Top 10 Reasons to Hate Splatoon

These are the reasons why I hate Splatoon.
Also before you read this list, I am not much of a Splatoon Player, I am more of a Team Fortress 2 player instead

The Top Ten

1 Too many experts

To all these people saying to get good; getting good requires that you play the game frequently, which requires that the game is enjoyable enough for you to decide to dedicate time to it. Get good doesn't cut it when I'm seeing level 7s going up against level 5 prestiges.

Because they actually have experienced the game? You even said yourself in the description, you barely played the game. - Qryzx

If you're new to the game and go onto regular battles, you lose too many times for one win to feel rewarding. And then you go right back to losing 5 or six more times because the team assignment is unbalanced (from my experiences, anyway). You'll have a team of level ten or higher vs level three and four players. It's creative, but the competitive aspect, almost two years later, still needs work.

Level 50 (incomprehensible Japanese name) Using a sniper rifle with all damage abilities... enough said

2 It's boring and gets old quickly

Dude, there's different maps, and gear and weapons. - Qryzx

Even I am on level 12 and like what I mean... Same old game modes over and over, I've beated the single player adventure. This makes me bored with all these game modes, even starting the game, you always meet Callie and Marie and I just don't care about the map changing system.

I don't really play it anymore. But it's still good. - Powerfulgirl10

I play Splatoon every morning. Never gets boring.

3 You always have your connection lost and lose your Rank Points

The only good point on the list, Splatoon 2 improves on this as Splatoon 1's tickrate is 30 whilst 2's is 60 and 2 has better matchmaking protocol e.g. ping-based matchmaking.

Try wired connection. It may help. - Qryzx

Only good point on the list. - mattstat716

The only good point.

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4 Killing doesn't give you points

The main point of the game is to cover round and ACTUALLY do the objective, not constantly getting kills. - Qryzx

This is asinine. That's not the point of the game, in fact that's pretty much the game's whole attraction. You shoot to cover ground, not to get kills. If kills gave you points it'd be like every other modern shooter. Saying it's bad because it's not like most other games is imbecilic. People who think that need to halt they're spoon fed diet of Call of Duty and try something new.

There is only 1 use about killing: Preventing players from getting into the map. It doesn't give you points. Most Warfares gives you points... Enough said

Are you stupid? If kills gave you points, nobody would do the objective. - mattstat716

5 Too many back stabbers

You mean carbon rollers and squid parties? - Qryzx

Hate Splatoon! They are so many backstabbers and the fan girls are so annoying! I will never play this game... Hate the cat / elf looking characters too... This game is probably for younger audiences, but not me!

You don't even play it. There aren't any elves in the game, and it,s not for younger audiences. You obviously suck at playing this game.

Uhhh... That... that's TF2... - mattstat716

6 Too many campers

Why I hate campers in Splatoon, they prevent you from getting most ink on the floor.

Snipers with over powered gear..

But it's fine when you do it.

I love Splatoon, but I DESPISE campers. You go to a huge area that you can turf, and from out of a tree somebody jumps down and beats you with a Splat Roller. what?!

Wait what time have you played Splatoon then? Nowadays there's virtually no player doing that. - Qryzx

7 It's overrated

Extremely overrated! Other Wii U games are better in my opinion (don't want to mention them)... Hate most of the players in this game who brags too much and who are arrogant or mean! Not everyone will like this game... Please approve this comment...

"Guys come on give it a chance, I bet it will be good" Well it's too bad that it isn't good isn't it?

Mhm... keep talking.

Call of Duty is overrated.
Splatoon deserves that rating. - mattstat716

8 The fanbase

How is this relevant to the game? - Qryzx

I actually asked my Splatoon-addicted friend if they could try use variety instead of drawing the same Splatoon art again. They blocked me. - Swellow

Exactly! This really makes me hate this game more! They think this is the best game and they think they know it all... but no!

Has nothing to do with the game - ParkerFang

9 Ugly and unmemorable character and world design

I guess you're used to pink haired strippers that got plastic surgery to look like Barbies. - Qryzx

What is wrong woth you, this is one of the best parts of Splatoon! Have you ever seen a bald kid with a octopus on its head? No! And you would’t think of it, because your head thinks it is UNORIGINAL. But if you think about it, it is sth which will stay in your head!

