Summary: Monster Hunter: Freedom has the basis of a good game but with the camera and loading times causing disruption and the removal of the true online mode that was seen in the PlayStation 2 version means it fails to be the best it can. What you do get however is a very good action/adventure game where you can hack and slash through many different creatures and explore various other gameplay features such as the farming and fishing.
Excerpt: I’m a vegetarian and my girlfriend is a vegan. We generally refrain from games that involve the slaughter of innocent beasts, especially when it’s for sport. And for the first hour or so I genuinely felt bad as I stuck it to critter after critter (they happen to be dinosaurs and eventually dragons) with a trusting hunting knife.
Excerpt: It’s been a
long while since I’ve played a game that captivates me like Monster
Hunter has. The last game that grabbed me like this was Pokémon
Emerald. Now, don’t go jumping off a cliff thinking that this is a
pokémon clone or anything like that. In fact, other than the PS2
Monster Hunter games, there’s nothing I can think of to compare this to
that would give the reader an accurate idea of what this game is about.
Excerpt: Monster Hunter Freedom may have a few problems but it can be very additictive With Monster Hunter Freedom Unite coming to Europe and America by this summer, I thought I’d do a review on the first Monster Hunter Freedom on PSP. With the series being huge in Japan, there have been huge events, Manga-comic books and even a restaurant located in Tokyo dedicated to Monster Hunter. But for some strange reason, it’s never done so well over here.
Pros: Sharp-looking environments and hunter gear, Plenty of quests to take on, Fun when played with friends
Cons: Clunky third-person camera requires your constant attention, No lock-on targeting makes combat a frustrating chore
Excerpt: 5 voor 2 ’s middags, een doffe klap en daarna was alles stil. Maar die doffe klap had wel een betekenis, Monster Hunter Freedom is binnen. Hoewel ik, voordat ik mezelf had ingelezen over de game, nog niet straal enthousiast was over deze PSP game wilde ik hem onder de loep nemen. Ik zeg ‘voor’ dat ik me ingelezen had over deze game, na wat gelezen te hebben hierover kon ik mij niet meer inhouden. Ik zat al vanaf donderdag te wachten.