Planning on grabbing Monster Hunter tom

#1Maverick_ReznorPosted 12/10/2013 11:37:15 PM
How big is the learning curve? As a hardcore veteran of Phantasy Star and Demon/Dark souls, will I have to much trouble with this game.
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#2richard733Posted 12/11/2013 12:03:05 AM
Its definitely not PSO, but its pretty fun.

It might take awhile to get to the good stuff.
#3PyrosergePosted 12/11/2013 12:05:18 AM
I started playing yesterday. It definitely begins pretty slowly.
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#4ssbmrocksPosted 12/11/2013 12:14:38 AM
As others have said, it starts pretty slowly. The whole first 2-4 or so hours is really a big tutorial. But yes, once you get into it, you REALLY get into it, trust me.
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#5selfdeztructionPosted 12/11/2013 1:48:29 PM
The tutorial length (2-4 hours) is actually befitting of an easily 500+ hour game.

The learning curve should be easy for you but your issue will likely be in finding the weapon you like best.

I recommend starting with the Dual Swords (DS) because they are faster to attack with (smaller=faster like Dark Souls) and change every hour until you've tried each weapon type.

I found that my playstyle fits best with the Long Sword (LS) but I like using DS when I want a change.
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#6derekfishbowlPosted 12/11/2013 2:04:14 PM
MH3U was my first MH game, and it doesn't take long at all to learn how to play. The biggest learning curve is figuring out how everything works (menus, item boxes, etc.), but actually learning the combat is a piece of cake since it's pretty much move/attack/dodge. I prefer the longsword since it has the best combination of wielding speed and damage per hit for my tastes.

It starts you out very easy by having you fight small, non-aggressive monsters, but before long you'll be fighting the bigger beasts.

It's a great game and arguably the best value of any game currently on the market. I have put in 200 hours so far and have not seen everything yet. Even once you beat every quest, the online play will keep you coming back. And replaying everything with a different class of weapon will change things up since your strategies will be different. Basically the game is endless.
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#7PyrosergePosted 12/11/2013 2:10:59 PM
I am actually liking the standard sword and shield combo. Then again I am just a fan of balance.
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#8Kromlech06Posted 12/11/2013 2:32:04 PM
If you can get passed the first 2 hours you'll be in it for 150+, 400 more likely.
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