• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jul 9, 2021
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin offers both RPG and Monster Hunter fans a unique new experience with a rich storyline featuring charming characters, challenging quests and friendly encounters with familiar monsters from the Monster Hunter series. Assuming the role of a young MonsterMonster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin offers both RPG and Monster Hunter fans a unique new experience with a rich storyline featuring charming characters, challenging quests and friendly encounters with familiar monsters from the Monster Hunter series. Assuming the role of a young Monster Rider who can use a Kinship Stone to form strong bonds with monsters, players can gain experience and improve their skills to form deeper connections with these wonderful creatures. When ready, players can embark on memorable adventures filled with dramatic events and heartwarming friendships as the epic tale unfolds. Expand
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  1. Positive: 73 out of 89
  2. Negative: 0 out of 89
  1. Jul 12, 2021
    100
    Overall, Monster Hunter Stories 2 provides a great way to hunt alongside favorite monsters from the franchise in a charming world with an interesting story to discover.
  2. Jul 7, 2021
    90
    Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is the perfect JRPG for Monster Hunter fans and those looking to dive into a memorable adventure with gorgeous visuals on Nintendo Switch.
  3. Jul 19, 2021
    90
    This colourful RPG is a constant delight with some fantastic monsters to find, deep mechanics, an interesting story, and some great characters along the way. The game is rewarding for both Monster Hunter fans and anyone looking for a new adventure, Monster Hunter Stories 2 might just be the best monster-catching game on the Nintendo Switch.
  4. Jul 7, 2021
    80
    Despite a few things holding it back, I fell in love with Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, and it’s all I want to play now.
  5. Jul 13, 2021
    80
    From its setting to world building and especially the battles with monsters, this is truly an RPG that stays true to what Monster Hunter is all about. While the story is definitely on the light side, exploring the beautiful world with your favorite Monsties is an experience packed with content that any Monster Hunter fan will love.
  6. Jul 7, 2021
    80
    Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a top-notch spinoff that cleverly distills the complexities of Monster Hunter into a friendlier RPG. Rewarding combat and a thoroughly entertaining story make up for repetitive map design and a stuttering frame rate. For those who found Monster Hunter Rise too intimidating, this is a better way to get a grasp on the basic ideas in a less demanding, turn-based format.
  7. Jul 7, 2021
    60
    Ultimately a Monster Hunter game for people who don't like Monster Hunter, Wings of Ruin offers enough spectacle to keep players engaged before surprising them with unexpected depth in combat and customisation. It's let down by repetitiveness in exploration and a slower pace, and Switch players will see how much it strains the hardware, but it's still a good time for JRPG fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51
  1. Jul 10, 2021
    10
    Put about 10 or 11 hours into this game so far and i must say it is really a great game. Looks great and Has lots of hours too put into it iPut about 10 or 11 hours into this game so far and i must say it is really a great game. Looks great and Has lots of hours too put into it i can tell. Never was a huge Monster Hunter fan, But this is a great RPG. Great Job Nintendo! Expand
  2. Jul 23, 2021
    10
    If you like monster hunter series, u definitely will love this game, just clear the game story today (total 40 hours) but there still have lotIf you like monster hunter series, u definitely will love this game, just clear the game story today (total 40 hours) but there still have lot of thing to do like elder dragon and deviants, also there lot of update incoming Expand
  3. Oct 10, 2021
    10
    Me gusto mucho el juego, es emotivo y su estilo de combate es entretenido y la banda sonora es maravillosa, un poco más de profundidad a laMe gusto mucho el juego, es emotivo y su estilo de combate es entretenido y la banda sonora es maravillosa, un poco más de profundidad a la historia no habría estado mal pero la verdad es que así como está es bastante buena igual. Gracias a este juego me motive a introducirme en la saga de Monster Hunter Expand
  4. Jul 11, 2021
    9
    Definitely great JRPG unless you care about FPS.
    The characteristic of MH : long-time taking farming and customization is so fun.
  5. Aug 27, 2021
    9
    This game is really fun! It's basically just Monster Hunter and Pokemon combined, but I find the mechanics of this game more engaging thanThis game is really fun! It's basically just Monster Hunter and Pokemon combined, but I find the mechanics of this game more engaging than Pokemon. The main story is not groundbreaking but if you are a fan of the MH franchise it's definitely one of their best stories (hence the name lmao). I played ~120 hours which for me is quite a long time on a single game.

    The gameplay loop captures that classic MH feel while mechanically being much different. And the post-game is tons of fun. While you can't play through the story with a friend you can play most of the post-game grind with one and it's tons of fun.

    Also, if you've made it this far into the review, the YouTubers really make it sound like the real game starts in high rank. And I'll say, if you just really like grinding for grindings sake or you really want to get into PvP they're right. But high rank happens after the story, so if you're here for a narrative driven experience just take your time and do what you want in low rank.
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  6. Jul 17, 2021
    7
    Llevo 23 horas jugadas. El juego en sí está francamente bien, es entretenido, sin un nivel de complejidad exagerado, requiere un poco deLlevo 23 horas jugadas. El juego en sí está francamente bien, es entretenido, sin un nivel de complejidad exagerado, requiere un poco de planificación y táctica pero es lo que se esperaba lógicamente. En Nintendo switch no está bien optimizado y es muy frecuente encontrar zonas donde los FPS se resienten bastante y va a tirones. Afortunadamente por norma general es más que jugable pero esto le resta un puntito, otro puntito que pierde a mi parecer es en la falta de doblaje al castellano, sé que es algo habitual en Nintendo, pero por lo que cuestan estos juegos y las ventas que tienen en el mundo hispanohablante no tiene justificación y por ultimo el tercer punto que le quito y sitúo mi nota en un 7 que es buena nota es la repetitividad excesiva en combates y en guardias de monstruos que son clones unos de otros, le falta un poco más de mimo en términos generales. A pesar de todo es un juego divertido y recomendado. Expand
  7. Jul 12, 2021
    0
    I spend 3 hours on the final fking boss, and it comes loading the animation. And the game crashed. Now I have to fight the final boss again.I spend 3 hours on the final fking boss, and it comes loading the animation. And the game crashed. Now I have to fight the final boss again. And the lagging in the second village is so annoying. I would say that if the game is not finished, please do not put it in to the market. I'm a big fan of monster hunter, but this game make me so disappointed. Expand

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