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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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  1. Positive: 89 out of 93
  2. Negative: 0 out of 93
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 24, 2018
    100
    Moving to real consoles has paid off for Monster Hunter. The fifth installment is bigger, nicer and funnier (a bit). In addition, a number of free addons will extend the entertainment for another dozens of hours. [Issue#283]
  2. Jan 25, 2018
    95
    This is the most audacious Monster Hunter game yet. Monster Hunter: World manages the balance between staying true to the series’ ideals and the addictive loop of combat with intimidating monsters and meaningful upgrades that fans love, while also taking a dramatic leap into a look, feel, and size that feels truly new. Its sheer depth and the commitment required is still intense, but it clearly isn’t Capcom's aim to court a casual crowd. It’s as all-consuming and incredible a ride as ever.
  3. Mar 1, 2018
    95
    I can't recommend Monster Hunter: World enough to anyone who's after possible GOTY games. It's not just the best Monster Hunter game to date, I'm pretty sure it's one of the best titles of the year, and that's a big achievement for CAPCOM and this particular franchise mostly known in Japan.
  4. Jan 25, 2018
    90
    Monster Hunter finally arrives on the new generation consoles. Its soul is intact: it is always divided in two main sectors, the preparation and the hunt, and it’s fun as ever. The hunts are long and secondary quests or activities, like collecting the pieces to craft armors and weapons, could take months. The monsters are now moved by the most complex and smooth animations we've ever seen in a videogame, but maps are not so big and interactive. Monster Hunter: World is a big step up for the series, not for the current videogames scenario.
  5. Jan 26, 2018
    90
    Monster Hunter: World scratches the itch for complexity, both in hunt for rare gear and skill with its weapons, but this time it’s a game that no one should be intimidated to get into.
  6. Monster Hunter World is going to be one of the best RPGs of 2018. It has enormous amount of content and can keep players in the game for hundreds of hours.
  7. May 21, 2018
    55
    I won't rehash the problems I had with World simply because they make me profoundly sad. I wanted to like the game, I hoped the new direction would bring the series to a new level, but instead, the whole thing blew up in my face like a Marshmallow Peep left in the microwave too long.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 311
  1. Feb 6, 2018
    10
    Capcom has been around for a long time. From Breath of Fire, Dino Crisis, Dragons Dogma, Lost Planet and Monster Hunter. Somebody at CapcomCapcom has been around for a long time. From Breath of Fire, Dino Crisis, Dragons Dogma, Lost Planet and Monster Hunter. Somebody at Capcom loves huge, epic monsters, dinosaurs and dragons of all types an varieties. Monster Hunter has been the premier franchise for chasing these beasts down and battling, but for years and years was relegated to portable systems. Nothing wrong with that, but for me I could never get into it. The small screen felt like it was a disservice to how incredible the creatures were and how grand the hunts could get.

    That's a problem no more. With Monster Hunter World Capcom finally brings its biggest franchise to the big screen and all of the depth, the nuance, and the monster hunter-ness of it all.

    The transition to the consoles isn't a direct 1 to 1 conversion. Monster Hunter world has made a lot of changes to appeal to the mass market. the game has so many quality of life improvements to every single aspect of it. From the crafting, the information on certain monsters, and the core gameplay itself. In game flies help you track monsters, maps are massive with no loading between small rooms, the entire game is polished and a lot of the guess work and tedium of the prior games is gone.

    Normally that is the kind of things to make veterans scoff. Dumbing down games is a major problem in today's market, with the appeal of the casual fan making some hardcore franchises incredible player friendly to the fault of the core game itself.

    Monster hunter avoids that problem entirely. They take all the info that was relegated to online searches and wikipedia and incorporated all of that into the game itself. Need to know what parts you need and from what monster? The likely-hood of certain mats compared to others, it's all in the game. The ins and outs of using weapons and some of the particulars to certain combos are all in the game. All of these quality of life changes alongside superb online, great visuals and a game in 2018 free of the dlc micro-transaction mess that has become so commonplace all add up to a fantastic experience.

    The best part of that is, it's all done without sacrificing depth. The gameplay is weighty, the hunts are intense and you can and will be defeated when you go against Rathalos or Diablos for the first time.

    That is also what makes this game so great, the first time you land a trap, mount and capture or kill a monster its a satisfaction that cant be explained. So try it for yourself, and see why Monster Hunter World is easily one of Capcoms best games in years, and one if not the best monster hunter in a very long time.

    5/5
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  2. Jan 28, 2018
    10
    I enjoy this game playing on ps4 pro I really love it! specially playing multiplayer with japanese gamers
  3. Jan 26, 2018
    10
    This is amazing! No more no less.. A huge step in right direction, thank you Capcom!
  4. Feb 11, 2018
    9
    Bravo Capcom!

    Here we are! Sent off chasing monsters up and down a map, hoping they would hold bloody still so you can smash them in the
    Bravo Capcom!

    Here we are! Sent off chasing monsters up and down a map, hoping they would hold bloody still so you can smash them in the face with your over-sized weapon that looks way too heavy for you to carry let alone swing.
    Updated** Notes: 1st Monster Hunter game experience, 150+ Hours Played, Story completed, HR 50 and created a super awesome guild card

    Gameplay:
    MHW’s combat is clunky but simple, the inventory system is complex, the crafting system is neat, customization is deep and monster hunting is addictive.

