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  • Summary: Splatoon is a four-on-four multiplayer action game that drops players into a battle arena that two teams strive to claim as their own. Players of each team spray ink on the ground around them while blotting out the opposing team members in turf war competitions. Each character can turn intoSplatoon is a four-on-four multiplayer action game that drops players into a battle arena that two teams strive to claim as their own. Players of each team spray ink on the ground around them while blotting out the opposing team members in turf war competitions. Each character can turn into a squid-like character and swim through his or her own teams ink - gliding up and down walls and under floors - with ease. Using intuitive controls made possible with the Wii U GamePads gyro sensor makes it easy to look around and aim, and the on-screen map displays the entire arena at a glance, both of which feel great and redefine multiplayer action. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 88
  2. Negative: 0 out of 88
  1. Nov 10, 2015
    100
    There’s nothing else quite like it, nor the cathartic dopamine jolt to be had when you squid-skim up a paint-smeared quarter pipe, an Inkzooka at the ready, leap over the edge, take aim with your weapon, and reduce a startled opponent to goo.
  2. 90
    Overall, Splatoon makes for an amazing online game, likely the most engaging online experience Nintendo has ever made.
  3. Games Master UK
    Aug 5, 2015
    86
    The shooter transformed, but with enough initial problems to stop it short of classic status. [Aug 2015, p.60]
  4. May 27, 2015
    80
    While Splatoon isn't quite the revelation some were hoping for, it's stupidly fun. The only concern is longevity, with the brief single-player and only two main modes to play online.
  5. Jun 10, 2015
    80
    Splatoon is a colorful and fun addition to the action genre, that managed to entertain both the hardcore and the casual gamer. The online solution may need some work, but in any other way this is one of the best game for the Wii U.
  6. Power Unlimited
    Jul 24, 2015
    78
    The core gameplay is refreshing and enjoyable but limited in weird ways. [Jul 2015, p.065]
  7. May 27, 2015
    60
    The lack of a chat feature just ends up making Splatoon a game that rewards smart teamwork but doesn’t give players tools to communicate.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 427
  1. May 29, 2015
    10
    The game it's amazing I think that it's true when nintendo says that this game is the MarioKart of the Shooters.
    Some people is cheating
    The game it's amazing I think that it's true when nintendo says that this game is the MarioKart of the Shooters.
    Some people is cheating about the lack of content but the game is amazing and the updates will solve this.
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  2. Oct 31, 2019
    10
    This game is a real turn for the shooter franchise. It let's nintendo use the shooter name into a PG material. It's colourful, vibrate, andThis game is a real turn for the shooter franchise. It let's nintendo use the shooter name into a PG material. It's colourful, vibrate, and has great modes. The single-player is clever and the online worked to a extent. Expand
  3. May 30, 2015
    10
    This is hands down the best game on the wii u yes better then smash. The game is very simple but it is so much fun to play because of howThis is hands down the best game on the wii u yes better then smash. The game is very simple but it is so much fun to play because of how simple it is. Now the base of the game is the multiplayer but the singleplayer is great and has so much content in it and if we count the amiibo as single player there is alot of content in that and thats not eve saying anything about the multiplayer which is also very fun.

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  4. Dec 7, 2020
    9
    You know if Nintendo tackles a popular genre in video games they are gonna do something new and interesting. Splatoon takes the shooter genreYou know if Nintendo tackles a popular genre in video games they are gonna do something new and interesting. Splatoon takes the shooter genre and does something completely new with it. I mean how does Nintendo come up with these ideas. Splatoon is one of the best multiplayer games I have ever played. It is extremely addicting, and really fun. It is the one of the only games I can say I'm kind of good at. The story is really fun too. All the missions feel original and unique. Overall Splatoon is just a really fun time. I give it a 9/10 and an A. Expand
  5. Jun 12, 2015
    9
    It's a great shooter with fun mechanics that feels intuitive and fresh! I really think this game deserves a 10, but some issues with theIt's a great shooter with fun mechanics that feels intuitive and fresh! I really think this game deserves a 10, but some issues with the online is making me give it a 9 - disconnects issues. Hopefully it'll change with time! Overall, this game is really fun and that's what matters in the end! Expand
  6. May 30, 2015
    8
    All around beautiful in terms of color, look, music, and game play. Replay value is extremely high and is a highly competitive as well asAll around beautiful in terms of color, look, music, and game play. Replay value is extremely high and is a highly competitive as well as addicting game from the start. The lack of voice chat doesn't bother me, but I was hoping for a little more variety with clothing, weapons, and stages, but it leaves more room for improvement if there's to be a Splatoon 2. Expand
  7. Feb 27, 2022
    0
    If you ever wanted a game that is all load screens and 1 minute of gameplay then this game is for you

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