Monster Hunter: World - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • SKU: 5918707
  • Release Date: 01/26/2018
ESRB Rating: Teen
Blood, Mild language, Use of alcohol, Violence
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Overview

What's Included


  • Monster Hunter: World

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (789 out of 827)

Product Details


  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Action and Adventure|Role Playing
  • Release Date: 01/26/2018

Synopsis


Hunt for beasts in Monster Hunters: World for PlayStation 4, and call on your friends for help with multiplayer drop-in function. Move from one map to the next without the lag of loading, and enjoy seamless day-to-night movement as you work through the game. Monster Hunters: World lets you craft brand new weapons with each monster you slay.

Features


In this new World you are taking on the role of a hunter, tasked with going on a research expedition to a newly discovered continent

Players and monsters can move from one map area to another freely without loading screens whilst gameplay also dynamically transitions between night and day

A variety of ferocious creatures inhabits the new world landscape, including the series mainstay Rathalos and the all-new Anjanath

Utilize the surrounding environment and wildlife to your advantage

Defeat monsters and collect loot from fallen foes to craft equipment and weapons styled after the monsters that have been slain

When the battle is too daunting to take on single-handedly, hail up to three other hunters to assist during your quests by sending up an SOS flare to a worldwide server full of potential teammates

Global simultaneous release unites hunters across the world with cross-region cooperative play options

For one player or multiplayer support for up to four over LAN or Internet



Overall customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New to the series. Great for the patient!

    Posted
    doc8998
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    MHW has been garnering a lot of praise, and rightfully so. It's fun, it's huge, plenty to do, and many reviews have mentioned its friendliness to newcomers. As a newcomer myself, that last bit was important to me, and if you're new to the series, this is a great time to begin your monster hunting... with a caveat. One needs to be fully aware of a couple of things before taking the dive. 1) it may be friendly to newcomers, but it IS an in-depth game that has a simple premise, but requires a lot of experimenting and learning from mistakes. Friendly it is, but forgiving it is not. 2) this is not a game to pop in for short bursts. It requires time when you load it up. Hunts can eat up 45 minutes, only for bad luck (close to a kill when a roaming monster stronger than the one you're hunting suddenly stumbles upon your epic battle,) to intrude and you need to begin anew. If you enjoy "Souls" style games, MHW will be somewhat reminiscent. You'll learn from mistakes in battle or realize you chose to carry the wrong weapon for this hunt, OR realize after several attempts that you need to level your gear some and have to halt the hunt altogether while you take on sidequests to earn gear upgrade points. MHW may feature a lot of action roleplaying fundamentals, but beneath it all is a tight tactical simulation that requires you to memorize your prey's attacks and when they'll use them, what PART of the body is weakest on them, and to save it all to memory so that if you fall, you'll return to the hunt a better hunter. The creatures and gameworld are gorgeous- one of the few games I wish I had a PS4Pro and HDR to see it even further in depth. But, the beauty goes beyond graphics. There's a level of immersion involved thanks to not just seeing creatures of different types interact in the wild as you explore, but even to the loot system. Looting makes sense, in a BIG way. You can, on many creatures even cut off their tail. But, if you need a creature's tooth for an upgrade, attacking it's head to "loosen" it up will increase your odds. Fighting a creature that breathes fire? Find a creature with natural fire immunity and hunt them until you have the materials you need. Fighting a venomous creature? Odds are those poison arrows are worth about as much as a regular arrow. Fighting a creature who can fly? Attack its wings to prevent it from taking flight. And much of this common sense approach helps offset the MANY things that MHW WON'T be newcomer-friendly about. If you don't enjoy discovering things that many games consider necessities to teach you, then despite the reviews, it may not be for you... Unless you're willing to search the internet for. If you have patience, if you're looking for a game and world that will keep you sucked in for untold hours, then you owe it to yourself to take those first steps into Monster Hunter World.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, just not for me.

