[Review] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

All the hype and the excitement was fulfilled when I play this game. I have been playing MH4U since its release last February 13, 2015. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the latest game from Capcom and the the latest installment from the Monster Hunter series. Unfortunately this game is only available for the 3DS and 2DS consoles. I will try not to make spoilers here since this is the first monster Hunter game that has an actual story line.

START
You will start at caravan’s boat where you are introduced to the Caravaneer in which will guide you as you proceed with the game. You unlock maps as you go through the story. The story is quite light but this is BIG in Monster Hunter since this is the first time a Monster Hunter game got a REAL story to follow.

GAMEPLAY
Gameplay is still the same. Same controls and mechanic applies even if you using Circle Pad Pro controller. New immersive maps are used for hunts on this game. You do mission for the story mode and do Guild missions for ranking up. Pretty much still the same.

Tigrex is still a one fucked up dude. And you will meet his cousin Brute Tigrex

The game eliminates underwater sections that were present in Monster Hunter which I think is too bad. The addition of mounting mechanics play a vital role on each hunt. This is a very new mechanic and the first time on a Monster Hunter Game.

Another additional content would be the Expeditions quest. After each mission you do, there will new Expedition quest available. This is like the Forecast done by JR. from the monster hunter. but not just one map. The monster that will appear on caravan quest depends on the mission you have done on the game. These maps are also unstable so you will encounter other monster. 

WEAPONS
All the previous weapons from the series are still available. The Broad sword, Long sword, Sword and Shield, Dual Blades, Hammer, Hunting Horn, Switch axes, Lance, Gunlance, Bow, Light Bowgun and Heavy Bowgun. 

 Gravios is a very good pet

 2 new weapons was added to the list however. The Charge Blades and the Insect Glaives. Charge blade’s are of similar to Sword and Shield with the vials and transformation of a Switch Axes. Insect Glaives is much similar to a Long Sword but does a different attack pattern. You can do Pole jumps to do mounting, collect essence with you Kinsect for stat improving buff and. You can also level up this new weapon to be stronger and much effective on the hunt. 

Monsters
There are new monster that are presented on the game like the Gore Magala, Najarala and lots more. Some monster form MHFU and MH3U are also present on the game. SO far these game has the most monsters that are available on the game.  

OTHER STUFF

ONLINE PLAY
My God. I cannot seem to find any reason how to loath the only play. It is mysteriously super stable, no lags or anything. No sudden disconnection(if you have a better internet provider of course) occurs. Again only 4 can play simultaneously like Local Play. 

Oh My Gore. 

Climbing
Climbing is much more easier to do on this game. You can attack with your dagger, do lateral climbs and do jump attack after clinging.

Palicoes
Felynes are back but instead of hiring them from some, You will have to find them on the mission you do. At first you have the ACE Palico. This felyne can never be replace on it spot. You can add 1 palico then from the one you have hired from the quest. This Palicoes can be trained and do lots of stuff in the game. There will be a special place to be unlocked just for them. You can also do Palicoes quest to gain materials and create weapons and armors for them.

That Pussy

Guildmarm
Guildmarm is a beauty. No questions asked.

VERDICT

Easy 10/10 and a must have if you a Nintendo 3DS(no WiiU yet)

Why 10/10 you say? It’s friggin Monster Hunter game dumbass. The only drawback I can think of this is game is really how new players can cope up with the game and attach themselves to love the game. The opening missions can be boring but as you level through the mission and rank up, oh boy, The hunt keeps getting better and better. This game is really a heaven to every monster hunter enthusiasts out there. There is no way you will hate this game. The mission you do are very rewarding and doing grinds can be less hustle since every game hunt will bound to be a different one from the other. The armors you create are very awesome. New design and some familiar armor is still present.

 

Graphic is good. You will really feel the environment or even the intensity of the game. Sound is awesome. Animations and little thin running on the backround makes the place you are into really alive. Though some animation (like when you fight a Gore Magala) sometime makes the animation skip frames. 

All in all, this is a game I really recommend playing with other players. This game is so rewarding  and makes every hunt you do really important. This what i loved about monster hunter. I hope you like this and I hope to play with you Online 🙂  

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