Ready for ARMS?


#1

I’m curious what the potential thirstiness of the Arms community will be. Not sure it can compete with the Overwatch community but I didn’t see that coming either.


#2

I’m pumped. For volleyball


#3

Looks to me as fun as Splatoon was. to be honest! I’m stoked. Having a non-motion-control option means it’ll also have longevity outside of a party atmosphere, although I like motion controls, too, so I’m sure I’ll do that from time to time.

STOKED STOKED


#4

Mechanica’s “Favourite Thing” is “other ARMS fighters (especially Ribbon Girl)” so I ship it.

I don’t think ARMS has the sex appeal in its character designs to out thirst Overwatch fans tho.

EDIT: JUST AS I SAY THAT


#5

I would have agreed but this website staked its reputation on Bastion fucking! So I don’t even know what people are into anymore.


#6

I did a quick search on tumblr for ‘Spring Man’ (I guess that’s his name) and some people are clearly very ready for this game
but, only a few
I think it’ll be (relatively) calm, thirst wise
that’s my professional opinion


#7

I respect your profession and your opinion. Thank you.


#8

Lol good timing. Sick pigtail arms, tho!!


#9

It is legitimately making me consider getting a Switch earlier than planned so I can have it for that testpunch…


#10

I thought the game seemed a little gimmicky until I watched the most recent Nintendo direct which made me realize it seems way deeper than the original marketing suggested. I’m still looking for that rocket league-like “one more round” kinda simple but deep competitive game based around one mechanic. Hoping maybe this will be it!


#11

I mean…you can find that kind of stuff for just about everything on Tumblr.

Friend of mine found that kind of stuff for Lemmings on Tumblr. It’s the thirstiest.


#12

well this is why I said only a few.
it’s not overwatch or fire emblem, you know.


#13

The thing is, this mirrors the initial reaction to Splatoon so much that I legitimate think the game has potential. I’m mostly tempered by the fact that I have even less interest in fighting games generally.

Though I do like Smash Bros.


#14

I haven’t had any real interest in this as at all but the more videos Nintendo UK keep putting up on Twitter, the more I am becoming intrigued.

I have a very limited games budget though so suspect I will wait and see if this is a one week wonder before thinking about buying it.


#15

I definitely saw the Overwatch thirst coming a mile off, though it certainly exploded even more than I think most people expected it to. I’m sure ARMS will have its niche, but I don’t know that it’ll go quite so far… who can say, though; I guess Nintendo’s character designs have always been popular with the thirstier audience. And I’ve gotta say… that Twintelle design, damn. They ain’t playin’ around.

I hope ARMS turns out well - it’s a pretty neat concept, and what they’ve shown already seems way better than it initially sounded on first reveal. I was always excited for Splatoon from the first time they showed it, but I feel like that definitely exceeded most people’s expectations (mine included), so hopefully that means good things for ARMS’s prospects as well.


#16

This has more to do with the sorts of people I follow on Twitter (a lot of artists and cosplayers), but my timeline exploded when they unveiled Twintelle. I don’t know if I’ve seen a reaction like that since back when Game Freak first announced Wicke for Pokemon Sun/Moon.


#18

Twintelle sits at something of a crossroads between Bayonetta & Symmetra…and yeah, I am right in the middle of that Venn diagram.


#19

Am I the only one who sees Twintelle as using a solid Nikki Minaj aesthetic?


#20

Beating up dudes with your hair and drinking tea at the same time is extremely inspirational, just imo.


#21

I’d be content if I was ever half as slick as Twintelle