Two years have passed since the original Splatoon™ game was released, and two years have also passed in Inkopolis! So expect a fresh wave of fashion, not to mention new weapons and gear. Dual wield the new Splat Dualies or stick to mainstays like chargers and rollers, which have been remixed with new strategic possibilities. As always, Turf War is the favored sport among Inklings, but they also dig ranked battles, taking down Octarians in a robust single-player campaign, and battling enemy Salmonids in one dangerous part-time job!
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Splatoon 2 is one of the best gaming experiences so far on the switch. From the wacky campaign bosses, to some of the most addictive multiplayer modes (turf war and salmon run) this is a game that each switch owner should purchase. It is updated often with free dlc which is also a bonus. This has my full recommendation.
The sequel to the amazing Wii U gem, Splatoon 2 on Switch does everything the first game did, but better, and now with option to keep the fun wherever you are, and even setting up local multiplayer with other friends with multiple Nintendo Switch consoles.
The game's main focus is the 4 v 4 online multiplayer of Turf Wars. Although using weapons, the objective isn't killing opponents. Rather splatting ink of your team over the map in greater quantity than enemy team's color. By end of round, the color of ink with greater quantity on the map wins. Splatting enemies grants bonus points only, and sets them back to respawn, making coloring of their area easier. It is a fast and frantic action.
Character movements are fast. Played in third person view, this is a game for all ages. No violence or killing. Yet the intricacies of customizing your character with different clothes for style and different stats, as well as choosing different weapons of specific load outs give amazing depth and longevity to the game.
Characters can transform into squids when pressing and holding one of the triggers, allowing you to swim fast over your ink, even allowing to climb over inked walls, giving levels diverse movement and vertical traversal. The game also features natural motion controls for aiming like in Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. But that is optional and may be turned off in favor of traditional right stick aiming.
Weapons range from sniper rifles, machine guns, to big ink rollers and paint brushes, even color buckets. None of the weapons fire typical bullets, only ink of your team's color. They each have their stats and different grenade secondary fire, as well as a chargeable special attack.
Developers confirmed free DLC for one year, like they did and fulfilled with first game. Multiple new maps and weapons will be released, keeping the game new and fun for longer without need to shell out for DLC or season passes.
Single player story is also included. Similar to first game but now with different weapons allowed intrinsic to the levels they are featured. The story is fun and levels feature platforming and plenty of weapon action. As well as some incentive for exploration and score chasing for replay.
Visuals now run in higher dynamic resolution than first game, along with higher definition textures. This is no 4K piece like other consoles, but ironically will wow more people regardless of their gaming interests due to how sharp and color visuals are. With varied hue that surpasses even Pixar animations.
Unfortunately, only one person can play per console. Yet multiple consoles can connect online or locally for 2 to 8 player multiplayer sessions.
There are league and ranked multiplayer modes online as well for those more hard core and competitive players, with varying objectives other than the ground coloring.
New too for those fans of online coop survival modes (a la Horde), is Salmon Run, where 4 players locally or online work together to survive against waves of enemies and boss fights, raking up points for hard to earn but very rewarding items.
I highly recommend this game for fans of the first, as well as to anyone who owns a Nintendo Switch. Or those looking great new online experiences different than yearly released recycled shooters. Original game was official winner for Best Multiplayer game of VGA of year it came out. This sequel is better than original.
The game itself is flawless. It uses motion controls instead of sticks, and the motion controls feel very natural. It is not a pay to win, but there is an optional dlc. The only problem is that splatoon 3 will come out in 2022. So if you can, you might want to wait the year. But with that being said, the splatoon 1 community is still very active, and I can only imagine that the splatoon 2 online scene will stay active even after splatoon 3 comes out. Something to be aware of is that you do have to pay for Nintendo online if you want to play the multi-player mode, but the price of Nintendo online is a fraction of that of Playstation and Xbox's online.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Splatoon 2 a must own for every Switch owner
After two years of the release of Splatoon on the Wii U, Splatoon 2 is inking its way to the Nintendo Switch. Ever since the initial reveal, a vocal minority has been complaining about Splatoon 2 not deserving its title of sequel and instead it was more of a port with a fresh coat of paint.
For those who have seldom played the original or never played it at all and considering the install base of barely 13 million Wii U owners in its four and a half years after release, it is very possible that you never got to play the game and to you Splatoon 2 does carry a lot of similarities to the initial became, because, what sequel doesn't look similar to the original?
Splatoon 2 has a brand-new single player story mode that takes place 2 years after the original. It features brand-new stages, weapons, specials, and modes.
The standout mode in this edition is Salmon Run, which can easier be explained as a Horde Mode similar to the Zombie ones from Call of Duty. The game features excellent multiplayer and single player campaign, with the single-player one teaching you the game mechanics and different weapons.
This is a must own title for every Nintendo Switch owner.
A:AnswerOn the Best Buy website the digital version is laid out with a title like so
Splatoon 2 Digital - Nintendo Switch [Digital Download]
Also after you scroll past the image you will see bold letters that say digital download Instructions
A:AnswerTo play single player you need 1 Nintendo Switch, 1 copy of the game and either 2Joy cons or 1 pro controller.
To play multi player, EACH PLAYER needs their own Switch, their own copy of the game, and either 2 joy cons or 1pro controller.
A:AnswerThe item won't appear in your Best Buy Digital Library. What you've purchased is essentially a confirmation code (which you should receive via email) that you'll need to enter in the Nintendo eShop (as verification to Nintendo that you've paid for the games) in order for the games to begin to download onto your console (from the Nintendo eShop).