• Monster Hunter World

I Couldn’t Have Been More Wrong About Monster Hunter World

I made some statements about Monster Hunter World and I wish I hadn’t.

On Episode 9 of The Gamer’s Society Podcast, I made a lot of statements about Monster Hunter World based on my experience from the beta. If I could go back in time and retract those statements I would because they were all wrong.

“…It’s Just More Prep Work For The Next One (Monster)”

Ok, Anyone who’s played any Monster Hunter knows there’s a ton of prep before a fight. However, Monster Hunter: World streamlined a ton of this and actually gives you so much more to do and focus on that none of it really even felt like “prep”. A prime example of this is the auto-crafting feature. By being able to just gather the materials you need for an item and have it automatically make it for you it cuts down the time spent navigating menus. This allows you to focus on more important things. Like killing the beastie. Another great feature of Monster Hunter World is the fact that you have an infinite use whetstone. I hated grinding for materials to keep a decent number of them. It’s a small and almost overlooked feature but any seasoned Monster Hunter player will tell you, they’re thankful to have it.

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“Maybe In The Future, When Its Price Dropped.”

There’s a lot of games coming out and sometimes it can be hard to determine if a game is worth that full price tag. I’ll tell you, Monster Hunter World is one of the few games that is. There’s so much content in the game it’s staggering. Sure ultimately the game boils down to a simple formula of prep kill prep kill but Capcom did a fan-fucking-tastic job of sprinkling little bits of new stuff throughout the experience that can significantly change your focus. In Monster Hunter World the further you progress into the story the more “content” you unlock. You’ll earn the ability to trap monsters instead of killing them, (which grants you more resources and is a kick-ass alternative which adds to the narrative of “Trying to understand the monsters rather than just kill them all.), You learn about the garden where you can grow plants, mushrooms, and beetles, which you can increase how many you can grow by doing side missions for the botanist. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Armor Dye, Elemental resistance, and weakness, Additional buffs from eating before a fight, the list goes on! Monster Hunter World boasts hundreds of hours of content and they sure as hell delivered.

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“It’s Too Much For Me, There’s Just Too Much There”

To clarify, this statement wasn’t about the amount of content in the game. It was more about the number of things you need to pay attention to in Monster Hunter games. From keeping your weapon sharp to making sure you have the right buffs for the right fight and everything in between Monster Hunter can be very intimidating to the uninitiated. Or at least, that’s what I thought. While playing Monster Hunter World, I found a lot of that information was streamlined and a lot easier to grasp. What things did and how they were properly used seemed to be more clear and easy to grasp. Having a friend who’s a seasoned Monster Hunter player helped a lot too.

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“If You’re Not Already A Fan of Monster Hunter I Don’t Think This One Is Gonna Make You A Fan”

Tim called me on this almost immediately after I made the statement. Monster Hunter World is the best selling game in the franchise of all time. That sounds great but the reality of it is that Monster Hunter hasn’t hit a proper console (in America) since the original on PS2. Sure, Monster Hunter Tri came to Wii and later to Wii U but this is the first Monster Hunter to hit a powerful system (worldwide) since the franchise started. I was one of the people that would fall under the category of “not a fan” when talking about Monster Hunter. This game changed that for me. I didn’t want to return the game when I got it from Redbox. When that Sunday came it was a sad day because I knew it’d be quite some time before I could afford to buy it. I think it’s safe to say that “If you’re not already a fan of Monster Hunter, Monster Hunter World probably WILL make you a fan.” It’s Fan-Fucking-Tastic.

In Defense of Myself

In my defense, the beta for Monter Hunter World was god awful. They threw you into the world with no explanation as to what gear to consider, how to fight or anything. After playing any game and then trying to play Monster Hunter World would be a jarring experience. It’s combo and combat system are very Dark Souls-ish but different enough to feel strange and the movement speed when holding your weapon (with exceptions) is insanely slow when compared to other games. What I’m getting at here, is I made the mistake of judging this game by its beta. I thought that that experience would put the game into perspective and give me an understanding of what I’d be buying. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Monster Hunter Worlds is a fan-fucking-tastic game and is well worth your time and money. So go get it. Go play it. And go enjoy it. We’ll see you on the hunt Coin Droppers.

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By | 2018-02-13T14:51:22+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Featured, feed, News|23 Comments

About the Author:

Video games have been a part of Russ' life since he was around two years old. He started out on that classic Atari 2600 his father had never stopped gaming. With roughly 25 years of gaming knowledge, Russ also attributes gaming to his ability to read. "Honestly, if it wasn't for games like Pokemon, Zelda and Everquest I'd be illiterate."
  • Limit Break

    Okay-okay, fine… DMC5 please… Your damn Monster Hunter games have been coming out for the past decade. It’s time for other gaming franchises to come back, dammit. I need a break from your grindy shit…

    • Russ

      THIS! A good Devil May Cry game is absolutely needed.

