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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U and 3DS Demo Impressions

TheHDRoom: "Even though the demos are streamlined and stripped of the customization and features (such as all local and online multiplayer) that make up the greater Monster Hunter experience, they both serve as an excellent taste of what is to come on March 19 when Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is released on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in North America." (3DS, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Wii U)

DA_SHREDDER  +   1012d ago
I was very unimpressed. So for from what I seen, its just a straight port of the Wii versoin with HD graphics. It's real pretty, its just not as awesome as I thought it was gonna be.
thaimasker  +   1011d ago | Well said
Straight port? Hmm lets see
Wii Version- 18 large monsters..35 total monsters
Wii U Version- 51 large monsters ...73 monsters total

Along with many other new features and additions.
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chadboban  +   1011d ago
It's not a port of the Wii version, but a port of Tri-G on the 3DS. It has a pretty good bit of extra content from what I've heard.
guitarded77  +   1011d ago
I wasn't impressed either. The visuals were dull, and loading from section to section (every 5-10 seconds) is ridiculous. Also too easy to get knocked into a loading screen (new section of map) while fighting a monster. The core of the game is there, which is great, but the load issues from map section to map section are annoying, and they could have done a better job making it look pretty. Capcom is known to push out HD versions of previous games without giving them enough attention though. They did it with the RE HD ports.
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animegamingnerd  +   1011d ago
well nothing more can be expected from crapcom
PFFT  +   1011d ago
The game looks good for being and HD remake from a 3DS game. And it seems this is the first time you have played a Monster Hunter title right? Cause if it wasnt you wouldnt be complaining about the small load times between map sections. The loading is fast and quite frankly not bothersome at all. I for one like many cant wait for this game to release!
thaimasker  +   1011d ago
Something must be wrong with your wii u or 3DS because my loading was only 2 seconds max lol. and I fought the 2nd boss for 12 min without having to go into another map/loading screen.
blastcorp64  +   1010d ago
Your wiiu is busted. The load times between areas is virtually non existent compare to the wii version
guitarded77  +   1010d ago
Something is wrong with your reading comprehension. The 5-10 seconds was not the length of the load time... it was how often they are encountered when transversing the map, going from area to area.

What amazes me most is how eager some people are to defend what they love even when it is hurting the series they love.

If you cannot see that a 2 second load screen breaks from the immersion of the experience, you are blind. Just because the series has done it in the past is no reason to continue with the limitations of less sophisticated hardware. If you maintain this belief, then you would not make it in the video game development industry.

Next: NO the game does not look good for being an HD port when compared to almost ANY OTHER HD PORTS. The textures are muddy and it's a jaggie nightmare. So don't lie, just because you love Monster Hunter. It is an honest criticism without the rose colored glasses on.

Also, not mentioned in my previous comment, the controls are too twitchy, with the y-axis only being variable by a few degrees, which means you can't look up or down. That's just weird.

I just can't believe how eager some of you are to defend what is apparently a quick cash in port for the Wii U, while it doesn't even take advantage of the Wii U's improved hardware by conjoining the map, making it look pretty (Wii U can do much better), or tightening up the controls and giving them more range. This is not too much to ask when a developer is asking us to respend money on a game we may have already bought.
blastcorp64  +   1009d ago
I'm sorry my reading comprehension is not very good and I misunderstood. I did not mean to upset you but the wiiu may not be strong enough to mesh the zones from what I understand. People say it is not as strong enough as the ps3 (I don't know never owned one) so maybe that is the reason. Either way I loved tri on the wii and I heard this version is merely an upgrade to that game but not a sequel with more monsters and weapon types.
GezForce  +   1011d ago
Monster hunter tri on Dolphin @1080p looks and plays way better than the wiiu version. I'm really starting to regret my launch purchase of the wiiu.
Guess i just have to roll with the punches until a true next gen system arrives later on this year.

Don't get me wrong its a good game, and there are a lot of fun games available exclusively on the platform. i just feel badly let down by nintendo's lack of hardware muscle. The recent leaked specs confirm this.
just-joe  +   1011d ago
Hear that? It's the world's smallest violin.
PopRocks359  +   1011d ago
Newsflash, your ROM/ISO on the dolphin emulator lacks about half the content in the Ultimate version.
GuruStarr78  +   1011d ago
That dragon boss is mad difficult.. got my ass handed to me!
PFFT  +   1011d ago
Use the switch axe or the Great Sword.
Ck1x  +   1011d ago
They could have crafted a better demo to showcase this game to newbie Hunters, but as it stands from this demo. I've taken MH3U off of my must have list of WiiU games. Here's a good example of game demos that I had never previously played the series, but ended up buying into once I played the demos. Fire Emblem Awakening-3ds, Sonic Allstars Racing- WiiU, Rayman Legends, KH Dream Drop Distance-3ds. These games all had really great demos that just sold me on why I needed to play them and MH3U does not! I plan on giving it another try on another day, but as it stands now I've definitely lost alot of interest from this demo.
C-Thunder  +   1010d ago
That's too bad, you'll be missing out on an amaizing game. It does require a lot of patience, it's no hack-n-slash.

