It's a shame because the first game is superior. I got frustrated again with the second game and went back to the first and won twenty straight matches, averaging probably 2,300 a match and an 8 k/d ratio. The sequel is gimped for skilled players. They're turning it into Mario Kart.
What skilled players are still playing Splatoon 1?
And why are you playing turf war. Any decent player moved to ranked immediately after level 10 and only return to turf for splatfest.
ive never played Splatoon 1 but judging from comments in the Splatoon community they balanced and fixed a lot of op specials in splatoon 2.
The maps in splatoon 2 are also esport/tourney design in mind. More open and direct.
There's actually Japanese players on Splatoon 1 because it's not region locked and those guys don't fuck around so, overall, the players on the first game are definitely better.
And these "balanced and fixed" comments are bullshit (not you, but whoever says it is bullshitting). What they "balanced and fixed" was making the franchise more accessible and leveling the playing field. It's what Nintendo does. They release a game and then spend years tinkering with it until they find a formula where people of lesser or no skill can compete with people who are actually great... thus alienating the great players and forcing them to find something else to play.
When I play Splatoon 1, there is never a time where my experience and skill gets trumped by an in-game handicap. That is to say that every time I get taken down by another player, I feel like it was my fault. There is always a feeling of screwing up on my part. When I play Splatoon 2, on the other hand, it's almost constantly NOT my fault. The game was made that way. It's designed that way. And I just can't fucking take it.
It's the same reason I just can't handle Mario Kart anymore. I can't handle games that handicap players of skill so as to allow lesser players to compete. It makes practicing and actually putting in effort pointless for me and drives me bat shit insane.