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GF Rating
7.7

325 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
1

Horrible

Ehh

posted by Johnan (SAINT PETERSBURG, FL) Mar 20, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

7 out of 34 gamers (21%) found this review helpful

My first game of this series but my take on it after a 2 hour trial was pretty poor. You get a avatar that can use like 10 different weapons but each weapon kinda has a specialty. But unfortunately even after trying them all I found most useless because your avatar is so hard to control. Controls are confusing as well, whereas the shealth weapon button is different from the unsheath, thus I found myself wasting herbs and such when all i was trying to do was pull my weapon out. NPC text is also crazy small making my eyes hurt after only a few conversations. I ended up pretty much skipping them all. Graphics are decent but still don't make up for the small irritable things you would have to go through.
Point is: Clearly the game has depth, but is not user friendly nor is it very concise with player movements.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Only the hardcore need apply

posted by el223 (Ridgewood, NY) May 22, 2013

Member since May 2013

I tried to get into this game, but there's NO WAY it's happening. This is a game that you need spend 40 hours just to acquainted with the controls and system of the game. This game has basically little to no tutorial, the manual doesn't show you ANYTHING!! So you're pretty much left to discover everything on your own and are left with an EXTREMELY clunky and outdated menu system to work with.

I recommend this game to young unemployed people who have an extreme amount of time at their disposable; everyone else this game is not for you.

Only the hardcore MH fans need apply

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Too much deja vu makes this an expansion pack!

posted by nr_clark (MARLTON, NJ) Jul 6, 2013

Member since Oct 2012

I'm a Monster Hunter fan and I really wish I could've given this a better rating, but...

MH3U is just too much like MH3. There's barely anything True and New enough to make any statement worthy of wowing gamers. It's basically a polished-up version of MH3--not really a good game debut on a console, let alone on a new console.

The only difference is a few other weapons, more armor, more monsters, and more battlefields, all in HD. That's nice and all, but it's nothing innovative for a new MH game. If repetition tickles your fancy, more power to you (boy does that sound fun). But I'm not interested in leveling up all over again just to get a few more of everything. Compared to its prequel, there's nothing "truly innovative" to the gameplay or experience...nope, not even up for argument, sorry. If the other fans weren't so biased/brainwashed by the franchise like a COD or Halo fan, they'd ultimately agree on this point.

With this being supposedly the best game for the Wii U, as reviewers keep on saying, then sales projections of the console are going to continue to struggle indefinitely! Come on, guys...

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