Gaming Nexus writes: "The Monster Hunter franchise is popular. This Capcom franchise is one of the top selling titles in Japan, outselling even the likes of Mario and Dragon Quest. While this series has yet to gain the same traction in the United States (or Europe, for that matter), it's clear that Monster Hunter has its legions of fans. I found this out the hard way, when I got on the bad side of dozens of Monster Hunter fans who took offense at my largely negative preview. Now I have the finished game in my hands and I have vowed to give this game a fair shake."