Splatoon is uncharted territory for Nintendo. Removing the flashy Nickelodeon aesthetic and totally awesome “squidcore” soundtrack, this is a third-person shooter with a heavy emphasis on online play. Nintendo rarely makes games that check off both of those boxes. Maybe they should dip into unfamiliar genres more often, because Splatoon is incredible every step of the way, despite a few frustrating limitations and choices. The online is addictive and packed with depth and strategy. The single-player adventure, while short, rightfully earns comparisons to 3D Mario games. This is a full package that contains more unbridled joy and fun than you can shake a squid at.