A few questions from someone new to the series.

#1AccrovideogamesPosted 9/21/2012 1:49:58 PM
1. What are the definitive versions of each games?
2. Are the games linked story wise?
3. Does it matter playing them in order?
4. Is there anything else I should know?
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#2EternalJudgmentPosted 9/21/2012 1:58:53 PM
There's no real story in each monster hunter. So there's no link story wise. Each new game adds new content like monsters and equipment, while some get cut out. So just play the latest game (this) and you're solid.
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#3gnerdusPosted 9/21/2012 2:02:09 PM(edited)
Accrovideogames posted...
1. What are the definitive versions of each games?
2. Are the games linked story wise?
3. Does it matter playing them in order?
4. Is there anything else I should know?


1. MHFU (All of the content from 1 and 2) and MH3U (All of the content from 3 and almost all of the content from P3rd).
2. There is no story
3. No, but there are a lot of improvements in 3 that might make the older games a pain to play.
4. Every game before MH3 has wonky hitboxes.
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#4unnamedFerPosted 9/21/2012 3:04:15 PM
Actually the plots goes like this.

-"help us hunter! go kill some big crazy animal that causing crap all over the land"

-" monster is dead but stuff keeps happening, go kill the bigger monster thats actually doing that"
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#5Accrovideogames(Topic Creator)Posted 9/21/2012 3:31:03 PM
Isn't Freedom Unite only based on Monster Hunter 2? At least that's what Wikipedia says. There are so many re-releases, ports and expansions; it's all so confusing!

First Generation
Monster Hunter (PS2)
That's the first game in the series.

Monster Hunter G (PS2/Wii) *Japan Only*
It's an updated version of the original, making the former obsolete.

Monster Hunter Freedom (PSP)
It's based on G but what does that mean, is it just a direct port?

Second Generation
Monster Hunter 2 (PS2)
That's the second game in the series, not counting updated versions and ports.

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (PSP)
This seems to related to MH2 in the same way as Freedom is to G. Still not sure if it's supposed to be a port or an updated version.

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP)
It's an updated version of Freedom 2 but I don't if it makes MH2 obsolete or not.

Third Generation
Monster Hunter 3 (Wii)
This is the third in the series, obviously not counting the ports and updated versions.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) *Japan Only*
Isn't said to be an updated version of MH3, does that mean it's an independent title?

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD (PS3) *Japan Only*
Simply a remastered version of Portable 3rd.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS/U)
It's an updated version of MH3, does that it has no relation with Portable 3rd?

Spin-Offs
Monster Hunter Frontier Online (360/Windows)
This is a standalone game with no relation to any other entries in the main series.

Monster Hunter Diary (PSP)
Another standalone game with no relation to any other entries in the main series.

Monster Hunter Diary G (PSP)
This is an updated version of Diary.

Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting (iOS)
Another standalone game with no relation to any other entries in the main series.

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#6sheimi12Posted 9/21/2012 3:42:56 PM
Accrovideogames posted...
Isn't Freedom Unite only based on Monster Hunter 2? At least that's what Wikipedia says. There are so many re-releases, ports and expansions; it's all so confusing!

First Generation
Monster Hunter (PS2)
That's the first game in the series.

Monster Hunter G (PS2/Wii) *Japan Only*
It's an updated version of the original, making the former obsolete.

Monster Hunter Freedom (PSP)
It's based on G but what does that mean, is it just a direct port?

Second Generation
Monster Hunter 2 (PS2)
That's the second game in the series, not counting updated versions and ports.

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (PSP)
This seems to related to MH2 in the same way as Freedom is to G. Still not sure if it's supposed to be a port or an updated version.

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP)
It's an updated version of Freedom 2 but I don't if it makes MH2 obsolete or not.

Third Generation
Monster Hunter 3 (Wii)
This is the third in the series, obviously not counting the ports and updated versions.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) *Japan Only*
Isn't said to be an updated version of MH3, does that mean it's an independent title?

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD (PS3) *Japan Only*
Simply a remastered version of Portable 3rd.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS/U)
It's an updated version of MH3, does that it has no relation with Portable 3rd?

Spin-Offs
Monster Hunter Frontier Online (360/Windows)
This is a standalone game with no relation to any other entries in the main series.

Monster Hunter Diary (PSP)
Another standalone game with no relation to any other entries in the main series.

Monster Hunter Diary G (PSP)
This is an updated version of Diary.

Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting (iOS)
Another standalone game with no relation to any other entries in the main series.


Just worry about playing 3U and FU those are the ones worth playing

You can skip gen one by going strait to FU but remember that FU isn't exactly good to first timers but after playing gen three (easier for newcomers) FU can seem archaic and dated (because it is)
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#7Desrtw0lfPosted 9/21/2012 7:34:26 PM
Playing the older games is harder if you start with Tri (like me), but they are no where near unplayable. What you need to know about the series? DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT be stingy with items. In Tri I have a habit of not using Mega Potions because I hate gathering honey to make them. Me not using Megas can lead to severe cases of death, so I recommend against my habit.

