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Monster Hunter Generations by Capcom

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  • Blood
  • Crude Humor
  • Fantasy Violence
  • Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Category: Action , Adventure

Product Details:

Monster Hunter Generations introduces new gameplay mechanics including Styles and Hunter Arts that can further refine a very personalized playstyle. Mount monsters from mid-air using the Aerial style or make the most out of the advantageous Hunter Arts abilities with the Striker style. Hunter Arts are visually striking, indispensable combat skills and power-ups that hunters using any style or weapon can equip.

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Tiny Tweaks and Massive Beasts

by Daniel Tack
Concept:

Challenge a massive roster of giant boss monsters in a variety of environments while upgrading your weapons, armor, and skills


Graphics:

The environments and monsters look impressive for a handheld game


Sound:

Roars, slams, and slashes compliment a raucous soundtrack that keeps the tension high


Playability:

Tons of mechanics and the precise timing of combat can be intimidating to newcomers, but Generations is the easiest Monster Hunter title to ease into


Entertainment:

Hundreds of hours of entertainment with a compelling hunting and upgrading loop


Replay:

High

You're out of potions, your weapon is worn down to a blunted toothpick, and poison is ticking at your depleted health. You attempt a last-ditch effort, running up the snowy mountaintop and diving into the massive mammoth with a smashing combination assault that you finish off with a flourish, changing into a powerful hunter-art skill with enough power to slay the beast and finish the quest. The prolonged encounter taxed you and your abilities, but the defiant, exhilarating victory is made even sweeter by harvesting the monster for resources. The next fight will be that much easier as you upgrade your arsenal with shells, bones, and claws.

Big battles are the essence of Monster Hunter Generations, a thriving loop of material acquisition, weapon enhancement and customization, and thrilling boss encounters. Sticking with the systems until you learn the delicate balance between timing and attack, and exploring combos (even using the new hunter arts to cap off or begin a combo) is rewarding. Players who don't give up during their first bouts with challenging monsters will enjoy an addictive cycle of exploration and customization, as new weapons, new armor, and new zones to explore.

Those familiar with the Monster Hunter franchise will feel right at home in Generations, which adds a bevy of new options and tweaks to traditional elements. Players select from 14 main weapons, choose a hunter style and can master various hunter arts - special moves that need to be charged up before execution in battle. Along with a more robust Palico companion system and a ton of nostalgia-laden villages and environments to explore, these new options make this one of the most content-rich offerings in the entire franchise. The additions don't substantially change the gameplay, but they are especially compelling for veteran players that want to show off their skills with some of the incredibly precise hunter styles.

See the rest of the review at Game Informer

FEATURES

  • Co-op online multiplayer - For some of the best online multiplayer the Nintendo 3DS has to offer, join up and hunt online with up to three other hunters, or meet-up and play together via local play.
  • Most customizable yet - Players can create the most custom, personalized playstyle of any Monster Hunter game. Choose from four Styles and many powerful, visually striking Hunter Arts for a truly customized gameplay experience.
    • "Style" system - New to this installment, players can choose from four distinct combat Styles, offering new ways to utilize each of the 14 weapon types.
    • Striking "Hunter Arts" - Combat looks even more impressive with the addition of these devastating attacks, indispensable field skills and power-ups.
    • 14 weapon types - Experiment with and master 14 different weapon types and craft tons of unique equipment. Players are never cemented into any combat choices such as weapons or style and are encouraged to experiment with and find builds that best fit their desired hunting preferences.
    • Gear crafting - Fell massive beasts to obtain resources for crafting countless weapons and armor fashioned after the game's colossal creatures. Study the enemy's habits and tactics to discover weak points or parts that can be broken for bonus rewards.
  • Fresh challenges and returning favorites - Face a roster of brand new monsters like Glavenus of the Fated Four in addition to plenty of returning fan-favorites like the sly Nargacuga as a tribute to the last decade of Monster Hunter.
    • The Fated Four - Brand new monsters posing major threats to the local villagers of areas like the snowy mountain town of Pokke Village.
    • Deviant Monsters - Powerful enemies like the Deadqueen Rathian and Grimclaw Tigrex have survived previous hunter encounters and have taken on new traits and abilities. These are sure to provide a challenge for even the most seasoned hunter.
    • Villages and environments - Explore four different villages, each with their own look and feel along the quest to defeat the Fated Four, and 21 different hunting locations which are a blend of both new and enhanced fan-favorites - including some never before seen in the west!
  • New playable Felyne "Prowlers" - Previously only available as custom support AI partners called "Palicoes," Felynes are now playable in "Prowler" mode with their own questlines and rewards, unique gameplay mechanics and gear.
  • Collaboration content - Equip hunters and Palicoes with special themed collaboration costumes and weapons based on popular series such as Fire Emblem and Mega Man.
  • StreetPass features - Collect tickets via StreetPass to access special Deviant monster quests. Players can also send and receive customizable guild cards.
  • MH4U save data bonus - Those with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate save data will receive a bonus item pack that includes an exclusive Palico armor set, potions, in-game money, and more to help dive right in to the hunt.
  • Nintendo 3DS touch screen features - Provides easy access to in-game information, weapons, field maps and mini games, as well as the useful target lock option that auto-focuses on a main enemy.
  • New Nintendo 3DS system support - Experience enhanced graphics, C-stick functionality and mappable ZL and ZR buttons for Hunter Arts.

Important Information:

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