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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: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Feb 9, 2018
    100
    Make no mistake, Monster Hunter World is one of the best games on the Xbox One and, with the promise of free updates, will remain one of the most played games of 2018.
  2. Jan 28, 2018
    100
    Monster Hunter: World effortlessly meets its high expectations and delivers what may well be the best RPG of this generation. The world is as fascinating as it is beautiful, jam-packed with wonders and dangers of equal measure. Each and every system within has been carefully crafted and seamlessly feed into one another magnificently well. The game remains in-depth yet surprisingly accessible throughout the entirety of play, welcoming and uniting newcomers and returning fans alike. It’s a truly breathtaking adventure. Simply put, and I don’t say this lightly, Monster Hunter: World is a masterpiece.
  3. Jan 31, 2018
    95
    The veteran players of the Monster Hunter saga will find the biggest and most spectacular entry to date. The new ones will enjoy a great game about hunting enormous beasts with an interesting coop mode and a well-balanced progress and combat system.
  4. Jan 28, 2018
    90
    It's great to see that the franchise makes a triumphant debut on Microsoft's machine because many gamers expressed concerns about optimization and other issues before launch. If you like challenging experiences along the lines of Dark Souls, be sure to give Monster Hunter: World a go. The game will keep you engaged for dozens of hours because it takes patience more than anything to become a legendary hunter.
  5. 90
    This is quite simply the best Monster Hunter game I have ever played.
  6. Feb 4, 2018
    90
    Monster Hunter World is bursting with content and is a game that you can easily get over 100 hours in.
  7. Feb 21, 2018
    80
    Monster Hunter: World captures that feel of hunting, and despite its technical quirks and poor design decisions, if you've got a group of friends to play with it comes highly recommended. If you're running solo, you might be better waiting for a sale.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 77
  2. Negative: 13 out of 77
  1. Feb 7, 2019
    10
    I've never been a particularly devout fan of the Monster Hunter franchise. I've only played one other entry which was on PSP. Having saidI've never been a particularly devout fan of the Monster Hunter franchise. I've only played one other entry which was on PSP. Having said that, Monster Hunter: World is, quite simply, excellent. Many of the game's locations contain some truly beautiful scenery. The monsters are fun to hunt and the rewards you get from hunting and questing are substantial. I'm in college and my Xbox One is at home. Even though I haven't played the game in two or three months I'm still thinking about it, I still want to play it. The controls are smooth, the story while rather thin is still interesting, the crafting is varied and aesthetically pleasing. It is just a great game in almost every way. Plus, not a single loot box or microtransaction. Expand
  2. Feb 6, 2018
    10
    This game has gotten me lost in time and has pushed my relationship with my family. I get lost in the amount of playtime and how much you canThis game has gotten me lost in time and has pushed my relationship with my family. I get lost in the amount of playtime and how much you can do in the game. I have logged 70 hours already and only have hit the halfway mark. Once you think you are done, there is more to come with new monsters. You are always trying to find the best things to craft the best armor and weapons. Its like a major boss fight every time. Just dont get stuck between two creatures in a brawl. Fighting with multiple friends is fun and adds a new spin to the game. If your a Skyrim fan, and want to play with friends, this is a must have. Expand
  3. Jan 30, 2018
    10
    Game is amazing. If you’re a button-masher, you’ll absolutely hate it. If you want deep, immersive combat that requires forethought and aGame is amazing. If you’re a button-masher, you’ll absolutely hate it. If you want deep, immersive combat that requires forethought and a plan, you’ll love it. There is so much diversity and depth in the weapons and environments and in the systems of the game that it can be a little overwhelming at first, but it’s worth every bit of time it takes to master them. Add all that depth to a beautiful, immersive environment with all sorts of hidden secrets and you wind up with a strong Game of the Year candidate.

