Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate

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Topic started: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:37
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Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:37
monster hunter is a game where you spend 100s maybe 1000s of hours playing. the first few hours of each game are only a miniscule part of the game and shouldnt always be used against it. also there is a target camera where u tap the ivon of the monster on the touch screen and the L button is reassigned to turn the camera to the monster isntead of your back. as for the weapons being too slow that is by design. its supposed to actually feel like your swinging a 6 foot long sword made out of iron. would you expect the big characters with giant weapons in most fighting games to be fast as well? im not sure what you mean by the inventory being cumbersome as a monster hunter veteran i havnt had many problems with there not being enough room. not so much as id label it a major problem with the game at least.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:47
Sounds like the majority of the gripes come from not being good at the game. ive killed every big monster with the ranged weapons. and the slow weapons. One of the big things about monster hunter is learning the monsters tells, and moves. and knowing when you can unleash maximum punishment. just going in there swinging willy nilly willl get you killed quickly.i bet once the reviewer actually gets GOOD at the game. every single inventory gripe and combat gripe will go away. i think people who love and under a game like dark souls will know exactly what this game is about.
Anonymous Guy
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:09
Like Adam said, this series will take awhile to fully understand. By personal experience:

about 30 hours to understand the differences between the weapon types,
about 15 hours to figure out the basics,
by the 20 hour mark I started to realize you could cancel the recovery animations with evasive moves.

Again, it just takes time.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:18 want a lock-On feature ahn?MonHun it's a Hardcore Franchise,and it needs pratice to play,you'll spend at least 3~10 hours to learn the mechanics,but after you learn.....:D.

MH fan
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:45
i have devoted over 400 hours into the franchise so i understand the prerequisites of getting into this game. I do agree that at the beginning things are pretty slow. but in comparison to the entire amount of quests and content, it is understandable. this game takes investment, so this may be hard to do for some gamers. you have to learn every monster, every weapon, every area, and so on. MH is not a game to where you can hold right on the direction pad and button mash to beat the game. so once you put in the time, the game becomes a real jewel.
Sat, 16 Mar 2013 08:03
So fun reading MH reviews from people that are used to the simplistic straightforward actionbased buttonmashing gameplay in western games. It's like putting a person that never played anything more complicated than Pac-man to review Skyrim.
Sat, 16 Mar 2013 09:16
Towards the end of the review it seems the reviewer is just starting to grasp the essence of the game. The little monster are just there to get in your way. The early missions have you hunting them as a warm-up. Once you get past the basics, it's all about hunting the big beasties. Persistence is required, keep scratching at the surface to find one of the greatest treasures of gaming within.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 07:12
Quick correction: your game is saved in three ways. First: by your bed, as mentioned, second: whenever you finish or abandon a quest, and third: whenever you manually quit the game from the main menu (assuming you can still do this).
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 08:38
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 13:25
You don't have to sleep to save........ When you finish a quest (or abandon) it AUTOMATICALLY saves. And when you quit the game from the menu it also saves. IMO you need to play at least 30 hours before a review (a decent one is written) Probably upto 50. I'm guessing you put 5-15 which resulted in your idiotic gripes
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 13:33
I bet this reviewer has played under 40 hours.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:25
I understand that the reviewer never played the series so some rookie mistakes were made.
First, the heavy weapons. Yes, they are slow. You have to learn it's moves and time them wisely. It's well worth it as greatsword and hammers achieve great results against most monsters.
Second, the camera. It's common to expect that the game just point you to the monster and you mash A or X. But that's not monster hunter. Monster Hunter requires that you actually aim your attacks at the monster's weakspots. Almost like an improved Zelda combat system, because zelda locked on specific targets for you, and that completely ruins the control of where you want to hit. You cannot understand how to aim properly until you see someone hammering some monsters and getting headshots every single time exploring the weapon movement set.
3rd, the game is about hunting BIG monsters. Those quests of gathering or kill X monsters don't last until after 4*. Those are actually the minority. You have almost 60 big monsters to hunt. Stop hunting bugs.
4th, ranged is really easy. Pick the bow, learn to aim. It's an easy path for fun in the MH series.
Adam Cooper
Joined 2 Sep 2011
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:27
@_MH_fan Yes, I did find myself enjoying it more the further I got. Not sure I've got the dedication to commit to MH enough but I can definitely understand the people who do now. Thanks for the comment.
Adam Cooper
Joined 2 Sep 2011
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:34
@Adam Thanks for the comment. I agree that MH gets a lot better once you're a lot further in and people should definitely give it a chance before deciding it's boring. It would have been great to put in a few hundred hours but the review's not going to write itself so sooner or later I had to put the DS down. And I wouldn't say my issues with the inventory were a major problem, just the biggest one I had. I don't think I had any major problems with the game.
Adam Cooper
Joined 2 Sep 2011
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:41
@Sloshy Thanks for the tip. I did notice it autosaving after every mission but my deep-rooted distrust of autosaves must have let it slip my mind. My bad.
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