This game is very time consuming but at the same time very fun. Players can pour 40+ hours into and not even know where the time has gone. The beginning part of the game with Solo missions are pretty simple and do become challenging but the main joy comes from the online Multiplayer mode where you can play with players around the world. The game is fascinating when you go against the humongous monsters.
Two things that can be considered bad about the game is that
1) It is an old port, Decent, but I would have been more then happy to wait for a Revamped MH4.
2) No Local Multiplayer, You can only play with people online or with local players who have a 3DS and the game.
For all of the returning MH fans:
The game is as it was on the Wii; Monster Hunter Tri. Except more monster, armor, weapons, items, areas to explore, etc. Basically how Monster Hunter Freedom 1 & 2 and then there was a Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. MH3 Ultimate is the Freedom Unite of the Wii U. As a returning fan you should already know what to expect.
For all of the newcomers:
Monster Hunter in itself is a very repetitive, frustrating, hard-working type of game. It takes lots of practice and skill to actually be good at the game. Work alone as a solo hunter offline and collect materials by yourself or work as a team online and duke it out slaying monsters with your friends or with random people. Although the game is very repetitive it offers hundreds and hundreds of hours of gameplay. The game is never over. Even when you've beaten the flagship monster of the game (usually the monster on the cover of the boxart), the game is still not over with. Even if you've beaten every quest in the game (which may take hundreds of hours), you're still not done. Go out and collect every piece of armor or the strongest weapon or the toughest armor out there. Make your own creations to make the most ultimate armor out there. There are endless creations and possibilities within the Monster Hunter series. The game will never get old because there is so much to do. You will get frustrated with the game. It takes a lot of patience and skill to overcome the enemies with this game. If you're unsure of buying this game, at least rent it and play it for a few days before you decide to buy it. I doubt it's a game that you'd want to return if you buy it though.
posted by CylanthMN (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Mar 25, 2013
Member since Jun 2011
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
Monster Hunter offers a HD graphical makeover of a 3 year old game, lot of content and very deep gameplay, but also a lot of repetition. There is very minimal story, generic quests, and small zones to explore.
Positives: Fantastic combat, great looking monsters, deep gameplay, lots to do and get, thrilling to take down a huge monster.
Negatives: No story, repetitive quests, online multiplayer can be hit or miss, some fights can be very frustrating
Overall: A deep online game that can last hundreds of hours, if you love challenging battles. There is just enough variety to keep you from getting bored, and if you can find a good group of people to hunt with, the game really shines. Lack of any story is a bummer, but you will have plenty of other things to worry about.