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Sonicfan11589

1. Posted:

I have heard good things about this game but the only experience i have ever had with this series was a demo of one of the psp games, i don't remember exactly what i thought at the time but i'm guessing it was fun but not enough to buy the actual game, now that Nintendo is releasing a new version for Wii U, should I look into buying it? Please tell me what is great about this popular series?

Is it similar to other hack and slash games like Phantasy Star Online which i have played a PSP version of (Phantasy Star Portable 2) and really enjoyed.

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Scollurio

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This is such a personal-choice kind of thing and a bit weird kind of asking this thing in a forum when the best approach in my opinion would be watching some monster hunter tri gameplay videos on youtube and read the monster hunter wiki.

To make things short, you might like it if:

  • you enjoy a big more-or-less open world to explore and spend lots of the time traveling around
  • you enjoy gathering lots of incredients for your potions, weapons and accessoires
  • you enjoy a challenge in killing the tougher, higher level monsters who need lots of preparation and tactics
  • you can live without a big over-arching story thats presented to you in cinematic style (skyrim, mass effect, ...)
  • you enjoy putting 100+ hours into a game just because you like to see everything/try everything and get better

you might NOT like it if:

  • you don't enjoy "grinding" for success but expect instant gratification
  • you are afraid of "hard" games

I unfortunately cannot compare it to phantasy star online since I never played it, but maybe you could say it feels a bit like an "offline MMO with big boss monsters in which you're totally self-responsible for the fun and adventure you get out of it".

Hope that helps somewhat.

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SCAR392

3. Posted:

Just get it. It's gonna be my first Monster Hunter game, so 'm in for something new, too. Maybe there will be a demo for you to try, but I'm just gonna get it "blindly".

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Powkitty4

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im going to be geting it aswell and it will be my first monster hunter game ive watched videos of the series and it looks pretty good

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Sonicfan11589

5. Posted:

yeah agreed, i took the advice from the first poster after my initial post, and i watched a video, looks good.

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BenAV

6. Posted:

Totally go for it.
Monster Hunter's rather awesome.

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Scollurio

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Sonicfan11589 wrote:

yeah agreed, i took the advice from the first poster after my initial post, and i watched a video, looks good.

If you're not the "too impatient" type of person Im sure you will like it! ;)

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8. Posted:

Already got Tri for Wii,so is this worth be getting it on Wii UI?

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Scollurio

9. Posted:

Well it IS basicly the same game + some new monsters and missions, and in better graphics. I don't know if you're MH addict or not. I would get it, personally.

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BenAV

10. Posted:

I got Tri on Wii but I'll still definitely be getting this on Wii U and on 3DS.

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Sjoerd

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You should know it's a bit slow pased in terms of preperations and such. But the amount of content is unbelievable. I'v played about 40 hours, and I almost played out the single player and I'm level 40 online. To put my level into context, I frequently encounter hunters wit hunter rank 250. The WiiU version apperently has double te content.

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Xiao_Pai

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It's basically a game where you constantly fight bosses...the large monsters are practically the stars of the series. :p
But yeah if you don't like fighting a certain monster countless times then you may not like it, but then again...for the most part, playing the same quest isn't, well...always the same. (I dunno how to explain that, lol) But yeah if you enjoy taking out giant dragons with giant swords in this giant game, Ultimate will steal your life away.
If you want, you can go find Tri (Ultimate is basically an expansion of Tri anyways...a major one at that) and see what you'll get in Ultimate. Just...don't let that 1-ish hour tutorial thing put you off or something...the game has a slow start, but once you get to your second large monster it'll start throwing all of them at you like crazy. :p

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Sjoerd wrote:

I'v played about 40 hours, and I almost played out the single player and I'm level 40 online.

I call BS.

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14. Posted:

Typo maybe? Surely he meant 400 hours...?

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Aviator wrote:

Sjoerd wrote:

I'v played about 40 hours, and I almost played out the single player and I'm level 40 online.

I call BS.

Yeah that's at least 100 plus hours. I would lean more towards 150 tbh. He could've got some stronger people to help with the online though. I personally thought it was much more fun playing with same level people online as not to be too overpowered!

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Makkiez

16. Posted:

Going to get it for sure. Playing MH freedom on my Vita right now but i can't wait for march 21 and start playing Ultimate :)
You do however need to have patients some fights can take a while depending on how you play. Really looking forward to do the Multiplayer and if i could love to play with some of you guys/girls! :)

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ohhaime

17. Posted:

I plan on getting it for both Wii U and 3DS so obviously I would recommend it.

It's basically the constant,intense,skillful boss battles of Punch-out! combined with an addictive Loot based RPG.

The loot system is very rewarding. It's somewhat like an MMO in that you are largely rewarded the longer you play,grinding monsters for rare materials.
But unlike an MMO the battles are not mindless or repetitive. Even with decent weapons and armor, a monster that you've fought a dozen times successfully can take you down if you're not paying attention. The challenge continues to keep you engaged even if it's a monster you've fought before.
It also somewhat circular. You beat a monster,get parts, use them to build better armor/weapons that you then use to beat stronger monsters for better parts ,for better weapons, and on and on.
This kind of feeling of continual reward for playing more is what many people find addicting.

The variety of weapons also makes the game very enjoyable. You can just change to a different weapon and it can be almost like you're playing a whole new game. With new ways to fight monsters and different weapons/armors to build.

And if you already have Tri don't let that put you off from getting 3U. There is so much extra content that it's really more of a sequel then an expansion. It has about 3 times the large monsters that Tri did plus more quests and 4 more types of weapons.

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as long as the Katana is there I'm ready

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irken004

19. Posted:

They should bring back Ironbeard!!!
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20. Posted:

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They should bring back Ironbeard!!!
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Agreed! That was one awesome promotion :) I urge everybody to buy this game and play it for an hour or 60 to get past the introductory noobness.

Yes, that really is how long it takes for you to scratch the surface of the depth of gameplay this game has. Can't wait :D

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