posted by Snaredrums (JACKSONVILLE, FL) May 2, 2010
Member since Sep 2009
gamers (97%) found this review helpful
If you are unfamiliar with the Monster Hunter franchise, I commend you. Because you have no clue what you are getting into. Many have probably seen the commercials for this game thinkin "Hey, my 6 year old son LOVES dinosaurs!" Oh boy, do I feel bad for those people...
If you want this game, I recommend you do some research, because this is one of the hardest, deepest, and most rewarding games this generation.
You start from rags to riches as a new hunter who decides to help the small Moga Village, and train to slay the (flagship) monster Lagiacrus. It has been terrorizing the small fishing village, and it is your job to become the best hunter around, and slay the beast.
The point of this game is to collect materials from slaying different monsters, farming different items, and mining different ores, to create weapons and armor so you can be a more devastating hunter.
This can be very, very fun and rewarding, but it takes some time to truly get into the game. When I say it's a lot of grinding, I don't mean "Attack little monsters for X amount of hours until you gain X amount of experience points" I mean you are gathering a LOT of supplies, and you kill monsters and hope to god they drop the right item. Why is this so fun? Because unlike a lot of games, fighting monsters isn't turn based, this game has a real in-depth combat system.
you don't choose a class because each weapon is basically a class in itself. There are 64 unique hammers to build. That is just for the hammer class. There are 8 other weapons, which play completely differently.
And then, there is the online mode. Capcom has really outdone themselves here. They took out the WHOLE friend code system nintendo made, and made their own, superior thing. Not only that, but you are able to play with random people around the world, and WiiSpeak is supported (Which is rather rare)
Before you get this game, just know what you're getting into, and you can enjoy up to 100 hours of rich gameplay.
posted by bacon420 (CEDAR RAPIDS, IA) Apr 30, 2010
Member since Dec 2009
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
This game is the best
1. epic battles: every big monster quest you get items to make better weapons and armor.
2. its not easy: not for a weak gamer this game forces you to improve your skills
3. costomization: you mix and match pieces of armor that you build from gathered materials to get set bonuses that make a huge difference on how well you fight monsters
4. you fight dragons.
1. free controller: if you preordered the game you get the classic controller 2 for basically free and it makes the game a lot easier. I have heard that some hunters prefer the nunchuck over the controller.
gamers (40%) found this review helpful
FACTS: + Monster Hunter Tri is a hardcore gamer's game. - The Wii is a console designed for toddlers and housewives. - This game should be in HD. - This game looks great for a Wii game... but looks like butt compared to 360 / ps3 games. - If you don't use a classic controller pro, you will go crazy and probably hang yourself with the nunchuck + Out of every MH game, this one has the best controls... but only if you use the classic controller pro - Nintendo likes to make you buy peripherals + MH is designed to be addictive and deep, potentially providing up to 300 hours of gameplay! No joke! That's a lot of bang for your buck + There is a lot of grinding and collecting involved, and battles require true strategy + If you're not familiar with Monster Hunter, it's a loot and gear based adventure that is light on story but heavy on gameplay and strategy. Think of it as Diablo / Demon's Souls with Zelda-esque combat and tons of loot and items + I love this game and gameplay so much that, despite being on Wii, it gets a perfect score + This is the best MH yet with great online multiplayer included which integrates with your single player game - Please complete the tutorial quests before you judge MH + This is not Hello Kitty Island Adventure. Be prepared to hunt giant monsters with giant (and varied) weapons! There are many different types of weapons, each with their own moves and gameplay. Swords and shields, greatswords, hammers, lances, long swords, switch axes, bowguns etc each with many variations and upgrades. - Now I have three DIFFERENT wii controllers just so I can actually play a game like a normal console game and not have to wave my arms all over the place. Stupid wii.