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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Satisfying Experience on Switch for MH

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    Derek
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    As a veteran hunter (played Monster Hunter since the Playstation 2 days), I have played every Monster Hunter game that has come to the US (Monster Hunter, Monster Hunter Freedom, Freedom 2, Freedom Unite, Tri, 3 Ultimate, 4 Ultimate, Generations) and have also played Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Japan's Monster Hunter Freedom 3) and have loved the entire premise behind Capcom's slaughterhouse grind fest of defeating various creatures, endless crafting options, and various strengths and weaknesses of monsters, whether it be a Wyvern, Elder Dragon, Fanged Beast, Piscine Wyvern, etc. This game is a continued Generations experience (which is awesome as you can transfer your Generations data from your 3DS to Generations Ultimate and get some cool bonuses; the Deviants that were added here makes it sweeter (Diablos, Mizutsune, Gammoth, Astalos to name a few) and also being able to fight my oldest nemesis (of sorts) Lao-Shan Lung is a treat for me -the addition of the Brave and Alchemy styles add more possibilities and great combinations to hunting teams; for me, I stick to Adept Sword and Shield due to the evasion + mounting combination; while I may not do a lot of damage compared to Great Sword at times, it's ability to mount makes it easier to set up mounts and extra damage after toppling the monster. I admit I was a little disappointed that we didn't get a new weapon; was hoping to see a new one to be honest but at the same time, the styles do make some weapons that were "underpowered/useless" become able to shine very well and even make overpowering weapons even more "broken" Overall, I'd give this game a 9/10 for my scale, but for this scale of 1-5 I'll have to give it a 5/5; great game, fast-paced, strategic fighting especially when solo, great monsters new and old; the only thing that I wish they would have done (which for me would have secured 10/10 for me) would be to add EVERY single monster from EVERY generation and bring them ALL to Generations Ultimate as I feel that would definitely make the game live up to its name; my opinion Despite that, this game is a must-own for the switch in my opinion as someone who has played all the regular games (and played a couple spin-offs like Monster Hunter Stories); if you love fighting different varieties of monsters, having cats as friends who help you, and just flat-out battling monsters alongside friends, this game is for you

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Wonderful Celebration

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    Chris
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    If you've played any of what would now be called "Classic" Monster Hunter, you know roughly what you're getting into with Generations Ultimate's main gameplay loop. A solid action game with a highly satisfying combat system that circles into a Diablo-esque loot "grind". If you've never played a Monster Hunter, I am a tad hesitant to recommend this as your first. I would say to try World if you have a PS4/XBox/PC, or 4 Ultimate if you have a 3DS. Generations and Generations Ultimate don't do too well to explain everything, and a new player could easily be overwhelmed. Generations Ultimate is the final game (as of now) in the classic Monster Hunter formula, and it knows it as it brings more Monsters into one game than ever before. Monsters, Locations, Weapons, Armor, and more from across the entire series have returned for one of the most content-packed releases Capcom have ever put out. Though it may seem funny to others, one of the largest additions for me personally is the ability to "transmog" armor. That is to say, wear a piece of armor for skills, but have it look like another piece you like the looks of more. No clown suits just to have your favorite skills! The game plays wonderfully on TV and in Handheld. All-in-all, Generations Ultimate is well worth the price.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and brutal

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    RontooChimelon
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    I'm a newcomer to MH. I've never played any of the games in the franchise. I always wanted to dip a toe in, but have been wary due to the countless comments about it being way hardcore. Turns out, it ticks every one of my addiction boxes. The gameplay loop of village > prep > hunt > craft/upgrade > village is very tight, but the story is barebones (I guess other games in the series have a more fleshed out story, but all I know from the 40 hours I've put in so far is that monsters have body parts I need to make cool looking armor, so I better do quests where I hunt those monsters if I want the cool armor). Unlike traditional MMO's, your character doesn't level up and get more stats. You can upgrade your gear, and get buffs from items and meals, but your ability to take down the giant monsters relies mostly on your personal skill. With the many potential combinations of weapons, styles, and equipable arts, there's guaranteed to be a playstyle for everyone (right now I'm playing Dual Swords, Aerial style, but have dabbled with a LBG Striker). Love the fact that the single player is perfectly adequate, and that the multiplayer experience has both local and network play. I just wish more of my friends would get on board so I could have someone to take down these giant monsters with.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic game with a staggering amount of content

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    AceHunter
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    My experience with Monster Hunter is still very fresh as prior to MHGU the only game I had played was Monster Hunter World which also came out recently. I do however have about 500 hours in MHW currently and I still play it. It should be noted however that MHGU is very different then World in many ways. World was designed to be a AAA experience for the mainstream consumer. GU is an english port of Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) which came out in Japan before World. MHGU represents the "Ultimate" experience of the old handheld MH titles, with a staggering number of monsters, weapons styles, weapon arts, and other features. However this game can be much less inviting to new players as it was mostly designed to be the pinnacle MH game for MH vets. That doesn't mean however that new players can't enjoy it, it just means you will have to do some extra work to break through the games many obtuse systems. That may not be everyone cup of tea but the people who stick with the game and watch guide videos online will discover an amazingly fun game loop with hundreds and hundreds of hours of things to do.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Game

