Summary: : While Monster Hunter Tri isn’t as impressive as its PSP predecessors, it’s pretty much the best console release of a Monster Hunter game to date and is well worth picking up if you’re a fan or have been interested for a while. The concept is as solid as eversolid, the audio and video presentation is very good overall, the gameplay is varied and compliments the experience nicely, and hey, killing gigantic monsters is still mighty fun.
Challenging RPG with some fantasy violence and alcohol use.
Common Sense Media
23 July 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Monster Hunter Tri is based on fighting, but it's not overly graphic. Battles are waged against fantastic creatures instead of humans. There is blood in the game but it is not excessive -- though underwater scenes show more blood because it slowly dissipates in the water. There is an option to turn off some but not all of the blood.
Excerpt: In Japan, Capcom’s Monster Hunter series is unfathomably popular. It’s a colossal beast that stalks the gaming landscape in much the same way that a Tyrannosaurus Rex did the plains of the Cretaceous period. Western audiences haven’t taken to the series in quite the same way, however, frightened off by the brute’s steep learning curve and awkward online infrastructure.
Conclusion: Monster Hunter Tri is an exhilarating game. There isn't another game on the Wii that can match it in both size and scope. Although there are still a few small issues holding this game back from perfection, if you are a fan of MMO-type games or RPGs in general, you owe it to yourself to check this one out. The single-player mode is great by itself, but the real reason to pick this game up is for the multiplayer.
Conclusion: ** Yeah, that’s right. A mother fucking score. Deal with it. It means nothing to you. It means nothing to anyone but me and even then I’d argue it is actually a 7.75 out of 10.1 to mean anything to me.