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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New to the series. Great for the patient!

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    doc8998
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best in the series!

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    hollowfenix
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    MH:W is a great game. The combat is intense and fun. The updates to the various weapon mechanics are phenomenal (the hammer especially). The quality of life changes from the old games make it so much more pleasant to play. Yes in some regards that makes it 'easier' but really that comes from it being less frustrating in stupid ways. Paintballs are gone, tracking now comes from finding signs of creatures and studying them. So you don't have to spend needless time roaming the map. Yes previously it was more 'difficult' and by difficult I mean 'boring and time consuming'. Now you still need to find them, and sometimes that means running across other things you need to deal with, but it's much more direct. Whetstones are infinite now. I kind of get the complaint here, there's less punishment if you're...bad at aiming I guess? Like you hit the hard shell you can't get through too much? and so you can't run out of whetstones and screw yourself out of being able to complete a mission. But...all that really did was punish new players learning how the game works, which is dumb. And as a mechanic you still have to find time to be able to use your whetstone. etc... etc... etc... If you're a new player looking at reviews be careful what you're reading as a lot of the negative reviews are just people being salty that they had to walk up hill both ways when they went to school. The game is still tough, just not as frustrating. The one major negative about the game, and I expect this is something that will get fixed, is the load times can be bad. Doesn't ruin my enjoyment of the game, but it can certainly be annoying. And hey, if you're an old MH gamer and really hate World for not being the same exact game we've gotten for a decade wait until next month and you'll have XX on Switch/3DS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun but tedious

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    KBinMN
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    I have over 100 hours into this game and feel like I have enough experience to write a solid review. Pros: Different style of weapons and armor, lots of options Very satisfying when you finally beat some of the harder monsters The monsters themselves are pretty cool, extraordinarily athletic for their relative sizes Cons: There's no pause. Seriously. This is so stupid. You're given a time limit and if you have to go to the bathroom in the middle of a monster fight, no pause. Kiddie type feel to the gameplay, you have a pun making cat for a partner, have to watch childlike cut scenes every time you eat and the handler might as well be straight out of a cartoon. The graphics and environments aren't that impressive (definitely not compared to Witcher 3) The game is a grind, kill monsters over and over and many times the same ones. Upgrade your equipment, repeat. Lots of things aren't explained well at all, like how to use the trees for weapons, when you actually use the insects/kinsects. The speaking of the characters is a huge disappointment, they don't even speak half the words. The storyline isn't very good either. There's a ton to this game and the learning curve is fairly steep I was overloaded with information the first 10 hours or so. Overall I do enjoy it, but it is a huge time commitment and only for those that enjoy grinding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game for veterans and beginners alike

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    HZDawn
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    Monster Hunter World is easily the best looking and most accessible Monster Hunter game to date. The environments are stunning and the creature animations are in a league of their own; its monster has its own unique movements and attacks and visual shifts to let to show how much you've hurt it. The game's combat will be somewhat familiar to Souls players. Animations are often locked in once they begin and you need to be careful with where you aim and when you strike because the game won't auto-aim your attacks for you. It's a game that's designed around the grind. Unlike other RPGs, grinding in Monster Hunter is fun and engaging because the developers have built in numerous systems that reward you in multiple ways for hunting the same monster again and again. It isn't just about improving your gear, you also gain other benefits that come in handy later. Expect to spend 20-40 hours gettings through the main story missions, but once you've done that the game really opens up and there'll be entertaining quests to do indefinitely. I've played with others who have put in over 500 hours. Monster Hunter World is a game that gives you back what you put in. If this is at all a style of game you enjoy you'll absolutely find something to love in Monster Hunter World.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game with lots of support

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    JayR
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    If you like 3rd person action games and enjoy crafting gear from enemy drops then this is the game for you. - Visually its amazing - The community is non-toxic. Many people don't have mics and instead they use emoji and pre-written messages (based on actions, like dying or healing) - Gameplay is fun and there's 14 weapons to choose from, each one offering a different play style. - Bi/Tri weekly events - the Developers for this game is constantly releasing new or rotating events. Check the main Monster Hunter World website to see whats happening. In some cases its to increase drops, others its new gear, harder enemies or collaboration events with other games which unlocks costumes/weapons from that game(Horizon Dawn, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy 14, Mega Man, Assassians Creed, and soon Witcher 3) - Best part is no paid DLC to get an advantage or for latest gear. The only DLC is for more emoji's, some NPC costumes and later the ICEBORNE expansion in Autumn 2019.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, just not for me.

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    Vegasgamer
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    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

    An easy 250 hours of fun; likely much more

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    WilliBee
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    I didn't get into Monster Hunter until it was on the 3ds, so having an ergonomic controller is a huge upgrade. There have been many free DLCs released, and there are seasonal events that keep the players interested in playing. The paid items are all truly cosmetic and do not effect game play at all. One of the last games where you don't feel like you need to spend tons of money just to keep up with everyone else. They improved on the Monster Hunter series for the most part, but kept the game complex enough to keep the hardcore players interested. There are a few things that take out some of the difficulty from the original formula, but overall this is a great addition and it has been well received by the community. Each weapon choice has a unique play style, so once you have mastered one weapon and farmed for your perfect built for the different types of hunts, you can go back and do it all over again. This game is a real gem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow

