Splatoon Review

I have never seen the boys so animated about a Wii U game as when I told them we were going to review Splatoon – even Hubby was itching to get in on the action from the word go.

Splatoon is a third-person action shooter games aimed at ages 7 that involves shooting each other with paint.  Splatter your enemies and claim your turf as the ink-spewing, squid-like characters called Inklings.  You can challenge your friends in chaotic four-on-four matches, in which the goal is to get your ink on as many places as possible and claim your turf, all while strategically submerging yourself in your team’s colours and blasting your enemies.

Unlike most shooters, Splatoon is not about shooting people; other players act as tough obstacles for the player to counter, instead Splatoon is about covering the arena in as much icky goo as possible. This is so much fun for all the family and the giggles and screeches from the other room are proof that its a fun game.

Kian plays Call of Duty, Halo etc, but Splatoon is the only one that is new, fun, fresh and original. Each weapon is so unique and each one completely changes how you play the game and it is very simple to play.  You control your inklings with a combination of the stick and gyro which allows large, quick movements and fine aim adjusting simultaneously.

Splatoon Review

You shoot ink with the right trigger and turn into a squid with the left. While swimming through your own ink in squid form you replenish ink and travel at speed while remaining hidden, so effectively you can hide, dash and reload with the same button.

Team up and take on other teams in an action-filled battle to cover the level with as much ink as possible. Spray walls to access hard-to-reach areas.  Covering more territory with ink unlocks powered-up super weapons that can be used to attack rivals or cover more turf.

Strategy is everything. Defeat enemies to splatter them in an explosion of ink, covering more turf for your team. But choose wisely: Players who only go after the enemy might find their turf redecorated in their enemies’ colours.

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