I think it's funny you think the demo needed to better demo to new hunters. It didn't show the crafting, need for gathering, etc... but it was definitely geared for people new to the game. These two demo fights were weighted heavily in the player's favor. I guarantee, the Plesioth won't be so easy to take down the first time you come across him in the real game, especially for someone new to the series.
Killzoner99  +   1011d ago
Nobody cares about Monster Hunter anymore , it's such a stale franchise this is most likely the last one. Soul Sacrifice is the next big thing everyones talking about.
animegamingnerd  +   1011d ago
i doubt soul sacrifice is going to sell vita's
blastcorp64  +   1011d ago
Because its no longer on Sony systems?
aceitman  +   1011d ago
it is only on the vita published by sony japan.
RTheRebel  +   1011d ago
lol coming from the killzone fan
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C-Thunder  +   1010d ago
I have no doubt Soul Sacrifice will be awesome, but Monster Hunter is still amaizing. Sure, it's a little dissapointing that they don't try to improve upon the franchise, but I doubt it will ever be called stale.
Trago1337  +   1011d ago
i certainly liked what i played.
Munnkyman  +   1011d ago
I like what I played buys I loved the wii version. The issue with the demo is it doesn't teach you how to play. So for someone new to the series it's kinda hard to figure everything out. The load screens last like 1 sec so I don't really mind,just wish they did away with them
scissor_runner  +   1011d ago
Yeah they needed to train gamers more and you need way more than 30 plays to get hooked plus it should of had the 3ds connectable part in it.

The biggest draw is team fighting. I'm liking what I see though.
JonnyBigBoss  +   1011d ago
Was going to buy it day one. Now I'm passing. It didn't introduce me to the series at all and I just felt like it was a bland, dated game. I know it isn't, but the demo made it feel that way.
fatalis95  +   1011d ago
I really liked the demo can't wait for the full game. just wish the demo was multiplayer or allowed me to use a circle pad >.<. and yeah plesioth is a b*tch lol
TruthbeTold  +   1011d ago
The game looks decent enough, but the controls are a bit wild, and it's quite disappointing that you can't really explore. You are very confined as to where you can walk. A game with that many invisible 'You can't keep walking in that direction' walls should be much better looking on Wii U imo.
FinalomegaS  +   1011d ago
long sword multi combo special still does the job.
C-Thunder  +   1010d ago
It's Hammers and Gunlances for me. Always liked the regular lance too, but they just haven't been the same since MHF. Used Gunlance on MHF3GHD and it was awesome, so technical.
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FinalomegaS  +   1009d ago
gunlance +1 i love the block and atk
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BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   1011d ago
day 1 for me. i remeber buying mh one ps2 when it first came out. ive owned every one since. i see no reason not to keep that going
PFFT  +   1011d ago
Man i for cant wait for MH3U to release! The demo is but a taste of what this amazing game has to offer! March 19th cant come any sooner!
just-joe  +   1011d ago
It was fun, though I wish they could have used the z-triggers for something.
Zichu  +   1011d ago
If you are a fan of Monster Hunter, you should be happy with what the demo has to offer and should know what you are stepping into.

The demo only shows off 2 monsters, one new and one old, but can be fought underwater and they've fixed it's hitbox.

This is Tri with HD graphics, the game isn't mean to change completely to the point where it looks like Dragon's Dogma or doesn't look like a Monster Hunter at all. The game comes with double the monsters, which means double the equipment, and I've counted like 250 to 300 quests in the game, not including event quests that will most likely come around every week.

It also offers a couple of extra areas, 3DS and Wii U local multiplayer, the ability to just jump online and offline instead of saving and exiting like in Tri. A completely new online town. Voice chat, keyboard support, faster loading times, the addition of the Bow, Hunting Horn, Dual Swords and Gunlance with new move set.

I have been looking forward to the demo for a while now and I am really enjoying it. I tried Bow out last night on Plesioth and it's amazing. I like the Raining Arrows attack they've added in. Really helps Paralyze and Poison monsters.
Jovahkiin  +   1011d ago
I've been a die hard Monster Hunter ever since the MH1 demo fell out of my Devil May Cry 2 case a decade or more ago. I have managed to play and complete almost all of them and the bro and myself have secured 3ds' to play the new one. We also bought Wii's to play the last one haha we eagerly anticipate the rise of MH here in Europe !
belac09  +   1011d ago
ive never been able to play local online, because none of my friends game and i live in a shit town, but i can solo a whole monster hunter game now, it takes a lifetime, but i LOVE it!
catch  +   1011d ago
The demo was a lot of fun for me but I can see why newcomers might not quite get the appeal. So much of the fun in MH comes from the little things like crafting equipment and farming components for items to help with the big hunts. Those things make taking down a difficult monster way more satisfying.

I hope people give it a chance because these are fantastic games.
young7yang  +   1010d ago
you guys are going to hate me! but this game sucks....

downloaded it and played it hoping for an good experience.. instead i got ps2/wii game play with hd graphics and lots of load times... this game sucks! pure and simple...

I will wait for something else!
rjguess  +   1010d ago
I wasn't really impressed with the demo. I felt it could have been more explanatory for those of us who have never played a MH game. But I will not judge the game from a mere demo. The game looked nice. I will most likely end up buying it because I can't personally find anyone who has played a MH game who hates it. I think this game will help more Wii u consoles sell. This game will go along good with my collection of ps3 games.
aroundthewaygamer  +   1010d ago
I laugh my ass aff every time kids squeal about hardware power. Shiny graphics are great but it's just a bonus. It's like having the coolest girlfriend in the world who also happens to have big boobs. It's awesome but just a bonus. What keeps you there is her being so cool and not bitchy. Get what I'm saying. Cool girlfriend>big boobs. Good game far>shiny graphics and hardware. Btw i have owned nearly every console since the atari 2600(pats self on back)

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