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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 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. Playing with a team of fellow hunters is some of the most fun you’ll have online with any console, although solo play is enjoyable too. If you have the dedication to get through the hard-going introduction, you’ll uncover an addictive, innovative and beautiful game of ever-increasing depth.
  4. We expected a lot from Monster Hunter Tri, and we didn‘t get disappointed. The setting, graphics, sound and the various multiplayer features are the reasons why this is a highlight of the Wii games line-up this year.
  5. Irrespective of these minor interface wobbles, Monster Hunter Tri is undeniably addictive. It has arguably the most up-to-date online mode on the console. And it’s the friendliest to newcomers that the series has ever been.
  6. A superb online mode and practically infinite game time make us cheer with joy for this engaging monster-collecting adventure.
  7. Monster Hunter Tri is certainly an archaic game full of small imperfections, but its unique ambiance and approach successfully make up for it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. SolomonDusk
    Apr 20, 2010
    I got a street-broken copy at Wal-Mart, and I can say this game is fun. This is really one of those games that's greater than the sum of its parts. The simple story, the simple concept, it all comes together so well. If you have the patience to put time into it, but the game's definitely not for everyone. If you try out Monster Hunter Tri, though, give it at least 10 hours before you pass judgment. I was a little bit unsure of my purchase at first, but within 15 hours I was hooked. Very good! Expand
  2. Sep 10, 2010
    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 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
  3. Aug 19, 2010
    This is the best game I've played in the last ten years. Just fantastic.

    Love the fact that if you want something you have to go get the
    pieces. Very cool walking around in a monster's armoured skin. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2012
    Best On-Line Third Person RPG game ever. Even shows us Zelda fans love and I love the challenge. Sword and Shield is balanced and I'm happy. Inventory is simple and off the chain like normal. Monster Hunter has came a long way and walks over World of Warcraft. Expand
  5. Apr 26, 2012
    Fantastic 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
  6. Feb 16, 2014
    Man where do i begin...I just got this game on my dolphin emulator because i cannot afford a wii (sadly) and even though it is little laggy on my emulator this game is a lot of fun. There are no lvling like the most of the traditional rpgs but it is more about your gears that you are wearing. Maybe because of this mechanic, this game maybe love it or hate it game. What i mean by that is that the trash mobs in this game are not some regular mmorpg mobs that you will face where you get to kill them just because you deal more damage to them than they do to you. They will rip you apart if u dont time your doge, your attack, and even the timing of your potion drinking (there is actual potion drinking animation). I'm not sure if its just me but I have actually never played rpg games with potion drinking animation. Anyway because the trash mobs are hard to kill with out any skill, to some people gear obtaining could be quite hard making this game may not likable to some audiences. However, if you are looking for a challenge and want to be satisfied with gears you craft with your skill, you will have a blast with this game. Bosses are interesting, and memorable from one to another, also the bosses run away if the take too much damage and will move from location to location make you like a true monster hunter risking your life to take down this big ass monsters. It is kind of sad that Capcom shut down their dedicated servers for the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, but if you can probably pick up this game for fairly cheap price and the singleplayer portion will give you plenty amount of content for the price. Expand
  7. Sep 9, 2013
    Okay. I'm going to do what apparently no one else will do. Tell you that this game sucks. Before we begin, yes, I'm a huge RPG fan. I've played everything from Fallout 3 to Xenoblade to Skyrim to Sleeping Dogs to... you get the picture. I'll play nearly any of them I can get my hands on. However, I couldn't stand this game. The controls were sh*t, the attacks had animations that were so clunky and long half of the time you would get hit anyway, so it was more luck than strategy, not to mention that every attack moved you forward, which is fine, and maybe even useful for the big enemies... but when you're fighting the annoying little flying insects (why am I even fighting friggin insects?) you'll miss 4 out of 5 times. To be honest, I couldn't play this game for more than... I don't know, between an hour and two hours. I really wanted to like this game too, but I just couldn't. I didn't try online mode, but I'd imagine the controls and etc. would be exactly the same. If you want to play something kind of similar, give Xenoblade a try, it's nowhere near as annoying. If you liked it, first tell me what I was missing, so that I can give it another shot, though I doubt it gets better further in or anything like that. Then try out Xenoblade, it's so much better. Expand

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