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
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.