Ash from DYEGB writes: "15+ hours into Monster Hunter World and the 'World' really is my oyster"
Never tried these games before but this looks like a time sink
Man, this game truly looks amazing. I've played the last two 3DS titles and they are the only 3DS games I keep going back to over time. Having said that, I played the Beta and was seriously impressed! I half-expected a dumbed down version since it would be reaching a larger audience, but I was seriously mistaken. Playing the demo, I didn't even have to look at the controls or anything. I just jumped in and played like it was the 3DS version. Aside from some changes (for the better) they basically transferred the control straight over. It was so refreshing. So essentially, all of the praise these games get has just been transferred over to consoles with incredible graphics. I cannot wait until Friday!
I guess if you don't enjoy the combat then yes it's a bit of a time sink. But in that case you shouldn't even be playing in the first place. I think it's easily comparable to something like Halo where the core loop is quite repetitive but if you're a fan of the style of combat you will never really be bored of it.
Halo is nothing like this game. What a ridiculous comparison. Might as well compare it to god of war or uncharted while youre at it. "core loop is quite repetitive"
@ EatCrow He didn't compare them as two similar games. The point I think he's trying to make is that pretty much any game can have tons of time put into them. Look at all the people that play Battlefield for hundreds of hours trying to unlock everything. No matter how many maps there are, playing for that amount of time can get repetitive if you don't enjoy the gameplay enough. The same can be said for CoD, Destiny, and yes, even Halo. If you have a game with a big focus on online play and collecting items and loot, then its only a matter of time before you've seen everything. Thats where it really depends on whether you like the gameplay or not, because if not, then it can begin feeling like a "time sink".
Yeah skipped these games tbh but I might try my first monster hunter experience with this, probably rent first though b4 putting me cash down, got some expensive months coming up 😀
Hi Septic, Monster Hunter Veteran here, they certainly can be but depends on how much time you want to put in, I RARELY ever play long RPG style games because they are just that LONG. Monster Hunter is certainly rewarding though even if you are just doing the 'main' initial quest story and not jumping into the late game stuff. It's a fantastic series and seriously underappreciated
Ah nice one Zjet. Sounds really good. I understand this has coop too? I think this will be my first ever foray into the Monster Hunter universe.
I’m definitely looking forward to diving into this franchise for the first time, with my friend. Perfect timing with my friend and I looking for a meaty game to play together.
I tried monster hunter freedom unite on psp, and could not get into it due to the controls. It was not really monster hunters fault, it was the psp’s lack of 2nd analog. I pre-ordered this one and look forward to some hunting with proper controls !
i sure hope this will keep me busy for a while and i hope it does not push me away after a week by becoming too dull. got no confidence in crapcom anymore. but one has to try.
Thankfully, Monster Hunter seems to be the only thing Capcom does consistently get right these days.
RE7 is widely considered to be on point.
@ Perjoss You are correct. RE7 was fantastic.
I mean Resident Evil and Monster Hunter are series that are pretty Dependable in regards to being good releases even titles like Resident Evil 5 or 6 even though I personally did not like them I believe they were very very solid titles nonetheless. So as of right now I feel pretty confident about buying Monster Hunter and very confident of buying any Resident Evil that they release in the future. I agree that Capcom is not what they used to be but they still have a couple series that are extremely Dependable in terms of quality.
That's a pretty bold statement with a year full of new releases coming. I hope it sells well!
Yes it's definitely not going to be GotY
I think it’ll be a contender, but in a year that a new red dead is releasing it’ll be hard for anyone else to claim game of the year.
I do game game, Bro. And yes I'm looking forward to jumping into monster hunter for the first time
lol, every game is a potential game of the year to someone, its such a subjective thing. Haven't played any Monster Hunter games but this one does seem worth a look.
Looks like a great game, but I really doubt it's gonna be a GOTY contender considering what else is coming out this year. Red Dead Redemption 2 is easily the top contender right now. God of War is probably sitting second. I'd consider Spider-man and Metro bigger contenders than Monster Hunter World.
And all those can be enjoyed on ps4 :)
Cool, but we currently don't know what Nintendo or Microsoft really have planned for the second half of the year so the point is a bit moot. @The disagrees to my above post, Even if Monster Hunter World is the best game that comes out this year, I don't imagine it will be gaming of the year. Unfortunately many of the bigger websites don't really pick games that are more Japanese, such as this. Same reason Persona V and Neir didn't get a whole lot of recognition last year.
the demo bored me to tears, and I thought the controls were needlessly confusing.
Same here. I guess I am just getting old but I have trouble getting immersed in a game with a "big bad warrior" killing monsters that's basically told what to do by a bunch of anime looking little kids with squeaky voices. The converting weapon was also a little too "Japanese fantasy" for me as well. I'm sure it will do well as it looked like a quality game and it seems to have a huge following but it just wasn't my cup of tea.
