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Splatoon 1 or 2?

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Splatoon 1 15 20.27%
 
Splatoon 2 59 79.73%
 
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curl-6 said:
mZuzek said:

Well I'd say Splatoon 2 already has a pretty decent advantage over the first game, considering it has 27 out of 27 better levels, and 4 out of 5 better bosses.

I found the levels to be pretty equal in quality between them, Splat2 simply had more.

I don't think they were even remotely comparable, Splatoon 1's levels were quite basic and straightforward, they didn't excite me even on the first time, whereas Splatoon 2's levels are filled with interesting ideas and use different weapons in loads of cool ways.



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mZuzek said:
curl-6 said:

I found the levels to be pretty equal in quality between them, Splat2 simply had more.

I don't think they were even remotely comparable, Splatoon 1's levels were quite basic and straightforward, they didn't excite me even on the first time, whereas Splatoon 2's levels are filled with interesting ideas and use different weapons in loads of cool ways.

They were both pretty basic; each level introduced an idea and then riffed on it in various ways. 



the Previews for the Octo Expansion are really promising.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PKcAzyx1aIA

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UvYAyvwmaeU

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7GBANDqVAE4



As someone who put well over 200 hours into both versions, I would say Splatoon 2 easily. The mechanics are similar enough, so at that point it comes down to which game has more content. Splatoon 2 had as much content as Splatoon did at launch (minus maps), plus a hoard mode and more fleshed out single player.



Kai_Mao said:
the Previews for the Octo Expansion are really promising.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PKcAzyx1aIA

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UvYAyvwmaeU

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7GBANDqVAE4

The levels do indeed look excellent so far. 80+ levels of this calibre should itself outweigh Splatoon 1's campaign.

I always felt the Splatoon games were underrated as single player experiences.



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Kai_Mao said:
CaptainExplosion said:
One of the only things I don't like about Splatoon 2 is they didn't bring back Ink Strikes. That was my favorite Special Weapon in Splatoon.

I think that's one special weapon that could have been better balanced, especially when it, combined with Aerospray RG, was a bit OP at times in Turf War. But yea I missed that special. Though the Tenta missiles aren't bad replacements.

And the Inklings look so cute firing the Tenta Missiles!! :D



Some days I just blow up.

This guy compares the two games' amount of input lag:

Basically Splatoon 2 has twice the input lag of Splatoon 1 (1/10th of a second instead of 1/20th) so it feels less responsive.



Mr_Destiny said:

Basically Splatoon 2 has twice the input lag of Splatoon 1 (1/10th of a second instead of 1/20th) so it feels less responsive.

This has nothing to do with tick rate, though.



mZuzek said:
Mr_Destiny said:

Basically Splatoon 2 has twice the input lag of Splatoon 1 (1/10th of a second instead of 1/20th) so it feels less responsive.

This has nothing to do with tick rate, though.

Yeah, I know. This is just another reason the first game feels better to play than the second.



Mr_Destiny said:
mZuzek said:

This has nothing to do with tick rate, though.

Yeah, I know. This is just another reason the first game feels better to play than the second.

Well, I disagree about that. Personally I find the first game too broken, too simplistic. I know no one else feels this and maybe it really isn't true, but I can swear the hitboxes for everything feel so much smaller in Splatoon 2. It's just a lot harder to land shots, with any weapon, and this makes it more engaging for me - more skill required for splatting means more engaging gameplay, and less random deaths also means more fun.

I mean going back to Splatoon 1, it's ridiculous just how easy it is to be killed by just about anything. If there's a charger aiming anywhere near you, dead. A roller swings near you, even if it's at an awkward angle and some distance, dead. Someone shoots at your direc... dead. In Splatoon 2, it's much more often that I manage to barely escape death, and it's also much less often that I get splats. It just feels a lot better in my opinion.