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  • Summary: In Monster Hunter: World you assume the role of a hunter venturing to a new continent where you track down and slay ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles. This new land and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as you strategically use the surrounding environmentIn Monster Hunter: World you assume the role of a hunter venturing to a new continent where you track down and slay ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles. This new land and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as you strategically use the surrounding environment including terrain, vegetation and wildlife to your advantage in battle or become hindered by the hazards they present. As a hunter, you must use your cunning and expertise to track and maneuver your targets throughout the intense, evolving battles. [Capcom] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Aug 8, 2018
    100
    Capcom perfected the combat formula over countless releases, but it wasn’t until Monster Hunter: World that they stripped away what ultimately was never much fun to begin with. You spend less time spent preparing, and more time actually fighting. And sales figures suggest, as we all expected, that Capcom really had something special sitting under all that bloat.
  2. Aug 14, 2018
    95
    Monster Hunter World is one of the best games of the year, and it shines brightly on the PC.
  3. Aug 20, 2018
    90
    An amazing confluence of level and monster design, combat and gameplay systems, Monster Hunter: World is undoubtedly best Monster Hunter game. After spending well over a hundred hours outside the campaign, I think my original review score was actually a little low. As a game, Monster Hunter: World is still incredible, but the PC release can only be considered definitive for a relatively small number of power users with top-shelf GPUs and zippy processors. While everyone with a recent PC and decent graphics card can make the game work, for many players the best experience may still be on console.
  4. Aug 27, 2018
    88
    When it comes to Monster Hunter, the level of depth in the game leaves a lot to talk about, and I don’t think it’s possible to capture everything in this review. I personally think this entry in the series is a fantastic addition, both for returning fans and new players like myself. The game is a tremendous amount of fun, balancing challenge and reward perfectly in a way that made me want to keep on hunting for hours on end. The PC port itself has some technical issues which detract from the overall experience, but the quality of the game underneath more than makes up for it.
  5. SpazioGames
    Aug 19, 2018
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. 80
    The first of its kind to be delivered to the salivating grasp of PC gamers, Monster Hunter: World has been well worth the wait as it delivers a breathtaking experience through a near-flawless port.
  7. Aug 22, 2018
    75
    It's not the worst console port I have seen, but it surely isn't the best one. The only real flaw of the PC version of Monster Hunter World is the buggy multiplayer mode. Everything else works just fine and deserves some attention - after all, this is one of the most captivating adventures in the virtual world ever.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 65
  2. Negative: 32 out of 65
  1. Aug 9, 2018
    10
    This beautifully implemented port is a perfect PC introduction to the joys of Monster Hunter !
    My Gametime will reach 24h for every day !!!
    This beautifully implemented port is a perfect PC introduction to the joys of Monster Hunter !
    My Gametime will reach 24h for every day !!! Lets Hunt !!!
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  2. Aug 22, 2018
    10
    Great game 10/10 would bang. People complaining about the optimization had driver trouble, my 1060 6GB runs it a 1080p 60fps with the hands onGreat game 10/10 would bang. People complaining about the optimization had driver trouble, my 1060 6GB runs it a 1080p 60fps with the hands on its back Expand
  3. Aug 20, 2018
    9
    From my experience, this game is an absolute delight on pc. But from what I've seen from all the negative reviews, there are 3 problems withFrom my experience, this game is an absolute delight on pc. But from what I've seen from all the negative reviews, there are 3 problems with the game. 1) some people think it runs like a turd. I have not had an issue with how the game runs. I'm not much of a graphics snob, I just want 60-50 fps and I'm fine, and MHW delivers on that. I have a middle of the road $900ish pc and with medium graphic settings and v sync turned off, I have no problems maintaining at least 50 fps during 99% of my time playing the game. The only issues I have with my frame rate is typically at the end of hunts when everyone puts bombs at the monsters head and they all blow up at once and it causes my game to freeze for a second, but nothing more. 2) Bad controller support. Once again, for me this was no issue. I played dauntless before this was released and I found that these games play and handle very well on mkb so thats what I chose to play mhw on. Especially since I am a bowgun main, where aim is a part of how good the weapon is, being able to use mkb is a blessing for me. And for anyone who is okay with playing on mkb, I promise after a couple hours you'll feel like a natural. The mkb controls are highly modifiable in every regard and you can swap any button you want to whatever feels comfortable. 3) The last issue is with matchmaking. I play probably about 65% of this game solo and it works just perfectly for that 65% of the time and then on the other 35% of the time I play with friends or with randoms, I have connectivity issues about 10%-15% of the time. so not much of my time is spent in matches where I get booted. I will say however that how this system is handled is incredibly poorly designed. Say you are in a hunt with 4 other people, the monster will scale its HP up to accommodate all 4 players, and when you DC, you don't get sent back to the home world, you continue through the hunt by yourself with the monster who's HP is still scaled up, so you basically have to abandon the quest because the monster in basically invincible. Also sometimes when you are trying to load into the game and you select matchmake to put you into a server, it will stall for a few minutes and give you an error message, again, this is easily remedied by filtering your search criteria and selecting a server manually, or just creating your own session, I have never in my already 60+ hours in this game been let down by doing either of those two things. Other than those 3 things, which are really just mild inconveniences to sensible people who aren't snobs like many in the pc gaming community are, this game is absolutely wonderful. I beat the main story on console but refrained from playing any past that point in waiting for the pc release and now that it is finally here, this game is as incredible as I hoped it would be and i couldn't possibly recommend any other game as much as I recommend this game. Expand
  4. Aug 13, 2018
    5
    Not entirely impressed with this port. Kbm controls are unbearable, and yet even with a controller the combat feels slow and clunky.Not entirely impressed with this port. Kbm controls are unbearable, and yet even with a controller the combat feels slow and clunky. Navigating multiplayer is a nightmare, you need to jump through so many hoops. Want a smooth co-op campaign experience with friends? Forget about it. You need to all individually watch the cut scenes for every mission before you're allowed to co-op the story.

