Tin Salamunic: Toukiden Kiwami is Monster Hunter in everything but its name. The quest structure, level layouts, combat mechanics and weapon specializations are all identical to Capcom’s niche monster slaying phenomenon. Originally released on the Playstation Vita last year, Toukiden Kiwami has now made its way to next-gen hardware with improved visuals, twice as many demons, two new characters, an extended story mode and a plethora of new equipment.
Players who enjoyed the recent Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the 3DS should pick up Toukiden Kiwami in a heartbeat. However, the same can’t be said for everyone else. Instead of improving upon Monster Hunter’s formula, Omega Force has decided to follow Capcom’s path too closely. I personally have never been much of a Monster Hunter fan, so to gamers like myself, Toukiden Kiwami does little to diversify the genre.