Splatoon Review - What Were They Inking?

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Splatoon Review - What Were They Inking?

A better game than it has any right to be.

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Zhukov

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Is the Escapist ever going to do video reviews again?

As it is, I get significantly more and significantly better information on a game from a quick Youtube search.
 

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Well this sounds promising.
I wasn't expecting too much out of the singel player thing but it might actually be a bit of fun!
And no matter what this review would've said, I still would've bought this :p
 

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I hope if I purchase it digital to be able to play it later tonight.
 

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IGN review: 7.8/10 too much ink

EDIT: Now seriously. I don't know if IGN is going smart or don't want to give it hype; but they are leaving the game unscored until they test the multiplayer at release.
 

JonB

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Guffe said:
I wasn't expecting too much out of the singel player thing but it might actually be a bit of fun!
Honestly I was expecting it to be super garbage, but it's about as fun as, say, super mario 3d world - even if it's way shorter.
 

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JonB said:
Guffe said:
I wasn't expecting too much out of the singel player thing but it might actually be a bit of fun!
Honestly I was expecting it to be super garbage, but it's about as fun as, say, super mario 3d world - even if it's way shorter.
Oh maaan, >_<
Now when you said that I just have to keep myself from having too high expectations :p
Expectations are bad for game and movies, specially high expectations xD
 

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Is it just me, or does the line "What were they inking?" suggest the review was going to be negative? That's the only reason I even bothered checking the review.
 

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razer17 said:
Is it just me, or does the line "What were they inking?" suggest the review was going to be negative? That's the only reason I even bothered checking the review.
It make me think of AVGN trying to play Splatoon for some reason...

OT: I was already sold on this game pre-Direct, so this is definitely going on my "To-Buy-After-Obtaining-A-Wii-U" list...
 

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so Nintendo make another fun game - news at 11!

Does nintendo ever release bad games? Still the wii U is languishing. Retro fans should buy wii u's when they become cheap soon as this system is going to be the expensive cult favourite 7-10 years from now.
 

Paragon Fury

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People keep doubting Nintendo, and Nintendo keeps dumping on them.

You think they'd learn by now.
 

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razer17 said:
Is it just me, or does the line "What were they inking?" suggest the review was going to be negative? That's the only reason I even bothered checking the review.
*waves*

It certainly would have been funny if this game somehow turned out to be crap, or the reviewer turned out to be full of crap. Even after seeing footage of the beta tests, it's not entirely out of the question that the game would be marred by some bad decision or just terrible online like Animal Crossing: New Leaf had. I myself am not especially on board with the idea of a progression system where people are rewarded for playing more by being given an automatic advantage over other players; newbies have enough to contend with already. If anyone was smart enough to not try to copy Call of Duty, I was hoping it wouldn't be Nintendo.

Still, first new proper first-party IP from Nintendo in quite a while, eh? Hopefully this turns out to be the system seller they've been desperately needing.
 

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I'm glad the reviews have been positive all around. I hope the game does well enough for Nintendo to really focus on making more new IPs, if only so we can get new fighters in future Smash Bros. games. And for making the Nintendo series lineup bigger of course. :p
 

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EDIT: Swiggty Swoogity. I edited this booty.
Yep, definitely an escapist article. Nice to hear the games fun though!
 

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Having managed to play a little during the last testfire I'm really glad to hear it has some solid stuff to offer besides that one multiplayer gametype. Don't get me wrong that one gametype is a ton of fun, but not worth 60 dollars, knowing now that it has some other good stuff to offer I might have to pick it up.

Also yeah, gonna have to agree with the rest of this thread the title had me expecting a negative review (or rather dreading it, since I've been interested in the game for a bit now). Glad to see that's not the case though, and can appreciate the pun.
 

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Steve the Pocket said:
Still, first new proper first-party IP from Nintendo in quite a while, eh?
14 years.

And step off my title. This is a game they never should have made because it shouldn't be good, and yet it is. It's a casual title in a hardcore genre.

What were they fucking thinking?
 

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Does this mean that the Escapist won't put Yahtzee to play Splatoon for a Zero Punctuation episode? If so, would he feel lucky or unlucky?
 

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I expect this has far too much material for Zero Punctuation video not to be made.

Just the intro would be

"here is a game that asks the hard questions.
I'm a kid or are you fucking kidding me with your marketing Nintendo
Go sit in the corner and explain yourself yourself
A game about small boys and girls,
who turn into squids to spill bodily fluids across a map."

Cannot wait
 

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CaitSeith said:
Does this mean that the Escapist won't put Yahtzee to play Splatoon for a Zero Punctuation episode? If so, would he feel lucky or unlucky?
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