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- Features full online multiplayer, local co-op, and the ability to progress simultaneously between the Wii U and 3DS
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Monster Hunter: What it is in a nutshell
Monster Hunter is an action RPG where you, a human, fight monsters or "waverns". This monsters vary from waverns (dragons), brute waverns (Think of T-rex's, tiny arms, long legs with big heads) and massive Elder Dragons (A literal sand whale can Jhen Moran) You slay these monsters. After they are slain you carve the monsters. After you carve the monsters you make your weapons and armor from them. For example you kill a fire monster you can 1.) Make fire resistant armor or 2.) Make a fire weapon.There are 12 weapon types which I will go over later. This franchise is NOT for the faint of heart. You will die...A LOT lol I'm not joking. I'm serious. This game is difficult especially for new players. This game is one of the easier games of the franchise and I have seen people die...a lot. Some people get mad and quit while others learn that you are at a disadvantage against the monsters you fight. There are time where you feel like the "prey." Monsters have no health bar so the only time you know they are about to die is when they limp off. You will be fighting with the fear of the unknown. Is the monster one hit away from death or 20 hits? Also his is a "grinding" game. Majority of the time is spent on the grind to make your armor/weapons by killing a specific monster for rare carves. Typically "beat" this game once you kill the final Elder Dragon.Read more ›
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Starting with some of the most exciting aspects, there are a total of 73 different (both small and large) monsters, including all of the monsters from Monster Hunter Tri, most of the ones introduced in the Japan-only Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, and the fan favorite hip-checkin' Plesioth (and the Green Plesioth). On top of that, they added a couple of new subspecies and rare species and the brand new Brachydios!
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It plays well and if you are used to other Monster Hunters prepare to dive in. Otherwise, start off slowly and prepare for some rough first battles. As with all MH's, watch your enemy and learn it's pattern. Battles will result in less casualties that way.
There is an update coming for off screen support. There is an update now to play online.
All in all, what I'd expect as a veteran, but great fun. This is a difficult grinding game that isn't for everyone though.
On-line co-op is fairly easy if you just follow the prompts. I played only with friends I already on Miiverse. Co-op with a 3DS also went smoothly, although the other player had some difficulty actually playing(Not games fault haha).
Character creation isn't special, a lot of option, but not. You pick male or female, some basic clothes (4 options), a face, hair, a voice, and the colors that are necessary. Males can have a mustache/beard combo. I did not check the female character creation.
You start with a beautiful cut scene, then you are tasked with venturing to find the chiefs son. He gives you a gathering quest for resource points to really start the game. You start with a room, with a chest with the basic version of every weapon. You should choose before venturing out, as you can attack some herbivores.
In the town there are various people to talk to including the forge, shop, and Neko who helps you play online. There is also a pig you can name, play with, and dress in the farm.
Next I will try to play with other players and continue with the quests. I still am enjoying it 10 hours in, and as I saw on miiverse last night from many people, it is very hard to put down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A must have for any Wii U owner, truly a unique and fantastic game. Also came undamaged, good quality packaging!.Published 19 days ago by Shape430
Boring game. The premise is cool, but fails in execution. Fetch quest the game. Story and characters are bland.Published 24 days ago by cdelaroacha
Met my every expectation and then some. I love this franchise and this game!Published 1 month ago by Jamie L. Penzien
Game delivered without a CD. Only an empty case was shipped.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer