Splatoon Hype Thread. Hype = 7 GS: 8/10 HYPE EXCEEDED

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#1 Edited by PikachuDude860 (1810 posts) -

Whether your are hyped for it or not, Splatoon is one of the biggest games of 2015. And such a big game deserves a hype thread....So it can flop...Or surpass our expectations...Who knows?

GAMESPOT: 8/10

Splatoon Hype Thread.

Splatoon is an upcoming third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for Wii U, which is scheduled for release in Japan on May 28, 2015, and the rest of the world on May 29, 2015.

In Splatoon, the player shoots colorful ink at opponents as well as surfaces, which the player character can swim through to hide from enemies, increase movement speed, or climb up walls. In the online multiplayer mode, two teams vie to cover more of the map in their color of ink, while in the single-player campaign, the player infiltrates an enemy octopus army that uses its own arsenal of ink weapons. The title is a portmanteau of the words "splat" and "platoon."

Splatoon is primarily a team-based third-person shooter which is playable by up to eight players in online four-versus-four matches, although the game also features a single-player campaign.

Players control characters called Inklings, who have the ability to change between human and squid forms. In human form, Inklings can shoot colored ink across the game environment, with the player's goal being to cover the most territory in their team's color before the match ends. Transforming into a squid allows players to swim through ink of their own color, even up walls and through grates, hiding from the enemy and replenishing their ink supply in the process. Conversely, enemy ink is much slower to move across in human form.

Players can use their ink to try and "splatter" their opponents, which will send them back to their team's respawn point whilst also providing a large splat of ink.

Two online multiplayer modes have been announced: Turf War, in which two teams attempt to cover more of the arena in their own color of ink before time expires, and Splat Zones, a king of the hill-style mode where the teams try to control a designated area by keeping it covered in ink for a certain period of time.

In both online modes, players can use the Wii U GamePad to view a map of the surroundings and instantly launch towards the location of another teammate, as well as use optional gyroscopic controls to assist with aiming.

Players go into battle wielding a primary weapon, such as a mid-range gun, a sniper rifle, a giant paintbrush, or a giant paint roller; a secondary weapon, such as an ink grenade, an ink curtain, or an ink sprinkler; and a temporary special weapon (including a shield, an ink tornado launcher, and a rocket that drops an ink deluge from the sky) that can only be used after covering enough ground in ink. In addition, players can customize their character's movement speed and other statistics with different in-game outfits.

In the local multiplayer mode, two players compete to pop the most balloons. One player uses the television while the other uses the Gamepad's screen.[12]

In the single-player campaign mode, the player character must reach the end of each level while platforming, solving puzzles, and battling several types of enemies. While the online modes focus on simply painting the ground, the campaign mode focuses on using the ink to move forward. The game will also support Splatoon series amiibo, which unlock special missions that give the player extra equipment when completed.

Developer(s) Nintendo EAD Group No. 2.

Publisher(s) Nintendo.

Director(s) Yusuke Amano.

Tsubasa Sakaguchi.

Producer(s) Hisashi Nogami.

Programmer(s) Shintaro Sato.

Artist(s) Seita Inoue.

Composer(s) Toru Minegishi.

Platform(s) Wii U.

Release date(s) JP May 28, 2015.

EU May 29, 2015.

NA May 29, 2015.

Genre(s) Third-person shooter, Platformer.

Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer.

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#2 Edited by PikachuDude860 (1810 posts) -

Gonna start the hype at....8. I would say 9, but let's be real here.

I bet it'll get a 7...You know, because lack of "modern features". I just hope that it's a good game.

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#3 Posted by Wiiboxstation (1398 posts) -

I'll go with AA.

I'm one of the few hyped. Game has gotten great reviews by anybody that has actually played it.

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#4 Edited by SexyJazzCat (2796 posts) -

Hype is 0 for me.

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#5 Posted by freedomfreak (51270 posts) -

I'll wait until after the upcoming Direct.

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#6 Edited by PikachuDude860 (1810 posts) -

Just thought that I should add this.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015.

7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET.

Rumor has it that we'll see a Delfino Plaza stage from Mario Sunshine.

Leaked info.(I didn't read it because I didn't want any spoilers.)

