Excerpt: Monster Hunter is a series that I was always on the outside looking in. This Capcom classic normally was on PlayStation, and since I was an Xbox guy I could only watch my cousin play it. But I saw how much he loved it, and how popular it was, so needless to say, I was excited to finally own an installment in this legendary series. I first messed with the original game on my cousin's PSP.
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: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Wii U is an excellent introduction to the series, easing you into its systems and ensuring that you are well-equipped for the challenges to come. The game’s emergent nature provides nearly limitless value, multiplied even further by the online commmunity present on the console.
Excerpt: Diving into Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the first time was a somewhat daunting experience given the epic proportions and complexity of this enhanced port of Monster Hunter Tri for Wii. My previous experience with Capcom’s mighty Monster Hunter franchise had been limited to a brief session playing Monster Hunter Portable 3rd on PSP, so it took me a good few hours to find my feet in relation to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate’s incredible scope and intricate gameplay systems.
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...