"If you are new to the Monster Hunter series, there is one thing you must know before picking it up; it is a game that takes absolutely no prisoners. You won't experience any tutorial hand holding. You're asked to pick a weapon to start with and that is about it. If you run in head-first and unprepared, be ready to die. A lot. But it is an incredibly vast and deeply rich adventure that directly rewards the effort you're willing to put in. Exploring, farming and "grinding" are integral to Monster Hunter; features in some titles that can lead to dangerous tedium, yet form the basis of an immensely entertaining game in this case.", writes NintendoStar.