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  • Summary: Ink-splatting action is back and fresher than ever. Get hyped for the sequel to the game about splatting ink and claiming turf, as the squid-like Inklings return in a colorful and chaotic 4 vs. 4 action shooter. For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go via local multiplayer inInk-splatting action is back and fresher than ever. Get hyped for the sequel to the game about splatting ink and claiming turf, as the squid-like Inklings return in a colorful and chaotic 4 vs. 4 action shooter. For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go via local multiplayer in portable play styles. You can also compete in frenetic online matches like before. Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon, and two years have also passed in the game world, leading to an evolution in fashion trends and new styles of weapons and gear. Staying fresh never looked so good. Features: New weapons New dual-wielding Splat Dualies join the action, complete with a new Dodge Roll move. Mainstays like the Splat Roller and Splat Charger have also been remixed to include new gameplay mechanics and brand-new special weapons. Local and Online Multiplayer In a first for the series, compete in local multiplayer Turf War battles, whether in TV mode or on-the-go in handheld or tabletop modes. Online battles also make a return. New ways to play Play using the Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, both of which allow for gyro controls for better aiming and control. New Trends Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon in real life, and two years have also passed in the game world. Some familiar characters return under different circumstances, and new characters are introduced as well. Fresh Updates - Similar to Splatoon for Wii U, updates will roll out post-launch, adding new content. Smart Device Support An upcoming smart-phone application for the Nintendo Switch system will enhance matchmaking and allow for voice chat options. Turf War Iconic 4 vs. 4 Turf War battles return. The goal is to splat ink on as much territory as possible, while strategically submerging yourself in your team's colors and blasting your enemies. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 100
  2. Negative: 0 out of 100
  1. Jul 27, 2017
    100
    The improved single-player experience, the enhanced and multitude of online modes for all skill levels and Salmon Run which is just a ton of fun make Splatoon 2 the complete Switch game. The game’s style and charm are terrific and it runs at an amazing 1080p 60fps rock solid the entire time. With a year or more of updates promised and regular Splatfests planned, Splatoon 2 will among your most played games for a while to come.
  2. Jul 18, 2017
    90
    Splatoon 2 takes what was great of the original game and improves every aspect, every detail of the experience. It's a fun and compelling product, a true Nintendo game.
  3. 90
    Splatoon 2 has a lot of substance, and every bit of it is literally oozing with style. Keeping everything that made the original game great while expanding on modes, fashion, weapons and features, this is a powerfully addictive family-friendly shooter.
  4. Jul 18, 2017
    83
    A great evolution of Splatoon's original formula, but doesn't do enough to become a real contender on the competitive scene.
  5. Jul 31, 2017
    80
    Despite the wireless issues, weird schedules, and a bit of familiarity, Splatoon 2 comes out on top overall. The various modes, weapons, and gear offer a lot of strategic options to experiment with, but anyone can jump in, have fun, and feel like they’re contributing. It’s easy to get carried away for hours, splattering the world with ink, and we look forward to seeing how Splatoon 2 expands as Nintendo adds new elements over the coming months.
