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Arms – 10 Worst Negatives for the Game

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Arms – 10 Worst Negatives for the Game

Arms has been an incredible new release from Nintendo that both casual and hardcore fans have managed to get behind, but even a game such as this has some issues that should be highlighted for anyone looking to get the game, as all of these problems do weigh the game down to some degree!

Arms – 10 Worst Negatives for the Game

1. Unfair Difficulty with AI

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2. Must Beat Arcade to Play Ranked

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3. JoyCon Never Very Accurate

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Arms has been coined for quite some time as the fighting game that can use motion controls to the best of its abilities, but it turns out that isn’t saying very much. The JoyCon controllers aren’t accurate enough to play this game in anything other than a casual get-together; otherwise you’re bound to get annoyed at how easy your character fails to throw a punch when you almost accidentally knock out your TV with your right hook.

4. Heavier Characters Aren’t that Fun

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Gameplay in Arms is designed to be fast and frantic fun, but with the heavier characters it almost feels like they can’t move and while their attacks can deal some serious damage, the likelihood is they aren’t even going to connect with your opponent who is probably on the other side of the stage by this point because of how slow you are.

5. Lacking Single-Player Content

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Many are quite aware that Arms has been developed for online play and split-screen for when you’ve got some friends round. However, if you’re stuck playing on your own for one night, you’ll have very little to do, other than the typical arcade mode which is nowhere near as fun when you’re forced to fight against and AI opponent.

6. Unlocking Arms Unnecessary

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Nintendo decided that in Arms they needed a system that would increase the longevity of the game and that system is to unlock – as well as upgrade – your arms. Effectively, you’re forced to play a little mini-game, and depending on how well you manage to actually play that mini-game, you will be rewarded thusly, but it’s such an unnecessary feature to unlock one of the most major parts of the entire game: different arms.

7. Already Starting to See Unbalanced Characters

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Similar to many fighting games in the genre, even Arms can’t escape the fact that there is some OP characters when in comparison to the rest of the cast. For instance, one of the best characters right now is a fellow called Ninjara, who has the ability to almost dodge anything that comes his way right now, so even when it’s a casual affair, going up against a character that’s considered OP already isn’t all that fun.

8. Forces the Player to Purchase the Pro Controller to be Good

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Nintendo have stated numerous times that the motion controls are the way to play this game, but after you play using the pro controller for the first time it will just go to show how much of an improvement that controller really is. So, if by any chance you wish to get better at this game, it’s almost as if you have to buy a pro controller to make it so.

9. Too Simple to be Competitive

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Fighting games are one of the most competitive genres in the gaming industry and it’s one of the major reasons they have tournaments for them all the time. Despite this, Arms doesn’t really do enough in its fast and frantic gameplay to be considered anything more than casual fun; which makes its long-term likelihood rather low.

10. Designed to be Played with Friends

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Arms is quite clearly a title that is designed to be played with a group of friends, all spread out around the Nintendo Switch to see who the greatest Arms player is, but we’re in a period where that doesn’t happen as often as it once did. As a result, it makes the game feel a little lacking, be it in single-player mode or even online, which I will admit is fun; it just doesn’t have the same allure as playing with your buddies in one-on-one matches.

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5 Things I Hate About South Park Fractured But Whole

Is the South Park Fractured But Whole Worth Buying?

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After experiencing what I consider one of the greatest TV show to enter a video game in South Park Stick of Truth, Once it was announced that we will get a sequel in Fractured but whole I was in great anticipation for this title to drop. I finally got around to playing the game and after multiple delays was the worth well worth it and did it live up to the standards of stick of truth well keep it locked as I look at 5 things I hate then give you my final verdict.

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Still Not Perfect

For those who don’t know Fractured But Whole has been pushed back a number of times as the developers was aiming for perfection and whilst there are great attention to detail throughout the game there are just some areas which should have been addressed when considering the delay in release. I have come across a few glitches where the game has literally frozen and I have had to restart a mission a few times. Thank the lord there is an auto save feature which doesn’t mean you have to potentially redo 30 mins of gameplay since your last play. I also find small things to be a little weird such as turning off a TV whilst people watch and they don’t say anything. I feel if there was some form of comment from the viewer it would add to the overall experience feeling as if the game is polished.