    I really want to love this game but Capcom are making it so hard. Not worth the full price tag, wait until its on sale. Hopefully they'll have fixed the never ending list of issues by then.
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  5. Aug 28, 2018
    2
    Broken. If it can't find a server (which is about 50% of the time) then it will completely stonewall you and stop you from playing at all.Broken. If it can't find a server (which is about 50% of the time) then it will completely stonewall you and stop you from playing at all. Inexcusable that this hasn't been fixed yet. While some connection issues are inevitable when you're playing with strangers this is beyond the pale.

    This is combined with the extortionate price they're charging for a game that is severely padded out with filler content and repetitive grinding (the thrill of fighting a new monster for the first time is quickly diluted when the game forces you to kill them 5 more times in order to progress). The maps as well, while pretty and well designed, are very small for a modern RPG and do not really encourage or reward exploration. Overall I definitely can not recommend buying this game until they fix the aforementioned online issues and drop the price to more fairly reflect the amount of content on offer.
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  6. Sep 18, 2018
    0
    Detailed review as of mid-September. I'm new to the MH series.

    Summary: - Overall score 8. (Great game, but has MASSIVE flaws) -
    Detailed review as of mid-September. I'm new to the MH series.

    Summary:
    - Overall score 8. (Great game, but has MASSIVE flaws)
    - Gameplay: 8 (What keeps this from being a 9.5 is the sheer tediouness; more on this below).
    - Graphics: 9 (Poorly optimized. More on this below)
    - Audio: 9 (Good music, good sound effects)
    - Story: 6. (Not a huge factor in the final score - it's a game, not a book)

    Gameplay PROs:
    As a whole, solid and fun gameplay loop - buy weapons and items at HQ, go to the wilds to explore and find your objective, kill it or capture it, go home then do it again.
    Lots of weapons, lots of different styles of play.
    Lots of ways to cross-utilize resources (basically there are ways to convert certain unused resources into resources you want/need).
    Lots of different bosses. If you enjoy Dark Souls, Nioh, and Bloodborne, but are new to Monster Hunter, then there is a good chance you will like this game.

