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ARMS - Ninty's Fight Club

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Ninjara scrubs vanquished in the final! An upset to be sure. Proud to have fought on the side of good for Min Min.

 

Where Arms goes from here, who knows? This cast of characters cannot be allowed to die. Apart from Ninjara, obviously.

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16 minutes ago, DC Lemon said:

Ninjara scrubs vanquished in the final! An upset to be sure. Proud to have fought on the side of good for Min Min.

 

Where Arms goes from here, who knows? This cast of characters cannot be allowed to die. Apart from Ninjara, obviously.

 

Please don’t tell me this was last Party Crash. :(

 

Oh well at least got to enjoy one.

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46 minutes ago, Stanshall said:

 

Basically, you went on during a Party Crash which is one character versus another for that weekend. That explains why you saw lots of Min Min. 

 

As for the rest, the unlockable arms are random but you want them all for every character. As much as the characters are different to some degree, the major variable is the arms you're using. There's an enormous amount of depth and strategy when you combine these different variables.

 

It's one of the worst ever fighting games in terms of how it initially presents itself relative to what it really is. It seems to be an expansion on Wii Boxing, mashy, waggly, motion control living room laffs, but it's so so much deeper and more strategic than that. I got into it in a big way but as online thinned out, I gradually lost interest.

 

My advice would be to play online because the single player stuff is poorly balanced and cheap. Enjoy the dying embers of one of the true unsung heroes of the Switch. I really really hope they do a sequel but I suspect this will become a lost classic for future generations. 

 

It sold over 2M copies - and the character design is *amazing*.  I think we'll see more.

 

It also has the greatest theme tune of all time ever and ever amen.

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This is now free to play until Apr 6th for Nintendo online members. To coincide with the Smash Bros announcement.

 

I will definitely jump on for some games while the playerbase is up and get some exercise to boot.

 

Goes without saying if you own a Switch you should make it a priority as it's as good as any top-tier Switch game. And the character design is amazing.

 

More Party Crashes and a sequel pls Nintendo.

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I strongly suspect this group of characters aren't going to be confined to vs fighting games.  I'd love to see an action platformer starring Ribbon Girl

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3 minutes ago, scottcr said:

I strongly suspect this group of characters aren't going to be confined to vs fighting games.  I'd love to see an action platformer starring Ribbon Girl

 

A sequel is rumoured on Era, but they're excitable and get Nintendo rumours wrong all the time (see: Starfox racing).

 

A refined fighting system, new characters and a co-op campaign mode would go a long way.

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yeah - the design is too strong and obvisouly thoght through for ARMS to be a one off

 

(looks at F-Zero and makes sad face)

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I've been giving this a third go today since it's free and I'm still struggling to find the appeal. It's one of the most boring games Nintendo has put out. Any advice on how to get into it? Not really interested in playing online until I've got the hang of how it plays, at least, but the grand prix mode is beyond dull.

 

I assume the different arms you can unlock do substantially different things, but I've tried a few and I'm not noticing much difference.

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I did ask, so thanks for the responses, but it all sounds like a bit too much effort for something I'm not enjoying in the first place. I keep getting lured back in when they make it free to play for a bit, in the hope that it becomes the first 1v1 fighter I actually enjoy, similar to how Splatoon became the only multiplayer third person shooter I've ever liked. Isn't really happening though.

 

I wish they'd make some of their other first party games free for a bit - single player ones preferably - but I guess there's a reason it's Arms they're giving away.

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43 minutes ago, ann coulter said:

I did ask, so thanks for the responses, but it all sounds like a bit too much effort for something I'm not enjoying in the first place. I keep getting lured back in when they make it free to play for a bit, in the hope that it becomes the first 1v1 fighter I actually enjoy, similar to how Splatoon became the only multiplayer third person shooter I've ever liked. Isn't really happening though.

 

I wish they'd make some of their other first party games free for a bit - single player ones preferably - but I guess there's a reason it's Arms they're giving away.


If you don’t enjoy the fun of moving around and throwing/curling punches - which whilst not 1:1 still feels awesome - then learning the depth of the fighting system probably won’t improve things.

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11 minutes ago, grindmouse said:


If you don’t enjoy the fun of moving around and throwing/curling punches - which to me feels amazing - then learning the depth of the fighting system probably won’t improve things.

 

Throwing the punches feels fantastic - I like it a lot. Moving around, on the other hand, is horrible, particularly the jumping and dodging, which are far too slow and slight for my liking. As @scottcr suggested above, I hope they make a single player action adventure out of the lovely character and art design they've come up with, and ditch the 1v1 fighter genre they're wasting it all on.

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Yeah movement could maybe be more responsive particularly using motion controls.

 

Party Crash starts again next week Fri 3rd April! 
Spring Man vs Ribbon Girl.

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It's the second best 3D fighter, right behind VF5:FS.

 

I've not played it in a while but I'm going to miss it when the Switch goes. So will my two year-old son, as it's the only game he plays.

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6 hours ago, ann coulter said:

 

Throwing the punches feels fantastic - I like it a lot. Moving around, on the other hand, is horrible, particularly the jumping and dodging, which are far too slow and slight for my liking. As @scottcr suggested above, I hope they make a single player action adventure out of the lovely character and art design they've come up with, and ditch the 1v1 fighter genre they're wasting it all on.

 

It's probably the purest multiplayer game on the Switch. It's not a single player game, it's an online fighting masterpiece. 

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I find Ann Coulter's take on this pretty weird. Why take a bunch of characters that largely exist to make sense of the fact you're slapping one another from about a fifty yards away, and just plonk them into a single-player action game for some reason? What would that game even involve?

 

They'd just be making the mistake of trying to fit a game around an art style, when most of Nintendo's best games are made the other way around.

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1 hour ago, Nequests said:

I find Ann Coulter's take on this pretty weird. Why take a bunch of characters that largely exist to make sense of the fact you're slapping one another from about a fifty yards away, and just plonk them into a single-player action game for some reason? What would that game even involve?

 

They'd just be making the mistake of trying to fit a game around an art style, when most of Nintendo's best games are made the other way around.

 

I'm not arguing it would make sense. I'm indulging a selfish wish - in fact, two selfish wishes - for Nintendo to turn Arms into a game I like, and then give it to me for free.

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