The Splatoon 2 Thread

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  1. thadoggfather, Jul 23, 2017
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    thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    On a scale from loving to really loving, how much are we loving Splatoon 2?

    Level 12, addicted!

    never played Splatoon 1

    I think the Splatoon Pro Controller looks kinda neat, but I like the look of the green-pink JP Splatoon joyconS

    Apparently $90 shipped from Amazon.co.jp to US, but I wouldn’t not want warranty/or a return policy in case I get tired of the config

    Also already have neon blue joycons which spruce up the device just fine

    But MAN OH MAN!

    60fps docked or handheld, is crucial for a game like this.

    There are a couple things I dont like, like the menus are clunky, sucks you cant exit once waiting to pair with 7 other players, sometimes takes forever (as of last night, wasn’t like this Friday),

    30fps Splatoonopia or whatever is jarring coming from 60fps, but not a big deal

    Also, wish there was more than a 2 map rotation every (2?) hours, I like that they dont give you all of the maps on rotation at once, but still this cadence seems slightly excessive

    Anyways what are your thoughts? What weapon do you like?

    Big fan of F-Blaster ‘85 or whatever, the NES duckgun.

    The paint rollers are great too for covering ground


    Ahhhhh

    And I love the track while it is pairing with other players, and adjusting speed of the song with left joystick, and adding in vocals with the buttons A/B/X/Y

    Woo



    Also got this one digital and glad I did (in addition to MK8)

    Switching off being the two, and still having the cart slot freed up for one of my other physical games, is really nice



    Tl;dr this post is a stream of consciousness

    BUT YES SPLATOON 2 IS OUT, so lets talk about it!

    Thought it deserved its own thread too
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    It's better than the first for sure, so far I've actually only played single player mostly. Shouldn't have bought the game with Persona 5 at same time (on Friday last) because Persona 5 has eaten most of my time (10 hours in already just on it).

    But yeah Splatoon 2 single player at 1080p looks great. The brief game of multiplayer I tried at 720p was noticeable resolution drop wise though, and noticeably missing the finer details.

    The multiplayer portion to me looks almost identical to Wii U original, whereas single player looks a lot better, but that's just aesthetics.

    I do wish Nintendo at least offered those of us who favour resolution over 60fps would have given a 'quality' option I. Menu giving 1080p at a locked 30 fps for those that wanted it and a separate performance mode option at 60fps 720p which it currently operates at.
     
  3. thadoggfather, Jul 23, 2017
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    I couldn’t play single player long, it feels like an extended tutorial

    Though not bad, just lacking feeling like you’re up against real enemies kinda thing

    I hear the Salmon Run is really cool, but i dunno what that is yet,

    And I’m just really glad even though I didn’t even get to play the first or the demo for this one, gambling a digital purchase paid off

    Even when I get tired of this game at times, I think i’ll Always come back to the online play.

    3 minute rounds are easy to feel dense but quick obviously, in real time



    Persona 5 looks great as a side note !

    I traded in Horizon Zero Dawn to partially offset the cost of Splatoon 2, after putting a handful of hours into it. beautiful game but couldn’t get into it, especially coming down from Breath of the Wild.
     
  4. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I thought with online FPS, the developers have to even out everyone at 30fps...

    I tried out the demo last weekend.

    Great game, but not my type of game. (Like on my new 3DS XL, gonna "dream" about Halo on the Switch when playing a YouTube video... :eek:)

    Nintendo is really doing well with the Switch games - I hope they keep it up...
     
  5. bxsonic macrumors member

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    I really love everything about this game. Played single player, turf war & salmon run. I enjoyed it so much that I went ahead and ordered a Splatoon Pro controller for this game

    Salmon run is extremely addictive. Perhaps my favorite mode so far. Played for hours over the weekend. I think it's the best horde mode I've ever played. Love that each run is so short & intense. Love that you are handed different weapon for each round as well. Great way to keep it fresh. Other games tend to drag out horde mode for waaay too long

    All this coming from someone that never played Splatoon 1 & was not that impressed by the splatfest. I think the splatfest was too short to form a proper opinion or to get used to the motion controls
     
  6. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    How do you get into Salmon Run like start it up?

    Can you ELi5 ?



    Also I feel ya on being tempted but haven’t caved, for a Green-Pink Splatoon import joycon pair

    Just picked up neon yellow tho, and traded my grey’s, so i got neon yellow and pair of neon blue too
     
  7. bxsonic macrumors member

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    The salmon run shop is at the top left part of the square/ inkopolis, just further up past where Marie is standing. Alternatively, you can choose it from the map/ menu. Only accessible for level 4 and above. Also only available during certain days (check the app for the schedule)

    The joycons are honestly more tempting and imho more versatile. I almost went down the joycon rabbit hole multiple times. Lol. The reason I got the pro controller is that playing salmon run for hours in handheld mode put a strain on my hands. I hope it will be more comfortable with the pro and the switch in tabletop mode. So yeah, I got suckered into buying it coz of salmon run...
     
  8. jeremyisweary macrumors member

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    I love this game. Salmon Run can get tough, good lord. I finally had a chance to play some full private battles with friends last night, and it's so much fun. I will say however, it's hard to get a better win percentage when you're mostly playing with random people and no truly integrated voice chat.
     
