Conclusion: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate takes the already great Monster Hunter Tri and perfects it. The graphics might be a bit dated, but the gameplay stands for itself: a massive, engrossing quest that is a lot of fun solo and an absolute blast in multiplayer. Put in the time to master the learning curve, and the hunt will richly reward you.
Conclusion: If you’re a fan of the series, have OCD, enjoy killing all of nature’s beasts or have a lot of patience, Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate is worthy of your time; it’s a game that arguably makes good use of the Wii U’s unique feaure set and that has a lot of depth to plunder. Sadly, with that being said, one can’t help but hope that the already announced Monster Hunter 4 will be less bogged down by adherence to the aged mechanics, the small areas and the clunky controls that so...
Conclusion: Concept: Track down and carve up badass monsters, make gear out of their bits
Graphics: The jump to HD is impressive while squinting, but close inspection reveals some blurry textures
Sound: The driving score instills urgency during major fights
Playability: Cross-play, saving between the Wii U and 3DS, and handy second screen shortcuts increase versatility.
Summary: : All in all. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is still Monster Hunter , and while most fans would be okay with this all the same, the â€œUltimateâ€� subtitle added to this version definitely needs to be emphasized. If you’re looking to get into the series for the first time, this is a great place to start, and if you’ve hunted your share of monsters in this creative caveman world already, like myself, you’ll find there is plenty new to see, equip, and kill to make another two...
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Conclusion: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate makes for a very solid gaming experience. The game offers up so much to do and see through a massive amount of quests, crafting elements, customizations and a compelling online mode. Prepare your day-to-day schedules accordingly for this one, but please be mindful of the control issues the game tends to have.
Excerpt: Monster Hunter debuted on the PlayStation 2 in 2004 and we stepped into a game that was larger than life. The series has maintained its classic gameplay over several systems and now we get the ultimate experience with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is an upgraded version of Monster Hunter Tri on Wii that was released in 2009.