Play.tm: "Don't let the fact it's on the family-friendly Wii fool you: Monster Hunter Tri can destroy a man. The crushing disappointment etched across the faces of my partner and I, after failing to quash a monster after a solid twenty minutes of swinging away at a recent preview event, was depressing enough to reduce a casual onlooker to tears. Like all Monster Hunter games it's hard as nails, requiring the utmost amounts of patience, concentration, skill and time to reap any satisfactory rewards. It's about as fine an example of hardcore gaming as there is. That's just one of the many reasons it's kind of a big deal in its home territory of Japan, now having shifted over a million copies to set itself up as the number one third-party title on the platform."