Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
The Time Has Come...
I am an avid hunter keeping up with any and all news on Monster Hunter games and when I found out that this was to be localized I almost had a heart attack. So I reached deep into my pockets and shelled out $40 knowing that when I get this game, my social life will trickle down to nothing. With all the farming and tense moments, needless to say I cannot wait until I have it in my hands.
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.
THIS GAME IS AWESOME!!!
The game Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a very fun game. With its amazing graphics, and its intense gameplay, this game is great. I'm new to the monster hunter series and his is my first monster hunter game, but I am hooked to this game. You start in Moga Village, a small sea town, and you are their new monster hunter. You have a choice of 12 weapon to hunt giant monsters with, including duel blades(my favorite), blowguns, bows, great swords, long swords, etc. There is a guild that provides quests for your hunter. Some are to deliver item that you find, others are to slay a monster or monsters, and the last type is to capture a monster. The multiplayer in this game is amazing. even though you can't do online multiplayer, you can play with your friends near or far. Once again, this game is amazing and I would recommend it for anyone who has already played monster hunter games, or people who are interested in it.
Tons of content
The game has easily over 200 hours of gameplay, with countless armor and weapon choices, amazing quests in both single-player and co-op mode, and a fighting style that sucks you in. The art in the game is fantastic, with a variety of creative monsters, and armor/weapons that are based off of each monster. The game requires farming for items if you want to get the top armor, but the game makes trying to get the items fun. I frequently go back and fight a monster for the pure joy of it. There is also an area outside of quests in which you can go to fight monsters that stay in the area for resource points, for materials, of for fun, and as you get further, the monsters/items in the area differ and expand. The game is near flawless on it's own, but if you play co-op with your friend(s), it becomes flawless. If you can, stick with the 3DS version, it is perfect for on the go playing. if not, then the Wii U version is still awesome.
Not a simple port! TOTALLY worth it!
So here's what a lot of Tri fans are thinking: "I'm not going to get this game because it's just a port of Monster Hunter Tri." My only response to that is: NO. It isn't. In addition to the original plot and features of Monster Hunter Tri for the Wii, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate features more than twice the content, over 200 quests, and more than 1000 armor pieces. Tri featured less than 20 Large Monsters. 3 Ultimate has 51, plus the addition of an increased difficulty in G-Rank (a la Freedom Unite). If you're into games with a steep learning curve and high difficulty, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a great game.
[Overview] Everything you need to know about MH3U
This is more of an overview than a review but I felt like SOMETHING needed to be posted about this game. Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) Ultimate is an expansion to 2010's Monster Hunter Tri for the Wii. In addition to new monsters from Portable 3rd, this games also brings in new monsters like the White Nargacuga and Guran Miraosu. Unlike Tri, all 12 weapon types are back. Another new addition is G-Rank quests which are MUCH harder than High Rank. Every thing from Tri has returned such as random gather spots to underwater fighting. The 3DS version ONLY has LAN multiplayer but it does support save game swapping so if you get a Wii U down the line you can use your save data and go online with it. Another new thing that us MH vets would appreciate is the starter armor set. Leather Armor is the new starter set. Leather Armor is known universally as THE gathering set. The first 10-15 hours of every Monster Hunter game will unfortunately be spent farming for money and materials to make potions, weapons, traps and so on. Having Leather armor helps speed up the process just a little bit. The graphics are also very good. MH isn't known for it's graphics but they look much better than Portable 3rd's and could even give Tri a run for it's money especially when 3D is cut on. Gameplay is basic Monster Hunter stuff. Hack, slash, block and evade. However, the touch screens allows you to customize your UI a bit. You can choose to have your Health bar/ map on the top screen or the touch screen. Basically anything in the start menu can be thrown on the touch screen for easy access. Another new feature is the monster lock-on. Basically, it centers your camera on the middle of the monster every time you press L. This feature can be turned on or off on the fly so if you hate it don't use it. This is helpful when you're underwater or if you don't own a Circle Pad Pro (which I HIGHLY recommend). For