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 Post subject: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:16 
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Okay, so over the weekend I played a fair amount of the Monster Hunter World Beta, and I enjoyed a it quite a bit. There's not a massive amount of content, basically three hunts that you can play solo or multi.

As someone who's never played a Monster Hunter title ever, there were a few things that kinda bewildered me. Like, you're accompanied by a small anthropomorphic cat (at least in solo) that can heal you and attack the monsters. Because erm...Japan?

It doesn't really explain the weapons very much. And some of them are pretty weird. (For example, there's a big 'hunting horn' thing that you play buff songs on while attacking the enemy...couldn't get my head round that at all). The large weapons make Dark Souls' Ultra Greatswords seem sprightly. In fact the combat seems very slow in general. I suppose 'measured' is the correct word. You need to be patient and wait for openings.

The monsters are large and imaginatively designed. You can 'break' parts of them, and if you do enough damage to a leg, they start limping. There's also environmental hazards you can use against them, getting thrm trapped in vines, or the memorable moment an online party I was in led the monster to a crew of cat people who attacked it with ropes and and pulled it down, allowing loads of free hits.


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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:36 
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It's basically Dark Souls + Horizon: Zero Dawn.


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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:36 
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With little cat people.


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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
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Pundabaya wrote:
It's basically Dark Souls + Horizon: Zero Dawn.

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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
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Glad I made Giphy more accurate.

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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:24 
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Grim... wrote:
Glad I made Giphy more accurate.

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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:24 
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Oh yeah, online mode is 4 player, and apparently you can do any quest online.


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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:39 
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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:47 
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Still sure there's a good game in there if you can get past the controls and lack of decent tutorial ingredients.

And the bobbins voice chat.

Besides it was worth Ian buying it just for the £50 well spent comment when we were all dancing.


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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:51 
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I just didn't understand why everything refused to die.

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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 19:33 
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...what's wrong with the controls? They aren't especially horrible, surely?


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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 19:46 
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Pundabaya wrote:
...what's wrong with the controls? They aren't especially horrible, surely?

We're talking about MHU3 which Ian bought for £50 and we played once.

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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 19:59 
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Oh. Right.

Cleeeeeeeeeeeeek.


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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 18:03 
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They're doing another beta run on the 22nd.


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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:13 
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Okay, so I got this. Digitally pre-ordered it, actually. Digitally Pre-ordered the deluxe edition. I know. I 'm part of the problem. I've played it loads. It is great. Going up against these massive monsters is still fucking amazing.

Each one really does have it's own personality. One picks up a rock and uses it as a weapon. Another will swallow one of the 'normal' monsters and use the extra bulk to try and squish you.

The game doesn't treat you special, if your quarry wanders into another monster while you are hunting it, they might fight, or one might run away. Quite often you have to deal with packs of smaller monsters while hunting the big one.

It's proper good.


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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 15:56 
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This might be my next purchase.

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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
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I'd love to get into this but I just don't think I've got the spare time.


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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 16:40 
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It would look great in your spread sheet though.

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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 19:31 
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Theres a cool thing where if someone is struggling, they can send up an SOS and you can choose to go help. A bit like Dark Souls or Bloodborne.


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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:42 
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I've played 30-odd hours of this, and I'm still loving it. The multi works really well, though I've found that the best way to get some action is just "respond to SOS" over and over. Seems most people just fire off a SOS flare on every quest they do. But yeah, I'm currently using an Insect Glaive, which is all about getting airborne.


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 Post subject: Re: Monster Hunter World
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 23:53 
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53 hours now...


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