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SM3DASislit

Did you guys see this?
https://ninjalathegame.com/en/news/campaign/holidaysale2020.html
Also, @ryancraddock, and @Liam_Doolan, (or others @NintendoLife) if you guys want to cover this article about Ninjala, the link is above.
EDIT: I hope you guys don't mind me continuing to give you guys Ninjala articles to write about. If you guys do mind, please let me know.

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Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. Also, if you haven't played it since launch, please give it another chance. 🤔

SM3DASislit

There's something I want to ask you guys, what can Ninjala do to improve? 🤔
I'm asking because I mentioned Ninjala a week and a half (ish) ago, in regards to it not receiving any nominees for The Game Awards, and someone said that Ninjala has "some serious issues". I was also reading through the comments on previous Ninjala articles, and people seemed pretty excited for it before it was released, so it makes me kind of sad (and confused) as to what happened to the hype of Ninjala.
Who knows, maybe an issue that you had with Ninjala at launch (or in the betas) has now been fixed, so list any issues you have (or had) with Ninjala to see if it's been fixed. 🤔

EDIT: Here’s a list of problems that people have said that they have with Ninjala (most of these problems are ones that people have mentioned since launch)

  • Confusing tutorial (Kind of confused by this, as I didn’t find it confusing)
  • Luck based parry system (You can now “exit” parries)
  • One-time consumable weapons skins (This has been kind of fixed in Season 3)
  • Not enough maps, especially at launch
    (Did Splatoon 1 even have 5 maps at launch? I thought it was 2 (or 3) maps as well) 🤔
  • Expensive cosmetics

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Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. Also, if you haven't played it since launch, please give it another chance. 🤔

SM3DASislit

Taceus wrote:

@JaxonH
It's very deflating to enjoy something that nobody else seems to care for. That's why when I get the time I'll check out Ninjala, seeing as SM3DASislit's efforts to get something happening with Ninjala seemingly goes unnoticed. As a lvl34 player on Splatoon Wii U, I can't see any reason why I wouldn't like Ninjala.

@Taceus
THANK YOU SO MUCH for saying that! (Sorry for the all caps, I just really appreciate you saying that). Yeah, it really stinks because I'm trying to get people to try Ninjala (without posting about it so much that people start calling me a spammer/troll), but basically whenever I try to get a conversation going about Ninjala, almost everyone either dismisses it or just doesn't respond. I was starting to get concerned that even Nintendo Life itself (i.e. the staff) weren't beginning to care about Ninjala, as the last 2 news tips I sent them about Ninjala didn't get posted, and they're pretty with writing articles that had news tips sent to them. What stinks, even more, is that my own friend, who really likes Splatoon, isn't really into Ninjala, which is surprising and sad to see. He doesn't mind playing it with me when I'm on, but he like never plays it on his own time.

Wait, what happened to your post? I checked the Monster Hunter Rise Forum later to see if there was anything new people were talking about (like I usually do with various Forums), and it seems to be gone all of a sudden. 🤔

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Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. Also, if you haven't played it since launch, please give it another chance. 🤔

JaxonH

I was interested in Ninjala, but honestly, the F2P aspect kinda disinterested me and then the Rock Paper Scissors thing and combat just wasn’t as satisfying as Splatoon 2. And I put in hundreds of hours into Splatoon. It still seemed like a quality game, but it just made me want to play Splatoon 2.

Still, Ninjala is crazy popular. It’s surpassed several million downloads. It just seems like the people on this particular site have certain interests. I’m sure the Ninjala subReddit is really active if looking for robust discussion. That’s always a good failsafe if not gaining traction on NintendoLife.

PLAYING
NS: Monster Hunter Rise demo
PC: -----
PS5: -----
EXCITED FOR
NS: Monster Hunter Rise

Jesus is Lord.

SM3DASislit

@JaxonH
I didn't realize that, I guess I missed your comments on the previous Ninjala articles. Oddly enough, the F2P aspect is actually what made me even more interested in it. I also don't seem to mind the Rock Paper Scissors aspect. You can actually get out of that now by pressing the L button. That's the same way with my friend, he said that he would rather play Splatoon 2 or Smash Ultimate. At least you think it's still a quality game. 🤔

I know that it's been downloaded millions of times, but it doesn't feel that way on here. Even the people who I've dubbed as the "Ninjala Gang", I feel like aren't doing enough to rally behind Ninjala. (As much as I hate to say that).
I came to theorize that maybe people on Nintendo Life aren't into F2P games, but when Genshin Impact released that theory started to be questioned. I've actually been surprised how much support Genshin Impact has been getting. I expected Genshin Impact to be dismissed as a "Chinese knock-off of BOTW" like it was getting before it launched, but it ended up being a Mario + Rabbids reception situation instead.
For Ninjala, I expected the reception that Genshin Impact is getting currently to be the case for Ninjala. Basically, I expected the opposite reception for both games, but the reverse is what actually happened (if that makes any sense at all).
Heck, I would even say that ARMS has a more loyal fanbase than Ninjala does, even though ARMS has about half of the copies "sold" than Ninjala does.
Well, with Reddit being "Reddit", I don't know how civilized the conversation would be, until it turned into something completely random, that wasn't even brought up. 🤔
I hope that I'm making at least some sense, and I also hope I haven't come off as defensive or sharp in this post, or my previous post. 🤔 If this came off as a rant, then I am sorry.

Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. Also, if you haven't played it since launch, please give it another chance. 🤔

Taceus

@SM3DASislit
That's odd, I wasn't notified that you @'d me, otherwise I would have replied sooner, sorry. I have a nearly 4yo daughter that takes up a lot of my time, but as a doting dad I wouldn't have it any other way.
I should have some time spare later on today to finally give Ninjala a go, then I'll be back here posting my impression of it.
I must say, when I first saw it I really liked the look of it. Someone (I think Jump) mentioned it's like a mash-up of Splatoon and Sunset Overdrive (the second reason, behind Rare Replay, that I would want an XBox One) so I'm definitely keen to give it a go.
As for my disappeared post, I figured my Great Wall of Text was a bit too much and deleted it.

'I used to be with 'it', then they changed what 'it' was. Now what I'm with isn't 'it', and what's 'it' is weird and scary to me. It'll happen to you too.' - Abe Simpson

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SM3DASislit

@Taceus
Huh, that is odd, you're totally fine. I get that people have things that keep them busy throughout the day, whether it's family, hobbies, etc, or if you're just in a different time zone. 🤔
Oh cool, don't feel pressured into trying it out. I hope I haven't posted too much about Ninjala, and haven't hyped it up too much. If you want to see the criticisms that people have said about Ninjala, just check this thread.
So, if you don't mind me asking, when did you first see Ninjala? 🤔
Great Wall of Text? That's gold.
Actually, people post "Great Walls of Text" a decent amount (especially in The Chit Chat Thread). While there's nothing with that, I can get how that can be overwhelmed as I can get overwhelmed reading one huge "Great Wall of Text" as well. If you feel like your post is too big, you can split it up into 2 posts. 🤔

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Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. Also, if you haven't played it since launch, please give it another chance. 🤔

Taceus

Just my luck, when I tried to play it maintenance was being done, fortunately it was good to go half an hour later.
I must have spent an hour on this, most of that was reading through the menu's and online manual, as well as the tutorial which isn't that long at all. Played two games (would've been longer but had to go get dinner), came third in both due to focusing on drone kills. Gotta say, I like it. I can see myself spending more time with it trying out the different weapons, playstyles and chasing the unlocks/rewards.
It'll make for a good break from playing Rogue Company and vice-versa. And I'm tempted to get season one for the offline single player.
The only issue with it personally (and I'm nitpicking here) was the boxed in arena we were playing in, but from videos I've seen there are more arena's, so I'll have to be patient.
Keen to spend some more time with it, until then I'll be checking out hints, tips and strategy video's on YT to equip myself with some knowledge. I need to, cos' in the heat of battle what I learnt in the tutorial was quickly forgotten, replaced by mindless button-mashing😖
Edit: Apologies, it's now less a wall and more a fence of text. I'll keep trying.

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'I used to be with 'it', then they changed what 'it' was. Now what I'm with isn't 'it', and what's 'it' is weird and scary to me. It'll happen to you too.' - Abe Simpson

Switch Friend Code: SW-8282-1096-1431 | 3DS Friend Code: 3909-7678-9918 | My Nintendo: Taceus | Nintendo Network ID: Taceus

SM3DASislit

@Taceus
Yikes, at least the maintenance was over shortly after you got on.
Yeah, it does take a bit to get through the menus at first, but once you do, it doesn't take long to get into battle. Nice job with getting third place both times. That's good that you seem to like it.
When Ninjala first released, it was the only thing I was playing for like the first month. I would recommend the Story Mode Chapters, however, the Chapters are on the shorter side of length.
I think you mean the WNA Academy stage? I actually like that stage. There's a stage I don't like as much,(Eagle City), as I feel it's too big of a stage.
I really appreciate you trying it out, and going in with an open mind. Let us know if you need help, as the rest of the Ninjala Gang should be able to help you out.
I actually didn't see it when it was a wall of text. You're totally fine, like I said before, if you need to split into 2 posts, then do that.

This is for anyone:
Did you guys see this?
https://gonintendo.com/stories/375322-ninjala-developer-diary...
Also, @ryancraddock, @Liam_Doolan, and @KateGray if you guys want to cover this article about Ninjala, the link is above.

Please give Ninjala a chance, guys. Also, if you haven't played it since launch, please give it another chance. 🤔

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