Average User Score: 8.0Feb 24, 2014I'm 30 hours into the game and I haven't finished the story and I don't know how much content this will give me, but I'm hooked with the gameI'm 30 hours into the game and I haven't finished the story and I don't know how much content this will give me, but I'm hooked with the game and I'm very happy to see it in Vita.
It seems to me that in some departments this game have been held back by the PSP version, because the stages look good but a little bland and lack textures, specially water effects. That being said, the graphics are very good still, the armors and weapons have different and distinct designs which look very interesting while keeping a Japanese feel to them.
The game has a story, which is not great but it's entertaining and gives interesting context to the missions in the game and make it fun and interesting. The game is better for having it.
Combat is really good, specially when you get to equip different Mitama (they add buffs, bonuses and different abilities) to a weapon and you learn to combine types of mitamas with a weapon that makes good use of their abilities.
I've had some problems with the online multiplayer. It's easy to get random players to do missions but when you want to play with players you know, you have to create a lobby and a friend of mine never seems to find the lobbies I create and I can't find his. It worked really well with other people I know, and I don't know what causes the issues. There was a patch for the game today but I don't know if it has anything to do with the online game.
Overall, I recommend this game for anyone who is interested in a Monster Hunter experience on Vita. It's not the same thing but it's a lot of fun. It strips down the grinding and difficulty (in the beginning) in exchange of fast combat and steady progress of the ranks. The enemies sometimes feel repetitive (specially the small Oni) but the Big Oni provide different opportunities for strategies, weapons and Mitama testing. Good game.… Expand