    Edit: I get the gripes with multiplayer right now, but it’ll be fixed within a week. Do yourself a favor and pick this game up.
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  4. Dec 12, 2018
    9
    This is the first time I've rated a title on this site. But this game is so good I just had to give my 2c. The game is a brilliant action RPGThis is the first time I've rated a title on this site. But this game is so good I just had to give my 2c. The game is a brilliant action RPG with over 30 hours of game play in the campaign. This game is great value for money and I haven't encountered any bugs or issues in the 13 hours I've played so far. There is not much more I can say here without ruining the plot of the game. If you are thinking about buying it, go for it, I guarantee you that you wont be disappointed. Expand
  5. Dec 6, 2018
    8
    At first I was worried about this game and didn't think I would like it, it was a little repetitive area wise... But the area was just soAt first I was worried about this game and didn't think I would like it, it was a little repetitive area wise... But the area was just so beautiful and the details so rich, it was a large area to explore and the whole thing just made me excited to explore.
    - Overall I loved the game, I have only sunk around 35 hours into it so I feel like I have barely scratched the surface, but from what I have learned I love the creature designs, character customisation, the combat is alright, but the reactions from the monster are incredible. The fact that animals interact fully with their environment in battle is impressive, that you have to chase them throughout the map...
    The entire game is worth the time and the fact you get a kitty cat as a pal is my favourite part!
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  6. Feb 5, 2018
    6
    Not sure how to start this but this is another example of a great game spoiled by a small detail. The detail i'm talking about is the lack ofNot sure how to start this but this is another example of a great game spoiled by a small detail. The detail i'm talking about is the lack of jump button.

    The RPG side of this game is fabulous, the scenery lush and on the X at least stunning to look at. I spent a good few hours just walking around and visiting the canteen because it looks so damn good. Another plus is on the X you can choose your graphical preference between frame-rate, resolution and detail.

    When you finally get hunting the actual process is excellent. You find tracks, you wipe mucus from walls which gets you points towards a research bar. Once the bar has filled enough then the luminous tracker flies start to do their thing and lead you to the prey. Along the way though you might come across other monsters wandering around and it's up to you whether you take them on or not. So far, so good.

    But once you find the monster this is where things go bad. For all the tactics and brilliance of the RPG side the combat boils down to button-bashing. I also come back to my opening statement of the lack of a jump button; one of the main ways to attack a monster is to get on it's back and start stabbing away but the problem here is there is no way to actually jump. To be able to get on a back you have to manoeuvre the monster near a ledge and then "hope" you jump off the ledge toward the monster, it's more luck than judgement if this happens. Add in the lack of a health bar on the animals and you're at times literally stabbing in the dark.

    To sum up: a great game spoiled by the combat system.
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  7. Apr 24, 2019
    0
    Le nouveau jeu de Captron, démouleur d'étrons depuis des générations, consiste en une chasse au monstre ou plutôt aux monstres, car on sentLe nouveau jeu de Captron, démouleur d'étrons depuis des générations, consiste en une chasse au monstre ou plutôt aux monstres, car on sent bien assez vite qu'on va farmer tous ces putains de monstres jusqu'à l'intox : j'en ai pas fait beaucoup mais je me fais déjà chier je dois dire...

    On sent aussi que le jeu a été pensé pour le multi-coop de mes deux et que le mode solo est davantage une arrière-pensée qu'une vraie préoccupation... La structure est celle d'un MMO d'ailleurs... à part buter du streum petit, moyen ou gros, on passe sa vie à ramasser des trucs et des machins, dépecer chaque carcasse, fabriquer des bidules avec les trucs et les machins et tutti quanti. Sans compter les armes et armures et blablabla...

    L'interface générale est fouillis, la mini-carte est confuse et les combats ne cassent pas trois pattes à un canard. Je n'ai essayé qu'avec une arme à distance et c'est clairement mal implémenté et très laborieux. La chasse m'a l'air bien pompée sur le Witcher 3 mais tout en moins bien, en plus lourd et moins intuitif.

    Le monde en lui-même n'a rien de vraiment ouvert et propose des couleurs ternes et un ensemble globalement flou et peu engageant, peu lisible. Quand on enclenche le mode fluidité (sur la X), le jeu accroche encore souvent et lorsqu'on passe à la "haute résolution", on se demande où elle est passée... la haute résolution. Bref, graphiquement le jeu est à la masse !

    La partie sonore aussi est bien tiédasse et participe à cette impression de mollesse générale et d'un manque évident de sensations. L'ambiance est trop bon enfant et manque aussi de sérieux... des chats qui parlent, font la bouffe et tout ça... hein ? quoi ? plaît-il ? La musique d'ascenseur, les voix bêbêtes... putain, on est bien dans un jeu Capcon.

    Et puis pourquoi il veut que je crée une session multi sur le Xbox Live quand je reprends simplement ma partie ? me voilà obligé de lancer le jeu hors-ligne pour qu'il charge correctement et normalement ma sauvegarde. Si le solo vous emmerde, messieurs, il fallait pas le faire du tout : faites juste un multi-grind-coop obligatoire et basta ! enfin bref, que du temps perdu avec cette daube.
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