  6. Jul 19, 2017
    80
    Splatoon 2 is the equivalent to a beautiful, but moody girlfriend. Mostly you have a great time, but sometimes the inherited quirks are too much to bear. Having said that, the mechanics of this ink shooter still feel fresh, but some lack of content is still evident - as is the problem with time restrictions with certain modes (e.g. Salmon Run) and the finicky online app. (updated 07/21/17)
  7. Jul 18, 2017
    60
    When it comes down to it, there are too many things Nintendo could have cut from Splatoon 2 to turn it into a faster, more furious, and more focused game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 360
  1. Jul 21, 2017
    10
    If you liked the first one, you´ll love this sequel. Better graphics, new modes and weapons, better single player experience, it´s just a niceIf you liked the first one, you´ll love this sequel. Better graphics, new modes and weapons, better single player experience, it´s just a nice fast and fun package that you just can´t get enough. Expand
  2. Dec 2, 2018
    10
    The shooter genre is very divisive for me. But I absolutely adored my time with Splatoon 2. I had not played the first, so I went in with aThe shooter genre is very divisive for me. But I absolutely adored my time with Splatoon 2. I had not played the first, so I went in with a clean slate. And it immediately became one of my favorite Switch games. There are several different multiplayer modes, each with endless replayability, with Rainmaker being my favorite of the bunch. There is also Salmon Run, a team-based zombie fish survival mode. It's WAY more fun than it sounds. If multiplayer isn't doing it for you, then you also have the Octo Canyon and Octo Expansion single player modes to work through, each with their own level of enjoyment. When you're not doing any of that, you can customize your character with hundreds of different clothing options, or enjoy random posts in the plaza. Overall, Splatoon 2 is a phenomenal game. Just prepare to get salty at either losing matches or at the occasionally bad connections. Expand
  3. Jul 29, 2017
    10
    The Perfect Shooter! You don't need to play the first game in this magnificent series to enjoy the beauty which is Splatoon 2! AmazingThe Perfect Shooter! You don't need to play the first game in this magnificent series to enjoy the beauty which is Splatoon 2! Amazing graphics, several different game modes such as tower control and splat zones and more, and even an outstanding single player experience! and if that doesn't make a great game i don't know what does! Expand
  4. Oct 10, 2017
    9
    Arte: 10/10
    Musica: 10/10
    Gameplay: 9/10 (armas muy rotas en el competitivo) Single Player: 7/10 lo encontre muy facil y monotono
    Arte: 10/10
    Musica: 10/10
    Gameplay: 9/10 (armas muy rotas en el competitivo)
    Single Player: 7/10 lo encontre muy facil y monotono
    Multiplayer: 9/10 No tiene split screen en online, no puedes jugar duo ranked, no puedes cambiar las armas y equipo mientras esperas en la sala, salmon run solo disponible en algunos momentos del dia o semana

    Nota final: 9/10
    Opinion personal: Uno de los shooters mas innovadores de la ultima generacion, brinda un aire fresco a este genero, muy entretenido.
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  5. Feb 28, 2020
    9
    I gave this game a 9 and not a ten because there is actually technically nothing wrong with the game it has great graphics fun a multiplayer aI gave this game a 9 and not a ten because there is actually technically nothing wrong with the game it has great graphics fun a multiplayer a story mode which is great for getting into the game, the weapon and clothing options/customization are some of the best i have seen in any game and salmon run is just an amazing addition. Having said that my main complaints are the multiplayer matchmaking system as of now Feb 29 2020 24 multiplayer maps which is more than enough but the system of choosing stages is flawed where in you will randomly get selected one of two stages which are randomly generated over 2 hours which means everyday your favorite stage will be on once but that does not mean you will get to play it as when it is on you could be at school, work or literally anything i think they should do the same stage selection as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe where every race you will get 3 new stages to chose from and if you do not like them you can always choose random this is good because if you do not like the 2 stages that have been chosen you basically cant play for 2 hours which is just Nintendo hurting its own player count also same with the ranked modes which there are 4 which you should just be able to choose your preferred mode and also there is no reason that salmon run should be open 24/7. There are also many things i would add that would make this game one of the best but that is not the fault of the game it is just something i would add to the next one. Expand
  6. Apr 3, 2018
    8
    Splatoon 2 é a minha primeira vez nessa franquia da Nintendo, multiplayer muito diveriido rápido, o próprio esquema em como ganhar uma partidaSplatoon 2 é a minha primeira vez nessa franquia da Nintendo, multiplayer muito diveriido rápido, o próprio esquema em como ganhar uma partida é legar, seja com invasões do lado do time inimigo, ou caçar a equipe inimiga, neutralizando para a sua equipe dominar pontos específicos, infelizmente só não é 10, pelo sistema arcaico , tudo bem a falta de voice chat, mas enquanto espera a partida, poderia haver uma forma de chat, nem que seja do mario kart..fez falta pra min.O single player ainda nao joguei muito , mas o foco principal é da parte multiplayer Expand
  7. Dec 24, 2019
    0
    Könnte man das Spiel zu 2 an einer Konsole spielen wäre es ein ganz witziges Spiel so ist es nur abzocke

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