There are few games that captivate me. Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy and a few others to add to the list, but when I started a game called Monster Hunter it changed something. I may be a bit biased when it comes this game, but come on. If you haven’t ever tried it, give it a go and if you can get past the frustration of facing giant creatures that are actually scale to your character and them being much more powerful then you, its pretty engaging because the game requires skill. Yup no hack and slash here.
From what I can see in Monster Hunter 4 it seems some of our favorite monsters return, such as the Rathalos, Tigrex, Giadrome as well as some new ones like this guy here on the right (click images to enlarge).
It also seems to offer new armors which due to the new monsters would seem fitting. One of the most unique features seems to be jumping onto the monster and trying to slay it. I haven’t played the game but this is very “Shadow of the colossus” like. When you mount the monster and engage in trying to stab areas for higher damage. That makes me extremely happy!
I for one can’t wait to play this game, in fact I’m going to pick up a 3DS just for it! Here’s hoping that the game will still feature its online multiplayer which was rumored a few years back but it may just link up again like previous versions. I’m praying this isn’t the case.
If you don’t know the game give it a crack. Here’s a short rundown: You’re a hunter who’s hired to hunt the monsters via quest, sometimes you can even group hunt, this was best seen on MH3 for the Wii.
Why haven’t you heard of Monster Hunter, while its very popular in Japan and has a huge following, in north America it’s very low key. I myself only know a handful of players so it is rare. The game expanded far more in Japan on other consoles such as an Xbox 360 cover called Monster Hunter Frontier (which I’m praying for one day here in the US). Until then we will have to see if MH4 can revive the series which seems to now be a Nintendo exclusive. The past few were currently on the Sony Playstation platform with the exception of the Xbox 360.
Final thought: Monster Hunter’s a fun game. It takes time and isn’t easy, but that being said it’s an amazing game with great graphics, beautiful backgrounds and stunning areas. Monster Hunter 4 is a buy for this guy!
(Enjoy the trailer below)