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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: 33 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
  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. Sep 4, 2018
    85
    Arriving eight months late on PC, everything that can be said about Monster Hunter World already has done. Rest assured though, the wait was indeed worth it. Anyone looking for a deep action game they can potentially invest hundreds of hours into need look no further. This is Monster Hunter, back and better than it's ever been before.
  6. Sep 17, 2018
    80
    Monster Hunter: World still has all the complexity expected from this series, but it dishes it out in much more palatable chunks than usual. It's still got a frightening amount of depth, but it feels manageable in a way that few in the series have pulled off before. Players may still feel a little lost from time to time, but a little guidance from series vets or other friends can drastically reduce the growing pains new players will likely experience. On top of all that, this is one of the best-feeling titles the series has had to date; so saddle up with some friends, and explore all the New World has to offer.
  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: 27 out of 73
  2. Negative: 37 out of 73
  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 10, 2018
    4
    There is NOTHING about this game that is good enough to warrant a 9/10 rating. In the history of gaming, there's never been a port fromThere is NOTHING about this game that is good enough to warrant a 9/10 rating. In the history of gaming, there's never been a port from console to PC that was any good. And sadly, I was right about this game as well.

    What all the game play videos do NOT show people is the worst parts of the game.

    So to keep it simple here's a list:

    1. Camera system is terrible, you can tell it was a direct port from console and designed to work with gamepads and not PC mice.

    2. The Combat system is slow and clunky at best.

    3. Anyone using an pre-Haswell CPU is struggling with FPS stability (I do not have this problem i7-5930K) (Yes they are trying to figure out how to fix this issue)

    4. The Game world is setup like SkyForge (Central Hub *by yourself* where you prepare to enter an instanced zone either by yourself or while having someone connect to your session or vice versa otherwise it's a single player game, with a poorly implemented coop/multiplayer mode: It felt like an afterthought at best))

    5. Multiplayer is terrible at best, You would think after 8 months on Xbone, and PS4 they might have an idea of what network infrastructure would work? (Constant disconnects between player sessions) If I didn't know any better I'd say they were using Peer-Peer server hosting, because I can't believe a normal Network Infrastructure is this unstable and bad. Disconnects and error codes are common, and being forced into offline mode are expected. (No it's not my connection either, I have a 500Mb/sec / 50Mb/sec connection, and I ping 15-100ms or less everywhere in the U.S.

    6. Character animations are poor at best, you cannot move while attacking at the same time. In other words for those of us who played a real Action Combat MMO: The character position is locked while attacking, so no you cannot circle strafe around a target.

    7. If you were expecting this game to be an Action Combat System it's not. Not when you throw a game like Tera into the mix as a comparison.

    Now there are only 2 things positive I can say about this game:

    1. The Graphics

    2. They do in fact have a mouse Y Axis invert option.

    Beyond that, I can't say anything else good about it. The idea is sound, but the control mechanics, character animations, and clunky combat system makes it eye bleeding to deal with.

    Worst $60 I spent so far on a game. (next to X-Universe that is but hey at least the camera system worked in that game.)
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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 16, 2018
    0
    PC Port is very bad, the camera without using mouse is a pian in the ass , the idea and concept of the game is good but only if you play itPC Port is very bad, the camera without using mouse is a pian in the ass , the idea and concept of the game is good but only if you play it with a joypad. Expand
  7. Aug 11, 2018
    0
    Monster Hunter: World redefines the meaning of a low quality console to PC port. If you thought Dark Souls or Nier Automata were bad prepareMonster Hunter: World redefines the meaning of a low quality console to PC port. If you thought Dark Souls or Nier Automata were bad prepare yourself for a whole new dimension of poor performance and visual quality from 2010.

    - Clunky/Stiff controls and movement

    - Weird mouse simulation, no raw input

    - The sound is so out of sync with whats going on on the screen it's almost hilarious, especially the lip sync

    - Textures from a time before games had textures

    - More performance demanding than literally any modern game with high end graphics yet it looks very outdated.

    - Multiplayer is a mess, good luck trying to play with your friends. Why can every other game do this right, even Ubisoft games allow your friends to just jump in and out of your session at any time

    - Relying on half-working Steam API

    - Can't pause, open the main menu, or exit the game while on a mission. Seriously?

    - Denuvo DRM. Ok, other games have that too, but still.

    - DLC add ons that have been released on consoles forever are being withheld for the PC version

    - Pricetag. This game is many months old and a lot of content that is already available wasn't included, see above.

    Try harder, Capcom. If want to know how it's done look up to Square Enix. Final Fantasy XV is how you do a proper console to PC port.
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