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 Wii U, can synch up with the 3DS versions so all 4 of us 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 the 3DS to play online with you while you play 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.
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)
Too many new armor sets to count
Took away the lot of the filler missions from Online missions
Game starts off a little slow if you are new to Monster Hunter
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 yourse
Back in April of 2010, a game came out on the Wii called Monster Hunter Tri. In this game, players play as hunters in a land filled with giant creatures that could crush a human without even noticing him.
A little less than three years later, Nintendo comes out with an updated version called Monster Hunter Ultimate – with better graphics, better controls (you don’t use the Wiimote and Nunchuck in the WiiU version) and maybe more material.
For those of you who haven’t played either version here’s how it works: you create a guy or gal who’s a hunter, equip them with all sorts of weapons (both melee and distance), gear up on armor, items and supplies, and then go off into the dangerous world and kill any creature that you come across.
Your choice of melee weapon is important – some do a great deal of damage, but they are so big that you need to time your swing right to land the hit. And others are faster to use, but they do less damage.
But when I started playing this game, I got a big flashback to the Tri game on the Wii, and after about two hours of hunting, fishing, mining, swimming and planting, my level of interest dropped.
The single player mode just doesn’t thrill me very much. I felt like I was doing the same thing over and over again – with little incentive to go on doing the same thing over and over again.
Which is why they have the online multiplayer part – where you and up to three other players can go out and fight all sorts of creatures over all sorts of lands (that’s where they get that 200 quests they say in the promo.) This is where the fun is.
Monster Hunter Ultimate can be fun – with other players. But $60 is a hefty price to pay, so I say you rent it first and try it before thinking about buying it.
Anybody who writes a bad review for this game is obviously not a reliable source. I am not that huge into Japanese games but this is solid. Graphics are good but the fun factor makes me give this game a solid review.