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    Over

    First off, this game is nothing like Monster Hunter World. Going back to the traditional art style that Capcom always had for the Monster Hunter series, this game is just as tough as the original games. Has a much wider-range of monsters and armor sets to collect along with all 14 weapon types. If you're coming from Monster Hunter World, this version is not as easy, but has a lot more content to offer. With an included G-Rank that increases the AI and strength of monsters, the game will really test your monster hunting skills. Definitely not a game your "average gamer" can just pick up and play, but definitely worth the investment. Has tons of replay value. I have over 600 hours in Monster Hunter World and that game barely has any content (although all updates are free). This game is nearly 2 or 3 times the size of MHWorld. For all you previous MH fans/vets. I definitely recommend!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Monster Hunter Ruined My Life

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    Demetrius
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    Generations Ultimate was my first foray into the Monster Hunter series, on recommendation from a friend who played Generations on 3DS. And ever since then this is pretty much the only game I play now! Be it at home or on the go, hunting large beasts is 90% of my Switch usage nowadays. I kind of enjoy the grind and learning about all the weapons and hunting styles available to players, and the variety of monsters to hunt? Even more so! The fact that it's portable makes the experience even better in the event I meet someone who also plays this game on Switch. I can hunt even if I'm in the john. Monster Hunter World might be the better game overall with its QoL updates and visual beauty, but don't count this one out if you don't own a powerful PC, X1 or PS4; while it's essentially an "HD" update of a 3DS game, it still has its niche in the franchise. At least to me anyway.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Monster Hunter Experience To Date

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    McDoogles
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    I'll start this by saying, I'm a Monster Hunter vet. Prior to playing this game, I've played the original on PS2, Tri on Wii, 3 Ultimate on Wii U and 3DS, 4 Ultimate on 3DS, the original Generations on 3DS, and World on PS4. After playing this game, while I think 4 Ultimate has the best story and World has the best graphics, I'd easily say that Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is the best Monster Hunter experience to date. I love the palico (cat creature) system of finding palicos with different skills and actually being able to play as them. There's far more Monsters to fight and content to do in this game then any other Monster Hunter game. While the graphics are nowhere near as good as World, they've seen a facelift over previous versions. Gameplay is fantastic and has the special moves that even World doesn't have. I can't recommend this game anymore. It's a Must Have for any Monster Hunter fan or Switch owner looking for a good online experience.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent port, but a little clunky.

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    Phil
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    This is a pretty fun game, but it's very obviously a port from the DS. I was hoping more for an open world Breath of the Wild type game, but with huge monsters to fight . (Kinda of like Monster Hunter Tri, which was released for the Wii U.) However, this is more "I want to go fight this monster. Here is a closed area with somewhere between 3 and 10 rooms. The monster will be in there." Plus, there are loading screens between each room. It's fun enough, but it's kind of clunky for a current generation console. That being said, if you're into a lot of different types of combat, this is the game for you. There's at least 10 hours of training, easy. (You don't have to do them, but they are there.) Plus a LOT more monsters than there are on Monster Hunter World (which was released on Xbox and Playstation). All in all, this is a pretty decent game, with LOTS of hours of play on it, but it feels a little dated for a modern console.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you like MH than you'll love this

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    LoneWolf
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    Let me say right of the bat: Monster Hunter World, is a step in the right direction. This game is really fun, and a great way to "catch up" with all things monster hunter. However you'll find as I have that you never realize how good a few quality of life upgrades can be for a game until you actually experience them first hand. I've played every single monster hunter game and I love everything about the series as a whole. That being said I really wish this didn't come out so close to world because other than monsters this game really doesn't have anything that I can say it does better than world. It cant be fairly compared to world because this is a celebration of past monster hunters not the latest chapter in the story that is monster hunter. Still it's worth the purchase and you will not be disappointed with this game. Just remember that this game came out BEFORE world.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best boss fight game

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    Andy
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    Monster Hunter is basically a boss fight game. These monsters are huge and terrifying, but thankfully your Hunter comes equipped with some giant, impressive weaponry. Battles are a war of attrition, with the monster wearing you down and you slowly wear it down, and it is just so rewarding when you overcome them. Monster Hunter is one of the most rewarding games on the switch. There is a metric ton of content in this game, with over 93 individual large monsters! Between the 3DS and switch versions, I've already put in over 50 hours into the game and I've only barely reached high rank in single player, not even touching the outstanding multiplayer. Can't recommend it enough. Tough to figure out a bit at first, but once you get into the game, the game play loop is some addictive fun

