Capcom's Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a fantastic game, but it's also a seriously hardcore experience, requiring dedication, skill and the patience of a saint.

Just in case our reviews of the Wii U and the 3DS versions haven't convinced you to make the purchase, we sat our video features editor and Monster Hunter virgin Rory Cocker down in front of a Wii U and thrust a copy of the game into his sweaty palms. The result is shown below, and should provide series newcomers with valuable insight into the complexities and challenges that lie ahead.

It may also give you reason to smirk at Rory's inexperience with the franchise, but that's an added bonus.

You'll be seeing a lot more from Rory in the coming months as we ramp up our exclusive video content. Let us know what you think of this "Let's Play" format, and what other ideas you'd like us to run in the future.