Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
What a game!
If you're a monster hunter fan like me then you shouldn't even think about anything...just go buy the game! I am 100+ hours into the game and i still haven't beaten it. First you have the village quests that took me 60+ hours to beat and i still have city quests to do. I have done low rank, and high rank quests (which still are not completed) and I just unlocked G rank. (Great Rank) G rank quests are the hardest quests in the whole game so i am expecting about 75 hours of those types of quests. There are 73 total monsters in the game and 51 of them are large monster that require you to take time to kill them. The graphics in this game are AMAZING! Though HD graphics on the wii U would make the game a little better. The controls in this game are great except for the camera controls for under water. (Only if you don't have a circle pad pro) It gets a little clunky when you're moving around in the water then you have to slow down to turn your camera. Luckily, the "target monster" button on the bottom screen helps with that. This is pretty much the only thing WRONG with the game...it has no online what so ever. The only multiplayer it has is with local wireless. No download play, no Nintendo network. Just local wireless. So, Capcom, in the future, please put online multiplayer on ALL of your Monster Hunter games.
Recommened to all MH-fans
I currently have 170hr gameplay on the 3DS (without a circle pad pro)
Even though it isn't a 3DS-XL or Wii-U, the graphics are still neat and the gameplay is awesome.
Without the circle-pad-pro, the camera angle kind of sucks, especially in the water, but the auto-camera makes up for it, but I would recommend getting a circle pad pro.
My roommate has MH3U on Wii-U so I often compare the two platform.
Other than the fact the images are smaller, due to the small screen in comparison with a big TV screen, the gameplay isn't that different.
3DS only gets to play with other players on LAN, but if you are a MH-Vet, you usually go hunting by yourself or with your own hunting group/pals, so that shouldn't be much of a problem.
Overall, I love this game.
Not your average RPG
I've never really been into the Monster Hunter series because I never really gave it a fair shake. I own the Wii U and 3DS versions and I've been switching my saved game back and forth between the two. So far I have over 30 hours invested in this game. When they said you could spend up to 500 hours on this game they weren't kidding. Word of advice to anyone considering this game, there is LOTS of grinding, you will fail often, and some aspects of the game are kinda silly as in Japanese silly. I wasn't prepared for this when I bought the first MH game on the PS2, and as a result I didn't really like it. But now that I understand more about this game, the more I like it.
Tough Rpg even for adults, but fun too.
This game has the best graphics for 3ds and the weapons look awesome. The game is pretty tough for newbies to monster hunter (like myself.) But after a few big kills and you get the swing of things. After you kill a boss you feel pretty proud of yourself and there is always something to do. Pretty cool game to kill time.
This is the first monster hunter game I have played and I love it. I bought it Monday and played it for 35 hours throughout the week and have decided that this has to be my new favorite game. Part of what I liked was the amount of content which was also a key factor in my buying of the game. Most of the game just feels so satisfying especially when you attack a monster and cut something up enough to damage it such as the tail, that just makes you want to scream out how do you like that. And another thing was the weapon choices. They made the weapons feel as if you were playing a totally different game for each weapon like if you used a switch axe and you were slashing stuff up (I have been using the switch axe the whole time but i did play all the weapons in the demo) it would feel so much different to switch to a bowgun. Unfortunately the 3ds version does not have online multiplayer; however, I have a friend who came over and played it with me just today and we had so much fun for five hours of just hunting rathians and ludroths and even the lagiacrus. My friend happened to be a seasoned monster hunter and that really helped even though he didn't have good armor, which shows that its not necessarily a matter of having the best armor but also of skill. That being said it is still very easy to jump into the game without any monster hunter experience and get the skill for your self which makes it appealing to new people wary of the game. If you are on the edge about this game don't think any longer get your but to gamestop and buy Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate!
graphics on the 3DS version are as beautiful as they could be, the sound is just great eventhough most of what you hear when hunting is the monster lol, the gameplay even on this version is no less than what i'd expect from a monster hunter game, the online gameplay is the only thing i wish was a little different cause i wish you could play over the net and not have to have someone right near you to play online but thats ok with me cause im more of a lone gun or lone hunter lol, but overall pure greatness on the 3DS version love it :)
Best game on the 3DS!
Played the Wii Version of this game and fell in love with it. When reading the teasers last year made me excited to get this version. Exactly like the Wii version but with bonuses. Easier to play with the Circle Pad Pro, but still easily playable with the standard settings. You want a game you can go back to, buy this game.
A fun mix of challenge and epic monsters.
Slaying giant monsters is always a great way to pass the time, that and the sense of challenge will always keep you on edge. With your character able to arm himself with multiple weapons and armor styles your character can look awesome in lots of different ways. Note if you do get this game get a circle pad pro, it will make things easier on you and take away the completely unnecessary challenge of controlling the camera while dodging the merciless and unrelenting monsters. My one criticism is why didn't they use two analog sticks for this game yet I mean really Monster hunter is the last new game that I know of in existence that doesn't use another analog stick or L and R buttons for easy camera control.
I've played monster hunter freedom 2, monster hunter freedom unite, monster hunter tri, and monster hunter portable 3rd(which I imported from Japan since there wasn't a US release) before getting 3 ultimate. Collectively I probably have almost reached 1000+ hours in the monster hunter series which each game having 200+ hours. This has become my favorite game series and never ceases to bore me. And I've never needed the multiplayer experience since the only time I had it was for monster hunter tri. With the multiplayer the game does become much more fun, especially with friends, but even so I've had a great time without it. Once MH3 Ultimate was announced for US release, I instantly bought myself a 3ds. I had no games for it and never touched it. I bought it solely for Monster Hunter release and now that I have it I can say there is no regret. This game is all I expected and more. This game can be really hard on the newbies but I love finding other Monster Hunter players which happen to be so rare nowadays in the US. I offer any help I can give whether it be through advice or multiplayer to help any newbies out. So I'd love to be seeing more people get in the Monster Hunter game series. So my only advice is you have to give this game time. Trust me once your past all the grinding and gathering in the first hours of the game, it becomes an instant joy ride when you just have to focus on jumping, slashing, diving, and lunging at the countless monsters you get to fight in the game. Sure it takes a while but it only makes it more rewarding once you get it done.
Brings me back
I LOVE THIS GAME ITS GREAT THEY DIDNT CHANGE ANYTHING TO RUIN THE GAME! GREATEST GAME EVER! EVERYONE SHOULD GET THIS GAME!