Monster Hunter going to be worth it?

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2 years ago#1
Never played any of them. Not even too sure what it's about, but I hear the name tossed around an awful lot. Is it worth picking up?

P.S. Also, how about Dragon Quest? For some reason, I always thought these two games to be the same.
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2 years ago#2
if you have a psp or vita you could get them now
its not a newb friendly game and to get the best out of it, you'll need to adapt to a new control scheme (right stick camera control blows for MH)
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2 years ago#3
You can spend tons and tons of time in the game. Whether you enjoy it or not will depend on your love of its mechanics.

I spent about 80 hours on it, but in the end I quit before I got "too" far.
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2 years ago#4
Monster Hunter is pretty much a game entirely made up of killing/capturing various monsters for materials for crafting... It's not really an RPG. Think of it as a fairly difficult action game focused almost entirely around long boss battles...

Dragon Quest is an RPG series in the most classic sense. Not even remotely similar.
2 years ago#5
You're in a hub and taking quests till you defeat the most powerful monster. Story is very minimal
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2 years ago#6
The appeal comes from fighting numerous large monsters that are much more powerful than you (there's a huge emphasis on knowing it's attack pattern and when it's safe/not safe to attack it) with or without 2-3 other people and grinding on certain bosses to obtain material needed to craft/upgrade armors and weapons. It's a pretty difficult game, but it's rewarding and fun. There's enough variety if you get tired of grinding on one monster.
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