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Haru17

@zionich Naw, still 90-100 days to go. We essentially have to wait until February with it being on the 26th.

Keep in mind that 12 maps is about normal. Monster Hunter games typically have 2 arenas and 3 elder dragon stages (one of which we've seen already), so that leaves us with 5-7 full maps.

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zionich

They are also open maps so it's going to have a bigger overall feel to it as well, in my opinion.

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Haru17

@zionich Oh totally, it takes a lot more work to realize the Monster Hunter entitled World than any of its predecessors. Especially when shortcuts like fire reskins, rereleased maps, and randomly arranged areas have been used.

There is a whole cliff region of the Wildspire Waste that's only been in one video so far, sure not many people have seen it.

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Grumblevolcano

You don't have to wait too long to play this game if you're on PS4, there's a beta on December 9th. Also the PS4 version of the game is getting Sony tie ins like there was for Nintendo in previous Monster Hunter games, the main character from Horizon Zero Dawn is the first.

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CrazedCavalier

On top of all the other questionable changes, they're now back to recycling monsters skeletons a lot more. And joy... another area with a drap, dreary color palette. And a jokey "Beta" to boot-- can't have a proper demo on multiple platforms, but have to make it last for only 3 days on the one that moneyhatted it.

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JaxonH

I'm good with a beta. Gives me a chance to play this game early!

But let's be honest- this isn't so much a beta as it is a marketing campaign to get people to try the game. It's not like they're going to change the gameplay based on player feedback. If they did, that could either be a good thing or a bad thing depending on who is giving the feedback.

Couldn't care less about the Horizon player. It was a cool game and all but, nothing that would make me want to play as her in MH. Why isn't Xbox getting something neat? Not that they have very many awesome properties to work with but, if they can put HZD in the game they could put Master Chief. Not that I would want to play as him either, but at least it would feel a little more equal across the board. It's almost like they don't even care about the game selling on other platforms.

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And... there it is. Well, never mind. $60 just to play Monster Hunter. I knew it was coming and it was unavoidable but I was going to wait until right when the game launched to get the most out of it. Ugh. Maybe I'll redeem my card early. I seriously doubt I'll be playing this game for a full year anyways so I might as well start a little early.

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DarthNocturnal

How exactly does the “play as another character“ thing work, anyway? Is it a bunch of preset skills with a special model? Maybe it'll ultimately be limited, like Arkham Asylum's “play as the Joker“ DLC.

If we get “play as Master Chief“ (or his armor as a set), I want a Suicide Grunt outfit for Palicos.

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CrazedCavalier

@JaxonH It's PS4 exclusive in Japan, with Sony having exclusive marketing rights outside of it-- so yeah, they pretty much only care about selling the game on PS4.

Honestly, a proper demo could easily win me over on the game-- let me get hands-on with it. No "online only" stuff or console exclusivity.

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@Tsurii

Oh. The wording made it sound like it was a whole other avatar or something.

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Haru17

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This one's called Radobaan by the way, it's essentially to Uragaan what Lagombi is to Arzuros, so now we have effectually two monsters from Tri returning. Definitely confused me at first what with how complex the its bone armor is and how much it moves in the trailer.

I think a limited time beta was wholly predictable, like, name one AAA PS4/8th gen crossplatform game that has done it any differently. They might do other beta events in January, but for now I'm excited to play in a month. The official article mentioned that while there are only quests for Great Jagras, Anjanath, and Barroth, you'll be able to freely hunt all of the other monsters in those two maps. So Jyuratodus, Diablos, and Rathalos will all be available in the beta as well (probably not Tobi since I get the feeling that we'll have to progress to unlock him for the Ancient Forest.

But let's be real, there is no version of Monster Hunter: World that you wouldn't have to pay for to play online, unless you own a PC I guess. Nintendo's converting to paid online next year, so the only place MH5 could have been free online and offline was by treading water on 3DS, and then it couldn't pull off this kind of a generational leap for the combat systems. And the costume stuff is almost exactly the same as any other event quest. This is what they do, they pick a popular anime or video game series from the platform and make armor sets. There is still collaboration content for exactly as many systems as before, it's just also on Xbox and PC. I don't think Sony's going to allow Maleoy though, so I bet the armor will transform male hunters into women. The press release said something about the armor also incorporating Aloy's 'facial likeness.'

