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Arms

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ARMS Review. Fast-Paced, Unique and Explosive

 

ARMS is a unique blend of boxing and humorous fighting that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Extendable arm boxing isn’t what you’re used to, but this clever take on arena fighting is worth a try.

Graphics: 4.0

The cartoony design of the wrestlers and their stretching appendages is unique and brings a different perspective on the genre. Though it suffers occasional framerate dips, ARMS still has a great blend of colorful 3D environments and character variety to keep it fresh. Charging up yourself to deliver potentially lethal blows lights up your screen and more than makes up for any deficiencies in the design.

Gameplay: 4.0

ARMS lets you control one of 15 playable fighters (5 of which are downloadable characters) in a fighting match that sees you use your extendable arms to throw spring-loaded punches. You can also block, sidestep, deflect or react to your opponent’s blows, throw them as a basketball into a hoop and dodge their combos too through perfect timing. Initially, each player can access three arms, but in Get Arms mode, other players’ arms have been made available. The game poses a challenge to beginners who have to choose the fighter that suits them best and their optimal controllers.

You also have to understand how the various arm configurations impact your overall game, and what special abilities each has. For example, with specific arms, you can freeze your entire opponent’s body in place before landing your combo. The best way to do this is to play the other modes such as Target Practice or Volleyball which let you try out your moves.

Controls: 4.0

The initial learning curve on ARMS is steep, and it takes trying out different controllers to know what exactly suits you due to the unorthodox fighting mechanism. While using two Joy-Cons does have its advantages in terms of customizing arm loadouts, you may not be able to react as fast after a few punches, thus leaving you vulnerable. The Pro Controller is better, as you can control the motion of each arm individually without wearing out.

Replay Value: 4.5

ARMS is definitely lacking in single-player mode, which strips off a bit of the replayability. However, the game offers a variety of modes which more than makes up for this deficiency and also gives you much to try out. Multiplayer against human opponents is the best in ARMS, and once you master the initial learning curve, you’ll keep coming back to try out new characters and arm combinations.

Conclusion

While it does take some time to wrap your head around what seems like a clumsy fighting technique at first, you’ll soon get used to dodging and throwing punches as the other arm still retracts. This is a game of strategy, and you’ll need to understand the player you’re fighting as and fighting against. ARMS is unique, and with a bit more refinement, it may become a leading franchise on its own.

 

  • Graphics 4
  • Gameplay 4
  • Controls 4
  • Replay Value 4.5
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