Arms is one of the many fighting games to come to the Switch this year. The other being Pokken Tournament DX and Dragonball Xenoverse 2 (whenever that comes out). Arms is a very unique game and a very unique fighting game and is very different compared to other titles released this year. Graphically the game looks quite good. The gameplay in Arms is very unique and the style is unique as well. That being said for a fighting game Arms isn’t that great at all.
There are different game modes in Arms such as Online, Versus, Grand Prix, and Party Match. Overall Arms biggest flaw is its lack of content. There just isn’t enough content in this game and it seems almost every big fighting game being released this generation has this same problem. There simply isn’t enough content for its mighty price tag, And it’s a real shame.
The gameplay in Arms is fun for a while but after a couple of hours, it becomes a complete bore. There is no real depth in the gameplay mechanics and when you compare this game to other fighting games such as Street Fighter V and Tekken 7 gameplay wise this game falls flat. For a fighting game, the gameplay is terribly disappointing. Arms can be a fun game if you’re playing with friends and family but if you’re looking for a serious and competitive fighting game then this game is definitely not for you. Arms is more of a “party game” in my opinion.
The character roster is also very small and is disappointing for a fighting game (Although Max Brass is joining the roster as I write this review). That being said each character is very different and they all have their own individual abilities and all have different gloves. Each character is able to block and dodge attacks. There is also a meter that fills up and when it eventually fills up completely you can perform a powerful rush attack.
The controls are mediocre at best and are not great for a fighting game. Online play can also lag sometimes but not all the time and is overall decent enough. The minigames in this game were average at best and were not fun at all.
Overall Arms is a unique game and the art style is fantastic but this game is too shallow. This game lacks content and the gameplay is tedious. The only category Arms shines in is its Art style. I do not recommend this game to anyone who is looking for a serious fighter and even if you’re looking for a new party game I don’t recommend you get this game until it reaches $15 but that’s just my opinion.
Arms is a charming and unique game but the gameplay is tedious and there is a serious lack of content.