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InkSplosion doesn't manage to stand out amidst the shoot'em ups available for the Nintendo Switch. While its visual environment is worthy of praise and its controls are responsive and well implemented, the game itself suffers from a lack of variety which turns it into a dull and repetitive effort, without any reason to attract any players to this work.
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A number of questionable design decisions make InkSplosion far worse than it has any right to be. As it stands, this is one game solely for achievement hunters and nobody else.
Inksplosion is a fun twin-stick arcade-style shooter on Nintendo Switch that lures you in with the “one more go” addictive of arcade releases, as you aim to beat your own highscore or to progress further in the game as you learn new tricks and basically get better at it. Be sure to check it out!
This is a fine classic game for its low cost. The visuals and splat paint style gives the game a punk-ish style that keeps it feeling fresh. However, the main issue I have with recommending it is the frequent lag that occurs at the beginning of the levels. Hopefully, this is a situation that can be fixed in the future, but for now, let's leave the ink guns to the squids.
The game is so easy to pick up and play it only takes a couple of minutes to learn the gameplay mechanics.
InkSplosion is fast fun but due to the lack of content and simplistic design, gets boring within an hour. The only positive selling points are a decent soundtrack and the fact that, for trophy hunters, it’s a quick and easy Platinum to unlock (much like many other titles from Ratalaika Games) but these are not enough to drag InkSplosion out of mediocrity.
Overall, InkSplosion is disappointing.
InkSplosion could have been so much more, but it's ultimately let down by a sheer lack of variety (and a frustrating lack of replay value once you've swiftly bagged all of its in-game achievements). As a top-down shooter it's certainly competent, but it's unlikely you'll hang around for long with so many other fuller packages on offer on the Switch eShop.