    Preparation, Tracking and Execution are the core elements to hunting In MHW; Preparation is structured nicely from having a good meal for buffs before hunting to equipping sufficient items and tools for hunting your target. Tracking works well with the help of your Scoutflies, they find clues that help lead you to your target and then there’s combat execution which blends smooth character movement and simple but unique combos that is dependent on a stamina gauge.

    There are a solid amount of weapons to choose from each having a unique skill set and deep upgrade tree same said for armor sets where each individual piece has a different skill, you can choose to go with a full set or mix and match – whatever soothes your soul.

    A must mention is the well built ecosystem that contains a vast variety of useful items to gather for your use and another mention is your Palico, a cat-like companion that can be fully customized and can be of vital support (most of the times lol) .

    As for missions there are plenty, they are simple with some being too easy nd some being very hard – there is a grind required but it’s a rewarding one where you can select specific monsters you need for specific materials, bringing purpose to every hunt.

    BUT!...

    MHW does come with its faults like clunky combat with limited weapon combos, a horrible lock-on system that doesn’t work so smoothly and some rather vague tutorials. The Item management can also be a pain especially when in battle, it will seem confusing at first so you’ll need to be patient in order to really get comfortable with it, this could be blamed on the user interface which feels a little outdated.

    Story/Characters:
    In MHW we take the role of a Fifth Fleet Hunter and we're sent to a mysterious continent called the New World where we're required to go on research expeditions to learn about its ecosystem but most importantly the migration of a elder dragon called Zorah Magdaros, on our journey we're met with the task of slaying restless and destructive monsters, later discovering that there is a bigger threat than Zorah.

    MHW has a decent story and is passable just prepare for a lot of reading, most of the characters are forgettable & bland since they barely get screen time eg The Huntsman who seemed interesting but was barely used in the story and the Admiral who appears late, such a missed opportunity to really stamp MHW down as a masterpiece.

    Picture & Quality:
    There is no question MHW is a beautiful looking game with some well executed in-game cinematic's and breath-taking area designs like the Coral Highlands and Astera. The smallest details were nicely done too from the dust clouds created by Kinsects to the awesome environmental traps and Palico traps, Capcom has done very well here by keeping the standards up to keep up with today’s video games. The armor sets and weapons looked great, character and Palico creations have some great looks but I did feel it was hard to make a rugged/realistic character, it’s like the developers wanted you to look pretty or good looking.

    I was sorely wrong about the score/music it gets quite epic and later monsters have some epic themes, a personal fav. was the organs played during the battle with Zorah. The voice acting was mediocre but tolerable in English but I switched to Monster Hunter Language quick which seemed better. Also expect to read...read a lot! Since the game is a heavy subtitled game.

    Technical:
    I didn’t have many issues with frame rates and the game has only crashed on me 2 times as of today, besides that the game runs very smooth.

    The AI is quite clever with Monsters knowing when to retreat and recoup, also the raising of difficulty when more hunters join the hunt is good making the battle more grueling and satisfying. Multiplayer works very smoothly when hunting but the structure on joining others is quite rough, you'll need to join the same session then join the quest within, I’m sure there's a more simple way.

    Enjoyment:
    There is a learning curve from the beginning which must be mentioned but with a few hours invested in, i found myself heavily enjoying the game especially with friends. Playing solo is enjoyable but i feel the game is more designed to play with other players. The last game i spent countless amount of hours in was The Witcher 3, so i'm pretty satisfied with MHW, thanks Capcom!
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  5. Jan 27, 2018
    8
    Monster Hunter World is a good game, there is no denying there is a deep and rich world to explore and hunt in, however there are some veryMonster Hunter World is a good game, there is no denying there is a deep and rich world to explore and hunt in, however there are some very glaring issues that unfortunately distract heavily from the monster hunting experience and which prevent it, in my opinion from being worthy of 8+ rating.

    First and foremost is the games tutorials are not in-depth enough, many game mechanics are not explained in enough detail, or simply not explained at all. Another major issue lies with the janky controls, especially noticeable with weapons like the greatsword or anything that has a slow attack, get used to swinging wildly and missing especially with new players until you get more of a feel for the attack and combo system which can make the game frustrating for new players.

    The level of frustration MHW can bring rivals that of the Dark Soul series, you'll die - - a lot, sometimes it is the fault of the player for simply not being prepared, other times you'll die in a very BS fashion such as an APEX level monster appearing during your hunt and catching you unaware and one shotting you, during a hunt - a million things could go wrong, especially if you are not equipped properly.

    Glitches and bugs luckily so far, are minimal but I've noticed multiple FPS drops on vanilla PS4s, another issue I've personally found is the targetting constantly unlocking from your target forcing you to constantly re-lock onto your target, this aspect gets annoying - another problem is related to the tracking flies not tracking properly, or disappearing and not following the target, especially during large monster hunts where it seems to get confused.

    The gameworld is rich, with a intense level of detail right down to ants sometimes walking around - there are many item sets to collect, many weapons to master and enough content to keep everyone happy, whether you prefer playing solo and co-op, there is something for you here.
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  6. Jan 26, 2018
    6
    The low score is due to the fact that you literally have to disconnect your PS4 from the internet to play singleplayer, otherwise you will beThe low score is due to the fact that you literally have to disconnect your PS4 from the internet to play singleplayer, otherwise you will be forced to either join or create a multiplayer session, it wont let you play offline. Expand
  7. Oct 12, 2018
    0
    garbage game garbage game garbage game garbage game garbage game garbage game garbage game garbage game

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