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Posted 5/22/15 , edited 9/9/15
So everyone can agree that Splatoon looks awesome, right? Pity that Nintendo didn't come up with this years ago, you know before I gave up on nintendo supporting it's aging player population. I'm 23 years old, I grew up on nintendo Gamecube/Gameboy Advanced, and then they didn't give my age group enough games on Wii/Wii U, and now it's too little (actually Splatoons has a lot of cool stuff) too late.

Anyone else wish they had done this earlier, perhaps with some other games for those who have aged up, like more fire emblem,or JRPGs for consoles?
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Posted 5/22/15
Yep! Looks fun! Not enough fun for me to bey a WiiU tho. I'm keep buying games for Wii on occasion and our Ds' but outside of that nah. I love of school nintendo to I had very,very little contact with it growing up. I loved getting to know retro gaming when I was a teen and Nintendo was great but they never moved beyond coockie cutter it feels.
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I feel you. Nintendo always had Smash and Zelda for the more hardcore but they didn't invest in their older base as much. Especially NOA. Eventually Pandora's Tower, The Last Story and Xenoblade made it to the West but more should have been done to advertise them. Now Nintendo is seen as a kid's play thing in an industry where kids have moved onto mobile.
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Posted 5/23/15 , edited 5/23/15

MysticGon wrote:

I feel you. Nintendo always had Smash and Zelda for the more hardcore but they didn't invest in their older base as much. Especially NOA. Eventually Pandora's Tower, The Last Story and Xenoblade made it to the West but more should have been done to advertise them. Now Nintendo is seen as a kid's play thing in an industry where kids have moved onto mobile.


Hubby found an original NES at a yard sale a few weeks ago for $5. So I've been addicted to super mario and duckhunt, spent the afternoon with contra I think it is. Even back then they were branching out from younger kids to teens......what happened? Did Nintendo decide teens were the cutoff? There's rpg and japanese imports that push it up a notch and metroid for Wii was very well done. But since then almost nothing going on.
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Posted 5/23/15
I don't mind really. I bought a Wii U for Mario Kart 8, then I got Smash Bros and since then it's been gathering dust. This game looks like it'll be worth picking up though.
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Posted 5/23/15
Can you explain what this is about a little more, you just said all these things not saying what it is
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Posted 5/23/15
While I don't personally have any interest in Splatoon, I can definitely see (and agree with) where you're coming from. I had all the consoles and many of the handhelds growing up but almost always found the most fun with/on Nintendo brand stuff. But I'm a lot older now and just don't feel like Nintendo provides what I want in my games. There's just something about the "Nintendo design" that doesn't do anything for me anymore regardless of how many people rant and rave about their games. My taste in games has aged and matured but it feels like Nintendo is largely still making the same games that they've been making for 20+ years. There's a bit of sadness to that, I suppose, but Nintendo just doesn't interest me any more.
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Posted 6/1/15
We should get a crunchyroll band together and play. I'm Tankfantry on the Wii U.
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Posted 6/1/15 , edited 9/9/15
While it is true that nintendo should have done this earlier their shift away from the hardcore was seen early with the wii. Pretty much all ads for the wii consisted of casual players and families. While there was hardcore games that did come out for it was prominently casual 3rd-party garbage that was only available for it. With the wii u they scared devs even further with the tablet controller and making games for it and the wii u was difficult, new, and risky. This in an era where AAA developers seems to continue shovel the same shit every year (Cod, AC, and the such) the wii u has been abandoned by 3rd parties due to making versions for it is a pain and only results in poor sales numbers. Also nintendo is an old company where it is difficult to create new big titles for their consoles due to the risk that comes with it. Not saying they haven't being making new things, but the new things that they have are only small titles for digital downloads and the such. Also splatoon is online shooter nothing they haven't done before and i assume the big wigs of nintendo were hesitant to greenlight the game due to that alone. I assume the designers needed to do a lot convincing, and the fact they did not have many games out for the console helped as well.

All that aside Splatoon is a nice new type of shooter that has been sorely needed in the world of Online Shooters for consoles. The only thing that i hate is the amiibo content in the game. The major concern now is the lifespan of the game and what nintendo does to extend it. My advice for people who are wii u owners and people who don't own a wii u is just keep your eye on the game and see how big or what stuff gets added to the game before a decision and wait for price drop or sale.
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Posted 6/2/15
Good game pocket edition did a short but really nice review of this, so now I know what it's about

cover the fucking map in paint to win
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Posted 6/2/15
My only complaint is the ranking system. It's terribly designed and screws you. It needs to be more like Halo where even if you lose, but go 9-2, you shouldn't be punished so hard.
Posted 6/2/15
the memes in splatoon are starting to get a little out of hand
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Posted 6/3/15
You're a kid now.
You're a squid now.
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Posted 6/21/15 , edited 11/14/15
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Posted 6/22/15
Man I really want to try out Splatoon but I'm still chewing through Witcher 3 and Arkham Knight is coming out tomorrow as well.
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