    Gameplay CONS:
    TEDIOUSNESS. UNMITIGATED TEDIOUSNESS. To help me explain, allow me to make up a term for it...let's call it MICRO-DISRUPTIONS. How do I define micro-disruptions? They are moments in gameplay where you cannot do anything for several seconds. Examples - stopping to heal, getting knocked down, getting stunned, etc. So, the examples above are normal in games. You get knocked down in Bloodborne, you have to stop to heal in Dark Souls, etc. In a way, micro-disruptions add depth to the game because you have to plan around prevention/minimization of said micro-disruptions. HOWEVER, in Monster Hunter World, micro-disruptions are EVERYWHERE and are EXTREMELY LOOONG. I promise you, you will NOT be able to go ONE MINUTE without being interrupted. To make things worse, this is a VERY SLOW game. If you thought Dark Souls was slow, this is MUCH, MUCH SLOWER. The micro-disruptions in Dark Souls are already long, usually 2-3 seconds (healing, getting knocked down then getting up, buffing your weapon, etc). In Monster Hunter World, micro-disruptions are far, far LONGER and more TEDIOUS, specially since one micro-disruption often leads to another. Let me give you a basic example from MHW - when you have to heal, you have to sheathe your weapon (~1.5 seconds), drink up the potion (~4 seconds), now you're ready to fight! So draw your weapon again (~1.5 seconds). That's 6 seconds of you not playing the game. Not good. Adding to our example, take into consideration that while you're healing, your chances of getting hit are greater (slow movement, weapon and shield tucked away). If you do get hit - and this will happen OFTEN specially when you're a beginner, the whole process of getting knocked down and getting up takes ~4 seconds. Don't forget that your healing was interrupted, so you have to attempt to heal AGAIN. Another ~4 seconds. Another source of extreme tedium is how fast monsters move and how often they run away. I understand that it makes sense for monsters to outpace you no matter what cause they're so much bigger; but while it makes sense, it results in tedious gameplay. If a monster does a dash or charge attack, you're guaranteed to have to run to it for ~2-8 seconds. This is assuming it doesn't charge in another direction while you're running toward it, which would mean you run more again. Then, eventually, no matter how little damage you've managed to do, the monster will fly or run away. You will now have to find it again. Even if your scoutflies (GPS, basically) know exactly where the monster is, you're guaranteed to run toward it for several minutes. Remember that these monsters have massively high health pools. The end result is battles last anywhere from ~15 minutes to ~40 minutes, only ~60% of which is actually spent in the battle.
    These individual micro-disruptions are not so bad on paper, and they probably sounded good to the developers when they were making the game, but in practice, I can say with confidence it has a disastrous effect on enjoyment.
    This slowness makes the game needlessly cruel to beginners and even for experienced players. At any point in a battle, there is a distinct chance that you will be micro-disrupted for anywhere from 5 seconds to 15 seconds. Remember that these disruptions often chain together. Bad game design.
    Instead of making the game this slow they should have sped up the whole thing instead. Examples: sprinting should be much faster, item use should be much faster, knock-down-get-up should be much faster, etc etc etc. Of course monster should be faster to compensate. If Monster Hunter World were as fast as, say, Nioh, it would've been a 9.5 out of 10 for me. Easily. But it's not. D*mn shame.

    Graphics:
    Beautiful visuals, but on i5-4690, GTX1070, 24 GB RAM, I'm getting 30-60 FPS. The dips are intense. Hard to enjoy fully. CPU heavy! I'm not sure how they would go about fixing this, but it needs to be addressed. Everyone below my specs is having a worse time trying to run this game. Not good. Needs optimization!

    Hope this helped!
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  7. Aug 12, 2018
    0
    El peor port de consola que he visto en mi vida. Retraso de 1 año en pc sin justificación alguna. No han trabajado para nada la versión deEl peor port de consola que he visto en mi vida. Retraso de 1 año en pc sin justificación alguna. No han trabajado para nada la versión de pc, además está limitado intencionalmente para que ps4 no se vea tan inferior.
    Hicieron un copy paste horrendo. Más encima trae DENUVO, que hace sufrir de manera maliciosa a los CPU. Para un juego 100% online, con un loguin no quiere más. No voy a aceptar un producto de tan baja calidad
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