Summary: When I first heard of Monster Hunter, it was back in 2007 when I saw the original PS2 game in Electronics Boutique and thought to myself, "Monter Hunter?! That sounds like an awful Cabela's/Pokemon rip-off!" Then I looked at the cover and saw a barbarian decked out in dragonskin armor fighting an enormous dragon-saurus with a 10-foot long sword made from a dragon jawbone and nearly passed out from overexposure to awesomeness.
Summary: The game is good, but with some serious flaws. First of the game starts very painfully slow. You do nothing but boring gathering quests for like the first 6 to 8 hours depending on how long it takes you to complete them. All they do is act as a forced, overdone, unskippable tutorial mode. If you've played the demo you see that you get to start hunting big baddies right away, but not in the actual game which was very disappointing. Second, this isn't the best port.
Summary: I seriously love this entire game series. The gameplay is fantastic, the weapons and armor possibilities are all but limitless, and the monsters are amazing. I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys video games.
Summary: I have played the Monster Hunter games since the release of Monster Hunter Freedom 2 back in August of 2007. This title has come a very long way from it's predecessors. Everything from user interface to weapon classes (11 total, including old favorites), to updated moves for old monsters and new monsters to fight, this game is so much fun.
Summary: My daughter loves this game on her 3DS. She said it is her favorite. Warning: If you get this for your kids, they may ignore you for quite some time because they are having too much fun playing with this.