Reviews and Problems with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
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Monsters and Blood Abound
3 June 2013
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.
Excerpt: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the latest entry in Capcom's long running action RPG series. An updated version of Monster Hunter Tri , which originally appeared on the Wii, the game brings the series' unique brand of action to both the 3DS and Wii U. More than a simple port, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate brings a hefty list of additions, including a swath of new monsters to fight, local multiplayer for both the 3DS and Wii U versions, and an additional rank of quests in...
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.
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.
Conclusion: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a good update of a great game that is starting to show its age, but it’s still very much worth your time and money. The monsters are stunning, the fights can be incomparably exhilarating, and the 3DS and Wii U connectivity is really impressive – even if the online infrastructure is still rather archaic.
Excerpt: Remember the Nintendo Wii U? I do, but only because I've sporadically flipped it on to scan new Skylanders toys into my collection. Other than that, the system has been all but ignored since I finished New Super Mario Bros. Wii U. I'm not alone; Wii U owners have had precious little to play, with the last major release being almost four months old. And, wouldn't you know it, the Wii U went from being an expensive paperweight to my most played system overnight. Why?
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.
Conclusion: The graphics in the WiiU version are are a tad inconsistent; at first, jarringly so. The boss monsters are richly detailed and the lighting engine makes them almost pop out of the screen, but other textures have clearly been recycled from previous Wii, PSP, and 3DS games in the series.