Reports have recently surfaced via Japanese video game blogs that certain clusters of Western Wii U owners do not enjoy playing Nintendo's competitive online squid shooter Splatoon with players from Japan. Some have even taken to social media to demand that Nintendo enforce regional servers for the game.

The reason for this is because of the alleged "lag advantage" Japanese players have, generally making players from Japan the most feared, ruthless and unstoppable squids on the battlefield. It would also seem that Japanese Splatoon players are among the best in the world, which could also be why there is so much belly-aching coming from the west.

For many video game enthusiasts worldwide, issues such as this are simply the shortcomings of playing games online with people who live on the other side of the world. Perhaps Nintendo really does need to step in at this point and review Splatoon's online service?

Let us know in the comments if you have had any seriously troubling issues with the online portion of Splatoon so far, and what your own feelings are on this matter. Should regional servers be introduced? Do you think Japanese players really have an advantage, or is this just a case of people getting beaten and trying to find an excuse?

Thanks to Teemu for the notification.

[source kotaku.com.au]