This game is a miracle. Not only is it okay for you to suck at shooters, it might actually be an advantage. At its core, Splatoon is high energy paintball war between mutant squid kids, and while there are bonuses to taking out players, it’s all in service of the larger goal: covering the world in neon. Pray-n-sprayers are suddenly MVPs. Nintendo has taken a lot of heat over the years for refusing to “grow up,” but Splatoon is a defiant reminder why kids flock to their games: They are masterpieces of endless, immediate fun.
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