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  • Summary: Rise to the challenge and join the hunt! Set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village, explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome monsters to become the ultimate hunter. It's been half a century since the last calamity struck, but a terrifying new monster has reared its head andRise to the challenge and join the hunt! Set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village, explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome monsters to become the ultimate hunter. It's been half a century since the last calamity struck, but a terrifying new monster has reared its head and threatens to plunge the land into chaos once again.

    Hunt solo or in a party with friends to earn rewards that you can use to craft a huge variety of weapons and armor. Brand new gameplay systems such as the high-flying 'Wire Action' and your canine companion 'Palamute' will add exciting new layers to the already robust combat that Monster Hunter is known for.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Jan 25, 2023
    100
    While there’s been no content added to either the PlayStation or Xbox versions, you’ll still have plenty to do here. There’s the main questline to engage with that’ll take you through multiple monster quest tiers, which is somewhat short compared to other Monster Hunter titles. But the online hub quests expand that out even further, offering up more story content that goes beyond the end credits of the game, and has a number of challenging fights for experienced hunters. There’s also a whole host of free downloadable quests to engage with, encompassing the free DLC that’s come out on prior versions of the game. All in all, you’ll be able to spend a lot of time exploring and hunting down giant monsters, which is pretty much what you want out of a new Monster Hunter game.
  2. Jan 18, 2023
    90
    Monster Hunter Rise comes to new generation platforms with a version that promises to be the definitive one. Despite extensive visual enhancements, the game would have benefited from crossplay with no platform limitations and the Sunbreak expansion.
  3. Jan 17, 2023
    90
    Regardless of which version is played, though, the same thing holds true in 2023 that was evident a few years ago: Monster Hunter Rise is an excellent, massive game, and should be experienced by anyone with even a slight fondness for action-RPGs or monster hunting genres.
  4. Jan 23, 2023
    90
    Monster Hunter’s return to PlayStation (and Xbox) is a very smooth transition. The game performs perfectly and gives more players the opportunity to head to Kamura Village for another awe inspiring adventure.
  5. Jan 17, 2023
    85
    Decadent in its visuals and with some new features that do not work, Monster Hunter Rise excels using an improved and more versatile gameplay, delivering with quality what made the franchise famous and offering dozens of hours of fun in a more accessible way.
  6. Jan 19, 2023
    85
    Monster Hunter Rise distills the fun of boss fights into an entire game, and it excels at doing so. While it is good in single-player, the best experience is found online playing with fellow hunters. Despite not adequately holding the player's hand in regard to its ancillary systems, Rise never gets in its own way, and offers a fun experience for both casual players looking for short bursts of fun, as well as the more hardcore looking for a time sink.
  7. Jan 17, 2023
    80
    Monster Hunter Rise’s fights are as enjoyable as ever with vastly expanded combat thanks to the new Wirebug. However, the removal of tutorials, and an overabundance of systems means the game isn’t as approachable as it could be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Jan 23, 2023
    10
    This game is tight. Despite being a remastered switch game, it looks absolutely gorgeous on Ps5 in 4k, smooth framerate, up to 120fps, variousThis game is tight. Despite being a remastered switch game, it looks absolutely gorgeous on Ps5 in 4k, smooth framerate, up to 120fps, various performance options. It's not as detailed as World/Iceborne but it's just as fun to play, with a ton of monsters to hunt. The new wirebugs feature and doggy pet makes your hunter move around like never before. Recommended to any true monster hunter fan. Expand
  2. Jan 25, 2023
    10
    Monster Hunter Rise has proven to be one of the greatest games released this year for the PS5/XboxSX, setting a new standard for gameplay .Monster Hunter Rise has proven to be one of the greatest games released this year for the PS5/XboxSX, setting a new standard for gameplay . It’s an action-packed game with an immersive world full of monsters to hunt and rewards to reap. With powerful weapons, an intuitive control system, plenty of customization options, and a huge array of unique creatures to battle, Monster Hunter Rise is a game that gamers of all skill levels can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed adventure or an intense challenge, Monster Hunter Rise has something for everyone. This game is sure to please everyone looking for a great gaming experience this year. Expand
  3. Jan 30, 2023
    10
    I have been a fan of the Monster Hunter series since 3DS. I loved MH World, but this one even though with worse textures because it is a portI have been a fan of the Monster Hunter series since 3DS. I loved MH World, but this one even though with worse textures because it is a port from Switch, It made some changes that make gameplay a lot better like the Wirebugs and the Palamutes. I'm really loving it and recommend it if you are a fan of this type of games. Expand
  4. Jan 25, 2023
    8
    A mi opinión y con solo unas 28-30 horas jugando a este juego no se me han hecho largas ni aburridas, el único Monster Hunter que he jugado unA mi opinión y con solo unas 28-30 horas jugando a este juego no se me han hecho largas ni aburridas, el único Monster Hunter que he jugado un poco es el MH World y aun sabiendo que no sé cuales son los elementos esenciales de la franquicia, este juego me ha encantado mucho y me ha enganchado a jugar otros mas, la banda sonora es increíble, la ambientación Oriental místico y las mecánicas de movimiento me han encantado. Expand
  5. Jan 23, 2023
    8
    Good-
    Great monster fights; Fantastic traversal additions; Rampage quests as a change of pace.
    Bad- Nothing to push the envelope; Some
    Good-
    Great monster fights; Fantastic traversal additions; Rampage quests as a change of pace.

    Bad-
    Nothing to push the envelope; Some clunky controls.

    Thoughts-
    Monster Hunter has been on a great run, and it’s great to have another entry in the books that knows well why it works and emphasizes that as much as possible. Rise is as accessible and enjoyable as World, if not as content-rich, but it takes what made the formula work and continues pushing it forward. Not everything works perfectly, but for a game that has so firmly created a unique identity, Monster Hunter Rise provides some of the most rewarding, fun core gameplay the genre has offered to date.
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  6. Feb 6, 2023
    6
    People whining the game is too hard and won't even do research LOL. Cracks me up.
    How about learn the game and then give an honest review.
    People whining the game is too hard and won't even do research LOL. Cracks me up.
    How about learn the game and then give an honest review.

    With that said however, this does feel like a major downgrade compared to World. The coop aspects suck in this one. Just nowhere near the same fun level at all. They should never force you to do a story mode in these kind of games in Single player only...
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  7. Jan 24, 2023
    0
    Enemies are just too hard.
    The action is too slow and unexhilarating.
    Weapon sharpness gauges are a hindrance. Collecting materials is work.

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