ARMS is going to be a must own Switch game

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  1. Saiyan Lusitano
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    I admit I was wrong about ARMS being "just" an enhanced version of Wii Sports. It's not. It's actually pretty amazing.

    Played the Testpunch sessions with the Pro Controller and it felt like the old days of Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi / Xenoverse which is to say, highly addictive and easy to control. I did try to play with the Joy-Cons like I did back on the Switch Premiere but the Pro Controller for me has become the way to play ARMS.

    There's not too many combos per say on ARMS but the ones in it (as of now) are sufficient, once you get used to the character you'll learn different ways to use the same combo and attack the other players with it. Graphically speaking, it looks really nice and detailed without any complains there.

    Having said that, I've decided I'll be getting ARMS on launch and here's hoping they'll release DLC characters (crossovers from Sega and Bandai would be sweet!).

    ARMS Testpunch has two online (random modes) - Combat and Volleyball. Loved both of 'em but Volleyball a bit more 'cause it was reminiscence of the ol' Tekken 3 volleyball days. :)

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  2. swabbo

    swabbo Wot u doin readin dis m8?

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    It's not on my list of to buy games, but i'll take a look :) Thanks for the info!
     
  3. SomecallmeBerto

    SomecallmeBerto The Anti-Hero

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    Idk man it looks like crap. I will add it to a watch list and if it goes on sell for under 30 I MAY pick it up.
     
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    You've not played the Testpunch demo yet? Give it a try when the next session's up.
     
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    nope NOT interested
     
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    I am pretty sure these characters are just the final evolution to the Inklings.
     
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    I feel like those two are polar opposites of each other when talking about DBZ games. Which is it? The depth and freedom of Budokai Tenkaichi, or the mind-numbing nothingness of Xenoverse?
     
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    Tenkaichi and Xenoverse are very alike as they share the same behind-the-shoulder, third person view and with easy combos to do but Xenoverse at least didn't have 100+ clones of the same characters and then call them "new" characters. :P

    Fun games nontheless.
     
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    Oh, I see what you meant now. I was thinking quality of the combat but you were more talking the type of game.
     
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    From what I played of it then they have either improved it considerably since the demo, not that I am expecting waggle controls anything to set the world on fire, or it will be a must own by virtue of the library being a tiny bit sparse right now.
     
  11. Xabring

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    Now I can't decide between ARMS and Splatoon 2.
     
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    Splatoon 2 looked like Splatoon 1 so I guess it will be some kind of general online/competitive affair, and likely will be for some time to come.

    I can not see ARMS having anything close to that future. As a party game maybe then cleanser between mario kart or something and something else.

    No idea which will be cheaper in a few months if you prefer to play it that way, though I imagine splatoon will hold up for a while.

    Personally I would not put down real money for either, maybe a $10 affair, but I don't think I am really the target market.
     
  13. ItsTheWolf

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    Love the game, but my muscle hurts as hell after the first Testpunch session. Can't even punch much in the third session and had to quit early.

    Just wish they have a practice mode in the demo so I can get the feel of the fighter before going in for the online matches. (I know warm up is there but it's not enough)

    Why not both? I'm getting both :D

    My wallet won't be happy though.
     
  14. MontyQ

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    this game should be $15 it is just plain bad and feels really sloppy crazy for full price game
     
  15. DarkIrata

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    It's ok. But nothing you would play for long. Oh and it cost to much!
     
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    Sadly I've been working all weekend, won't get a chance to play the test. I'm 95% sure I'll be buying this one, though. Seems like a good fighting game to hold me over until Smash.