I stopped reading after this 'The Monster Hunter series is pretty popular back in Japan, but it's never really caught on over here in the states' --- "So... are you satisfied now?" Zelkova Can't believe that someone took the ID already =w=
He says he is himself a fan of the series. I'd say this is very unbiased of him and he has many good points. He loves it for what it is but he does not recommend it without renting first, which I think is good advice. People purchasing this game without knowing what they are getting into will most likely not like it.
I read the whole review, and I think this guy is an idiot.
He compares every single aspect to some other game that's nothing like it. Comparisons:
Final Fantasy (7 mostly) Super Mario 64 God of War Earthbound Legend of Zelda (Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess) Harvest Moon Jurassic Park
Also he seems to have a huge problem with his sexuality. He constantly complains about a few seconds of assless chaps in the opening video, as well as the default underwear and some of the starting armor.
He claims he's a fan of the series but then complains about no lock-on, "clunky" controls and the like. The game shouldn't ever have lock-on. The controls aren't clunky, big weapons are slow because they rightfully should be.