Games like Splatoon don’t come around too often. It’s fresh and exciting in ways that are rarely seen. Marching to the beat of its own drum, Splatoon is bursting with style. So much so, that in a different era it would have made an excellent addition to the Dreamcast library. Yet despite everything it does right, the game also feels sparse, lacking in several basic areas.
Splatoon is all about ink. Your character--a boy or girl of your choosing--is made of it, all of the available weapons spew, squirt, or blast it, and the objective is usually to spread as much of it around as possible. The ink is what separates Splatoon from other online shooters. While many games in the genre emphasize kill count, Splatoon focuses on controlling space.