28 May. 2015
about 3 years ago
Game Of The Year Countdown 2015 Edition
Nintendo creating a mutiplayer shooter for the first time seemed like a idea that would fail but instead they created a fun video game. While also creating a unique yet simple experience about painting the town red. The continued support via new paint guns or maps/modes is another great addition to a game that was a little light on content when it first came out. Even the single player had a few good moments as well.
over 3 years ago
The online play is where this game is at. It is a refreshing take on the "shooter" genre of gaming. Instead of killing your opponent, in certain modes, you are encouraged to ink the most territory. The team with the most inked territory wins. At first the game is very simple but as you level up things get more interesting with the different types of weapons and customization equipment you can buy. The single player of this game allows you to learn the basics of the game, as well as a few advanced techniques, that you can use in the multiplayer experience. The single player campaign and the multiplayer mode DO NOT CARRY OVER. They are their own separate entity. I was disappointed that the only local co-op this game offers is the 1 vs 1 dojo. There are 5 selections of maps available. The only game mode offered (I forgot the name INSERT NAME HERE) is where you pop a certain amount of balloons in a given time frame. Its an ok mode. There is no 4 player split screen due to the super jump mechanic of the game being so important in multiplayer. The super jump is the ability to jump to any of your team members. Very useful for a last minute rescue opportunity and avoiding certain travel distance.
Super fun game can't wait to unlock more of it.
over 3 years ago
This game manages to take the simple concept of painting the environment and turns it into a fun multiplayer shooter. The story mode isn't half bad either with it getting really interesting near the end of the game. Most of the levels of the single player game are a bit easy so don't expect it to challenge you till near the end. The multiplayer was the true focus with a large assortment of costume pieces that will customize your inkling. Each piece of gear will give you different perks that'll let you gain a slight advantage depending on the perk. Like ninja squid which lets you hide in ink without giving your position away or something simple like damage up. Along with that this game also has a lot of different styles of game play depending on the type of weapon you take to the paint fight. Using the paint rollers/brush it's all about covering the map as much as possible compared to the charged weapons which is more about taking out opponents from long range.
Now this game does have downsides too like the lack of maps it had at launch. They've been slowing adding new ones which is nice to see each week. Single player wise after finishing the story it doesn't have much replay value at all unless you want to collect the diary pages which doesn't take very long. Still it manages to make up for that with the fact that the turf war mode is a fun time compared to the ranked mode. It's kinda silly but I don't like that I get super serious when playing ranked so turf war works better in my opinion. If your looking for a unique take on multiplexer and have a Wii U then pick up this game now. Stay Fresh!
over 3 years ago
I've seen enough good press about this game that I'm going to pick it up soon instead of later.