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  • Summary: In Monster Hunter: World you assume the role of a hunter venturing to a new continent where you track down and slay ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles. This new land and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as you strategically use the surrounding environmentIn Monster Hunter: World you assume the role of a hunter venturing to a new continent where you track down and slay ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles. This new land and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as you strategically use the surrounding environment including terrain, vegetation and wildlife to your advantage in battle or become hindered by the hazards they present. As a hunter, you must use your cunning and expertise to track and maneuver your targets throughout the intense, evolving battles. [Capcom] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Aug 8, 2018
    100
    Capcom perfected the combat formula over countless releases, but it wasn’t until Monster Hunter: World that they stripped away what ultimately was never much fun to begin with. You spend less time spent preparing, and more time actually fighting. And sales figures suggest, as we all expected, that Capcom really had something special sitting under all that bloat.
  2. Aug 14, 2018
    95
    Monster Hunter World is one of the best games of the year, and it shines brightly on the PC.
  3. Aug 20, 2018
    90
    An amazing confluence of level and monster design, combat and gameplay systems, Monster Hunter: World is undoubtedly best Monster Hunter game. After spending well over a hundred hours outside the campaign, I think my original review score was actually a little low. As a game, Monster Hunter: World is still incredible, but the PC release can only be considered definitive for a relatively small number of power users with top-shelf GPUs and zippy processors. While everyone with a recent PC and decent graphics card can make the game work, for many players the best experience may still be on console.
  4. Aug 31, 2018
    87
    Monster Hunter World captivates with thrilling boss fights and its variety of weapons, but the PC port could have been technically better.
  5. Sep 4, 2018
    85
    Arriving eight months late on PC, everything that can be said about Monster Hunter World already has done. Rest assured though, the wait was indeed worth it. Anyone looking for a deep action game they can potentially invest hundreds of hours into need look no further. This is Monster Hunter, back and better than it's ever been before.
  6. Sep 17, 2018
    80
    Monster Hunter: World still has all the complexity expected from this series, but it dishes it out in much more palatable chunks than usual. It's still got a frightening amount of depth, but it feels manageable in a way that few in the series have pulled off before. Players may still feel a little lost from time to time, but a little guidance from series vets or other friends can drastically reduce the growing pains new players will likely experience. On top of all that, this is one of the best-feeling titles the series has had to date; so saddle up with some friends, and explore all the New World has to offer.
  7. Aug 22, 2018
    75
    It's not the worst console port I have seen, but it surely isn't the best one. The only real flaw of the PC version of Monster Hunter World is the buggy multiplayer mode. Everything else works just fine and deserves some attention - after all, this is one of the most captivating adventures in the virtual world ever.

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  1. Positive: 67 out of 137
  2. Negative: 50 out of 137
  1. Aug 9, 2018
    10
    This beautifully implemented port is a perfect PC introduction to the joys of Monster Hunter !
    My Gametime will reach 24h for every day !!!
    This beautifully implemented port is a perfect PC introduction to the joys of Monster Hunter !
    My Gametime will reach 24h for every day !!! Lets Hunt !!!
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  2. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    I loved the series of the game since playing monster hunter freedom unite and with new monsters and stunning graphics makes it worth buyingI loved the series of the game since playing monster hunter freedom unite and with new monsters and stunning graphics makes it worth buying and spending 100+ hours on it Expand
  3. Aug 14, 2018
    9
    The game clearly isn't optimized for PC, but a solid rig can run it smoothly. I've logged 30 hours with no crashes or issues. The game itselfThe game clearly isn't optimized for PC, but a solid rig can run it smoothly. I've logged 30 hours with no crashes or issues. The game itself is fantastic! Expand
  4. Sep 3, 2018
    7
    I'm a casual gamer and this is the only game in the series I've ever played. I skimmed through the negative reviews and I agree with theI'm a casual gamer and this is the only game in the series I've ever played. I skimmed through the negative reviews and I agree with the problems that the game has, but I feel that the scores are unfair and don't put consideration into the gameplay itself. Therefore, read on if you want a genuine review on what the game feels like, and what you should be aware of before you try the game out.

