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MONSTER HUNTER GENERATIONS HAS LANDED!
The latest installment of Capcom's Monster Hunter series has landed on Nintendo 3DS! This game features...uh, features...from various past installments in the franchise and combines them in a new adventure for players around the world. New Hunter-specific moves (called Arts) help you hunt and collect your prey, protect the land and make the world a much nicer (and safer) place to live!
Play solo! Play together! Play online! Get out there and hunt some monsters!
So, in reply to your previous question, YES, I will be up for playing online. I grabbed the game, waffled a bit about keeping it, tried the demo, and decided that I am TOTALLY on board! The new Weapon Arts are badass.
@GameDadGrant That is assuredly true! I actually play my 3DS more than my home consoles these days, but even I'd rather have MH on a home console. I generally prefer pick-up-and-play games with simpler controls on portable devices.
@GameDadGrant Yeah, that would be perfect. It's slower and more powerful, and you can still block. Just remember that rolling is essential with the slower weapons. You can immediately roll after any swing. And charged swings are super powerful. It's all about timing, timing, timing.
I don't know what weapons are in this game, but I personally think Sword 'n Shield and the Great Sword are about as different as weapons get, so I find knowledge of using one doesn't carry over. I feel like the lance is closer to SnS even though it doesn't have the mobility, since the attacking is similarly simple and you pretty much just block everything. It also isn't a good idea to block with the Great Sword when possible as it tears through the weapon's sharpness quickly. If this game still has the Charge Blade, the sword part of it is also similarly used to the SnS, and then it can also morph into something similar to the Switch Axe which GameDadGrant said he liked.
Again though, that's just how it is for me, everyone's play styles are different. I also don't know what, if anything, is different in this game.
My main wish is that the training missions for various weapons would be more like "Slay 10 maccaos, then hunt a Great Maccao", rather than just thrust you into an arena with the Great Maccao. It's tough to get a handle on the weapons when you're being drop kicked
I finally opened up and got into this game. Are people here still playing it? I'm only HR 2 but I figure HR 3/4 will be a great time to jump online. Are you going to start doing Monster Hunter nights like we did for 3U and 4U?
I'm personally planning to try and do everything in single player first. I'm increasingly finding that I enjoy playing Monster Hunter as a single player experience and that enjoyment is sadly greatly diminished if you already know what a monster can do from fighting it in multiplayer.