posted by Johnan (SAINT PETERSBURG, FL) Mar 20, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
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.
I decided to give this a try and while I found alot of good qualities in this game I just couldn't get into it. You basically start out as a rogue hunter volunteering to help out a small tribe figure out the reason behind a mysterious series of earthquakes as well as take out a deadly sea monster disrupting fishing activities. You get to design your own hunter and start a new life hunting monsters and helping citizens. The graphics look exactly like they did on the Wii (Monster Hunter Tri) with more polygons to have a better resolution, which works at a distance but up close you can really tell that the graphics aren't truly HD. Though it is fun to hack and slash monsters, forge from their corpses, planting and growing vegetables, make friends, and complete quests both in the story and in multiplayer. It truly is a combination between hack and slash combat and virtual life. While I couldn't get into it, I did enjoy what I did experienced, and I do recommend it highly.