So, I am now the proud owner of Splatoon (as well as an Inkling Girl-amiibo).
Here are some of my first impression on the game as a whole:
*First of, I fucking love the "Overworld" thing they've got going on; It's designed as a "japanese shopping district"-alley, complete with vending machines and graffiti and back alleys and everything to complete the feel, where you walk to each place whether you want to fight others online, do the "Storyline"-quest or shop for new gear. All the while other peoples characters walk around (as npc's of course, but still). I could just walk around there all day. I love it.
*You buy weapons and gear with money you get from battles. Gear (Shirts, shoes and headgear) all have certain abilities, like more damage or speed, and other abilities can be unlocked on every item the more you battle using it. A fun mechanic that makes even the cheaper gear relevant.
*Callie and Marie, the games resident newscasters/pop idols/mascots. Guess who just made it onto my "to draw"-list?
*You can control the game with motion controls (i.e. tilting the gamepad) or just using the R-stick to aim, if you turn of motion controls. My advice? Don't. Unless your a master of aiming with the R-stick, use MC to help aim. That's what I experienced as least.
*Rollers. They're basically this game's shotgun. Devestating up close, unfortunately there are some wicked ranged weapons. So better practice those "hide and strike"-skills.
Stay fresh y'all!