Lliam Ahearn at GameCloud Australia writes:
"Splatoon is the freshest Nintendo game AND competitive shooter I’ve played for a long time. So long as Nintendo keeps the free content coming, this is a fun time worth having. It’d be nice to be able to play more than two maps at any time, to change weapons on the fly, or just skip the ‘news’ video that plays every time you’re in Inkopolis. Compared to how much fun painting the world can be though, these are petty complaints."