those of you who don't have a circle pad pro, there's a virtual d-pad on the touch screen that lets you adjust the camera that way. The circle pad pro definitely makes a big difference with camera controls especially underwater. It takes time to get used to it but honestly, if you're a newcomer to MH you're going to be pulling out your weapon when you meant to use an item and vice-versa A LOT. If you don't get what I mean you will when you star playing lol. Make sure you buy a pack of HIGH QUALITY alkaline batteries. The circle pad pro takes one battery but it lasts a really long time (100+ hours). Unfortunately, I can't give too much info on the quests because i'm still on my first 10-15 hours in the story mode. However, around the 4* area is when things really get to pick up. There's also village high rank quests. Generally, village quest monsters are weaker than their Tanzia guild counterparts. Solo Guild monsters are weaker than Multiplayer Guild Monsters. So there's three tiers of enemies. Moga Village, Solo Guild, and Multiplayer (Lan) Guild. Also, expect High and G-Rank quests to take a LONG time when you solo in the guilds. 10-15 minutes is normal when you're on equal fighting strength with monsters. Basically, what I mean by equal strength is fighting a High- rank monster with a high rank weapon rather than a g-rank weapon. G-rank (which is only accessible at HR7 in Tanzia Guild) can go from 20-40 minutes from what I've seen but in the end this is all based on skill. Might be faster, might be slower, it all depends on you and your skill. If you can beat this game entirely solo you will be 1000x better than the guys on Wii U who rely on help from 3 other people. In the end, we'll gain more skill and be the better hunters at the expense of longer play time. If you're faithful and make it to G-rank expect playtime to be around 300+hours. Also, if you have an internet connection at home be sure to download the DLC. All of them are free and it gives you 5000 resource points, titles, backgrounds and quests. Most of the quests come with tickets that you can use to create special event weapons/armor so be sure to check that out on a regular basis. A few tips: 1)Don't spend too much time getting Low Rank armors. Stick with one decent one (I use Great Jaggi) and focus mainly on weapons. The best weapons in the game (King Atiilart) start from the weapons in your item box and need to be upgraded into. Another good low rank set is Lagiacrus. That'll last you until High Rank. 2) Level up your farm a.s.a.p. This will save you from having to run to Moga Woods after every quest for herbs, honey, blue mushrooms...etc. 3)Take breaks. If you find yourself farming for the dreaded Rath(ian/alos) plates/rubies take breaks. You will stress the &*^# out over trying to get those materials. Take it slow and EVENTUALLY you'll get them. Same goes for all rare materials. I hope this helped the guys who were on the fence about this game. Monster Hunter is a really fun game and for those who have it, Happy Hunting!
It's more for everyone than for a group.
This game is the best! But it's not just for hardcore gamers, anyone could play with or without friends. I recommend this game and the next one, Monster Hunter 4 ultimate, which is going to be out soon, Can't Wait!
READ ME!!! READ ME!!! READ ME!!! I have been a long lasting fan of the franchise since the second game for the playstation 2. And I have been for one reason: these games are awesome. They mah not have the best graphics but this game is perhaps the most addicting long lasting game ever.This game is by far the best monster hunter game, no the best japanese rpg that I and many of my friends have ever played. It really doesnt matter which system you play 3 ultimate on because they are both filled with the same pure awesomeness. And trust me when I say this game is awesome because I have played many many many many games for every single system. im not the best at writing reviews but I hope I have still convinced you to buy it. If this review has nit convinced you to buy this game than I have failed my duty as a human being and my shame will overwhelm and eventually kill me for dissapointing you fellow gamers. READ ME!!! READ ME !!!!! READ MEEEEEE!!!!!!
I have been a fan of the series since the very first one on PS2, the game is great, BUT... Capcom still hasn't figured out that MH is best played ONLINE with other people... i guess they expect us to have buddies that want to huddle around giggling and having MH sleepovers... idk. But this has gone on since the first MH on PSP! People have been forced to get wifimax to play online. It's not a difficult concept, more people = bigger monsters and better challenges/rewards! Other than that it's a great game, the graphics are decent for a hand held system and there is a lot to do. Sadly this is going to be my last MH portable purchase if Capcom can't give us some servers to play on!
Im so excited for monster hunter 3!
This game will look great on the 3DS. I am pre ordering it today and you guys should too. Support this great game so they keeping making more!