Splatoon 3 hit store shelves recently and is the third installment of the Splatoon series. Splatoon is a third person shooter but is very much unlike anything on the market. In Splatoon 3 you play as either an Inkling or an Octoling and the main focus of Splatoon’s gameplay is to shoot walls and the ground with ink so you can traverse it easily. In the main game mode, Turf War, you play a four versus four match trying to cover
the battlefield with as much ink as possible.
There are also game modes separate from Turf War that are played in a very competitive format. You have Tower Control, Rainmaker, Splat Zones, and Clam Blitz are a lot more competitive and aren’t just about painting the ground.
In Tower Control you have to stand on top of the tower to push it into the goal. In Rainmaker, you have to carry an object called the Rainmaker and plant it at the enemy base to win. In Splat Zones, you have to ink the ground in a specific area and maintain that area for an amount of time to win. In Clam Blitz, you have to collect clams to destroy the enemies barrier and toss more clams into said barrier.
Aside from the core gameplay of Splatoon, we have the side modes like Salmon Run and Tableturf Battle. Salmon Run is a horde mode where you defend against the Salmonid race and collect their Golden Eggs. Tableturf Battle is a turn-based card game where you take different characters and items from the Splatoon series and try to cover the playing field more than your opponent.
If you're looking for a game that has heavy amounts of lore then Splatoon is definitely for you. Despite this game’s heavy emphasis on multiplayer, it has a surprisingly high amount of single player content within the Story Mode. It builds its world up and can change the in-game world once you complete it.
You don’t have to play all of the Splatoon games in order to get the full experience as it’s designed in a way where players can jump into any installment and get invested with the world and its gameplay. Splatoon 3 is a perfect place for those who want to start their experience or who just simply want to learn more about one of Nintendo’s flagship franchises.