- I love Splatoon, and as a Nintendo fan I wanted to collect the majority of amiibo for my own personal collection. This is why I bought it. I like the product as a statuette, but I don't really think this amiibo is any good from a gameplay perspective.
I would not recommend any amiibo to anybody, because the connectivity just isn't there.
Anybody who wants to independently collect these things themselves will probably do so without a recommendation from me anyway.
The main idea behind these things was originally to save small bits of data from one game, and then be able to use that data in another person's copy of the game, or in another game entirely. This is the idea I was given when the concept of amiibo was revealed initially.
amiibo such as the Woolly Yoshi amiibo are good in this way because they allow you to save customisation options, and then use them later somewhere else. I like this.
I believe Wolf Link is the only amiibo so far that can actually use data saved from one game (Zelda TPHD) and have this data affect something significant in another (Zelda BotW)
I absolutely DON'T LIKE and DON'T WANT TO ENCOURAGE it when amiibo are used in a way that are literally just "tap to unlock". Splatoon is the worst offender of this - nothing is being saved to the figure, and the data for the unlocked missions and minigames aren't coming from the figure.
It's not like the old GBA e-reader cards, where the data was literally being read from the card. In this case, it's obvious that all of the Splatoon content is in the game already, and you just need to rub a piece of plastic on your controller in order to see it.
It's kind of ridiculous.
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Published on: 27 January 2017