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Some Side Quest Feel Lacklustre

Fractured But Whole is jam packed with side quest to keep the game going for a while and I suppose side quest in any games are not the essential part of the game but more of a nice addition to keep the longevity of the game going. but with that being said I have found that there are a few filler side quests that in a sense feel that they are put there to just increase the length of the game rather than actually feeling as if they keep the excitement of the gameplay going. It got to a point where I was a little fed up of doing some of the side quest as they didn’t feel as if they added much value to the overall experience of the game.

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Story Falls Off After A While

As a south park fan the first few hours in Fractured but whole kept me contempt and felt the story was pretty cool at first but as the game progressed there was periods where the story started to feel a little uninspired and not as engaging as I would have loved. The story is still overall pretty entertaining and certainly not the worse that I see in a video game but still just felt like it could have been more concise to keep the engagement high. Even when I got to the end of the game I was like it didn’t really feel like the story ever reached the heights that you thought it would reach but the story still pretty decent so don’t make me put you off.

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Not As Funny As I Was Expecting

 

Stuck of the truth to me was such a hilarious game where during my first play through I was literally in stitches by the end of the game. I don’t know if it’s been toned down a little or maybe my sense of humour has died down a little but whilst I did chuckle at moments in the game I didn’t find it over the top hilarious as I was expecting. There were times where I was asking myself was that supposed to be funny. Obviously, there are going to be laugh out loud moments but I just felt that if you compare it with Stick of Truth it just felt that the jokes were just OK rather than fully hilarious throughout the game.

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Easy Combat

I love the strategic approach that the developers took when structuring the combat in Fractured But Whole. The grid system is something that I grew to love and I loved the choices of moves to use to take out your opponent.

I know this game isn’t by any stretch a hardcore RPG game like final fantasy and maybe I am not playing on the hardest difficulty but in most combats that I encountered there was rarely anytime that I felt that I had to use my initiative to outsmart the energy and I still came out victorious. I just assumed considering how much strategic depth they applied to the battle

 

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Overall I will say that South Park Fractured But whole is a pretty cool game. Visually the game looks epic, the game is jammed with content that will keep you occupied for hours and the battle system is super fun. I will say though as someone who loved South Park Stick of Truth I just feel that Fractured but Whole didn’t really take the series to the next level and kind of just felt like a cool game but didn’t have the same effect or impact as the first entry. Fractured but whole does improve on Stick of truth in loads of areas such as combat, the visuals and a more explorable area that doesn’t feel too but I just always felt the overall experience just miss the mark. Do I recommend the game well if you a south park fan and enjoy RPG games with elements of humour then yeah? But if you not a fan of RPG games and not really into south park and got a crazy back log of games to get through then I wouldn’t say that it’s a essential to put this game on your priory list but still feel its a game that you should consider for a future purchase as it is still a good laugh.

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5 Things I Hate about Cities Skylines Console Edition

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5 Things I Hate about Cities Skylines Console Edition

After seeing various videos on YouTube of great cities built in Cities Skylines since it was revealed the game was coming to console this game has been on my radar but since finally grabbing the game did it meet my expectations well kets look at 5 things I hate about the game.

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 No Tutorial

 

The game does well to provide tips and hints to get you started or helps when things are not going your way with the lil twitter bird but I did find it strange that there isn’t a official in game tutorial. Most things I have had to look up online as I might not understand a specific icon or warning sigh which ends up slowing down playing time. I understand that there is so much depth in this game that a tutorial covering everything might even become boring or unrealistic but if you new to these types of games it does feel as if you thrown into the deep end to figure things out. I have had to start again like 20 times after figuring something out after 4-5 hours of playing that if I knew from the start would have save me time.


