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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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  1. Positive: 89 out of 93
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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 24, 2018
    100
    Moving to real consoles has paid off for Monster Hunter. The fifth installment is bigger, nicer and funnier (a bit). In addition, a number of free addons will extend the entertainment for another dozens of hours. [Issue#283]
  2. Jan 25, 2018
    95
    This is the most audacious Monster Hunter game yet. Monster Hunter: World manages the balance between staying true to the series’ ideals and the addictive loop of combat with intimidating monsters and meaningful upgrades that fans love, while also taking a dramatic leap into a look, feel, and size that feels truly new. Its sheer depth and the commitment required is still intense, but it clearly isn’t Capcom's aim to court a casual crowd. It’s as all-consuming and incredible a ride as ever.
  3. Mar 1, 2018
    95
    I can't recommend Monster Hunter: World enough to anyone who's after possible GOTY games. It's not just the best Monster Hunter game to date, I'm pretty sure it's one of the best titles of the year, and that's a big achievement for CAPCOM and this particular franchise mostly known in Japan.
  4. Jan 25, 2018
    90
    Monster Hunter finally arrives on the new generation consoles. Its soul is intact: it is always divided in two main sectors, the preparation and the hunt, and it’s fun as ever. The hunts are long and secondary quests or activities, like collecting the pieces to craft armors and weapons, could take months. The monsters are now moved by the most complex and smooth animations we've ever seen in a videogame, but maps are not so big and interactive. Monster Hunter: World is a big step up for the series, not for the current videogames scenario.
  5. Jan 26, 2018
    90
    Monster Hunter: World scratches the itch for complexity, both in hunt for rare gear and skill with its weapons, but this time it’s a game that no one should be intimidated to get into.
  6. Monster Hunter World is going to be one of the best RPGs of 2018. It has enormous amount of content and can keep players in the game for hundreds of hours.
  7. May 21, 2018
    55
    I won't rehash the problems I had with World simply because they make me profoundly sad. I wanted to like the game, I hoped the new direction would bring the series to a new level, but instead, the whole thing blew up in my face like a Marshmallow Peep left in the microwave too long.

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  1. Negative: 70 out of 394
  1. Apr 15, 2019
    10
    The best MH in 15 years, and perhaps one of the best games of this generation of consoles! I played more than 400 hours and still interesting.The best MH in 15 years, and perhaps one of the best games of this generation of consoles! I played more than 400 hours and still interesting. Thank you, Capcom! Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2018
    10
    MH4U was my first MH game, I got completely obsessed with that game and have been a fan ever since. Monster Hunter World feels just like aMH4U was my first MH game, I got completely obsessed with that game and have been a fan ever since. Monster Hunter World feels just like a beefed up and improved MH4U, I was worried it would lose that special something that MH4U had, but World has not, it has improved on pretty much everything, the only issue is the online, Gathering Halls in MH4U were so much fun and while people have not seemed to suss them out in world yet, Im hoping that people will eventually suss out the gathering hub and start to make use of squads. This is Monster Hunter, just better!

    While I score it a perfect 10, there are things I would like to see improved and that is MORE content, in previous Monster Hunter games there have been more weapons and armor variety, a lot more monsters to hunt and I hope that capcom add this back with DLC, with Deviljho a good sign that we will be getting returning monsters, there are a lot of classic monsters that I would love to hunt in Monster Hunter World.
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  3. Jan 26, 2018
    10
    This is amazing! No more no less.. A huge step in right direction, thank you Capcom!
  4. Aug 20, 2019
    9
    This game is great, you can explore, try out different weapons which really does change the feel of the game. Switching from Bow to Lance toThis game is great, you can explore, try out different weapons which really does change the feel of the game. Switching from Bow to Lance to Heavy Bowgun...crazy! Expand
  5. Jan 29, 2018
    8
    I really love this game. I should mention, that i never played a Monster Hunter part before - the start for this game is quite easy - forI really love this game. I should mention, that i never played a Monster Hunter part before - the start for this game is quite easy - for beginners - but starting with the "Anjanath" - it starts gettin more difficult, which is quite rewarding when you finally kill it :) I didnt think i'd like it - but yet - i love to grind ;-)
    The reason i'm only giving 8 of 10 is:
    a) The long loading times
    b) It's troublesome to play with teammates and sometimes forces you to start a mission alone although you're in a team.
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  6. Feb 13, 2018
    6
    First Monster Hunter game I really played in the series, others never really took off for me. MHW is by far the most first-timer friendly gameFirst Monster Hunter game I really played in the series, others never really took off for me. MHW is by far the most first-timer friendly game in the series. I've beaten the game now at about 70ish hour mark, haven't really been rushing though, took quite a few optional sidequests etc.

    Enjoyed the pace of low rank. High rank was grindier but ok. After that the game is basically garbage. It is a combination of small things that make later gameplay a chore.

    The controls are supper unresponsive, it feels like there is absolutely no input buffering whatsoever. Sometimes input gets ignored completely.

    Everything is so drawn out, even outside of a fight. I mean do I really need to wait 10 seconds for that steak eating animation to play, or when drinking a potion to buff my attack?

    Do I have to press X 3-5 times every time I go to pick up quest, hand in bounties, get my stuff from the botanist?

    The game never bothers to tell the player that radial menu and sort order of the item bar are part of the load out, go figure why every time a loadout is selected everything gets resorted.

    Story is meh, characters are forgettable and often annoying.

    As a long term Dark Souls and Co. player, I have my own criteria for what makes a good boss. And one hit kills + RNG is a big no no. A player should be loosing because they consistently make mistakes, not because RNG consistently screws them over.

    Big monster fights and turf wars, are very nice, but get really old really fast when they happen like every two minutes. Betelgeuse here is the worst offender.

    The monster roar is used way too often. I mean can we fight already instead of being stunned half the time?

    Uninspired achievements: hunt 100 of that, capture 50 of this, complete hundred quests etc.

    Saw "honest review" of Monster Hunter series on youtube, although of course not a serious review, the statement at the end couldn't be more appropriate for MHW: there is a good game somewhere there it is just buried under a pile of garbage.
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  7. Mar 2, 2019
    0
    I used to enjoy this game which was fun. but with the recent update for more and more extreme hard missions with poor difficulty control. II used to enjoy this game which was fun. but with the recent update for more and more extreme hard missions with poor difficulty control. I think this game is now a waster of time. Expand

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