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THE WORLD AS YOU KNEW IT CHANGED ON MARCH 19TH
Game IS NOT Region Locked:NA + SACAN PLAY withEurope + Australia + Africa(?)
*THE DEMO IS A DEMON, JUST GET THE GAME!!*
Welcome to the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate thread! This will be our headquarters for coordinating our Hunts, sharing stories of war, and helpful hints for our brothers-in-arms, compatriots, friends, and neighbors. Please be mindful of folks' different definitions of "spoilers," and remember that not EVERYBODY played Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii, though everybody totally should've.
The "burden" of running this thread has been placed upon me but...I can't do it alone. I will lean on Maxi and others to help with the heavy lifting occasionally, both in planning things and also in feeding this thread. Please keep it bumped (once we get going). If you could, let us know if you're getting this game, WHEN you're getting this game, and what your aspirations are so we can get us situated in groups with likeminded people. Do you want to barely play this game? Is this going to be your new #1? The most fun with this game is had when you get to go out with a group of guys week in week out, so if we can find someone with a schedule similar to yours, you'll have the most fun with it.
Gotcha and I'm happy that this type of functionality will exist. Hopefully they make it as seamless as possible.
I've played both demos for the Giant Man-Eating Rabbit, and it plays exactly the same. Just a resolution hit for the 3DS (naturally). Should be simple, but we all know how that kind of thinking can end up at Nintendo. :/
I couldn't be more pumped. The demo is already my GOTY 2013. My take on the new(ish) weapons:
The gunlance is pretty sweet. I might try to main it. Ending a melee combo with a point-blank shot to the face is awesome.
The bow is an interesting alternative to the gun. A bit hard to aim manually.
Dual Swords are fun and spammy. Kind of like a more savage Long Sword.
The hunting horn is kind of badass! I don't really know what I'm doing, but still! I thought it would be like being a healer or a bard, but you can totally use the horn to smack monsters upside the head.
Fighting the bunny is always fun, but the Plesioth is a pain. Not because he's so lethal, but because they don't give you enough time to swim after him!
Wow, that is really good news! I'm really looking forward to getting started with this game. It'll be my first experience with Monster Hunter, and I'm really looking forward to something that I can just immerse myself in.
Having not played a Monster Hunter game for more than half an hour, I really don't know what kind of weapon I'd like to use. I do, however, know that I DON'T want to use something that attacks really slowly. It seems like every video I see of someone playing Monster Hunter is them using a Great Sword or some other monstrous weapon that takes a year and a half to swing, and getting punished about 2/3 of the time. No, that definitely isn't for me. I'm thinking either Dual Blades, Sword and Shield, or a Lance/Gunlance.
@WindWaker99 The lance would probably get you the most action. The big shield allows you to block most attacks without losing footing, so if done right you can stay right up with the monster and poke away. I was mostly a lancer in MHT and effectively managing stamina use and countering attacks feels rewarding.