A well defined world, well designed environment plus realistic but yet fantasy creatures... welcome to the world of Monster Hunters!! It is a great game not just because of its superb game play, but also for maybe the first time, a player need not to be tied to a faction or carry a heavy burden on their shoulder to save the world (or some one), the aim is simple, take a mission (contract) and be famous! The game does not rely on gore nor violence, some of the missions are actually...cute. You do not kill to complete the missions, as a matter of fact, some missions require you to capture monsters, this gives the game a whole new level of depth. I played this game, loved it, recommended my boss's wife who has problems with their kids over playing games and addicted to bloody games, she loved it as her kids now no longer want to play violence filled, blood spilling games anymore. What to say? This game is definately addicting but due to time constrains of each mission, enforces a certain level of self constrain. Highly recommended, if I can, I'd rate it 6 stars!!!