Confirmed to be just spectulation. Darn click bait articles.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCAQqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Falwaysnintendo.com%2Fsplatoon-direct-contents-leaked-delfino-plaza-stage-and-more%2F&ei=3LFJVfWCD4abNs6OgIgJ&usg=AFQjCNFST_LjWc1YvwScw2uB_0gokpGb6A&sig2=PxyZGSWtjIaSmu3Hii4ezQ&bvm=bv.92291466,d.eXY

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#7 Edited by bunchanumbers (5709 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

I'll wait until after the upcoming Direct.

This. If everything works out and I like what I hear you'll see this.

*edit* you should add that the rumor is speculation and nothing more at this point.

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#8 Posted by PikachuDude860 (1810 posts) -

@bunchanumbers: Thanks for the info.

Wii U owners gonna be like...

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#9 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

Looks like a 6/10 kind of games. Only noticed because its on a platform with no shooters.

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#10 Posted by quatoe (7239 posts) -

I am hypes for this game. I believe it will get an 8,

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#11 Posted by superbuuman (6400 posts) -

7/10 but will probably score lower in reality. :P

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#12 Posted by deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20 (82724 posts) -

6/10.

I reserve the right to change this if the upcoming Direct changes my mind in either direction, though.

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#13 Posted by GameboyTroy (9159 posts) -

I think this will get an 8.

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#14 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (8602 posts) -

Will wait for the direct before passing judgement.

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#15 Posted by m_machine024 (15874 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

Looks like a 6/10 kind of games. Only noticed because its on a platform with no shooters.

The shooting is the least interesting gameplay aspect of the game tho.

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#16 Posted by ConanTheStoner (17373 posts) -

Hyping A.

Could have been so much more, but it seems like Nintendo are going out of their way to make sure this thing doesn't take off.

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#17 Edited by Bread_or_Decide (29244 posts) -

No useless voice chat?

Unique splatter style gameplay instead of typical COD snoozefest.

8

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#18 Edited by Heil68 (58244 posts) -

No chat?

No custom matches?

6/10

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#19 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (9158 posts) -

I'm guessing it'll get a 7 at the highest. The lack of modern features, like voice chat, and no customizable matches is going to drag it down.

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#20 Posted by DaVillain- (38031 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

No chat?

No custom matches?

6/10

This and same score.

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#21 Edited by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

7 at best.

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#22 Edited by Lord_Magikarp (374 posts) -

I dont image this being a big hit, people on wii u will play it cause the wii u was made to play nintendo games, but it will probably have the titanfall effect where people move on... 6/10

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#23 Edited by Bread_or_Decide (29244 posts) -

"Nintendo sucks it's only mario metroid zelda with them."

"New IP? Who cares it will suck."

"Nintendo sucks its only mario metroid zelda with them."

Gamers today disgust me. You deserve all the crap you're going to get this gen. May you be cursed with a wealth of DLC, half finished games, day one DLC, patches, glitches, and microtransactions. And may all your favorite games be given toys to life figurines. Amen.

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#24 Posted by Ross_the_Boss6 (3979 posts) -

7, I guess

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#25 Posted by SecretPolice (35358 posts) -

6.0 but GS will add the 2 mandatory points to a Nintendo game so officially a 8.0. :P

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#26 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (29244 posts) -

@SecretPolice said:

6.0 but GS will add the 2 mandatory points to a Nintendo game so officially a 8.0. :P

Yeah? What happened with Tropical Freeze and Rainbow Curse then?

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#27 Edited by nintendoboy16 (36580 posts) -

B or lower. Never had hope in it, made worse by no online and no customizable multiplayer options.

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#28 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (29244 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

B or lower. Never had hope in it, made worse by no online and no customizable multiplayer options.

I think you mean no voice chat, not no online. I mean it has online.

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#29 Posted by SecretPolice (35358 posts) -

@Bread_or_Decide:

Reviewers dropped the ball and since have been fired. :P

I kid, I kid.

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#30 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (9158 posts) -

@Bread_or_Decide said:

...What happened with Tropical Freeze...

That review was garbage. I forgot about it until you mentioned it. I think I've enjoyed Tropical Freeze more than any other Wii U game in my library. I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it is.

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#31 Posted by WitIsWisdom (5358 posts) -

Haters gunna hate, it's what they do. The game looks awesome and refreshing. I will buy this for my kids and go play it with them from time to time. I'm getting old... lol. Looks like a good one though. I'll say it gets an 8.

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#32 Edited by bunchanumbers (5709 posts) -

I'm gonna laugh if this gets AAAE.

