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Developer: Nintendo EPD
Content Rating: Everyone10+
These elite fighting superstars share one thing in common: extendable arms! So fight as never before: equip super-powered ARMS to create a slew of unprecedented combinations. Then use simple motion or button controls to dish out highly strategic beatdowns in 1-on-1, or even 2-on-2 battles!
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Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has proven staunch since his appointment, and be it $40 Fire Emblem DLC or the $60 ARMS, you’re advised to tread carefully when it comes to opening your wallet. If you already know you want ARMS then by all means buy it and have a blast. But if you’re on the fence or expecting the endless enjoyment multiplayer Nintendo titles usually provide, ARMS is unfortunately far from a must-buy.
Arms is solid all-around, from its controls to its ability to hook you into playing "just one more round." But like many fighters, it suffers from a lack of content that will keep you coming back over a long stretch of time. Like 1-2-Switch before it and the ever-excellent Snipperclips, it's reliably built, accessible and familiar, but after a few weeks of solid play unless you're a hardcore fighting enthusiast you'll likely be looking for something else to show off to your friends who haven't yet gotten a Switch.
Arms is a strong, substantial fighting game that takes a while to really hit its stride. Its barrier to entry is unlike anything else in the genre, but it's one worth tackling in order to get at the game's fascinating take on fighting. It may not have the same skill requirement as other fighting games, but the flexibility and fast thinking it requires secures it as one that works on its own terms and opens the genre up to a wider audience.