Reviews and Problems with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
2 September 2013
Summary: Monster Hunter Tri came out for the Wii in 2009, and now Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is an expanded version, made available for the Wii U and 3DS. It has updated visuals, more weapons, more quests, and of course, more monsters. With such a hefty amount of content added, it definitely feels more like an expansion than just a few add-ons. This is a very particular type of game, one that forces the player to learn its intricacies in order to progress.
Excerpt: One of the most well-known images of the fantasy genre is a warrior clad in armor rushing toward a gigantic monster, ready to clash in a battle of legendary proportions. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a Nintendo 3DS game that is sure to make any player feel like that legendary warrior as they rush into battle against a menagerie of menacing monsters. For the players are the Hunters, and tackling these monsters is just another day on the job.
Excerpt: Title: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Developer: Capcom Platform: 3DS If you are new to the Monster Hunter series, there is one thing you must know before picking it up; it is a game that takes absolutely no prisoners. You won’t experience any tutorial hand holding. You’re asked to pick a weapon to start with and that is about it. If you run in head-first and unprepared, be ready to die. A lot.
Conclusion: It is a shame that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on 3DS is let down so badly by the lack of online capability. However, if you have friends with the title or have prior experience with the series and can deal with the challenge of fighting alone, then 3 Ultimate is worth picking up. Just make sure you play with the Circle Pad Pro.
Conclusion: So, if MH3U sounds like your cup of tea, there is one more question to ask: 3DS or Wii U? While you’ll have to read our separate review for the Wii U version to get the complete picture for that game, I feel the 3DS version makes a very strong argument for itself. The lack of dedicated online play really is a let down, but local play is still great, and the core premise of the game makes it great for portable play as you can limit your play to a quick run to gather...
Summary: : Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a weird experience, in that it’s a fine game on its own merits, but it’s a case where the inferior version of the game was released to the system with a larger market share, and the end result is harder to recommend than it should be. That’s a shame too, as the game is basically one of the best releases in the series yet, taking the core elements of Monster Hunter Tri and expanding them to a point where the game is basically almost...
Excerpt: I’ve been a huge Monster Hunter fan since day 1 when I received a promotional copy for the original game on Playstation 2 all the way back in 2005. It’s a great and unique series that, surprisingly, hasn’t really had any competitor come close to its quality or standard (except, interestingly, Capcom’s own Dragon’s Dogma). While I love Monster Hunter Tri, I do admit that having played almost every game (including the Japan-only Wii remake of the original game) that I...