Horrible, ugly, wretched control scheme ruins game.
J. J. Biron "J", Amazon
23 October 2004
Summary: Monster Hunter was a game I had been excited about for a while. Sad really... It could have been excellent. Oh well. First the good. The whole item collection system is well-implemented and could have been a lot of fun. What, with the need to collect the ingredients for better weapons and armor? Sounds cool to me. Another thing the game has going for it is it's multi-solution approach to hunting.
Summary: I think all the other reviewers work for Sony ! I bought this game partly on their advice and partly becuase it is usally the type of game I would enjoy. In fact, I am still annoyed that I am not enjoying it. The controls are terrible and the user manual does little to inform the user or enable him/her to get going. The early missions are tedious in the extreme. For example, go and collect a lost herb !