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No Undo option

 

OK keeping it real this is just me nip picking and this isn’t really a major issue but more of an annoyance for me and that is the fact that there isn’t really an official undo or revert button. OK before the fans destroy me in the comment section saying that there is a demolition tool and yes that is a great feature but sometimes I find that if I place a road down over a house by accident and didn’t want to remove a section, or even place a bus line down wrong or simply get trigger happy there isn’t a more efficient way to reinstate or remove a simple unless you been consistently saving or obviously, you could use the demolition tool. As I mentioned this isn’t a deal breaker but it is something that I personally find annoying especially when you do something by mistake when building your city like maybe selecting the wrong building or placing the road over the wrong section or whatever you find you do by being trigger happy and I know it’s me being clumsy or not concentrating at times but it’s something that has happened a few times to me in my experience.


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Idle periods

 

Between each milestone you will find that there are a few periods where you are kind of doing nothing and just sitting thee waiting for either your population to grow or just waiting for your money to go up and will sometimes just  sit there twiddling your thumbs until you are required to fix something in your city or create something new. whilst this is therapeutic at times listening to the relaxing in game music there has been times when a in game couple of weeks has passed and I was just looking at the screen. Maybe my city isn’t big enough for me to be occupied completely but it was something that happened quite often.

 

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Lack of DLC in Overpriced Season Pass

 

City skylines on Console has been out for close to 9 months on the Xbox One and I am shocked that there isn’t much DLC available considering that there is a £30 season Pass Available.
Now don’t get it twisted this game to me probably doesn’t need DLC as there is so much to do but when I saw the season pass I was under the impression that there was loads of DLC especially after seeing quite a few packs available for the PC such as cosmetic packs, music packs and the other expansions just made me think at close to 9 months since it release we should see more than just the snowfall pack. 

 

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Day Night Cycle

 

I do like the aspect of seeing your city at night with the street lights lit as it adds to the atmosphere of the game but what confuses me is that the night sometimes last for a week in game. which sometimes makes it hard for you to see when trying to build or fix something. I understand that the game isn’t minute by minute and a day can last a few seconds if you speed up the time but there is times when I ask myself when is daytime coming.

 

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With the 5 things that I pointed out as issues for me I still think that Cities Skylines is a phenomenal game.

I was shocked how much detailed is embedded into this game and even shocked at how addicted I became. You literally will be wanting to reach each milestone and the sense of achievement when your city grows just feels great. whilst the graphics ain’t groundbreaking and the lack of tutorials will make it a steep learning curve if you are into city builders this is a must own game. I got it on the Xbox One and haven’t come across any bugs that has ruined my experience but yet again mu population is only over 7000 so maybe when I reach 50000 who knows what I will encounter but for the time being I am pretty chuffed with this title.

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Yakuza Kiwami Review

Does Yakuza Kiwami do the great franchise justice?

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Released back in January of 2016, Yakuza Kiwami is the complete remake of the first Yakuza series of games that are developed by the people over at Sega. The game takes place in Japan and focuses on Kazuma Kiryu, an individual that’s a member of the Yakuza, hence the name of the game. Currently, there’s a war going on between the 2 biggest clans in his hometown and it’s slowly getting more and more dangerous with every day that goes by. For the sake of his clan and to avoid unnecessary bloodshed, he goes out to mend the fighting between the 2 clans; whether they wish for him to or not.

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Gameplay for Yakuza Kiwami is similar to all of the other Yakuza games in the franchise and plays out like an action-adventure, with a focus on beat-em up combat. With plenty of different fighting styles for the player to choose from, there’s a lot of ways to approach each opponent that doesn’t necessarily require you to put them through a shop window for a change.

In terms of positives, Yakuza Kiwami is a really well designed entry point into a series that’s been out for quite some time now and the visuals alone is a great demonstration with how well they’ve done in this game. By using the power of the PS4, this title gets even more recognition because of it.

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Easily the biggest negative for the game is going to have to be the audio, at least the English audio specifically. The Japanese voice acting for this game is incredibly well done and just goes to show how much effort Sega put into this game, but the English voice recordings aren’t anywhere nearly as well done and should be avoided as best as possible; simply because they just pale in comparison.

As far as this remake has gone, Sega have done a great job with this Yakuza entry and makes it for an easy game to warrant a recommendation for!

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