One person who doesn't appear to be enjoying himself however is Phil Fish, founder of Polytron Corporation and creator of Fez. After picking up the 3DS version, Fish took to Twitter to give his thoughts on it and he didn't hold back.
Here's what he had to say:
Started playing my first Monster Hunter game last night. On 3DS. It's not exactly playable without that Circle Pad Pro atrocity... I don't understand. Why would you even release a game like that on a platform like that? Why is it not out on let's say... Vita? You know, the one where you could control the camera. It's too bad because MH looks like it's basically Phantasy Star Online but not in space. And I love me some PSO. The whole entire thing was a mistake if you ask me.
Also, I'm so sick of this dual-screen clamshell bulls***. A 2nd screen adds NOTHING. it's a gimmick. 3D is a gimmick. it's too bad the Vita isn't a bigger hit because hardware wise it's PERFECT. it has ONE AWESOME SCREEN, and TWO JOYSTICKS. there's never been a single DS or 3DS that didn't make me go "I wish this was on a single screen". and i've never played any game ever anywhere where i was like "I wish this had a 2nd screen". and absolutely f****** NOBODY ever went "I wish this had 2nd screen that is smaller and a different aspect ration and touch but not 3D"
The Game Boy Micro was the best handheld ever. I wish Nintendo would just make a slightly bigger more powerful GBAM-type thing.
It's funny because with just the one joystick, it REALLY makes it feel like I'm playing PSO on a Dreamcast. 12 years ago. Did they release a huge bulky wired keyboard from the 3DS too?
I want to like this but the way this game is tutorialized is super inelegant. Also the text is all tiny and warped.
On the plus side, he likes the opening village.
Clearly Fish isn't a fan of the 3DS version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - he believes it's better suited to the PlayStation Vita. We think it's a pretty good game, as we explained in our review.
What do you all think? Does the 3DS lend itself to the Monster Hunter style of gameplay, or do you think Fish has a point? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.