  • Kageyama

    Didn’t like the beta. Bought the game because of reviews but it was exactly what I expected. A gigantic boring grindfest.

    • Limit Break

      Can you imagine people love this game EXACTLY because of the grind ? I am just baffled by why this clunky thing is so popular.

      • Russ

        Well, As I said in my podcast. It’s similar to D3 in that aspect. Diablo 3 is a massive grind fest, all be it quite different mechanically. Anyone who’s played through a season and tried to make the leader boards can attest to that. Some people like the grind. I always have but until this Monster Hunter I never liked all the nonsense that accompanied the grind.

  • Paul Shortz

    Dang comments deleted left to right kinda you reap what you sow dude.

    • Russ

      No one at Coin-Drop deleted those comments Paul. My guess is Shane (the person who left them) deleted them or they were flagged automatically. Don’t you think if someone here deleted the comments we would have erased the whole chain? It’s against Coin-Drops policy to delete user comments unless they are racist or contain inappropriate content of some nature. I’m pretty sure Shane just felt embarrassed by the fact that he insulted the co-founder of the site (Me) and then said “If you’re looking for a GOOD writer give me a shout.”

      • Paul Shortz

        Ok sorry for being rude but you can’t help getting back lash due your own actions.

        • Russ

          No problem Paul :). Again. I didn’t delete those comments. Im used to all the bile and hate spit at me on the internet. My review of Star Wars Battlefront 2 broke me of caring. If you don’t believe i didn’t delete his comments go look at the comments on that review. I crawled into a bottle for a week from some of the hate thrown at me hahha. 🙂

  • DarthDiggler

    I have bought the game but really having trouble getting into it. The “too much” issue seems relevant after beta. There are systems on top of system and some of it just seems to be there to create artificial complexity.

  • Shane

    This is seriously one of the worst articles I’ve ever read, its no wonder you cant afford the game if you’re writing shit like this……writing fan-fucking-tastic over and over doesn’t make for a good article. You guys want someone who can write a real review? Give me a shout.

    • Russ

      You’re caught up on a fake word I use for its comedic effect? Got nothing else to bitch about? By the way Shane, if this was a review… It’d be called a review. So maybe when you learn how to read we’ll consider giving you “a shout.” 😀 See there’s this thing called an “opinion.” Maybe you should research what that is. 😀

      ALSO. You’re literally talking to the co-founder…. So… Yea we’re gonna take a hard pass on “giving you a shout” Rofl

      • Shane

        Co-founder eh? You’re attempt at comedy failed miserably sir. Don’t quit your day job bro. haha

        • Russ

          Lol I’ll totally consider your input.. Because your opinion matters soooo much to me…

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_6OOeNTRAl9:disqus

            So you are commenting on your own work while you actively delete comments you aren’t happy with.

            The best way to send your audience elsewhere is to arbitrarily delete comments. You should either activate the dirty word auto-moderator or establish clear cut community rules. That way you can cite them when you delete someone’s comments just be sure you enforce the rules evenly.

          • Russ

            Um… I didn’t delete anything… Not sure why you think I did.

          • Russ

            I’m assuming your talking about Shane. He must have deleted his comments himself or it was auto deleted. We dont sensor people. It goes against our unbiased and unfiltered motto

      • Apex Gaming

        Co-founder of some random gaming website nobody has ever heard of? You must be so proud. That is some serious business right there. Fan-F**king-Tastic even.

        • Russ

          Every site starts as “some random gaming website.” It’s more business that. You bud. Thanks for the hit to make this site more than just “some random site.” And thanks for the second hit when you come back to reply 🙂

          • DarthDiggler

            Problem is even some of the biggest gaming websites out there are in serious trouble. The gaming website marketplace is over saturated and advertisers are moving elsewhere. It doesn’t help that a good 40-80% of game “news” on any given day is click bait. The other 60-20% is just opinion pieces. I kind of miss the days when websites would actually have scoops.

          • Russ

            The rise of streaming and YouTube has made the news industry harder. Tim and I didn’t start coin drop for money. Though like everyone else we’d love to see it make some. We started it to do what we love. Which is play, and talk about video games. The fact that we’ve gotten as far as we have in less than a year is pretty amazing to us. As for your comment about not enough to write about thereat tons. Problem is we don’t have the ability to cover it all. If you’re interested in joining the team we’re always looking for help

      • DarthDiggler

        As someone who used to write for a pretty popular gaming site I would suggest you let other people comment on your articles and not join in. Just food for thought.

        • Russ

          What site did you write for? Also, we don’t share your views. Community engagement is a part of what sets us apart.