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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 93
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 333
  1. Feb 3, 2018
    10
    Just great. Buy it, it's the best. A dream for all Turok and Jurassic Park lovers. So nice that this exists :)
  2. Feb 12, 2018
    10
    This game is amazing do not believe anyone who says otherwise, I have been playing since the first game and gotta say this is the best oneThis game is amazing do not believe anyone who says otherwise, I have been playing since the first game and gotta say this is the best one yet, those who say its bad complain about the gameplay are clearly new and test games do have a learning curve once you learn it you'll love this game Expand
  3. Jan 26, 2018
    10
    This is amazing! No more no less.. A huge step in right direction, thank you Capcom!
  4. Mar 17, 2018
    9
    Iit's been a long time since a game really sucked me in and made me not care about much else.

    Sure the scout flies might be on crack
    Iit's been a long time since a game really sucked me in and made me not care about much else.

    Sure the scout flies might be on crack sometimes and stop working, and that will suck. But once I do end up finding that monster, I feel like I'm the one on crack because nothing else really matters.
    I had and still have 0 interest in playing Monster Hunter on a handheld, they could never capture my attention like this. I also thought the open beta sucked. After the open beta I was really on the edge if I should buy it or not.

    But after buying it and playing with friends who are all hunting a monster for the first time, I'm glad I did.
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  5. Feb 5, 2018
    8
    I have been playing Monster Hunter since the original on the PS2. I typically don't like a lot of change in games like this since the baseI have been playing Monster Hunter since the original on the PS2. I typically don't like a lot of change in games like this since the base formula is so entertaining. With that in mind, I am really enjoying this game but there are definitely some downsides. Some points:

    -Quality of life changes are extremely abundant. Some are very welcomed such as the Hunter Notes being an ingame wikipedia after a few hunts of whatever monster you are farming, whereas others are unnecessary and make the game easier than it already is.
    -Low Rank monsters have extremely low health and their parts are easily broken. However, their damage output is still substantial.
    -Weapons have new combo strings which makes each weapon type even more interesting.
    -Maps no longer have loading between zones and have a ton of verticality. You interact with the wildlife and the environment in a number of ways which makes you feel immersed and connected.
    -All but one of the new monsters have unique and interesting designs. Each fight is extremely entertaining.
    -Load times between the online lobby, the town itself, and preparing/departing on missions can get lengthy at times on a base PS4 (not pro).
    -The weapon trees are a little limiting in terms of planning your upgrade path. Further upgrades aren't even shown until you 'unlock' that level of the tree.
    -Armor skills give the skill innately instead of having to add up to (handicraft needed 10 points to get +1 sharpness before, now you just need an armor with handicraft to get +1 sharpness). Some skills have multiple ranks. Overall, it is much easier to get the skills that you want.

    The game is extremely fun once you get past the first few hunts and start facing more formidable foes and get the hang of the new systems. If you are a fan of the older games, keep an open mind going into this one as it is certainly easier but the difficulty picks up substantially at HR. If you are a newcomer, take your time in the beginning and find a weapon you enjoy.
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  6. Feb 13, 2018
    6
    After playing for a week-or-so, I can't shake the feeling of emptiness in the game as a whole. There are monsters, check. There are weaponsAfter playing for a week-or-so, I can't shake the feeling of emptiness in the game as a whole. There are monsters, check. There are weapons and armor, check. There are items that fill up my inventory quicker than it has any place filling up, check. But, there are also very artificial ways to indicate and/or slow progress that distract you from the lack of interesting things to do, as well as repetitiveness, for only so long.

    But, then what? The multiplayer aspects feel half-arsed, with no real feeling of playing together. Rather, your pals help you out when you're too weak to handle yourself... Okay then...

    The game also gets very repetitive, very fast. I like grinding for meaningful stuff, but in MH:W, you just end up grinding ONE monster for ONE drop that allows you to make ONE weapon. I can't really put my finger on it, but it feels... meaningless. To put it in other words, you "hunt" for one specific item to make any progress and everything else that happens (other drops, other events) is utterly pointless.

    Summa summarum, I have big time buyers regret. Other's, be aware.
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  7. Nov 25, 2018
    0
    Мне игра не понравилась, особенно сюжет и лень разработчиков. (не охотно игра обновляется, как из под палки) Игра скучная, однообразная. ИМне игра не понравилась, особенно сюжет и лень разработчиков. (не охотно игра обновляется, как из под палки) Игра скучная, однообразная. И тупая система крафта. Expand

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