    Posted
    Vegasgamer
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Full disclosure: I've never "got" the Monster Hunter series, or that subtype of game based on mission-loot-upgrade flow. But, my friends were having so much fun I thought I'd give it a shot. The game is very pretty and feels alive with all the florae and faunae. I had a lot of fun creating my character, although she didn't look the same in-game as she did in the character creation section. My Palico is so cute, and honestly a big reason behind me staying in the game as much as I did. As for the gameplay, the lock-on feature is adequate at best, there is no training/help for the type of weapons/armor you get/create along the way so it's a guess which one is better than the next, and monsters can take an annoyingly long time to defeat. It's a tough game, and I'm not complaining about that (I platinum'd all the Souls games) but it's the obtuseness of everything that is eventually why I gave up and traded it in. So, not necessarily a bad game, just not for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect time to get into monster hunter

    Posted
    Blokbyblok
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    Finally a monster hunter game I can get behind. The original monster hunter games that came before worlds were very complicated and made playing them very difficult, I’m looking at you world map. I always enjoyed the combat and gear grinding, but there were simple screen hub things that modern video games had that the monster hunter games were missing. Worlds changed all of that, it finally feels like a modern game. You can get lost in worlds for hours and still feel like you barely touched it. I recommend playing with friends when hunting monsters, it make it like a small raid. Where do I start with the monsters in the game, the AI is so good! Monsters will do everything to try to defeat you, and the only way you can see them getting weaker is by their outlook. They will start showing scars or miss some of their feathers. Now is your chance to get into this huge Japanese franchise and not feel like you missed anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Game is great

    Posted
    Medavid16
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    Game itself is GREAT. It's not for everyone though, don't let yourself buy into the hype. You kill monsters, you get loot, you go kill more monsters. You may have to grind same monster several times. The story is moderate to poor, don't expect an epic tale. That said, it still is FUN to play. The mechanics itself is fun, and given so many types of weapons it's easy to find one that fits you. My EXPERIENCE AT BEST BUY however was VERY poor. The sales rep did not know the steelbook and the game itself should have CAME TOGETHER, but instead, charged me TWICE. Not only that, I used my BEST BUY REWARDS, and I was NOT refunded. This is the SECOND TIME I did not get my reward money refunded, so as a warning, DON'T LET THE REP TELL YOU IT WILL BE REFUNDED, it will NOT. Tell them you want an immediate refund instead of waiting for the 7 days. But that's a BEST BUY problem, not the game, so it still deserved a 4 star, minus star just given the somewhat grind and lack of story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Haven't been able to put it down

    Posted
    IanS
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    Great Monster Hunter Game for returning veterans of the series and new players alike. The controls are vastly improved over previous titles. Fun, challenging, action-packed combat perfectly contrasts the somewhat boring and slow grind for items to upgrade your weapons and armor. Quests come in a few types, lengths, difficulties, and requirements. Each weapon is unique and fun in its own way. The story elements are quite weak, but sufficient enough for a Monster Hunter game. Multiplayer vastly improves the enjoyment of the game in my opinion. Would recommend to fans of Monster Hunter games, action RPGs, JRPGs, open-world games(although MHW isn't exactly open world).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Fun

    Posted
    Anon86
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    This is the first Monster Hunter game that I've actually spent an extensive amount of time playing. It is especially fun with others through its online multiplayer. There's something addicting about upgrading gear, crafting items, etc, in preparation to take down some monsters with your buddies. The gameplay and graphics are great. Each weapon that I've tried so far is very unique in their controls and strategy; you're bound to find at least a few weapons that fit your play-style. Even after completing the story campaign, there is plenty to do and have fun with. The monsters have harder modes/versions, leading to different kinds of materials for doing different upgrades/augmentations to your gear. You can have a lot of fun playing this alone, but I usually play online with friends more than 90% of the time since I find that to be more enjoyable for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very good game

    Posted
    Karl
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    Some things you're going to read over and over for MHW: "Steep learning curve", "amazing graphics", "epic game". It's all those things. I received the game yesterday and have not been able to put it down, although admittedly being my first time jumping in this franchise, I've spent an inordinate amount of the time learning the hub, currencies, button/attack combos, and how to use and get around Astera (your character's main city and resource area for quests, crafting and merchants). Capcom put a lot of time and money developing this game and it shows. Seems to runs seamlessly on PS4 Pro with very little discernible lag or fps drop. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easiest Monster Hunter to get into

    Posted
    Pete
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    I have wanted to get into Monster Hunter starting with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and I just couldn't. The learning curve was very steep and the game didn't really explain the mechanics well. With Monster Hunter World, alot of that has been alleviated and it is the most beginner friendly entry. The game basically goes in this cycle: Defeat smaller monsters to craft better gear to take on stronger monsters. It's basically a boss rush type game where you have to fight monsters, learn their attacks, beat them, then collect materials to upgrade your armor and weapons. The game is multiplayer and 4 player hunts with friends is a blast. I have socked 65 hours into the game and still haven't seen everything it has to offer. Pair this with free updates and monsters and this game is worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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