[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – June 2017
Posted on June 3, 2017 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Let's Talk
A new month is here! We’ve just entered June, so that means we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Have you given Fire Emblem Echoes a shot? Or maybe you’re trying something on Switch like Disgaea 5 Complete or Ultra Street Fighter II. Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: How do you feel about ARMS?
I was already interested in ARMS day one, but that direct has me convinced that ARMS is a must have. Love the visuals, especially the character design. And hearing all the reactions to it from those lucky enough to get the chance to have a go, hearing most them saying along the lines of, it’s great fun to play, but the videos do it little justice, you must have hands on experience to really get the feel of how good it really is and motion controls feel great, to which I already think it looks great and the first testpunch is less than a week away and I can’t wait to try it! Hearing that it ain’t no Punch Out!!!/Wii Boxing gets me excited to play something new as well. The only thing I found disappointing about the direct was no amiibo! Perhaps if it becomes a hit game like Splatoon did they’ll come later? Here’s to hoping.
I was pretty skeptical back in January, but I’m fully in now. Honestly I think that if they released only what they have right now, I’d think it was worth $60. But releasing new characters and modes for free on top of that is just awesome.
I just hope the controls are as good as everyone is saying
my favorite type of character would be byte & barq as they are 2 in 1 character but hey at least its awesome when i saw this at nintendo ARMS direct. And my favorite type of stage might be ribbon ring which is pretty unique.what i also love about ARMS is that it can be playable in all play modes for the nintendo switch and even non motion controls. but with that said i really am excited when the ARMS global testpunch event will be available. but still this will always be my favorite nintendo switch fighting game of all time!.
I was on the fence with Arms but expected it to be good at the same time. That’s because when Splatoon was shown I thought it looked terrible, and Arms had something to it that reminded me of Splatoon, and well, Splatoon became my favorite Wii U game. The announcement of Arms looked “meh” at best, to the point that I thought it was a bad choice to show this game at the system reveal, but after this direct I’m counting the days to be able to play it. At first I thought it would be shallow, like Pokken, don’t get me wrong, I love pokken, but there’s little content there, not many modes and all, it’s just straight to the point and I thought Arms would be similar. But they really worked on it, the grand prix looks fun and it has that mysterious boss battle, all those multiplayer modes, and those 2 on 2. It all reminded me that I haven’t really got hooked on a fighting game since Grand Chase. The characters are just awesome, really well designed and distinct, the gameplay looks solid and with enough twists to keep it interesting. I might be wrong since I haven’t really touched the game to really know, but I’m sold on it. The characters I’m more interested in are Ninjara, Spring Man, Twintelle and Minmin. Of course the test punch might change my mind but I don’t really think it will, for now it’s a day one buy to me. They are doing everything right now, free updates with maps, arms and characters, c’mon, just give me that already.
I’m excited for ARMS but I’m seriously considering not buying it on Day One: since January I had a clear idea of what I would have bought this year: Zelda, Mario Kart, Splatoon 2, Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade 2, yet here I am wanting to play ARMS and owning A LOT of Nindies that I’m loving, now there’s a Mario RPG that will likely come out by the end of the year and, while most people seem to hate it because of the Rabbids, I have a feeling it will be the best Mario RPG of the past 10 years. Hoping (and fearing) that Nintendo will drop some bombs for this fall that we don’t know anything about, my wallet couldn’t take the hit so I’ll wait for a pricecut for ARMS. Still Hoops looks rad
It doesn’t immediately strike me as something that I’d pay $60 dollars for. I think Arms is being put in a position mostly as filler before Splatoon and Mario Odyssey launch later this year. But hey, maybe this will hit it bigger than I expect. It will be interesting to see the reactions from players coming out of the Testpunches, and where the hype goes from there.
It’s been my most anticipated Switch title since it was announced. I never doubted it for a second.