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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: 88 out of 92
  2. Negative: 0 out of 92
  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
    Quite simply, this game is gorgeous. With huge and beautifully atmospheric landscapes for you to hunt and gather across, the new graphical grunt afforded to the devs has resulted in a brilliantly immersive world. Little plants retreat when you walk near. Colourful insects flutter and glisten across the horizon. It’s a functioning ecosystem designed with love and care and the locales you find yourself exploring are every bit as memorable as the monsters themselves.
  5. Jan 25, 2018
    90
    This long standing series makes an outrageously good current gen debut. The size and scope of the environments, and the monsters in them, is awe inspiring, making Monster Hunter: World a true (lizard) king of games.
  6. Jan 25, 2018
    88
    Monster Hunter World is a game that requires some initial effort and the ability to endure what may seem like excessive complexity for a time. There is a very real possibility, however, that these efforts will be repaid with enormous satisfaction, and that the game will capture you and won't let you go.
  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: 49 out of 285
  1. Jan 26, 2018
    10
    This is amazing! No more no less.. A huge step in right direction, thank you Capcom!
  2. Feb 7, 2018
    10
    The game is just amazing from the world, graphics, the monsters, gameplay... everything, This is one of the games this year where you'll spendThe game is just amazing from the world, graphics, the monsters, gameplay... everything, This is one of the games this year where you'll spend a lot of TIME and TIME AND NEVER GET BORED WITH IT, IT'S THAT GOOD, i'm just not used to Monster Hunter being an Open World, but it add to it perfectly to the game, definitely one of the GOTY This year Expand
  3. Jan 29, 2018
    10
    As someone new to the series it is both exciting, rewarding and challenging. I love the upgrade system and diversity both within the sameAs someone new to the series it is both exciting, rewarding and challenging. I love the upgrade system and diversity both within the same weapon type and across weapons. I feel like it is at a bad stage when we have to praise games that lack lootboxes but it also has that going for it, you actually get a complete game. Expand
  4. Feb 21, 2018
    9
    Wonderful in everything! Remarkable story, good graphics, great gameplay and a lot of variety. Thanks Capcom.
  5. Feb 5, 2018
    9
    I had no prior experience with the monster hunter series. For me I am really enjoying the game. The story is very basic and yes the game isn'tI had no prior experience with the monster hunter series. For me I am really enjoying the game. The story is very basic and yes the game isn't going to be for everybody, but I really enjoy the going out and hunting monsters then using what I gain from them to craft better gear. Each monster is unique with different attacks and you need to use strategy to figure out how to take the monster out. To give an example, prior to hunting a certain monster you need to track it and gather information about it. Then as you prepare for battle you need to think about things like do I have any pieces of armor that may protect me from the certain types of attack this particular monster uses, do i have enough health potions, does the monster use poison and if so do I have antidotes made, what weapon will I use, do I want to focus on a specific type of damage, if I eat before what stats do I want buffed so I can select the appropriate meal, what side tools do I need such as do I want something that can stun a monster with a flash of light? Is it an area with lots of monsters where I may want a tool to drive off other monsters who may jump into the middle of the fight etc? Do i want to bring traps to make an attempt to capture the monster? You inventory that you take with you is limited space so its best to pack according to the particular hunt. What areas of the monster are weak points and what are they weak to? Is there a way to minimize the monster's special attacks via targeting certain areas of the monster's body or using specific attacks? What about the environment? Are there things that could collapse and catch us in the middle of battle? Is there nearby wildlife that will jump into the fight? Are there nearby plants or animals who if triggered in a fight will create issues? How can I use the environment against the monster? Then assuming I kill the monster and carve it up I take those components and see what I can make in terms of gear for the next monster and the cycle continues. Its incredibly addicting and there is sooo much more to it than just this very brief and vague description. The combat can feel a bit clunky but this is not a game for button mashing. This is a game where you pick your spots, where you observe your opponent and anticipate its moves and then strike when there is an opening to do damage. Almost every fight is a boss fight. Between the crafting, the looting, the gathering, the combat and all the quests its quite a bit of content and works well together. If you are on the fence about this game I'd recommend picking it up. If you do not have a long attention span and want a game you can finish in 30 hours then this is not the game for you. This is a game that requires a commitment to learn (the game only explains the very basics so you will need to go online and watch videos etc to really learn how to be the best with your chosen weapon- it most certainly is not game that will hold your hand but it does a decent job of providing the very basics to get started) and have your character grow with. I'm really enjoying my time with it and I was deeply hesitant at first. There is a ton of content for the value.Ignore the low scores of 0 or 2. Even if this game is not your cup of tea the game still deserves well above those scores. Its not a perfect game but it is very enjoyable and is a contender for one of the top games of 2018. Expand
  6. May 17, 2018
    7
    Poorly done, outdated combat and AI, **** story, not that interesting, its raging because the game is so dumb made, but addictive and looksPoorly done, outdated combat and AI, **** story, not that interesting, its raging because the game is so dumb made, but addictive and looks good and this game is for specific people. The good side about this game is that it welcomes new comers with open arms and the environment and all of the open world feels natural just like a living place, unfortunately it just feels like that at the very beginning and then you realize how poorly made this game is. Sometimes i just dont get JRPG's they put a ton of mechanics outdated graphics and in some JRPG's the story is bad(like this game for example)(and lets not talk about the lip synce and the bad cut scenes) . But were here for the multiplayer are we ?.. right? well here comes the fun part, if you have friends this game for multiplayer is better than destiny 2, you have a ton to do and you can even invite other people to play with you via SOS flare or just joining other peoples quests. Overall this game is a 7 because of the poor design and outdated gameplay that mad me uninstall it i wish i could get a refund via PSN because its not worth my money and time the most awful part are the tutorials there are a ton and its like reading history books and it just makes the game boring AF !!!! and a ton of recycled elements in it. Destiny 2 is way fun than this outdated **** ! how could people give it a 9 ?????? Wait for a sale and price drop ! Expand
  7. May 12, 2018
    0
    Unlike the critics and agreeing with the low-score users, I knew when I beta tested this game that I wasn’t going to pay more than $10. TheUnlike the critics and agreeing with the low-score users, I knew when I beta tested this game that I wasn’t going to pay more than $10. The controls are aweful. The button mashing is constant whether running and gathering or fighting. And, like a another user, I too like taking my time, backtracking, and am not hurried to finish. However, with games like God of War setting a precedent with taking an older game which already had a good story and combat and then just positively blowing away all my expectations with a captivating story, graphics, gameplay mechanics, missions, map, upgrade system...YOU NAME IT ALL INCREDIBLE.... Monster Hunter came up short in all areas. Even a monster hunting game like Big Buck Hunter would have been better in my eyes. Gotta take some bad with the good but this is settling for a little good with mostly bad. Boom Expand

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