I'm going to keep this short. It started off good, the video with the monsters running was amazing, but then I got into the gameplay. The graphics were poor for a 2009 game. Final Fantasy X, released in 2001, had better graphics. The gameplay was shoddy and from the moment I could run around the game bombed. I'm amazed that it got such a good score and was considered a success. This game is the one that would put me into a Gamefly commercial where I throw my TV from my apartment.
Playing this on the Wii is a fun experience with just several small hiccups. The monster hunter experience is better than ever before, with everything being a bit more streamlined for easier pick-up and play. I was happy to see that there was some wi-fi play ability. The chance to use your Wii-mote to play is also very welcome, as it does help to enhance gameplay over the controller. The things that were just a small drawback to me were that if you were to use the controllers there is a bit of a learning curve and the use of going back and forth between controller and Wii-mote for afew things is a small bit tedious. Then there is the fact that this is a late generation game for the Wii. It looks as great as it can on the system, but the fact that it is out for the Wii U means the chance for prettier gameplay. Bottomline for me: I rented this for about 2 weeks and knew that I wanted to get it, so I picked it up after sending the game back in. Whenever I get the Wii U, I will most likely trade up.