I have been rewatching it recently for my boy again and even the early parts fucking suck jesus christ, they're dumb and boring except the first pendulum summon.
I love Arc-V but it doesn't even have any good arcs to me, just a few moments because it's all cheap and bland to me.
Yuuto vs Sawatari, Sora and Shun, Kachidoki vs Yuya, Yugo meets Yuya and Yuuto, then every Yuri duel because he is good in his own way, but the rest of Arc-V is bad out of these moments to me.
I'm a little sad actually, even early Zexal is better than the whole entirety of Arc-V imo.
I want to like it but I can't, at the least the manga is good.