Vamers says: "Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruins stands tall as one of the better entries in the franchise. It features excellent turn-based JRPG gameplay hearkening back to the classics. Battles also ‘feel’ incredibly good! While everything else is somewhat odd when compared to mainline Monster Hunter entries (specifically in look and feel), it ultimately comes off as quite an enjoyable entry. Catching monsters and looking after literal monster eggs is also a truly unique experience, adding a wonderful Pokemon-like element to the franchise. The game is a lovely departure for fans of the franchise, and should also serve as a novel entry point for newcomers. Overall, it is a good game serving to scratch the itch of a ‘Pokemon Hunter‘ mashup."