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    Ethan
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    I'm so tired of people comparing this game to Dark Souls, Dark Souls is great and all but the only thing these two games have in common is that they don't hold your hand and there's a roll function. By that logic, most fighting games are Dark Souls, Skyrim is Dark Souls, Katamari Damacy is Dark Souls, Metroid is Dark Souls, pfft, Sonic is Dark Souls. Don't listen to those idiots. Monster Hunter is fun, It's rewarding, It is a fantastic game to play with a group of friends, will it frustrate you? Yes. Do you have to grind? Yes. Do you spend countless hours playing it (if you enjoy it of course) and feel genuinely entertained? Yes. The Updates and DLC have been free and improve the game experience, some of the paid things in the game are there totally as cosmetics and don't change anything so they're forgivable. Get this game if you feel that you're not a quitter and won't throw a tantrum because a 7 foot tall bird killed you by hitting you over the head with a rock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Game is great

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Monster Hunter On Easy Mode

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    McDoogles
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    This game has some changes that are both great for the series but also hurts the series. The visuals are a huge improvement over previous entries, the overall feel of the gameplay feels like Monster Hunter with some overall improvements to the systems, the level design is really good, being able to send out SOS' and get others after the mission starts is quite nice, and it's significantly easier to acquire materials to make items. However, the whole having to track down an enemy and see a cutscene before you can do multiplayer during progression quests is the lamest thing ever and makes it hard to just play with friends. Also the gear and stats system seems like a step back from previous entries. Overall, even with the gripes I have, this is still a fantastic experience and if you're new to the series, this is definitely one to check out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect time to get into monster hunter

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Haven't been able to put it down

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fresh take on a great series

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    Joseph
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    I've been with Monster Hunter since the PSP days and this is the first time they've really shaken up the game formula. Monster Hunter World has a lot of much appreciated quality of life improvements. The focus of the game is almost always on hunting monsters and not hunting down materials to fight the monsters like in previous games. The controls have been overhauled to give each weapon a unique feel and fluidity not present in previous titles. The game probably has the least monster variety out of all previous titles and some of the events are basically multiplayer only and limited time events are really annoying when you want to take a break and play a different game but you've only got a week or two before the limited events are gone. I've got a little over 200 hours into this game and it was mostly a fun experience with small problems along the way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous game; wish it had styles.

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    sperryD
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    I started playing on Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch, so I’m used to that layout and system. Upon starting the game, the visuals hit me like a wall of bricks: it’s gorgeous. The environment really comes alive and I like the ability to explore the area freely without any specific missions to accomplish. One thing I wish World had were the style system in Generations Ultimate. While I enjoy infinite air time with the insect glaive, I do miss being able to propel myself forward like a cannon ball through aerial style. Still, I can’t complain as the gameplay is quite smooth to me. I took away one star because styles don’t exist in this game, which made it more fun for me and encouraged me to explore different ways of playing due to style restrictions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Action RPG of The Year!

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    TuxedoMask
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    Monster Hunter World just won rpg of the year at the Video Game Awards. Hands down winner in my opinion. Fun, exciting combat against dangerous, interesting monsters. Deep rpg mechanics to really dive into with your mind. This game will challenge both sides of your brain in a fun way. The online component is great too. Also great how you don't have to take part in online at all if you don't want too. Although it is great fun when you team up with other hunters & take these amazing beasts. Enough can't be said about the awesome visuals. Truly transport to another world with several different ecosystems. The designs for all of the monsters are unique & absolutely awesome. If you enjoy action or rpg games or both. You want to buy this title. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Fun

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    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

    The game is awesome!!

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    Justagamer
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    This game is great! Capcom really outdid themselves this time. It has tons of stuff to do, such as upgrading armors and weapons. Combat system is a little tricky to pull off, especially for new comers so practice, practice, and practice! New comers, this isn’t your typical RPG. You control a hunter who hunts monster so you need think like a hunter going into fields. You can hunt alone, with friends or random player(s). Capcom constantly added more monsters to hunt, including summon monsters from Final Fantasy series, in collaboration with Squarenix. And they are still not done yet with the game. An expansion is coming later this year. You won’t be disappointed with this game, veterans of the franchise or not. Good hunting!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very good game

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    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

    Fantastic Game! Lots of free content!

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    Adam
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    This game is amazing! As someone who's never played a Monster Hunter before I was really excited to play this one on PS4. The combat is deep, and fun. There's tons of free additional content released by the devs. (crossover with Witcher 3 going on right now) The progression is a little weird, but I think that's just because I'm not used to the Monster Hunter progression format yet. Either way, I've only had this game for about a month and I've put over 100 hours into it. It'll be one I play for a very long time in the future. Oh, and Iceborne DLC is coming, so if you're at all interested, jump in now and increase your hunter rank before that drops so you can enjoy all the new content right away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I finally get this game

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    Raekwon
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    Monster Hunter games have been around a long time but I've never really understood the hype. MHW is my first one and they hit it out of the park. They've done a great job of simplifying the combat for newcomers and still have all of the min/maxing and minutia for the hardcore crowd. There are tons of weapons and many different play styles to suit everyone. Grab a weapon and go beat up giant dinosaurs and other monsters. Every kill gets you monster parts to use for newer weapons and armor. You also get an adorable cat you get to dress up and bring to the fights with you. The multiplayer works well is needed for the hardest of monsters. I put in 300 hours for the platinum and loved all of it... except Kirin... f Kirin.

    I would recommend this to a friend