Darkstation - Let me get one thing clear: Monster Hunter is one of my favourite game franchises. No role playing game has come close, in my opinion, to it’s depth in a combat system or the knowledge that needs to be obtained before you can win. Knowing yourself, is just as important as knowing your enemy. Dragon’s Dogma tries very hard to be Monster Hunter and these aspects can be seen within, but it ends up aiming for a more mainstream audience. It has a proper story for one. For two, it has an open world, which is what the kids are into these days, right?