What's the definitive way to play Arms?

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What's the definitive way to play Arms?

  1. Motion controls

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  2. Button controls

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  1. IE-coRe
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    I originally thought that the game was supposed to be played with motion controls only because that's what it was made for but for my third session of the global testpunch I decided to try how the pro controller works. I was surprised how much better jumping and dashing arround felt but on the other hand not being able to bend punches individually gives you a slight disadvantage. In my opinion both ways are viable options with their individual pros and cons. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Benuno

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    You can bend your punches individually with the left and right analog stick. The only downside is that you can't move while you punch with the left arm. I think it is a bit easier for beginners to play it via non-motion controls as the arm bending can be controlled more easily. But if you are used to motion control you should even have a small advantage against "button" players :D.
     
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    Definitive? What means definitive?
    It depends.

    If you want to win, and that is all that matters to you: Pro Controller/Buttons, it reacts faster and is more accurate.

    If you want to be immersed in the experience: Motion controls, you feel the experience but it is less accurate.
     
  4. IE-coRe
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    By definite I mean what you would use on tournaments and other places where you'd want to be competitive. Probably that's gonna be button controls but I definitely agree that using motion controls is more immersive.
     
  5. HaloEliteLegend

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    I didn't even know you could play Arms with a Pro controller. For those who've played it with one, how does it feel?
     
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    It was the only way I was playing it. Felt fine.
     
  7. ramoh2o

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    If you play competitively, button controls are just more accurate, responsive, and faster. Motion controls are fun but just not as good IMO.
     
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    I only played in handheld mode with button controls, and then in 2-player splitscreen online with one Joy-Con for each player, so I didn't have a chance to try out the motion controls yet, but the button controls work well. I should have read the help pages before playing though, there were a lot of things I didn't know about that the tutorial didn't explain that could have helped me win more.
    The motion controls seem pretty simple and should work fine but I think the gimmick will wear off quickly, it's just like Wii Sports Boxing or Punch-Out Wii.
     
  9. Eddypikachu

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    Competitively Im pretty sure motion control will take off as the definitive way, its fast and intuitive and allows for greater control of your punches to pull off sweet set ups and combos, the motion controls are very responsive and well made
     
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