• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Apr 20, 2010
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  • Summary: Monster Hunter Tri sets a new bar in the action/adventure genre with the introduction of new features and game play elements as the multi-million unit selling franchise makes its debut on the Wii system. Monster Hunter Tri depicts a living, breathing ecosystem where man co-exists withMonster Hunter Tri sets a new bar in the action/adventure genre with the introduction of new features and game play elements as the multi-million unit selling franchise makes its debut on the Wii system. Monster Hunter Tri depicts a living, breathing ecosystem where man co-exists with fantastic beasts that roam both the land and the sea. Featuring both online and offline cooperative modes, players can join online hunting parties with up to four players or play with two players on a single TV for select quests. Players also have the option to face Monster Hunter Tri's challenging quests as a single player experience accompanied by Cha-Cha, an AI hunting partner whose tracking and trapping skills prove invaluable in the hunt. New items, weapons and armor sets will also be available to assist the hunters as they embark on the most incredible Monster Hunter adventure to date. [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Tri is one of those paradoxical titles that is by no means perfect, but doesn’t deserve anything less than a ten out of ten rating when compared to everything else on the system.
  2. 92
    Monster Hunter isn't the most difficult game of all time, of course, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a contemporary title that places such rigorous demands on its players' dedication and skill. In the same respect, it tends to either terrify its audience off within a couple of hours or engulf them completely.
  3. With dozens of hours of content and its own identity, Monster Hunter Tri deserves the attention of any owner of a Wii.
  4. 88
    Overcoming daunting obstacles is part of what makes playing Monster Hunter so rewarding, and the game gives you the option to do so offline by yourself or with friends.
  5. The underlying complexities of crafting nifty new gear from their bones is the reason to put roots in Monster Hunter Tri’s wooly world.
  6. Though the beginning is long-winded, players who make it through will find themselves equipped to deal with some of the most fearsome beasts in video game history.
  7. A solid framework for the future of online gameplay on the Wii and the strong multiplayer sessions are the only reason this game is getting an above-average score from us; if you’re not a fan of the series or can’t play online, deduct three or four points from our score and stay away.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 44
  2. Negative: 3 out of 44
  1. Sep 10, 2010
    10
    There are times when games surpasses art, and this game is not the exception, have you seen citizen kane? its a piece of garbage compared toThere are times when games surpasses art, and this game is not the exception, have you seen citizen kane? its a piece of garbage compared to Monster Hunter tri. Lets face it, why is citizen kane so good? because its on black and white? well monster hunter tri comes in color, but you also have the option to change your tv settings to make it black and white if you wanted, so even if you are a whore of movies, you will enjoy this game like the master piece it is. Have you read a book named Quixote, its a piece of garbage at one side of Monster Hunter Tri, now lets develop a deep analisys on it, why is the Quixote so good? because its a joke about book of that time made with a dense use of words. Well this game let other games on any console look like a joke, and it sure got tons of words, so many words that sometimes you will not even want to read, its so detailed, so exciting, so complex, that sometimes you believe you are out of this world. Some people says videogames are as much art as movies, those people are idiots, videogames are better than movies, Videogames can express art in another dimension, and monster hunter tri expands that dimension to the point of let you even wonder what a hunter is, what a monster is, it makes you forget you are playing, it instead makes you feel you are really chasing monsters and risking your life, you can cry with this game like with no other, heavy rain? its crap, you dont even move, in monster hunter tri you got a nice story and you also move. Uncharted 2? its so linear, its like a game on trails with shooting, it gots no strategy, no tactics, barely all the puzzles are gone, in Monster Hunter Tri all the game is a puzzle about how to hunt the monsters, and it lets you wonder things that nobody can answer yet, what is better a powerful armor? or a cool looking armor? if you want to find out the answer, you have to buy it, and play it. You will see then, you are before a real piece of art. Expand
  2. HansT
    Apr 26, 2010
    10
    This game is really good, it's so addicting!! It's one of the best games on the Wii.
  3. MattM.
    Apr 23, 2010
    10
    I have a 360/wii but my tv upscales my wii games to 720p with no hit on frame rate and all i can say is oh my MH3 has graphics that prove the I have a 360/wii but my tv upscales my wii games to 720p with no hit on frame rate and all i can say is oh my MH3 has graphics that prove the wii to be almost equal to my 360 i mean it looks awesome in 480p but nintendo need to give devs a new SDK 2.2 that supports 720p then games like this honestly sit right next to 360 graphics its that good yes SDK 2.1 indicates that HD is locked via firmware not restricted by wii hardware so hopefully thats something they will sort out at E3 this june wow MH3 1 of the best games i have ever played. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2012
    10
    Best On-Line Third Person RPG game ever. Even shows us Zelda fans love and I love the challenge. Sword and Shield is balanced and I'm happy.Best On-Line Third Person RPG game ever. Even shows us Zelda fans love and I love the challenge. Sword and Shield is balanced and I'm happy. Inventory is simple and off the chain like normal. Monster Hunter has came a long way and walks over World of Warcraft. Expand
  5. Mar 13, 2012
    9
    This game has no story, no damage counters or metres and its graphics are outright dated. But instead Monster Hunter is about extremelyThis game has no story, no damage counters or metres and its graphics are outright dated. But instead Monster Hunter is about extremely challenging and satisfying execution/timing based combat, and a dangerously addictive equipment crafting system. It has a steep learning curve and is punishing for mistakes but once you understand its game mechanics you'll be hooked. Not many other games are as satisfying and addictive to play as Monster Hunter. Online Multiplayer on Monster Hunter Tri will add many more hours after you've done exploring Single Player. Four person party hunts adds a new level of depth to the gameplay. Support the game outside of Japan. Expand
  6. RobertH.
    Apr 20, 2010
    9
    This game is pretty amazing. As this is my first Monster Hunter game, I appreciate how it slowly teaches you the ropes of playing through the This game is pretty amazing. As this is my first Monster Hunter game, I appreciate how it slowly teaches you the ropes of playing through the beginning of the single player game. The graphics are pretty phenomenal for the Wii. Trying out all modes (single player, multiplayer, and arena), I have found them all to be a blast to play. My only problems with multiplayer, is there does not seem to be many people actually utilizing voice chat during quests or around town, so I have not had a chance to test out how well that works yet. The rest of the game, so far, is simply amazing. Fans of action RPGs will be right at home with the single player game, and the multiplayer game offers hours upon hours of fun play. Expand
  7. Apr 24, 2015
    0
    This is one of those games that I am sad I spent money on. After playing Skyward Sword and Okami on the Wii, this game feels totallyThis is one of those games that I am sad I spent money on. After playing Skyward Sword and Okami on the Wii, this game feels totally underwhelming. The controlls are horrible, the menu system is awful, the gameplay is slow, the design is lackluster, the texts are barely legible with the Wii's low resolution - it's just not fun.

    Giving this game a 10 out of 10 is ridiculous. Now, I only rated this game 0 out of ten to help bring down the overall score (not that I expect it will actually do anything). Personally, I rate it 5 out of 10, not recommended.
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