It REALLY is!!! - MANY weapon choice - MANY hunt-able monsters with their own set of attacks and moves - Carving out of enemies' dead bodies > Drops XD - Pretty cool areas - Not as hard as MHFU. (For me, probably since I use bow, and they are not as good in there as in here) Even a noob like me can hold on on my own. It's better to find some friends to do Guild quests, though. It would be more fun that way.
For me the only compared to MHFU is that this game doesn't have as many elder dragons as MHFU does... I just LOVE kushala daora and kept hunting him even though it was hard as hell using bow... But this game also have new monsters (Jino, ... , ...) and stronger ones like Jhen (wait till you see its size), Akantor, Ukanlos, Amatsu, Alatreon.. so i guess it's all all right --- Life's too short to wait for someone else. If you want it, just do it!