    First off, the game is best enjoyed solo or with the SOS Flare multiplayer feature. Multiplayer is similar to Vermintide 2 where you can have up to a four players on a single quest. Unfortunately, the matchmaking system is busted for reasons others have already elaborated on, so if you want co-op, either play with your friends or use the SOS Flare feature in game. Always start the game offline to begin with (i.e. create your own server), and then join others later via SOS or the filter servers option. If you attempt to use the matchmaker at the main menu, the game might get stuck for a long time.

    MHW is an action RPG where you go around killing bosses. The weapons are balanced insanely well so that you'll never overpower any boss by farming and building up your character, and high level players won't be able to do the same either when they join your game. I liked the way this was designed. The SOS Flare system is absolute genius because it allows you to easily find bosses you're looking for to farm or to open up your game for people to join without any difficulty.

    Overall, the game is somewhat easy because the boss AI isn't amazing (definitely not Dark Souls level) and you have several lives and a copious amount of time to complete each quest. Sadly, bosses have insane health pools which make it a chore to peashoot them to death. Each boss takes at least 15 minutes to kill solo, or half the time if you do co-op. The game becomes more entertaining once you unlock the High Rank quests, so I suggest that you don't spend too much time doing sides until you've unlocked them.

    Aesthetically, the game looks pleasing (if you can look past the poor optimization and the need to lower the graphics), and story-wise the game has a pretty good one. The game definitely goes at your own pace and is catered for casuals. Ultimately, as long as you can look past the counter-intuitive multiplayer system, you'll find that the game is a nice way to burn a few hours whenever you're bored. If you find the keyboard and mouse controls janky, just use a controller. I give the game a 7 for "not quite there yet because it has its feed of problems but not bad if you can look past them."
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  5. Mar 29, 2020
    5
    Honestly this game isn't very fun because of the clunky combat system and boring encounters. The combat system is probably the worstHonestly this game isn't very fun because of the clunky combat system and boring encounters. The combat system is probably the worst experience I've ever had, it's so clunky and every single time you miss it takes like 5 seconds to hit the monster again (and this is with a semi-fast weapon). The monsters are so mobile and the character just seems like a sloth in comparison making for an irritating experience. Also every single monster is different but it doesn't feel like it. The attacks are almost all the same (except for one elemental thing that the monster barely uses) and the way the monsters react are the same: you hit it a ton, it runs away and rinse and repeat until it's dead (except for the rare boss monster encounters).

    Also you know that fun weapon and gear grinding! Yeah, it's pretty much useless because the game gives you the most OP gear to begin with (except for the weapons which are still decent) and it will take forever to find gear/weapons that are better than the ones you start out with.

    And possibly the worst thing of all is the fact that the game barely lets you explore the open world that the game has to offer and even if we were able to the linearity of the world and clunkines of the movement and combat in game makes it more like an annoying obstacle you want to get over with and just find the monster you need to fight (and do it all over again when you die). There's such a beautiful open world and the game doesn't take advantage of it. Why can't we just explore the world and find monsters and hunt them along the way instead of being so limited.

    Luckily the graphics are gorgeous and the story is great so I will give it a 5/10 (which is still kind of bad). It was just not what I was expecting and after coming from breath of the wild on the switch with amazing fluid combat, a beautiful open world taken advantage of and amazing graphics. I don't think this game should be exactly like breath of the wild, I just wish it had fluid combat and an open world taken advantage of like breath of the wild. Just don't buy until they fix these issues.
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  6. Mar 7, 2019
    2
    The combat system is terrible. I've never seen anything worse, and the whole game is built on it. Graphics does not match the performance ofThe combat system is terrible. I've never seen anything worse, and the whole game is built on it. Graphics does not match the performance of the game... And I know what I'm saying because I work in the CG industry and with game engines as well. Score 2 just because there were moments in the game with interesting fights. Expand
  7. Apr 27, 2020
    0
    With poor hotboxes, poor drop rates, a poor and buggy port to pc, memory leaks, and tedious (unskippable) cutscenes with varied (unexplained)With poor hotboxes, poor drop rates, a poor and buggy port to pc, memory leaks, and tedious (unskippable) cutscenes with varied (unexplained) limitations on multiplayer experience the Monster Hunter World title can somehow make fighting (and defeating) a giant Elder Dragon feel like an unrewarding chore. Expand

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