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Splatoon – The Only Online Shooter I’ve Ever Enjoyed

Nintendo had its “Splatoon Global Testfire” event this weekend, three hour long sessions over two days where WiiU owners could download and play a limited set of 4 v 4 online matches in the new squad based arena third person shooter game, Splatoon… I played all three sessions (yes even the one that had me up at 4am Sunday morning!) and this is what I though if it.

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Aery948d ago

He is wearing the Delsin's beanie. I love that beanie :D

ArnoDorian948d ago

Splat Splat Splat Splat :D

mikeslemonade948d ago

It's fun, but I'm sensing really thick Nintendo glasses from this guy.

Like it's fun for up to a hour on the demo. They gave us one hour long sessions on the demo, and by the 40 minute mark I was like "I'm getting bored".

The game is missing features: VOICE CHAT, leveling system, rank, stats etc. It's missing all the features from your traditional online game.

And don't give me the weak argument that "traditional" is what's wrong with online games. That's false because that's an option. No one is forcing you to do all those things. In COD you can be level 20 and beat a level 70.

3-4-5948d ago

* Can't wait to play this.

I opted not to try the demo, as I want my first experience to be the main game.

* Looks like that got a lot of little details right in this and that trumps no voice chat.

* Voice chat, if you watch the games of Splatoon being played, it wouldn't work like it does in BF or COD.

The chat would be more hectic and sporadic and a bunch of screaming gibberish.

wonderfulmonkeyman948d ago

Day 1 for me. Heck, I'll even do a public gaming session with it for fun.

G3n3raL86948d ago

Day 3 or 4 for me, waiting for some money to kick in:)

Skate-AK948d ago

At least that will be in time to redeem your free Wii U game.

freshslicepizza948d ago

this game might make me finally get a wii u. shame no voice chat but they are doing some interesting things with the gamepad. should be fun either way.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory948d ago

got minees pre-ordered.

Summee Fun with Smash, Mario Kart 8 and this!

bouzebbal948d ago

Spatoon for Wii U
Ultra SF4 for PS4
nice month for me! cant wait.

Lennoxb63948d ago

Jeez, how many online shooters have you played?

MasterCornholio948d ago

Why are you offended by his opinion?

Its possible for someone to play games like Halo, Call of Duty and Battlefield and not enjoy them.

Lennoxb63948d ago

I'm not offended, just curious at how many online shooters he's played. I know it's not too far fetched that everyone doesn't like the online shooters you've listed. Again I'm just curious.

PlayableGamez948d ago

He said online online shooter. Not FPS. That's a lot of other shooters he hasn't enjoyed. Unless he hasn't played to many shooters in his life.

One-Shot948d ago

If only there was voice chat.

gerbwmu948d ago

Best part of no voice chat was the un-interrupted squid death metal music on Saltspray Rig!

Summons75948d ago

If only voice chats weren't rampant with savage, undisciplined children...

One-Shot948d ago

You can't even do it with your friends though, and with 4 people teams that is the perfect thing for communication.

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