As many of you may know, I LOVE the switch. I love it so much I bought it on launch day. So when ARMS, a hyped game that was announced for the switch, was announced, you better bet I bought that too. For any of you who don't know what ARMS is, here's a link to Nintendo's reveal video. I would have explained it myself, but I couldn't do this game justice.
I fell in love with ARMS. Its roster of ten playable characters (and two non - playable ones), plenty of game modes, its delicate balance of strategy, luck and casual fun make it a great game to play.
I find that even when you lose, you still have tons of fun, and you can always try again. I never found myself getting frustrated, despite getting pummeled to the same person over and over again. There's a great video on this topic by BriHard on youtube, which I'll put right here:. It explains this perfectly.
After playing through the Grand Prix, I found that there were always things to be worked on in my strategy that I never realized were there. And this wasn't frustrating to deal with at all. It provided a new fresh challenge and something to focus on and work towards. But hey, that might just be me and my bad luck.
ARMS doesn't have much of a story, though. There are only two surprises in the Grand Prix and that's about the whole story right there. So if you only like story based games, ARMS isn't for you.
To sum up this article, I would like to provide a few tips and tricks for people just starting out or who are considering buying the game.
The ranked mode, (unlocked when you have beaten Grand Prix mode at difficulty level 6 and up) is the easiest way that I have found to get coins, even when losing. The coins are DOUBLED. This helps you get new ARMS quicker, which can improve how well you compete.
Playing online is a great way to see how you can improve the flaws in your strategy, but is the WORST for earning coins.
Grand Prix isn't as tiring as online mode and helps you to improve on flaws you may have.
So that about sums up my review on ARMS. If you are more into adventure or RPG games, this may not be for you, but if you are a person like me, who thoroughly enjoys online competitive play, then ARMS is perfect for you.
What do you all think about ARMS? I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions, as well as any tips and tricks you may have. Don't forget to post some of these down here!