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.
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.
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.
Pros: Deep and rewarding combat system, addictive MMO-style gear-crafting., Stunning design work, fantastical armour and weapons., Excellent orchestral score, evocative and bizarre sound effects., A staggering amount of content, + free DLC and free online play., Refines and builds on a winning formula.
Cons: The game sort of throws you in the deep end; newcomers will want to watch a YouTube guide (or ten...)., Hand-me-down textures look a tad last-gen.
Excerpt: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a glorious game, and quite frankly it’s the main reason I have a Wii U sitting on my desk right now. As the latest in the Monster Hunter line, it continues to deliver exactly what its fans have come to expect of it: a huge variety of large and challenging monsters to fight, a dizzying array of weapons to choose from, a humongous selection of 5-piece set armor that grant combo bonuses, and a wide variety of quests to embark on.
Pros: Monster Hunter remains a truly unique series, …And a damn satisfying one to play for those who love challenge, …And with over 40+ huge monsters to hunt, there’s plenty of challenge to be had, …Which you can face with 12 weapon classes and dozens of weapons to acquire, …Along with a huge variety of armor sets, each with their own buffs, All that plus crafting, co-op online play, DLC missions and more
Cons: Playing online with friends is a catacomb of bafflement at first, In-game graphics are on the dated side, even if the menus are sharp, The focus on gameplay rather than story may turn off or confuse some players
Conclusion: Wii U owners, would be Monster Hunters and veterans alike, the time has come to heed the call of the hunting horn as this is definitely the game you've been waiting for. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the best game in the series to date which definitely deserves to be enjoyed by many, the hunt is on and long may it continue!
Pros: A wealth of things to do, Gorgeous visuals, Robust online mode, Very addictive gameplay
Cons: Quite a steep learning curve, Some players will have seen most of the game before
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate: Mehr als nur eine Neuauflage
3 July 2013
Summary: Einen Preis für tolle Spielgrafik gewinnt Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate auf Wii U nicht. Polygonarmut und teils arg verwaschene Texturen lassen keinen Zweifel daran, dass das Spiel von Nintendos Wii kommt. Auf der anderen Seite sieht das Spiel auf dem 3DS fast genauso aus wie auf Wii U - und damit super. Immerhin sind beide Versionen miteinander kompatibel.
Summary: Mijn eerste aanvaring met de Monster Hunter-franchise was met Monster Hunter Tri op de Nintendo Wii. Een plezierige ervaring, maar niet een die verklaarde waar iedereen zo lyrisch over was. Met Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate krijgt Capcom nogmaals de kans om mij te overtuigen.
Pros: Co-op werkt vlot en vloeiend, Zoveel monsters, Je bent geen held, maar een niemand die alles stapje voor stapje zich eigen maakt
Cons: Clipping, Stuk minder leuk in singleplayer, Een erg hoge instapdrempel