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Monter Hunter Fix On the Go

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    Solid19

    Coming From Monster Hunter World as my first Master Hunter game ever played (Dino Crisis) I have played the game for about 4 hours so far and Im liking the game. This game is little more challenging but just like any game, you have to get use to it. Has lot more fighting types, quests and Armor. Recommended to any Monster Hunter Player. I you like to use Bow Guns on Monster Hunter World, you may not like how the gaming system work here, this game is more friendly with Male weapons which Im loving the sword and shield at the moment. The Portability is huge cause as an Adult my self I have multiple responsibilities at work and at home, so having portability to play on the go when ever i find a break is awesome. Thank you Capcom for bringing the game to Nintendo Switch

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Review from a first time player to the series

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    JxMillz
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    After ignoring this franchise for so long, I decided to pick this up based on how much praise Monster Hunter World is getting. MHGU is a definitive port of the Nintendo 3DS game: Monster Hunter generations. This game adds some tweaks and quality of life updates to the game, but it's still not as accessible as Monster Hunter World. This game takes some time to get used to, but once you have a grasp of it it's very rewarding. The game has tons of game play styles, and offers so many different varieties of monsters to hunt that it's hard not to get addicted. If you've never been a fan of this game franchise, I highly recommend picking this up! And it's even more fun with a group of friends (Online compatible with up to 3 other players!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to learn, easy to master, new game+

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    Technophage
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    First off, if you have played Generations on the 3DS, I'd recommend starting fresh. If you wanna rush into G-rank, power to ya, I know I did. However, that's leaving 2/3 of a 60$ game unplayed. Now then, Monster Hunter as a whole is a bit difficult to learn, tutorials are present but not as helpful, and there's almost no information about monsters' weakness and your skills. The game takes a bit to learn about but once you've learned it, you got it, and then it's off to the races. Secondly, this is NOT Monster Hunter World. It's a pre-World remake, it's not comparable to World, it's the tryhard strategy game to World's adventure game. Sick of hearing that. Anyway, grab the game, and you'll be loathing the Valstrax in no time.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hundreds of hours of fun!

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    JCat
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    This game is the perfect extension to Monster Hunter Generations if you played it on 3DS and the save files even transfer too. There's 15 different weapon types each with a deep and varied moveset plus there's four different styles and hunter arts to mix in too so an absurd amount of gameplay variety. This game also has the largest amount of monsters out of any Monster Hunter game too. Playing through the regular story could easily reach 100+ hours plus several times more content after that, and loads of quests for both solo and multiplayer options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game for teens

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    Dita
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    My grandsons are very particular about the games they want to play. They study game reviews, and have a number of devices for gaming. After considerable study, they chose this Monster Hunter game for the Nintendo Switch. Monster Hunter has not disappointed!!! They have been thrilled with their new game.Although they spend most of their free time enjoying activities with the entire family, when they get into game mode, we let them play. Now they want to spend every extra moment playing Monster Hunter!!! I would recommend this came for any kid, especially those in their teens!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It has ALL the monsters!

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    sperryD
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    It’s not called “Ultimate” for nothing. The game overflows with variety. It’s compared many a time with Monster Hunter World yet it’s not exactly competing with it. While World is beginner friendly, this game doesn’t hold your hand with waves of tutorials (it took me 45 minutes of playing to learn how to run in towns). I really appreciate that this game doesn’t spoon-feed you. The best part of this game, to me, are the styles that affect how you use each weapon. I enjoy aerial style with an insect glaive; you’ll always see me fly about.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Old School MonHun

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    Monsunstar
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    As a longtime Monster Hunter fan I was looking forward to a US version of MHXX. Much to my glee Capcom localized it as Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. Coming off of World I won't deny the QoL that World had was good and I missed it, but GenU has the best content thus far. Monsters, Armor, Weapons, this game is a blast, and despite the lack of improvements (which I won't fault it for as it TECHNICALLY came out before World) I find myself sinking just as much time into it as I have all the others. Highly recommended for oldschool and new hunters alike.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best of the "old school" Monster Hunter games

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    Kevin
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    If you've played and and enjoyed previous Monster Hunter games and want more this is what you've been waiting for. Unless you've been craving more underwater environments and monsters then this game has everything you want from previous games. If you're new to the series or couldn't quite get into previous games you may want to check out Monster Hunter: World instead. It's got considerably less content (though you could still easily put in over 100 hours) but it is overall much more streamlined and it looks much better.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Co-op action RPG on the Switch

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    Eccentric
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    If you like skill-based action games, then this is the game for you. Like any other Monster Hunter game, you go out starting with almost nothing, and work your way up with your own skill to fight progressively powerful monsters. It doesn't hold your hand either. Even with the best equipment, you won't be able to breeze the hardest content without having learned from past experiences. As another MH game with the "Ultimate" moniker, this is the game with possibly the largest content, and now you can play it either portably, or on the big screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Please play through the initial difficulty

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    Rohall
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    I bought this game because I love Monster Hunter world so much, and I wanted a monster hunter game that I could take on the go with me. This game mostly fills that need for me. It is missing many of the quality of life improvements that world provides, but I would argue that this provides more challenge and variance between enemies. The hardest part of this game was learning how it works in comparison to world. Do yourself a favor and play through the learning curve, and you'll be rewarded.

    I would recommend this to a friend