Monster Hunter Generations landed on the 3DS last month and has found a warm reception. We awarded it a mighty 9/10 in our review, declaring it another must-have for fans of the franchise.
To ensure we don't forget about this worthy release, our chums over at Nintendo UK have interviewed various Monster Hunter fans at a recent event to find out what they love most about this latest installment of the epic franchise.
If you haven't yet picked up Monster Hunter Generations, don't forget there is a free demo in the eShop so you can battle these naughty monsters ahead of a full purchase.
How's about what I don't like? I don't like that there's no Wii U version.
just think, at this time next year, we'll be playing monster hunter nx.
What I don't like about MHG is that there's no G Rank.
I love the Palico's!
@Jamotello Yes, inside knowledge confirms this.
I've fallen in love with Monster Hunter 4U lately (it really takes a while to get used to the controls and find a weapon you like and realize how important it is to mount and mount OFTEN). I'm skipping Generations so I can give 4 Ultimate the love it deserves, but I'm salivating at the prospect of the next generation of this amazing game o.o Is Monster Hunter 5 in the works? And do we think it's going to be on NX?
Prefer too play Monster Hunter on the big screen so hopefully with the NX i will be able too play more MH games on the screen.
This kind of game belongs on a home console. This is why I'm looking forward to NX and being able to play all games on mobile and on TV.
...I love how the AI is back to being wonky and stuff like in the old games.
I wonder did people complain like this with the PSP entries...? "What I don't like is there's no PS2/PS3 version".
We get it- people like to play on a home console. But it's not on a home console so why even bring it up. Unless you want to complain about every single 3DS game that's not on Wii U, and while we're at it let's just complain about every Wii U game for not being available portably too.
If you own a 3DS and love MH there's no reason not to buy this game. If you skip this game simply because it's on a handheld then why did you even buy a 3DS in the first place. Seems to be fine for all the other handheld games.
Even on the 3DS this game is better than anything on the Wii U.
Rant aside, this game is truly fantastic. Best Monster Hunter game to date.
I miss G rank, and the monster intros were better in MH4U, but that aside this game does sooooo much better. Hold A to gather all resources, send items back to box once per quest, adept evade style (evasion+2 equivalent) out the gate allowing other skills to be utilized without tying up everything in evasion categories...
Add friends directly in-game, hunt as felynes via new Prowler Mode, revamped weapon and armor upgrade system, improved hit boxes, better Palico system and save data on SD card to eliminate the flood of Powersaves abusers...
Plus not one new cover monster, but four new flagship monsters, all of them amazing. Hunter arts, 4 styles of play and monsters and quests galore.
Even without G-rank, I think this game has more content than MH4U- it's insane. It only goes to high rank but low rank and high rank both last a lot longer, and the new variant monsters are every bit awesome as Apex and the system less tedious than guild quests.
Once again, MH Generations steals the crown from its predecessor as not only the greatest Monster Hunter ever, but the best game on the 3DS period.
Is this game friendly as in someone new to the franchise?
Been thinking to play these series, but I don't know what game to start on or if the games are story conected or something like that.
@Gridatttack Yes, it's a good time to get into the MH series. Go out and grab it!
@Gridatttack The stories aren't really connected. There are occasional nods and in-jokes that reference previous entries, but you should have no trouble starting with the most recent game. I can't decide whether to recommend 4U or G first, as both are excellent games; 4U has a more cohesive story and immersive world, while G has more gameplay options and a more refined weapons system.
I would give a slight edge to Generations, though, simply because it's the most recent game and you'll have an easier time finding other hunters for online quests.
EDIT: As an aside to those posting about G Rank, the game lacking G Rank has pretty significant precedent. Monster Hunter 3 and 4 lacked G Rank; it was only 3U and 4U that had them. I doubt there will be a Generations Ultimate since it is meant as something of a "best of monster hunter" game rather than an entry in the numbered series, though.
I'll pick up Generations at some point, but right now I gotta stick with MH4.
@Gridattack Any time is a great time to start with Monster Hunter! Whether you pick up 4 Ultimate (my personal favorite) or Generations, you can't go wrong. Never have I met anyone who said they didn't like the game. Never have I met anyone who regretted purchasing the game. And unless you have a SUUUPER tight schedule, most people can put over 200 hours in with ease. In 1 year of playing 4U, I got to 400 hours, and I've played Generations for 100 hours now. It's so fun and addicting to grind for new armor sets, and grinding seems to be easier now in Generations. The only downside to Generations over 4U is a lack of G-Rank late-gamem but you'll still easily get 200 hours out of this game. My only advice to you is BUY IT!!!!
@johnodaz If you're fine with (very) poor resolution, and worse graphics in general, you can get a 3DS capture card.
I do wish they released it on the Wii U, even though I don't own one. I much prefer the more portable 3DS for my hunting, but it's kind of a bummer for those who prefer the Wii U, or don't own a 3DS.
I haven't touched my copy in about 2 weeks. I think I burned myself out from 4U
@Braok Would prefer a console version rather than a handheld version.
No voice chat means no sale!
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