It’s difficult to describe just how good ARMS is. The best analogy I can come up with is that it is to fighting games what Splatoon is to third-person shooters. ARMS is a bright, colorful, and welcoming game. Newcomers can easily hop in and enjoy most of the matches and modes available. Meanwhile, the more dedicated will find themselves developing complex strategies based on characters and ARMS loadouts and captivated by the opportunities to challenge others online.
ARMS feels like the first true competitive game for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo made the game work with both the Motion Controls scheme and the regular controllers. The gameplay is fast and fun, with comebacks and great moves just around the corner. The single player experience is pretty dull, and can be frustrating at times, but the online scene is absolutely great. The game will get more patches and free DLC along the way so it might get fixed in the future, but even in this current state, I believe that ARMS is a game that's not hard to recommend.
Nintendo aims to expand the game with free updates after release, but for now Arms lays a solid foundation for the future. The vibrant cast of characters, accessible mechanics and couch friendly co-op offer a distinctive fighting game that feels right at home on the Nintendo Switch. The battles eventually become routine but offer an alternative to other complex and competitive fighting games.
Stretching your limbs across the battlefield to stop an impending throw is good fun, but there's absolute anarchy when you throw in an extra body. The mediocre mini-games, and antiquated single-player further block the punch of Arms.
ARMS is a good game. In concept. But in execution, it was somewhat poor. Though I do enjoy this game, the gameplay is the worst thing about it, which is the most important thing. The OST and Graphics are very good, though. The real shining star, however, are the characters. Each character is filled to the brim with personality, just by design alone!
I would recommend this game if you have money to burn, or if you just want a cool fighting game!
A fun concept with very little gameplay. Arms can be fun for a short period of time, but the lack of modes and characters gets stale quickly. Multiplayer is fun with motion controls, and is the highlight of the game. You will be lucky to squeeze 10 hours out of this game, and for the price point, I can not recommend it.
Arms is a unique fighting game with terrible controls and weird design choices. The presentation is great with great usage of music and style that make the game stand out, however as cool as the characters look most of them feel the same. The places you battle in are good but don’t offer much, so are the extra modes they are fun but really go down of how boring they are to play them again. However the biggest problem is the controls and gameplay, they feel so unresponsive and bad they don’t feel satisfying they are so lame and slow all you do is camp and attack or doge. Yes it’s fun but it can get super boring sometimes, also the way to get customization is kinda cool but it starts to bore out as you go so is the online it’s good but you get board waiting of a match. Arms is a unique concept with great ideas but fails to execute some and succeed to do some features justice at some points. (Medicore 2/5) Play It If Your A Fan Of Weird Unique Games
SummaryThe first fighting game of its kind. Choose a fighting champion from around the world, equip your own combination of extendable arms, and then use a mix of button presses and quick hand motions to really take the fight to your opponent. Throw punches and guide them midflight to hit agile fighters, avoid incoming attacks with dashes, or t...