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#33 Posted by Bardock47 (5429 posts) -

I am very optimistic about the game. I am hyping AAA, I am giving the benefit of the doubt here though. I am assuming that it has a solid single player, a good number of maps, well balanced, fun customization, and that the paint mechanic really pays off. Just basically, live up to the promise that has me so excited. I am disappointed over the lack of of basic network features like voice chat, hopefully there is a way to patch it in post launch if the demand still has Nintendo's attention. Then of course a decent amount of modes and a good player base is needed.

Either way I love the art direction, the game play looks solid and a fun twist on the usual team based shooters. It is bad, or is lackluster I will be the first to eat my words, but there is a lot of potential here.

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#34 Posted by locopatho (23597 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

No chat?

No custom matches?

6/10

Yup this.

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#35 Posted by trugs26 (7535 posts) -

I'm going either 8 or 7.

I'll take 8.

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#36 Posted by _Matt_ (10494 posts) -

My hype is at 6-7. When this was first announced my hype was easily 9, but now it looks like a barebones and shallow tps with an interesting mechanic but nothing else to its name.

I bet it will score well though due to lack of competition on the platform.

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#37 Posted by deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20 (82724 posts) -

Definitely sticking with 6/10 now. In fact I am starting to suspect even that may be too high...

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#38 Posted by deactivated-5c8ff6a32bb23 (3185 posts) -

AAAAE

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#39 Edited by GameboyTroy (9159 posts) -

My hype is still at 8.

http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/05-07-2015/

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#40 Posted by trugs26 (7535 posts) -

Given that Nosgoth got a 6/10 and it is the same type of game (where there is a lot of post launch updates), I'm predicting a 6/10 instead of 8/10 now.

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#41 Posted by bunchanumbers (5709 posts) -

I'm hyping AAE. If the reviewer is kind and understands that the future will have the extra features? AAAE. But a GS reviewer being kind to Nintendo is like finding a magical unicorn.

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#42 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (8602 posts) -

B

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#43 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

@bunchanumbers said:

I'm hyping AAE. If the reviewer is kind and understands that the future will have the extra features? AAAE. But a GS reviewer being kind to Nintendo is like finding a magical unicorn.

The game doesn't deserve special treatment, so if it doesn't have enough quality content upon release it should be judged accordingly based on the day one edition.

I have faith they'll be fair about it in the review process, and if the quality is there, they'll see it.

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#44 Posted by OhSnapitz (19282 posts) -

If THIS is "one of the biggest games this year"... then we're in trouble.

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#45 Edited by PikachuDude860 (1810 posts) -

Splatoon Global Testfire.

The dates and times are:

  • May 8th 8PM-9PM (PT) / 4AM-5AM (BST - 9th May)
  • May9th 4AM-5AM (PT) / 12PM-1PM (BST) and then Noon-1PM (PT) / 8PM-9PM (BST)

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/05/splatoon_global_testfire_demo_confirmed_for_this_weekend

So...Did any of you play it?

I tried getting in...Said it was down for maintenance....=(

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#46 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

@pikachudude860 said:

Splatoon Global Testfire.

The dates and times are:

  • May 8th 8PM-9PM (PT) / 4AM-5AM (BST - 9th May)
  • May9th 4AM-5AM (PT) / 12PM-1PM (BST) and then Noon-1PM (PT) / 8PM-9PM (BST)

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/05/splatoon_global_testfire_demo_confirmed_for_this_weekend

So...Did any of you play it?

I tried getting in...Said it was down for maintenance....=(

How could we? According to your info there it doesn't start for another two hours.

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#47 Posted by locopatho (23597 posts) -

@bunchanumbers said:

I'm hyping AAE. If the reviewer is kind and understands that the future will have the extra features? AAAE. But a GS reviewer being kind to Nintendo is like finding a magical unicorn.

Bloody hell. Reviewers should NOT be "kind", they should be "honest". Reviewers should not give bonus points for features that don't exist yet!

If you want a bunch of fanboy cheerleaders looking to big up any exclusive game, there's plenty of pro Nintendo sites out there to confirm your already held opinions.

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#48 Edited by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

Im predicting a 9. I think this game will appeal to the masses.

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#49 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (8602 posts) -

What's the current hype?

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#50 Posted by Comduter (2315 posts) -

I think it'll score a 6 or a 7.