Choose Your Preferred Way of Playing
ARMS allows you to play with either motion controls or standard controls. Both options have their own pros and cons, but it’s important that you test them both out and see which you’re more comfortable with. In my experience, I’ve found that curving my punches has been a lot easier and more precise through motion controls, though the Joy-Cons do seem to have some difficulty reading some of my faster arm movements, which often results in me initiating a throw instead of two quick punches like I wanted.
While standard controls will make it easier for you to input commands, the button layout just didn’t feel as intuitive to me as the motion controls did. It also felt a little bit trickier to try to get my curved punches to go the exact direction I wanted them to. Still, be sure to test out both methods before deciding on your primary way to play.