Oh, heck no! They're all adorable! - Powerfulgirl10

Someone's salty. - mattstat716

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10 It takes forever to get to level 50

Weren't you saying it gets old quickly? This is a MOTIVATION. - Qryzx

That's because you don't play enough. I got Splatoon in November for my birthday in 2015 and I'm Level 29. I've been going to school 5 days a week and I go round my dad's every weekend.

So treat Ranked like normal play. Don't be so hardcore about losing your rank, nobody really cares about it. It doesn't even matter what rank you are. - mattstat716

Because I care about Rank Battles because they give you more XP than Normal Battles. Same thing, I meet experts, lose connection, so on...

The Contenders

11 Single player mode is boring

Okay listen. If you have never played Splatoon and are making a list of reasons to hate it.

You aren't going to be received well. - SwagFlicks

ExxonWireless you can stop pasting now.


12 The lack of levels to choose from, after playing the same two levels over and over

What if you have no friends to play private battles with? I don't know I love Splatoon. I only play Splatoon 2 on my switch even though I have many other games

Can't we just have s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe style stage voting system? WAI NIN10DOH!

Which is why you go to ranked or do something else... - mattstat716

OH NO! IF ONLY THERE WAS A WAY TO CHOOSE THE STAGES AND MODES! oh wait, P R I V A T E B A T T L E S E X I S T! Also, splatoon started with 5 stages, so stop complaining.

13 Squid floppers

I hate these people. They normally start what I call Flop Wars.

14 Ugly characters

They look like trendy children and that already angers me

They have elf ears

15 Special moves suck

The specials in the first game are very overpowered. What are you talking about? - thunderstar1124

I feel as if some of the special moves are not as effective as they should be.

16 Squidward Miiverse Posts

Dude, just turn Miiverse posts off in settings. - Qryzx

What about Octolings?

17 One sided regular battles

You're new to Splatoon. You wanna try online play after getting a good handle on your controls. You see a fairly good mix of both high and low level players. At the end, you and your teammates got your asses handed to you. Check the winning teams' levels and equipment: level 20s and 19s with better weapons and gear. Your team? Level 3, 4, and maybe you'll be lucky to have a level 7. Tell me Nintendo, is this balanced to you?

18 You get minigames by having amiibos

*ahem* OPTIONAL CONTENT. It doesn't affect gameplay at all. It just affects spare time. - mattstat716

Plus I have no Amiibos from the Splatoon series because I get Smash Bros ones.

Amiibos are just a cash grab anyways...

Seriously, ExxonWireless, that really is pathetic.

19 Too many weapons that are clones

What is the point of introducing a "new" weapon to the game if the exact same thing as an old weapon? The only difference being a swapped out special move or something like that.

A different kit changes your gameplay entirely.
You may have bombs at one point, but at another you have to strategically place beacons to assist your team with jump points. - mattstat716

Yes, the only difference is a different sub and special, but it’s about having the set that works best for you! - thunderstar1124

20 No voice chat
21 Can't skip morning sequence

Ikr? This is the only point that I could agree with. Even fans will complain about this. - Qryzx


22 Waluigi isn’t playable

This is not Mario. - Videogamesgal


23 Octoexpansion is too hard

Like, why is it so hard!? Is it actually worth $20?

Oh neck no OE was easy,super fun and so much content

24 The final boss

The Final boss is rigged. I had the game for a year, and I still can not beat the final boss. I know what to do, but I was SO CLOSE to beating it, but my gamepad died. I lost. I was so mad, I could punch a wall and have a crack on it. I HATE THE FINAL BOSS, IT IS PROBABLY MORE HARDER THEN AN AVERAGE DARK SOULS LEVEL.

The Final Boss is easy :P - thunderstar1124

25 Obnoxious extreme sports aesthetic

Excessively panders to the Call of Duty Squad and other faux-gamers who play cookie cutter EA titles meant to sell Mountain Dew and X Games swag.

26 Taking attention away from titles that deserve better

Zelda, Mario, etc.

E.g. F-Zero, Golden Sun, Pikmin

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