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  • Summary: Monster Hunter Tri sets a new bar in the action/adventure genre with the introduction of new features and game play elements as the multi-million unit selling franchise makes its debut on the Wii system. Monster Hunter Tri depicts a living, breathing ecosystem where man co-exists withMonster Hunter Tri sets a new bar in the action/adventure genre with the introduction of new features and game play elements as the multi-million unit selling franchise makes its debut on the Wii system. Monster Hunter Tri depicts a living, breathing ecosystem where man co-exists with fantastic beasts that roam both the land and the sea. Featuring both online and offline cooperative modes, players can join online hunting parties with up to four players or play with two players on a single TV for select quests. Players also have the option to face Monster Hunter Tri's challenging quests as a single player experience accompanied by Cha-Cha, an AI hunting partner whose tracking and trapping skills prove invaluable in the hunt. New items, weapons and armor sets will also be available to assist the hunters as they embark on the most incredible Monster Hunter adventure to date. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Tri is one of those paradoxical titles that is by no means perfect, but doesn’t deserve anything less than a ten out of ten rating when compared to everything else on the system.
  2. 92
    Monster Hunter isn't the most difficult game of all time, of course, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a contemporary title that places such rigorous demands on its players' dedication and skill. In the same respect, it tends to either terrify its audience off within a couple of hours or engulf them completely.
  3. With dozens of hours of content and its own identity, Monster Hunter Tri deserves the attention of any owner of a Wii.
  4. 88
    Overcoming daunting obstacles is part of what makes playing Monster Hunter so rewarding, and the game gives you the option to do so offline by yourself or with friends.
  5. The underlying complexities of crafting nifty new gear from their bones is the reason to put roots in Monster Hunter Tri’s wooly world.
  6. Though the beginning is long-winded, players who make it through will find themselves equipped to deal with some of the most fearsome beasts in video game history.
  7. A solid framework for the future of online gameplay on the Wii and the strong multiplayer sessions are the only reason this game is getting an above-average score from us; if you’re not a fan of the series or can’t play online, deduct three or four points from our score and stay away.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
  1. Sep 10, 2010
    10
    There are times when games surpasses art, and this game is not the exception, have you seen citizen kane? its a piece of garbage compared toThere are times when games surpasses art, and this game is not the exception, have you seen citizen kane? its a piece of garbage compared to Monster Hunter tri. Lets face it, why is citizen kane so good? because its on black and white? well monster hunter tri comes in color, but you also have the option to change your tv settings to make it black and white if you wanted, so even if you are a whore of movies, you will enjoy this game like the master piece it is. Have you read a book named Quixote, its a piece of garbage at one side of Monster Hunter Tri, now lets develop a deep analisys on it, why is the Quixote so good? because its a joke about book of that time made with a dense use of words. Well this game let other games on any console look like a joke, and it sure got tons of words, so many words that sometimes you will not even want to read, its so detailed, so exciting, so complex, that sometimes you believe you are out of this world. Some people says videogames are as much art as movies, those people are idiots, videogames are better than movies, Videogames can express art in another dimension, and monster hunter tri expands that dimension to the point of let you even wonder what a hunter is, what a monster is, it makes you forget you are playing, it instead makes you feel you are really chasing monsters and risking your life, you can cry with this game like with no other, heavy rain? its crap, you dont even move, in monster hunter tri you got a nice story and you also move. Uncharted 2? its so linear, its like a game on trails with shooting, it gots no strategy, no tactics, barely all the puzzles are gone, in Monster Hunter Tri all the game is a puzzle about how to hunt the monsters, and it lets you wonder things that nobody can answer yet, what is better a powerful armor? or a cool looking armor? if you want to find out the answer, you have to buy it, and play it. You will see then, you are before a real piece of art. Expand
  2. Sep 28, 2012
    10
    I LOVE this game! Great weapons, beautiful locations, great music, TONS of replay value and inventive monsters. I mean, what other game thatI LOVE this game! Great weapons, beautiful locations, great music, TONS of replay value and inventive monsters. I mean, what other game that is out there has a lava sea monster that swims in lava and UNDERGROUND! And the online mode is great fun! One of the best games on Wii, multiplayer and single player! Expand
  3. MattW
    Apr 24, 2010
    10
    Hard to say its for everyone I guess, but it is truly perfect at what it does. I was looking for a niche game to fill a void between diablo 3 Hard to say its for everyone I guess, but it is truly perfect at what it does. I was looking for a niche game to fill a void between diablo 3 and demon souls. This is the best way to describe this game. Its my first monster hunter, and I wish I hadn't waited so long to try out the series. Fights are long, epic, and SATISFYING. I spent most of the game in multiplayer. I've probably put in 15 hours which I would say is just past the amount of time necessary to provide an honest opinion. Great game, great buy. Expand
  4. Apr 26, 2012
    10
    Fantastic game with a multiplayer experience very unlike what you would find anywhere else! Work as a team with your friends to take down aFantastic game with a multiplayer experience very unlike what you would find anywhere else! Work as a team with your friends to take down a challenging boss monster in an epic battle? Sign me up. Can't wait to play each new Monster Hunter when it comes out! Expand
  5. May 5, 2012
    9
    Very few games offer what Tri has to offer, with beautiful graphics, amazing armor and weapon upgrades, and badass monsters, you have a lot ofVery few games offer what Tri has to offer, with beautiful graphics, amazing armor and weapon upgrades, and badass monsters, you have a lot of trouble putting this game down. This game isn't for everyone, its way too hardcore for the players who find Mario difficult, this game is not THAT hard though. The main reason why its hard for me is because of the annoying controls, and that is the only reason why this game did not recieve a 10. Also, for additonal fun, there is also online where you can play in parties of 4 and hunt more challenging monster down together. Expand
  6. Apr 22, 2012
    9
    I was sad, genuinely sad, when I finally had to pull the disc with Monster Hunter Tri out off my Wii. It's a very beautiful, demanding andI was sad, genuinely sad, when I finally had to pull the disc with Monster Hunter Tri out off my Wii. It's a very beautiful, demanding and engaging game that will leave you thinking about it loooong after you finish playing it. But why not a perfect score then? Simply put, while single player mode is easily 10/10, the online multiplayer leaves a lot to be desired. Very often I've found the connection to be very wonky and disconnect me at the most random times, sometimes completely preventing me from playing at all. This is especially infuriating, because logging to the servers takes quite a bit of time. Additionally, compared to single, multiplayer offers almost nothing new as far as content is considered. The main draw is 3 exclusive monsters you get to play only online, however, to reach them you will need to do a lot of the EXACT SAME quests you already did offline. That's because multi uses a Hunter Rank system, which raises with the "experience points" you get for finishing quests, which gets as tedious as your average level grinding in any given MMO game. Despite those shortcomings, Monster Hunter Tri is nothing short of amazing and a game that any Wii owner owes him/herself to play. I highly recommend getting a classic controller, though.â Expand
  7. Apr 24, 2015
    0
    This is one of those games that I am sad I spent money on. After playing Skyward Sword and Okami on the Wii, this game feels totallyThis is one of those games that I am sad I spent money on. After playing Skyward Sword and Okami on the Wii, this game feels totally underwhelming. The controlls are horrible, the menu system is awful, the gameplay is slow, the design is lackluster, the texts are barely legible with the Wii's low resolution - it's just not fun.

    Giving this game a 10 out of 10 is ridiculous. Now, I only rated this game 0 out of ten to help bring down the overall score (not that I expect it will actually do anything). Personally, I rate it 5 out of 10, not recommended.
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