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MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD™

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  • Release date: 1/25/2018
  • Developer: Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
  • Genre: Misc
  • Content rating: ESRB Teen
MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD™

MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD™

Capcom U.S.A., Inc.

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Monster Hunter: World Review

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Monster Hunter: World is a game where you – surprise! – hunt the monsters. There are creatures you couldn’t even imagine, but hunting them down is still possible How? Download Monster Hunter: World to learn!

Monster Hunter: World Concept 5/5

Though the idea of a hunter specializing in strange creatures is everything but new, it works right if served right. The world full of monsters is drawn both on Cretaceous dinosaur domination and legends full of fire-breathing dragons. And you’re the brave human on the hunt, with weapons that seem primitive but capable of fighting them down.

The world named Astera is somewhere off Earth, but human civilization is there, and the base needs protection. You can go there alone and with a party of up to four hunters. Kill monsters and complete your missions! (But you better not step on butterflies.) There’s not much of a storyline, this game is mostly about the hunting process.

All your abilities are defined by the equipment you select. Get rewards for killing monsters, and then buy better, stronger, more durable equipment. Weapons and armour you have can be changed in camps while you travel this large and seamlessly integrated world. But the monsters are also smart and sly, so technical advantage isn’t worth a thing without your skill.

Visuals Effects 5/5

The monsters, combining the most terrible traces of dragons and dinosaurs, live in quite a realistic ecosystem, modelled with accordance to modern ecology. So the world here looks quite alive, and the humans seem aliens in it (though, not for long). The game gets richer with costume and sticker themes that can be purchased one by one or in packs. And expansion can get you beyond the jungle, into the polar deserts, just as dangerous.

Audio Effects 5/5

Hear them roar, flap their wings, click their teeth, and finally fall to the ground! In fact, the game doesn’t need music to sound large and impressive, but it has some. No, alas, it’s not as full of awe and grandeur as, say, The Jurassic Park OST, but the audio designers did their best to make the game sound big, just like it looks.

Controls 4/5

This instalment was released for PC as well as for consoles, but the console version is still primary. So the game is greatly optimized for DualShocks. It’s always so with console games, some time will be taken by training, and it’s okay. But the menus are too sophisticated, and that’s not okay.

Replay Value 5/5

Features of this game include open world and online interaction so it will be unpredictable as long as it’s played. Instead of aimless grinding you go out on missions, interacting with other people for collective tasks, or just exploring biomes and terrains. And they’re made so great, with wild colors, slightest details and living motions, that even after PS5 is out, Monster Hunter will be enough for PS4 to still make sense.

Summary

Monster Hunter is a spectacular, large, bright game with no deeper meaning. And who needs it along with so many dragons to slay? In addition to this Monster Hunter: World review you better watch two or three letsplay videos, and if they get you hooked, go and get it immediately. Or you will dream of it nightly.

Conclusion

If you like big battles with exotic creatures in wild locations, download Monster Hunter: World for PS4 and enjoy one of the most epic adventure games!


Pros : Great visuals marry palaeontology and mythology;
Comfortable gamepad controls;
Large open world;
Dangerous battles;
Online multiplayer with party mode.

Cons : The game is rather expensive, with paid DLC;
Grinding prevails in the gameplay;
The game lacks a good storyline.


Graphics 5.0

Gameplay 5.0

Controls 4.0

Replay Value 5.0


Average : 4.8




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