After relying on their old IPs for ages, Nintendo released Splatoon, an unconventional, unique, fun shooter that proved Nintendo could still change gaming.
No, Splatoon didn't change gaming. It used the same premise that has been used in multiplayer "shooters" for decades. The only thing it changed was give people with a WiiU something to do and talk about.
what is that premise exactly?
Might be a really good game, idk, but the design of the characters looks so boring to me. I haven't played overwatch, seems like a really boring game but the design there at least looks interesting
Splatoon is anything but boring. It's as if Nintendo took Jet Set Radio and made it into a shooter with their own look to it. Really great game and nice looking to boot.
It's a decent fun game, but it can be really cheesy with spawn camping. Small maps, slow movement (when not a squid), limited player count, limited map rotation, only short matches. The game has a lot of flaws. The motion controls are not all that with Splatoon. It 'works' (or doesn't) because of the limitations I describe above. If they wanted people to use these controls in any other mainstream shooter, you'd be destroyed. It's a nice first attempt by Nintendo into the shooter genre, but let's face it... what they need to copy is Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare.... but with Nintendo characters. I've been saying this for years now. Mario vs Bowser: Mushroom Kingdom Warfare. This thing would blow away Splatoon. A great use of all their IP's in a legitimate shooter game, still in cartoonish format Nintendo loves. Splatoon isn't a real shooter like that. A Mario vs Bowser would bring in people who love shooters, and help give someone a reason to buy a Switch. But, sadly Switch probably doesn't have the power to do this given the rumors of less then 400 GFlops circa 2008. Whenever I play Splatoon it simply feels like a demo. There should be much more there, but there isn't.
I disagree about the motion controls. I think that they would work great in almost any console FPS. As for your Mario vs Bowser idea, that sounds awesome
Actually purchased this game earlier this year. I need to give it a go.
It's awesome. You won't regret it
Splatoon is the funniest MP shooter Ive ever played. This game straight up flushes other AAA shooters down the toilet
Never played it but i'll be picking that splatoon switch bundle "if there is one" day one It looks like super fun game
Yesss, glad to see others who like the game as much as me
Someone didn't play Captain Rainbow. Nintendo has around 80 new IPs since 2001. A lot of them are smaller titles and some pretty weird. Splatoon was just the most successful one in a while. Good game,gives me a JSR vibe from Nintendo even tho different genre.
Captain Rainbow came out only in Japan. So, anyone not in Japan missed on that game. That's a lot of "someones". When it comes to big, noticeable new IPs that are released worldwide, Nintendo actually makes very few of them. On the other hand, they have a much bigger library of big IPs than either Sony or Microsoft, so I don't mind that much. On top of that, Nintendo actually shakes the formulas of their own IPs pretty often, so they very rarely feel stale.
I will gladly play captain rainbow the day they release it worldwide, if that ever happens. As for their IPs, are you sure? I know they've had a lot of small ones, but what would u consider to be a big IP thats come or since then?
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