The story of Monster Hunter is as fabled as the newest adventure Monster Hunter 3 Tri (Tri). The franchise is huge in Japan, but after repeated attempts in North America, hunting large beasts hasn't caught on like Capcom expected. It isn't for a lack of trying. There has been a PS2 version as well as a few PSP versions that didn't capture the same reaction like in the East. Now that the series is venturing away from Sony exclusivity, Capcom is hoping the expanded audience will take hold and bring some of the same success to the West. Tri is a great game that should trap a few more fans and build on this thoughtful and action packed series.