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And I'm excited for the new area, if you want dingey brown ground textures go hunt in the Volcanic Hollow or 2nd gen Swamp — at least this one won't have fourth gen's paper thin standing water sliming up the ground and making it look ugly. Seeing the ground meat panther drag a Legiana corpse across the ground in real time was awesome, I can't wait to see how we can screw around with the AI. And of course the bioluminescent caves look beautiful.

I'm really interested to see what the Coral Highlands and Rotten Vale mean for archetypal areas like ice and volcanic maps. The habitat sidebar in the in-game monster encyclopedia had slots for six different regions, and there was that translated interview with Capcom Europe at a Russian gaming event where the representative cited 12 different maps (presumably including elder dragon stages like the canyon). So we'll see, but it's all but certain that the game will have at least 5 full-size maps what with World hitting up every major gaming convention and Sony press conference since E3 (so they'll be at PSX the same day the beta drops).

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zionich

@JaxonH $60.00 and free games each month to play the beta 😉

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CrazedCavalier

@zionich It's not a "Beta".
Halo 5's Beta, which was held a year before the game to gather info and opinions, was a Beta.
This is a console exclusive demo on a time-limit.

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JaxonH

I always knew it was going to be $60 to play this game I just didn't know it was going to be $60 almost 2 full months earlier, and just to play the demo. I'm not a subscriber anymore so I was planning to sub on the night of January 25th, my year lasted until January 25 of 2019. but with them requiring it for the demo I'll have to start it as soon as December comes.

I would much rather pay $20 a year for it though on a system I actually love and get two versions from, than pay $60 a year for a system I don't really play that often and where it's tied to the TV. So yes... it would cost no matter what but... ya. On the flipside of that PlayStation actually has competent voice chat- not that I will likely use it because I didn't really use it much in MH3U... but at least I feel like I'm getting something for that money. Unless Nintendo surprises with their online announcement, I kind of feel like you're not getting much of anything. Granted there are other games I actually do play online on that system so it has practical merit. There are no other games I play online on PS4/X1.

And they've always done armor sets, but they've never actually put the entire character in the game. Not that I care- I didn't even care about the Link BotW outfits in MHXX, despite loving Zelda and that game. I just find it odd that they're bringing this game to three platforms, but can't even be bothered whatsoever to get the community engaged or interested a little on the other two platforms it's coming to. If they care that little, why bother bringing them to those platforms in the first place. Just to check off that box? Americans love their Xbox, make sure the game is on there?

The truth is though, my plan was to switch over to the PC version where there are mods and where it's free online, because this might be a game I come back to from time to time and I don't want to subscribe to a whole other year at $60 every time I want to play the game. So I'll probably do the sub once, and then by the time it expires the game should be on PC. I'll have to start over, but so be it. Of course I say that now, but by the time it releases on PC I might've already moved on from this game so, we'll see how it goes.

@zionich

Yeah those free games are free. They're rentals. I have absolutely no interest in rental games be it on PS4 or Switch or any other system. I'm going to sub to the Nintendo Online just for Splatoon 2, MHXX ( just in case I ever want to play online with you or TJ or somebody) and whatever else comes in the future but any NES/SNES games they offer I'm not even going to download. Just like I do on PS4- if I want it I'll buy it and I'll own it forever. If not, I don't want it wasting space.

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Octane

@JaxonH I think that's where the Capcom Sony deal comes in. Marketing rights, special edition PS4 and the Horizon skins.

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I got that Rathalos PS4. Cost me an arm and a leg but... I love my Monster Hunter 😁

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Octane

@JaxonH Special edition consoles are always nice to look at – except for the Pikachu N64, that thing was horrendous! – but they're not for me. Because I probably want them all if I had one lol. I don't like the controller that comes with the MHW PS4 though, it's... weird?

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DarthNocturnal

I play online on XB1 all the time, so I'm good for that... but we don't have the demo/ beta/ trial/ whatever hair-splitting term one desires. That's just mean.

I'm also grateful for the fact that the game is coming to XB1 in the first place. That's one box I'm glad they checked. Now Monster Hunter is on a game system my friends actually HAVE. Time to convert (which will be made easier via built-in clip/ screenshot sharing via XBL itself).

On an unrelated note, wasn't Switch's sub supposed to be about $30 US? Or have my mixed up my currency?

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Haru17

It's just one event that has been announced, it's possible that there will be more 'betas' for Xbox and PS later in December or during January. Monster Hunter is fond of the week-out demo after all. Obviously not for PC anytime soon as the PC version won't be launching in January, but ya know.

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