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So many monsters... so little time.
on 29 July 2010
Ok I'd like to start by saying- this is the most addictive psp game I have ever played.
For those new to the franchise, Monster Hunter is a 3rd person rpg style monster slaying game. Sounds simple... and at 1st glance it is. You have various weapons and armour to customize/ power up your character and a list of quests to complete mainly revolving around killing monsters.
It starts out easy enough hunting the raptor like Giaprey in the mountins, but you will quickly discover after defeaing a few of the larger monsters that this game is actually quite tricky. Unless you memorize how each giant monster behaves/ attacks you will find yourself constantly dieing. Your weapon and armour upgrades all of a sudden become essential to complete each quest. And don't think button mashing helps in any way... this game is all about timing... finding the perfect moment to uleash your chosen weapon. Once you get used to it the combat becomes insanely fun.
I was startled at how many options were available in terms of upgrading weapons and armour. Also impressive is the sheer variaty of mosters there are to hunt. Everything looks stunning even by late ps2 standards. I have no idea how they make psp games look this good, it's just baffeling.
I find the learning curve on this game to be quite steep... Iv'e already gotten stuck several times and I'm not what you would call a casual gamer really... I play ALOT of stuff and this is the only game I've played recently that actually challenges me. to defeat some of the trickier monsters you will need to backtrack and item/ material grind in order to power up your equipment... I havnt really found this to be to much of an irritation as I find redoing some of the quests to be brilliant fun. I consider all of this a good thing but maybe the really casual gamers might want to try renting first.
This game has 4 player online co op options which I have yet to try. But every friend I have who ownes the game says this is easily the best part of the whole experience. I'm personally still engrosed in the single player stuff at the moment so I have the "amazing" co-op still to come.
I've spent a long while on this game already and I don't feel like slowing down anytime soon. Some would say MHFU is an aquired taste and I guess I'd agree there. If anything you have just read intregued you then odds are you will find something to like in this game. If monster hunting isnt your thing.... well.. c'mon clues in the title.
Thanks for reading.