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JaxonH

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I don't think 2 games going open world suggests every game will. Context is key.

Those games had linear design previously, and explored an open world design. That makes sense. It may or may not work out (I'd argue it did in both cases), but it makes sense to try.

For MH, it just doesn't make sense. Like, at all. It's already "open world". Having entire maps open without loading screens is the equivalent of open world for MH, but in a way that makes sense for the core structure of the game. Like, it's already happened. MH has had open world design for 2 entries now.

Just because a few games explored open world approach doesn't mean every single franchise in the entire industry is suddenly going to slap one large interconnected map in the game whether it makes sense or not. There are plenty of games that haven't done so and will never do so, because it doesn't make sense for the structure of the game. MH is one of them. It doesn't need it. It offers nothing of value. It's already incorporated the advantages of open world (large area without loading screens). Going beyond that and merging all maps into one does absolutely nothing to advance the gameplay beyond what the current open maps already do. In fact it would negatively impact the gameplay for a multitude of reasons.

So no, I don't think it's "correct" to say hey, these 2 linear games reinvented themselves exploring open world, and it's a popular genre, so every single game is going to inevitably end up as one giant map. That's silly. Even if MH did some day go down that route, it certainly wouldn't be for that reason.

Again, for some other games it makes sense. It's value added. For MH, it makes no sense and is not value added. Which is precisely why they integrated open world maps because that is the farthest extent open world makes sense with respect to the core design philosophy.

Maybe in an MMO spinoff where they try something different without jeopardizing the ultra-popular and successful mainline formula. Sure. But for mainline? It would be an incredibly high risk gamble with little to no potential payoff.

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Welp gonna give Monster Hunter a go again... picked up the guide book since I was doing a manga run anyway. Here's hoping I don't bounce off of it again.

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Ulysses

I'm playing again if anyone wants to add me who hasn't already! I'm trying out other weapons, clearing the rest of the quests I neglected, and going to try to check off some of the Guild Card achievements over the next couple of months.

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JaxonH

Guild card... I never did finish completing my guild card. It just seemed like such a chore. I've got a ton of it completed- think there's only 10 remaining achievements I haven't unlocked. Maybe those will get knocked out through playing Sunbreak.

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Happy anniversary to Monster Hunter Rise!

The game is now a year old today !

Good... good
Now play Dragon Quest

JaxonH

New Garangolm hunt gameplay released

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JaxonH

And Tour of the Citadel

This map is awesome! There's foggy swampland areas I hadn't seen before. This video has quite a bit of new stuff to talk about. Including that Malzeno stuff.

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Grumblevolcano

Next MH Digital Event has been announced, May 10th 7am pacific/10 am eastern/3pm UK.

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JaxonH

Saw that. I'm ready.

The time is drawing near. We're two months away from release!

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Teaser trailer for the next Digital Event for Sunbreak.
They specifically said in the trailer:
-More monster reveals
-Much awaited info about new hunter actions (probably the wirebug moves that were teased and some mechanics with the endemic life)
-and additional game features

This Digital Events takes place May 10th, at 7:00 PDT (9:00 EST)

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Pizzamorg

Has it been confirmed yet where the DLC is accessible from? IE, do you need to have every monster unlocked, or can you go into the Sunbreak questline straight away? I'd preferably like to main PC over the Switch version, but the grind for Valstrax is so nutty. I managed it on the Switch, I really dunno if I can be arsed to do that again on the PC, but if I need to to be able to play Sunbreak I guess I will play this on Switch.

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JaxonH

So hype!

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And the trailer.

Malzeno has some crazy wicked moves. That tail... wow.

And I see Seregios is still chasing Rathian/Rathalos lol. Some things never change ūüėÄ

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Grumblevolcano

@Pizzamorg You need to complete the 7 star hub quest "Serpent Goddess of Thunder" for Sunbreak to become playable.

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Pizzamorg

Grumblevolcano wrote:

@Pizzamorg You need to complete the 7 star hub quest "Serpent Goddess of Thunder" for Sunbreak to become playable.

Is that the final story mission before you start getting the elder dragons?

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JaxonH

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Have you completed that quest and are ready for Sunbreak?

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Grumblevolcano

@JaxonH No, as Three Hopes releases before Sunbreak the plan is to finish the Black Eagles path of Three Houses and then prepare for Sunbreak. I plan to pick Golden Deer for Three Hopes (picked Golden Deer first for Three Houses) but with all the Three Houses paths complete there'd be no chance of Three Hopes spoiling anything.

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JaxonH

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So how far are you?

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