldn't be? Who can disagree, who can say this crap is better than METROID?! Nintendo has a shooter series it just needs to use it! This Splatoon has a stupid name and looks stupid and childish. Nintendo needs to appeal to everyone, and with quality, not this crap I'd be embarrassed to play. This is why Wii U sells so little, they peg themselves as a toy. Have fun, kids. The only way I could see myself playing this basic-feature-lacking borefest is with my 5 yearold nephew for his sake if it has offline or two player split screen online. Gameplay mechanics seem solid, objectively but the rest is nearly offensive both aesthetically and content-wise.
We can tell you haven't played it. If you had you would see why this is better than metroid hunters. I'm one of the few that loved that arena based metroid game too. It's free try it out. Metroid could learn a lot from this game. You know they could do a metroid cross over with these two hmmmmm. True visually metroid could look better and works with the hype machine better. Yet splatoon really is a game you need to play. It is that good if you give it a chance.
I see Sonic in this picture.
Can't wait for the full game, haven't had this much fun on a shooter for years!
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