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Splatoon 2 (Switch) Review


Stay Fresh! Or Off the Hook! See if Splatoon 2 makes a splash in my review! The squid-kid Inklings are back on the Nintendo Switch, but have they stayed fresh? Splash with me, Mr. Panda, as I dissect the new modes, online, and updates. And remember: Don’t get cooked… Stay off the hook!

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Don’t Get Cooked!

Splatoon is truly the little engine that could. One of Nintendo’s newer franchises, debuting in 2015 on the Wii U, this third-person ink shooter took the world by storm. Though I wasn’t keen on the original game at first glance, it’s easy to see why it became a hit, especially in Japan: hip and colorful characters, regular free updates, and a focus on splatting turf instead of merely shooting others. Only two years later, Splatoon 2 brings the squid kids back to shore. As with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it plays very closely to the original but brands itself as a sequel. There are a few enjoyable new bells and whistles, but some baffling decisions keep this sequel from being more than a modest upgrade.

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Splatoon 2’s main multiplayer mode, Turf War, provides largely the same experience as…

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