what is monster hunter?

#1FlyinTonitePosted 3/3/2013 9:12:02 PM
Topic. Never really read much about it, but apparently it's pretty awesome. May consider getting it for the U, just wondering what it's all about.
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#2MasterMoronPosted 3/3/2013 9:15:09 PM
Basically it's a Pokémon ripoff. When Pokémon and Digimon were popular there was also Monster Hunter. I believe there was an anime series at one point as well.
#3ChipChippersonPosted 3/3/2013 9:17:22 PM
An excellent series of books by Larry Correia.
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#4pikachu848Posted 3/3/2013 9:18:49 PM
MasterMoron posted...
Basically it's a Pokémon ripoff. When Pokémon and Digimon were popular there was also Monster Hunter. I believe there was an anime series at one point as well.


Wrong, you are thinking about Monster Rancher. Monster Hunter is game where you kill big monsters make weapons from the monsters you kill and use them to kill bigger monsters.
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#5FFXIgaiaknightPosted 3/3/2013 9:26:07 PM
MasterMoron posted...
Basically it's a Pokémon ripoff. When Pokémon and Digimon were popular there was also Monster Hunter. I believe there was an anime series at one point as well.


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#6Kiro_namiPosted 3/3/2013 9:29:14 PM
A miserable pile of secrets.
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#7kdognumba1Posted 3/3/2013 9:35:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaO7CIQnT1E

^That is Monster Hunter

Also go download the demo on 3DS/Wii U
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#8Kentaro21Posted 3/3/2013 9:40:30 PM
Monster Hunter is something of an action RPG series by Capcom. You play as a warrior who hunts monsters as a profession. You have a large variety of weapons to use on enemies that are many, many times your size.
#9OzzieArcanePosted 3/3/2013 9:40:42 PM
pikachu848 posted...
MasterMoron posted...
Basically it's a Pokémon ripoff. When Pokémon and Digimon were popular there was also Monster Hunter. I believe there was an anime series at one point as well.


Wrong, you are thinking about Monster Rancher. Monster Hunter is game where you kill big monsters make weapons from the monsters you kill and use them to kill bigger monsters.


Not to mention Monster Rancher actually came BEFORE Pokemon. It just waited till much later to actually make an anime.
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#10SocranPosted 3/3/2013 10:50:05 PM
It's a game that consists almost entirely of "boss battles" in environments that essentially act as multi-part arenas. You take on a mission to hunt a monster, at which point you're transported to its habitat, you seek it out, and then you spend anywhere from five to fifty minutes trying to kill the damn thing so you can carve up its corpse and use its parts to make new weapons and armor to fight new monsters.

Gameplay is essentially like an action-RPG using Punch-Out logic. Because your attacks are relatively slow and deliberate (some detractors would say "clunky"), the focus is on making sure you know when and how to attack, whereas most games these days just have you unload on the enemy and just hit the "dodge" button whenever. The monsters themselves are pretty awesome, and there's a lot of them (compared to the average number of bosses in other games, anyway).

One thing that's worth noting is that it's not the easiest game in the world, and the demo is actually pretty terrible for newcomers. The learning curve isn't too steep, but you can't just be dropped off in the middle of a Lagombi fight and expect to win like the demo does.

Here's some gameplay against the series' trademark monster, Rathalos (the first three minutes are kinda slow-paced and have the player missing a lot of attacks, so I've skipped to the part after his tail gets chopped off): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WALi1nmONc&t=3m
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