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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 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40
  1. 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
  2. Apr 10, 2012
    Monster Hunter Tri is a gem. I bought the game thinking I would appreciate the Classic Controller Pro in the bundle more than the game itself. But I was greatly mistaken. The game takes time to grasp but once you dive into Monster Hunter Tri you will begin to realize the treat you are in for. Exploring, collecting materials, forging weapons/armor, hunting monsters, and finally bringing down the largest of monsters leaves the greatest sense of accomplishment in any individual. The game isn't easy and you will die from time to time but Monster Hunter Tri is well worth checking out. I highly recommend this game. Expand
  3. DominicP
    Apr 25, 2010
    This is one of the best games on the Wii... alongside Mario Galaxy.
  4. 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
  5. Apr 22, 2012
    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 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
  6. Dec 27, 2010
    My only complaint is Wii Remote and Nunchuk control, which is very difficult, but once you get aside that, the game is such an amazing RPG that it is certainly worth your money. Definitely consider a classic controller for this game. 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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