  9. Dagless macrumors Core

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    My partner bought this for our Switch because she loved the first Splatoon. We both did but for some reason just didn't play it much. I believe it was how slow it was to get into the game on Wii U, on Switch you can leave it suspended on the pre-lobby screen and get into a game in such a short time.

    We're both currently level 7 each. I'm trying to blast through it to get that NES Zapper looking weapon.

    The only negatives I have for this is the psychosomatic fish smell (that they go on about "fresh" just keeps smells in my mind, it's that level of immersion reserved for books!), and the rampant commercialisation of the Splatoon world. Everything is a product.

    I'm only partially joking!
     
  10. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    Level 15

    One of the paint rollers at like level 12 i think is my favorite, but so is the N-Zapper ‘85 (what you’re referring to)

    Such a great weapon to use in the game, and looks cool af too

    I’m trying to give this game some breathing room, but I’ve been glued to it and trying to find things to do that involve not doing that haha
     
  11. jeremyisweary macrumors member

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    I primarily use the roller. However, I love the mobility with the Splat Dualies. I'm only a level 5, so I've yet to see most of the weapons. I think the paintbrush is great for Turf War.
     
  12. mandoman macrumors 6502

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    I jumped straight into standard multiplayer mode, haven't even bothered yet with the other new modes. The maps I played were all new, a nice surprise since I heard some maps are returning from Splatoon 1 but those never came in to rotation the times I played.

    I play with the pro controller (a very nice controller btw) on my HDTV. For guns I use mostly variations of the Splatter-shot.

    Only annoying thing for me is the music, same as Splatoon 1.
     
  13. hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently Splatoon2 changes resolution dynamically to keep the fps locked at 60fps. (I heard it on some YouTube video, might have been DigitalFoundry)

    Very interesting tech, if true, IMHO.

    (I'm not interested in the game myself)
     
  14. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    I thought I heard that too that is interesting

    Hasn't skipped a frame at all playing online exclusively

    Digital foundry reported the same with single player

    I love how tablet hardware, the weakest of the three systems by far, is fairly consistently pulling 60 frames

    Nintendo's doing something right!
     
  15. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    It's not new tech though. Dynamic resolution is old news especially for Xbox one owners. Many games implement it and not only in multiplayer games. Big titles like Doom etc included.
     
  16. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    That's because it's doing so at 720p and dropping down to 572p (at it's worse case scenario) which is akin to games running pre-hd.

    So whilst yes it hits 60fps, there is a penalty for doing so and one that PS4 & Xbox One owners likely wouldn't except such drop to a low resolution as that. They go from 900p > 720p on Xbox One and 1080p > 900p on PS4 when implementing similar resolution scalers.

    Likewise they have also adjusted not only a lower resolution with dynamic scaling, but the multiplayer portion changes antistropic filtering levels and draw distances as well as removing finer graphical details generally in the multiplayer such as the glitter paint effects and such.

    So yes Tablet hardware is hitting 60, but at a price.

    Thankfully Nintendo's choice of art style and colour palette goes a long way to masking the limitations.
     
  17. hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a

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    @MRU Hadn't heard of that tech before. But glad they're making use of it in this multiplayer fps-dependent game.
     
  18. Sunshoopa macrumors regular

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    Played the 1st Splatoon to death (over 250 hours), and liking this one a lot more. The way the specials are now makes it more fun and a lot better imo. Just got to level 12 today and played a tiny bit of ranked. Still deciding what weapon I’m good enough to use on ranked. Liking the dualies, but I tried them in ranked and got destroyed lol. Still haven’t played the main story yet.

    Salmon run is a blast. Can’t wait until the next one tomorrow. Wouldn’t mind playing with some of you guys sometime if you’re up for it.
     
  19. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    What are the times for it ?
     
  20. Sunshoopa macrumors regular

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    Right now it’s on going. I’m mountain time and it’s from 6PM today to 6PM tomorrow.
     
  21. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    thanks super fun!

    its sorta like CoD zombies haha, in a weird, way more open map kinda way with different 'zombie' types
     
  22. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I just got to level 11 last night. Somewhere around level 4 it really clicked. It went from "hey lets have a few games" to "let's play for a few hours" :) this really is tremendous fun!

    I use the roller and I play like I do in TF2- sneakily! I like to get behind the enemies and clean up. My favourite ability is the ninja squid, so hiding in paint is invisible. I throw out one of those curling items and hide in it's wake refilling the ink gauge, occasionally pouncing out at enemies. I do alright! I don't like direct combat in these games because everyone else is always way more organised and capable!

    In TF2 I play/played as the Demoman and would use sticky grenades to send myself flying to the back of the map to work my sneaky magic.
     
  23. Sunshoopa macrumors regular

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    It gets really hard too on the higher levels! I got to overachiever and the team got destroyed. Didn’t help though I got a few disconnects :(

    Yeah, it’s fun to sneak around in the ink to get them. Seems like you’re already past most new roller players :D. A lot of roller players try to just roll over the people that have guns and just get splatted because they’re way to far away to get them. Sneaking around makes it so they don’t even know you’re there. Jumping and attacking with the roller helps a lot as well for guys far away or up too far.
     

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