Splatoon is another Wii U budget game? Seems that way.

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    Splatoon is scheduled to release this year on the Wii U as a brand new IP with the ability to use amiibos and in terms of controllers for Player 1 it's strictly GamePad-only while Player 2 can still play with the Wii U Pro Controller.​
    The UK retailer The Game Collection has the game on pre-order for £27.95 which in Dollars converts to $41.40 so it's very likely that this is yet another budget game. Makes sense because it'll sell better that way than charging £32/$60.​
    Regardless, I won't be pre-ordering it even for a low price. No Wii U Pro Controller support for Player 1 no buy.​
    Edit: Another UK retailer this time GameSeek has Splatoon on pre-order for £25.00 so that even below the $40 price point completely ($36).​
     


  2. Pippin666

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    That makes me wonder how much content there is in this game. I hope it gets a demo. Maybe it already does ??

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    Considering there'll be three amiibos of Splatoon that's paywalls right there which keeps from the game having all of its original content intact but as long as the multiplayer and story mode's good I suppose it won't be too bothersome. However, if it's like on Mario Party 10 which locks 1/3 of its game modes it could be pretty annoying for those who've pre-ordered it.
     
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    Good. I was worried about the content in this game. $40 is a good price for a fun online mode and some single player distractions.
     
  5. thorasgar

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    Piracy is wrong. Amiibos are worse.
     
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    Scalpers are even worse.
     
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    Those that enable the scalpers are even worse. Coughnintendocough.
     
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    what story and online modes are you talking about?
     
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    Making 3000 Gold Mario amiibos really is vouching for the scalpers' rather than the fans out there who'd love to get one for their collection, shelf or just use. Then again, to use it then just go with the other two Mario amiibos already out.

    Single Player:



    Multiplayer:

     
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    Strange, I though they would have the intention to build a strong IP from this, maybe the single player mode is not that fleshed out like I though.
     
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    The multiplayer without voice chat looks like it'll be a mess for those who'll want to play the game coordinated and play to win (no one likes losing a match, frankly). Sure people could use Skype but not everyone's willing or have a device able to use it plus Miiverse? That's worthless for communication as even PM's don't show an alert on the Home Menu.
     
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    40 dollars isn't bad. I'm loving these budget games!
     
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    • Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars
    • Mario Party 10
    • Mario Maker
    • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
    • Splatoon
    Meh, of this list only 2/5 (Splat, Maker) are actually worth giving a try on the Wii U. Mario Maker could've been a 3DS/Smartphone game but Wii U's doing so badly that Nintendo will just shove the less fortunate games to it (not saying Mario Maker's a bad idea for a game but not exactly for a home console).
     
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    Even if this is a budget game, it sure looks like it has more promise and longevity than any other budget game Nintendo have released this generation.
     
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    Yeah you're right, Splatoon at least looks like a much better game than the other crappy budget title Nintendo's dumped so far.

    I'll be giving Splatoon a chance because for £25 ($37) it's okay-ish.
     
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    How would you even ask people for skype ids?
     
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    paint it on a wall in the game perhaps???
     
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    Good, I wouldn't want to spend 60 bucks on it any way. This way I just might pick it up. Don't care for coordinated play since none of my friends will be playing this game, but yeah Nintendo needs to fix their crap "friend system" etc.
     
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    Like Laudern suggested, via Miiverse private messaging or just a public Miiverse post.

    Don't you mean 60 Euros?

    People buying games in UK have better luck than those dealing with Euros because some European countries sell them at the same price as if it were in US, i.e, $59.99 = 59.99€ regardless of the actual price conversion. And even worse they sometimes have it being sold for 70€.. only 30€ away from hitting 100€. lol

    I've just checked to make sure and Netherlands uses the Euro and the Dollar... Why the hell does Netherlands use two currencies? :mellow:

    Anyway, I wish Portugal and Spain wouldn't have changed to use the Euro but it's done and what they've gotta use.
     
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    Having played the game I say it's absolutely worthwhile at $40. It's immense fun and the controls are actually excellent (though I do think they should roll out classic controller support).