Competitive multiplayer shooters and I have had a rocky relationship over the years. I’ve never been very good and it doesn’t take long before it becomes impossible for me to keep my skill up to par. Splatoon negates this by creating a new main objective for matches that doesn’t even involve shooting one another. While you certainly can aim your ink at other players, you’ll do much better remembering that, in the end, you should be mainly focused on covering the arena in your color.
I was skeptical the first time the trailer for this new IP by Nintendo ran, but ultimately it was easy to be won over by Splatoon. Not only is it a fresh take on multiplayer shooters, but it proves that given the opportunity, Nintendo can do a great job with online components in games. Even with the solid base, Nintendo has done a fantastic job of supporting the game with new stages, weapons and outfits after the release. Pair with that, the regular Splat Fest events they’ve hosted and you’ve got an easy choice for number 10 on my top 10 list for 2015.