Like every Splatoon game, a wonderful campaign (maybe the best in the series honestly) and a very uneven multiplayer experience.
When everything is working the game is fucking great. But losing experience from a really good match because the netcode sucks even with good solid stable internet always leaves a very bad taste. It's also difficult to catchup if you fall behind the rest of the community. The connection issues feels worse than 2 but still not as bad as 1's.
At it's core, I love everything about Splatoon. I love it's match pacing, love the gunplay, love the very intricate movement systems, love it's almost kitschy punk aesthetic. I suck at the game, but man I really wish they could get this shit to just work consistently.
Salmon Run is fantastic though.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2023