The franchise is getting the attention it deserves and that is very exciting.
I really really really want this game. It looks incredible.
Just got it. Let's see what the fuss is all about
I did as well... NO idea what I'm doing but I'm having fun. I'm sure it'll start to click in time. It's a really well made game it's just got a lot of depth that I don't quite understand yet.
It's great fun, so were the older games (old school Veteran here) World is miles ahead in accessibility and quality of life though. far easier to get into, and less annoying grind to get through.
Such an awesome game. I would definitely recommend it.
That's more than a little bit of a stretch, because we've cared for it for ages now. Monster Hunter has had a very solid and very large fanbase for quite a long time. That doesn't take away from how fantastic Worlds is doing, but it has to be clarified that MH has been a VERY successful series for many years prior. Worlds is just another delectable strawberry on the icing of the franchise cake.
In Japan not outside of Japan. Yes they had a dedicated fan base outside of Japan but it was not large.
Monster Hunter has always been a niche franchise in the states
Worlds hasn't really changed that in a way as drastic as this article is painting it to, though, and to be honest the past few entries in the MH franchise have changed its fortunes as well in small ways just like Worlds has. MH has been a continually growing franchise, both in Japan and out of it. I'd argue that the last few were what helped it popularize itself most, and World is just sealing the deal more firmly by making QoL changes that appeal to a western audience.
I just feel that Worlds has become a gateway entry by making it easier for new players to jump into the series, plus Nintendo consoles/handhelds have been it's home for such a long time, being on other consoles probably helps alot.
@Wonderfulmonkeyman I see your point and I agree that it's been growing over time with each entry, but it's always still been niche outside of Japan, a little less niche each time, but still niche, with Monster Hunter World it finally has become a lot closer to mainstream than any other title outside of japan. It's doing what Persona 5 did for the Persona series in streamlining it enough to satisfy old fans and while introducing the series to a lot of new ones. I think being on consoles does a lot of good for it.
I've wanted to get into it for a long time but haven't had mobile devices or just haven't. Now I have and it's amazing! So amazing! The attention to detail is phenomenal.
It’s has, but not in the West, partially due to it being almost exclusively a handheld series.
They're obviously talking about mass appeal, not with Monster Hunter fans. World has immediately made new fans of the series, and it has immediately garnered a lot of good word of mouth outside of the established audience. No other game in the franchise has gotten this kind of attention, certainly not this quickly or loudly.
They are talking about people like me, who barely knew what Monster Hunter was, and had never played one, and now I have this game and it's hard for me to imagine it not being my favorite game of the year.
That’s what happens when you bring a niche series to the best selling platform and/or current gen system. Waiting for the PC version to double dip. That is where the series will reach another height
Not every niche series is guaranteed success on a best selling console
@FallenAngel I would almost agree with you but Monster Hunter made it big and successful when it first launched on PS2 in Japan. Niche in the west but a hit in the East.
@Colbertinator I played and really liked the first one on PS2 but I've never had a DS or PSP for the other entries so i haven't really played one since. It's great having it back on traditional consoles again and with a PC release later this year on top of it I think this game is going to blow up the fan base. I'm hooked on this game, there's a lot to it and it took me a little while to figure out some of the nuances but once it clicked I slipped right into my groove. I can see myself dumping a LOT of time into this one.
PS2 was where I first played the series, never really got into it, probably because I didn't have good enough internet for it and was too young to appreciate the series at the time.
Well if a niche games come to PS4 and become instant success then Assault Suit Leynos would be a million seller and Raiden V, Nex Machina and Matterfall but no they didn't sell to great.
So is this a biodiversity simulator or the opposite?
I’ve always wanted to care but handhelds have never been my thing until the switch came out. I tried the previous ones and my hands would cramp up on the DS
Handhelds. PSPs. GameBoys, you know. Look like sandwiches. Small screens.
I just never finish half my handheld games for some reason.
Glad another phenomenal game has hit market, too. Amazing what can happen when a title comes to consoles. Other than in Japan, the Wii/Wii U, and the first Monster Hunter, this series has been on handhelds.
the production values of this game are insane. no matter what game if you put that much effort into a game production, you‘ll get a hit. i don‘t see which company is able to top that this year.
The whole world doesn't finally care to play it. It's not for me - I don't care. I've watched trailers and gameplay and won't be swayed into even making a later purchase. That said, seems like a great offering this time out for its series, I hope it attracts new interest; and offers up a large slice of that promise to all it's players. Diversity is gaming...
I will admit that I overlooked this franchise for years and wished i didn't. It is a solid rpg with very good depth. The combat is solid with plenty of option from swords to axes and much much more. If you love crafting and messing around with armor sets this game has you covered. The co-op is done very well and easy to jump in and out of quest with others or friends. I am hooked on this game. IMO it is atleast worth a rent if you like quality rpgs. The worst that happen is you spend a couple bucks on something that wasn't your type of game or you get hooked like me. Happy gaming everyone.
It was a long time coming baby. I'm glad people are enjoying monster hunter, it really deserved major recognition. 😎😎😎
I still don’t care.
Bought it on the Wii u based on hype, played it for 30 minutes and never touched it again. Played the beta for ps4 and I knew from the start it was going to be fun
I have the game got it for free from a friend. I haven't started playing yet due to backlog of 2017 games to finish off & SOTC coming next week. Glad the game is doing well.
That’s awesome. I personally am not going to buy it cuz I’m just not into it but I’m glad that it’s had a very successful launch. Good quality games set the bar for others.
I think I'm going to wait for the PC version, because I don't have a PS4, and the Xbox One's multiplayer is kinda borked.
Eh, seems very repetitive. Maybe wait for a price drop.
Never tried this game before and I am having a blast. The content added, customization and monster variety is fantastic. A must -own game and GOTY 2018 contender!!
I've not slept properly since it launched.
Because it's finally on a decent console and not a freaking kiddy toy...
Capcom, you put graphics, revive a great series and enrich the great gameplay, you get success. You do things right as a consequence you sell a lot, you get in the business and you get better. That's a great game Capcom, Kudos.
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