Splatoon Creates Tactical Inky Play For Families
Were often asked for alternatives to older rated games here on Ask About Games. This month we see a game that not only offers a PEGI 7 rated ink shooting challenge but is perfectly designed for families: Splatoon.
My family has usually steered clear of guns both in terms of toys and video-games. Recently though we’ve enjoyed a kids paint ball option for young players in our local woods. Splat Ball is designed as a bright exuberant version of classic paint balling games. Today it stuck me that Splatoon does a pretty similar job.
Splatoon will be released on the Wii u on 29th May and was on demo last weekend. As you can see in the above video we got one family to try it out (dad, son-8 and daughter-6) and they got on surprisingly well. At first the idea of firing ink and traveling around the arena as a quid took a bit of getting used to, but they were soon shooting ink with the best of the world online.
The demo offered a four-vs-four online battle and will be joined with other modes when the game launches include a two-player local game. It also has Amiibo figurines that if purchase open additional challenges and rewards. For families looking for something different it’s well worth checking out.