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Review: Splatoon 3 gives Nintendo’s weirdest world its safest sequel

How do you expect to defeat aquatic enemies without an obvious hook?

Key Credits
Seita Inoue (Director), Hisashi Nogami (Producer)
3 / 5
Review: Splatoon 3 gives Nintendo’s weirdest world its safest sequel

While it’s weird to see Nintendo deliver such a safe sequel, there’s no denying the continued pull of Splatoon’s splotchy skirmishes. Seasoned inklings can dive straight in; casual dabblers might find it a bit bare.

  • There’s still no other shooter series quite like it
  • Great quality of life improvements across the board
  • Tableturf Battles could become a major timesink
  • Story mode is still too stop-start to win us over
  • Nothing here to convert the non-believers
3 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch
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