Excerpt: If Monster Hunter Freedom 2 isn't the love of your life, you still can't fault it on good looks. The CG animation is tops. Nobody is surprised by this since it is CAPCOM. The in-game graphics and the scenes that play out using the game's engine are really nice.
Summary: This is a pretty nice piece of software. It has lost some of the luster since it has competition. If you like the original, you cannot go wrong picking up the sequel. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a very nice game.
Excerpt: Monster Hunter Freedom 2 is a wondrous second to Monster Hunter Freedom . Before you begin the game, you can import your previous character from Freedom into Freedom 2 . Depending on the amount of money you have, it will become part of Freedom 2 's currency.
Excerpt: Monster Hunter Freedom is neither fish nor fowl. This weird genre hybrid mixes action role-playing games, massively-multiplayer online games, and pastoral life sims like Harvest Moon or Animal Crossing. The setting is a strange and unfamiliar world of dinosaurs, cats and shrunken old people.
Excerpt: Newcomers to the game will create and name an avatar from a handful of faces and hair styles. After creation, the player gets to watch their freshly birthed avatar beset by a giant monster during a mountain hike.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Bogged down by far too many elementary mistakes and faults, Monster Hunter Freedom 2 is not a worthwhile purchase. Not unless you know three other PSP owners that live nearby, are willing to spend time in the same room as you and can pick up a copy for themselves. Then it has something.
Excerpt: I've never been one to get involved in those games that people just tend to play to level up and reach some experience-driven goal with no foreseeable payoff at the end. The kids in Asia see these types of games as the paramount genre in the gaming industry, but it never stuck with me since I...
Summary: Monster Hunter Freedom 2 borrows various elements from Monster Hunter 2 on the PS2, while the handheld sequel will also feature ad hoc and online multiplayer, as well as new weapons and new locations such as snow covered landscapes.