I missed out on experiencing Splatoon for the Wii U, so my experience with Splatoon 2 on the Switch is untampered by some complaints I've heard by people who did play it on the Wii U, namely the fact that they're calling it a sequel, though there's a sparsity of new features and overall it doesn't feel as though Nintendo heeded the feedback they received from the first game. If they had called it a "deluxe" edition, as they did with Mario Kart 8 on the Switch, rather than "Splatoon 2," I think the disappointment could have been avoided.
But luckily, this is the first experience I've had with the game, so my impressions are overall very positive, if number of playtime hours displayed on my Switch's profile are any indication, which would be 70 hours within just a month getting the game, and I don't see myself taking a break from it any time soon. I'll make a list of pros and cons, starting with the cons:
-there really should be more modes than there are. What is there is apparently fun enough to drain 70 hours of my life throughout the course of a single month, but with only four modes (five if you include Salmon Run, which is only available on specific days at specific times), it really does make you wish for more
-the single player campaign is fine, but there really is a lot more potential for it, given that the core gameplay mechanics are so unique. And locating the actual levels in each of the five worlds is irritating
-there are a lot of different loading screens in the community area, whether you walk into a shop, walk into the lobby, walk into the Salmon Run waiting area, or equip new gear. A loading screen pops up for everything
-the game does not do a good job of acclimating new players to the different features, and things you can do. There are some things I just recently found out about (after playing for a month), such as all the different things Murch can do for you, like ordering specific gear items you like that you see players in the community area wearing, or scrubbing slots, or collecting ability chunks, etc. That's probably my fault for not going out of my way to talk to the NPCs, but I still wish there had been a more comprehensive tutorial available somewhere (maybe there is, I just have to go out of my way to find it, I have no idea. Most informative and useful things to know in this game you need to go out of your way to find out about, which is frustrating)
-that freaking "talk show" that comes up EVERY time you turn the game back on, and is completely unskippable, wasting 45 second of my life on information that can me conveyed in three seconds, makes me want to rip my hair out. What the hell was Nintendo thinking when they made that unskippable, and why the hell has there not been an update allowing you to skip it after almost a year since the game was released?
-there isn't an option to save replays of matches. The screenshot button allows you to record up to 30 seconds of footage, but there's no way I can know something awesome is going to happen before I start recording. Really wish they would include a replay feature.
-I am not convinced it is conceivably possible to win a match if one of your team mates dips out last minute. One time I got stuck on a team of three and we made it within four percent of winning, but that is the closest I've ever seen it. Typically it's just a slaughter. It isn't as if their team has an edge over you, and you're simply fighting with the odds stacked against you. Nope. You're just done.
-no split screen competition of coop. I'd love to play it with my wife, but we'd have to get a second Switch and a second copy of the game, which is a shame.
All that being said, this is still some of the most straight up fun I've ever had with a game.
-kids that are also squids
-game mechanics are super unique
-matches can be ridiculously tense
-you play as kids, and squids
-there may be a lack of modes, but the sheer amount of mileage you get out of such few modes is amazing
-customization options are expansive, but it never feels as though other players have an unfair advantage over you because they have better gear
-First I'm a kid, then I'm a squid, then I'm a kid, then I'm a squid
-all of the control options feel good, whether I'm using joy cons, my pro controller, or handheld mode
-no lootboxes, no paywalls, no "pay to win" features. You buy the game, you play the game, the end
-so many colors
-there are kids and there are squids and the kids are also squids
- ASIN: B01N9QVIRV
- Dimensões do produto: 1,3 x 10,4 x 16,8 cm ; 68 g
- Dimensões do pacote: 16,8 x 10,4 x 1,3 cm ; 159 g
- Modelo: SWSwitchTitle3_WiiU
- Código de barras: 0045496590505
- Data de lançamento: 4 de dezembro de 2018
- Avaliação média: Seja o primeiro a avaliar este item
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