The Thrill Of The Hunt – The Joys Of Monster Hunter

Gamer Euphoria writes:

''A problem shared is a problem halved, this is especially true in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. I’ve never played a Monster Hunter game, mostly due to not knowing much about them. I’ve always heard about how good the franchise is and how fun every installment has been. I felt slightly guilty that I had never made a real effort to get into the franchise. That all changed last month with the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U.''

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dedicatedtogamers1920d ago

Every time I read articles and reviews on Monster Hunter like this, I die a bit inside...

I've been playing the series since the first entry on the PSP, and yet it was ignored here in the West for years. Despite its devoted fanbase, it was ignored, and the PSP lost out on a lot of potential sales.

But now that it's on the WiiU and 3DS, everyone is talking about it again and praising all of the same things that I was trying to mention to my friends so that they'd try out the game, years ago.

It's like the PSP fanbase never existed...Thanks CAPCOM.

ThePsychoGamer1920d ago

It's most likely from Nintendo fans trying to hype one of the few good WiiU exclusives, I doubt a lot of these people talking about this one are really fans of the franchise.

Being a fan of niche games, I can see how this is annoying can be annoying, but look at it this way, at least a franchise that normally wouldn't get the publicity it deserves is getting noticed.

deafdani1920d ago

As far as I know, Nintendo has supported Capcom with the Monster Hunter series far more than Sony ever did when it was on the PSP... maybe that's why it's getting more traction now.

Either that, or simply a case of the series gaining more recognition over time. It's hard for a very japanese-y (made up word) game to penetrate a market heavily dominated by western games.

Personally, I think it's probably a bit of both.