This game is crazy fun, seriously the best game on the wii. I've played almost every game on every system and about 5 are all time favorites, #1 is Monster Hunter Tri. The graphics are beautiful, gameplay is stellar with a nice combat system, grinding never gets boring and slaying large monsters are both rewarding. Theres soo many armor pieces and weapons that look amazing and I cant get off this game with 100+ hours.
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.