LOL. I’m 47, so yeah, it might be us.
I am Monster Hunter newbie. Is there anything more in this game than going from monster to monster and killing it? You know, some story, any real challenge... Anything to keep me playing more than few hours? I would like to try it but when I watch videos it looks really boring and repetitive. I played beta, I killed one monster (not much time this weekend and the monster was zero challenge) and I didn't have a reason to play it more, nothing to push me further. (BTW I love games like Horizon or Dark souls.)
There is usually a story but it is mostly hunting. You might get bored after a while unless you play with friends.
Oh, so it is not for me I quess. Not even one of my friends play video games. Ten, twenty years ago, maybe, but now I just skip it. Thank you.
If you like bossses in dark souls you’ll probably enjoy this
Never play a Monster Hunter game either. To me, it looks like it's a game made up of endless boss battles. Am I correct in my assumption?
I found the beta didn't really give a good feel for what these sorts of games are like. You start off small, with basic gear, and start hunting easy monsters to gather materials they drop to make better gear to kill bigger monsters. Then you kill bigger monsters to get more materials to upgrade your gear for killing even bigger monsters. So there’s a lot of grinding for materials in order to craft better gear. The beta just sort of throws you into a hunt without showing you the material or crafting system which I find to be a huge part of Monster Hunter games. I personally love these types of games but they are definitely not for everyone… especially if you don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to the game.
1. There is 50-60 hour campaign story mode in this. 2. If you played the beta, then yes, you killed one monster. One extremely easy monster. There are over 40 different monster types in this game and they ramp up in difficulty pretty quickly. There is a large amount of strategy that is required to play. What monster are you hunting? What are its weaknesses? What are its strengths? Does it have poison attacks? Fire Attacks? Cold attacks? What environment are you in? Is it a hot environment that lowers your stamina quickly? Is it a cold environment that slows you down? What kind of armor should you wear? What kind of weapon should you bring? What kind of traps should you bring? A lot of people find tons of appeal in this strategy portion. As you get further in the game and start facing more powerful monsters, you will be in for a bad time if you don't plan accordingly. 3. There are 14 weapon types to master. Some are better at fighting different monster types than others. So being good with a number of weapons really helps out. Also, there are tons of upgrades for your weapons that continuously make them stronger. This is also a big part of the game, is getting the required materials to make your hunter stronger. 4. If you are looking for something like Horizon or Dark Souls, then don't go in thinking this is an open world game. It is not. But it is basically a boss fight-fest with long, drawn out battles that are very rewarding. If none of this sounds cool to you, then I guess it isn't for you.
Holy Crap. I need a nap just reading about it. Yeah, definitely not for me. Thanks for the breakdown.
The average gameplay time for all MH games is about 300h. So yeah it wont get repetitive for a long time^^ Well the thing is that in MH every hit with any weapon has to be timed. Because the weakest monster can kill you if you dont know how to play it. The last one I played is Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for the psp and I still have it on Vita, aaaand I actually still play it. Its the only game that kept me going back at it for years. It came out in 2008 xD holy well there you go. In the Demo you had very strong weapons and very good armor. I guess you were button mashing and that may have worked for the beta but the full game should be more of a challange.
I’m actually legit hyped for this game and wasn’t bored spending most of Saturday playing the beta.
After playing a bit it seems more approachable than past games but will most likely remain a niche title for sure, which, will keep it from industry wide GOTY. It could however receive compassion nominees from sites but won't win in the end. Who cares in the long run as long as you enjoy it.
Ill check the reviews. Im on the fence
Got this for ps4. Super excited to play with my bro. Last game we played together was lost planet 3
Hope you guys enjoy it! Sounds like it's been a while.
you mean lost planet 2? Man that game was amazing.
@metalgod thanks. @ ultr... probably, lol. All I remember is I had a blast even though we had to use texting instead of chat. Hopefully this game is really good
Just take your time :D! and learn your attacks and learn to read your enemies! it takes time. But then you will have one of the greatest experiences ever
If this game has the amount of crafting depth as the others, I'll buy it, no questions asked.
I don't think Capcom has what it takes to make a GOTY right now. Besides, it's got some steep competition.
Nope definitely not
I feel like there's not enough story in Monster Hunter games. It's always just kill 5 of this, kill 6 of that forever. Where's my motivation?
I don't think those games need story. It's a genre that you have to just take interest in, honestly. I like games like Monster Hunter. Heck, we're on Dynasty Warriors 9 (not including the Gundam games, Hyrule Warriors, and Fire Emblem Warriors). Musou games have their own appeal as Monster Hunter does, no elaborate narrative necessary. As I often say: a great game with a bad story is still a great game; a bad game with a great story is still a bad game.
I must be getting old. I was hyped for this and dissidia and left with a sour taste in my mouth after playing the betas. Controls and camera killed it for me in both games too sluggish and tanky feeling especially after playing the souls series or nier automata.
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