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GF Rating
8.0

261 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Uh-oh, here goes another 400 hours of my life...

posted by HrdcrGamr (HIGLEY, AZ) Mar 22, 2013

Member since May 2010

8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

MH3 Ultimate is pretty much a mega expansion to MH Tri. It has everything from the original, but with TONS of new monsters, armors, weapons, areas, and items to make and discover.

The best part is that the 3DS can synch up with the WiiU version so all 4 can all hunt monsters in the same room. Screaming out tips or laughing at each other's misfortunes. You can also play online as well if you don't have any roomates or fellow monster hunters to play this with. And, in a few weeks they will be releasing a add-on that allows multiple 3DS's to play online with someone on the WiiU.

The game is a BLAST TO PLAY! Since my roomates and I got this game 2 days ago, we have put in about 35 hours or so into it. And have loved every minute of it.

For monster hunter veterans, the game starts off a little on the easy side so new hunters can get used to the game. But, once you travel online and make it to the High Rank and G Rank missions, the game will thoroughly start kicking your butt again if your group does not come prepared.

For new players, this game can be quite tough at times, so make sure you play a good chunk of the single player campaign before you decide to head online. Because the monsters there are MUCH, MUCH stronger then offline. Also, doing so gives you much needed experience on monster patterns, and gives you a chance to get your farm going giving you a constant supply of much needed items.

Pros:

Tons of New Monsters like the Nigelsnarf and Duramboros
New weapons like the hunting horn(Who doesn't like giving your whole team infinite stamina)
New Areas
Too many new armor sets to count
3DS connectivity
Took away the lot of the filler missions from Online missions

Cons

Graphics aren't quite as smooth as WiiU version
Game starts off a little slow
If it hooks you say goodbye to your social life
Takes a little while to get to the new content

For fans of Monster Hunter, this is another 400 hours or so. For new players, you may find yo

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

wish it had world wide online

posted by Le22az (PHOENIX, AZ) Mar 28, 2013

Member since Feb 2013

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

love it but if i could have play with other people from around the world it would of made it more fun

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GF Rating
4

Weak

A Sad, Half-Clone of the Console

posted by sethrocks9 (MANAHAWKIN, NJ) Mar 20, 2013

Member since May 2006

1 out of 12 gamers (8%) found this review helpful

If you like MH, you'll love this game, but only if you enjoy solo questing. The game clearly lacks use of the 3DS perfectly capable online systems, which make up over half the fun of any MH game. Overall it's only worth a 4/10, because with no online multiplayer, it's a limited and boring game.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

One of the best games I have ever played

posted by Alpha0007 (GRAIN VALLEY, MO) Aug 24, 2014

Member since Jan 2013

This is a huge upgrade from previous Monster Hunter titles. Everything about this game is great.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

well here comes more rage

posted by drake5 (COCOA BEACH, FL) Jul 11, 2013

Member since Oct 2011

i got the game having played mh tri thinking oh it wount be that different... well i was WRONG MAJORLY WRONG the monsters even though some being brought back have all new moves and brand new monsters to spice up the game and while the game may have som quirks it made up for it with quality gameplay. and while the game will have beginers raging stick to it and you could end up with some sweet armor and weapons (sent the game back with barioth + armor) even though you have to kill the same monster multiple times to make a matching set of armor wich can be a little repetitive i still suggest playing and to stick with it even though it may be tough for beginers to learn the ropes

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Ultimate Satisfaction

posted by LordOops (HUTCHINSON, KS) Jun 9, 2013

Member since May 2013

This game is very impressive. The graphics are good, although the Wii U version certainly looks better. The only differences between the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game is that the Wii U version allows you to play online with up to three other hunters, while the 3DS version only connects through local wireless.

While the game is very fun, it does have a lot to improve on. In a game based solely on combat, the combat is pretty bad. Every melee weapon other than the dual blades has slow attack combos, and since even the fattest of monsters are incredibly agile, slow moving attacks are unacceptable. Also, you can't change direction while attacking. You must wait until your character comes to a complete stop (which takes about a second for most weapons), leaving you open to attacks. Also, a lot of the monsters in the game are overpowered (the third monster introduced is invincible from the front, capable of flight, and can heal itself.). Also, items take forever to use. I've timed the potions; it takes two-and-one-half seconds to use, meaning you'll just have to pray that the deadly Rathalos doesn't attack you with its poison-spiked tail.

Of course, there are the good things. If you manage to get used to the slow speed of a weapon and learn to observe the movements of the target, you can take a Lagombi (a very, very fast monster) on with the molasses-movement of a hammer. Also, the forging and upgrading of weapons and armor is pretty incredible. Every weapon can be upgraded, up until they reach their max form, and finding the materials in order to forge and upgrade is also fun. Want a ludroth pair? You'll have to harvest materials from the dead body of a Royal Ludroth. Also, the multiplayer makes the game soooo addicting.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Just terrible

posted by xthexpunisherx (CRANSTON, RI) Mar 25, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

Bad controls, awful graphics, terrible game play, unreadable text, and a story that makes little to no sense. Played a previous monster hunter on the GBA which I greatly enjoyed but this version is just unplayable.

Needing to go back to your home to equip new weapons and armor? Ridiculous. Using ranged weapons is next to impossible since targeting is no existent. I hope the console version is at least playable because the hand held certainly isn't at this time.

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