It's an awesome series, but it starts off slow. If you start with 3U don't give up on the game until you reach, like, this bear monster or the Great Jaggi. After you get there you'll have a good idea what the main game is like. Judge the game then and only then. It isn't all mushroom quests.

Something else to remember is Ultimate(WiiU) is 3GHD, and Ultimate(3DS) is 3G. So if you want info on the game use those names. Much easier to find info that way, since 3G has been out since like last year in Japan.

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#8Accrovideogames(Topic Creator)Posted 9/22/2012 10:17:44 PM
I'm not worried about not liking the games. I also never give up playing midway just because I find the game boring. I even had the patience to finish Sonic the Hedgehog 2006.

They say that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is very similar to Monster Hunter and I really like the former. One of my friends also played Monster Hunter 3 on the Wii shortly after its release in North America and told me that I should get it. He and I are like a square and diamond, I like all the games he likes but he doesn't like all the games I like.

A few questions still remain:

1. What is the difference between Monster Hunter (PS2), Monster Hunter G (PS2/Wii) and Monster Hunter Freedom (PSP)?
2. What is the difference between Monster Hunter 2 (PS2), Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (PSP) and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP)?
3. What is the difference between Monster Hunter 3 (Wii), Monster Hunter Portable 3 HD (PS3) and Monster Hunter Ultimate (U)?
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#9tw1g_007Posted 9/22/2012 10:57:02 PM
Differences don't matter at this point. Its not like you are gonna get a PSP and play those games anyway. Just get a Wii U and get 3U when it comes out like a few have suggested.
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#10Desrtw0lfPosted 9/23/2012 7:25:48 AM
Accrovideogames posted...
I'm not worried about not liking the games. I also never give up playing midway just because I find the game boring. I even had the patience to finish Sonic the Hedgehog 2006.

They say that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is very similar to Monster Hunter and I really like the former. One of my friends also played Monster Hunter 3 on the Wii shortly after its release in North America and told me that I should get it. He and I are like a square and diamond, I like all the games he likes but he doesn't like all the games I like.


Oh okay. I guess it's sort of like Peace Walker. Although from my experience PW custom battles can be harder than Monster Hunter bosses. Still having trouble with a custom chopper...
But I'm getting off-topic, so I'll stick with your questions.

A few questions still remain:

1. What is the difference between Monster Hunter (PS2), Monster Hunter G (PS2/Wii) and Monster Hunter Freedom (PSP)?


From what I can tell, Monster Hunter G is an upgraded version of the original Monster Hunter. Meaning it (again, from what I can tell) adds new monsters and maybe new areas. If you are confused about what makes G games different, I think Capcom once stated 'It's like the 'super' in Street Fighter' or something like that.
Monster Hunter Freedom is probably Monster Hunter Portable/Portable G, but I can't be one hundred percent sure. I'd imagine it's either a portable Monster Hunter G or an upgraded Monster Hunter G. A Monster Hunter G G if you will. Of course all this is from reading about it (didn't do much research on Freedom, though. I'll edit my post with new info), so my information isn't very reliable. It shouldn't particularly matter though, since Freedom Unite and Portable 3rd are considered the best Sony MH, IIRC.

2. What is the difference between Monster Hunter 2 (PS2), Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (PSP) and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP)?


Well, from what I can tell, MH2 is just the sequel to MH. Nothing terribly exciting there. MHF2 is Monster Hunter Portable 2nd in Japan. The sequel to Monster Hunter Portable. It probably has about the same content as MH2, but it might have a bit more, too.

Freedom Unite. The Monster Hunter I'm playing now. I have lots of info on this one. MHFU is MH Portable 2nd G. Again, it's an upgraded version of it's predecessor. FU is sort of the 'greatest hits' of the second gen (MH2 and it's spin-offs). It has tons of content. If you get one MH, either get this one or get 3G(Ultimate). Ultimate is probably better, though, so don't go out and buy a PSP just for FU.

3. What is the difference between Monster Hunter 3 (Wii), Monster Hunter Portable 3 HD (PS3) and Monster Hunter Ultimate (U)?


Alright, MH Tri is the third MH in the main series. Portable 3rd is a, well, portable expansion to Tri. It has a bucket full of new monsters and weapons not seen in Tri, but at the cost of losing water combat. It's also been argued that it's too easy, but I wouldn't know. The HD version just makes it HD and gives it online.

3G is the Japanese release of Ultimate(3DS). It is the defining game of the third gen. It has almost everything Tri and P3rd had. There're only a few things missing from 3G, which boils down to Tigrex. One monster isn't that much of a loss, even if Tigrex is pretty good.

Anyway I hope I cast a little clarity on the series. I'll update my post once I do some research.
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