Monster Hunter World Game Review

  • Gameplay
  • Combat
  • Graphics
  • PvP/PvE
  • Story

Alternate Title: MHW
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Type: Action RPG (Online Multiplayer Features)
Model: Buy-to-play
Platform: PC
PvP: None
PvE: Monster Hunting

Monster Hunter World Review - Is It Worth Playing?

I’ve been a huge fan of the Monster Hunter series for years. There’s just something so fulfilling about these games.. and Monster Hunter World – the latest game in the Monster Hunter franchise was such a large hit that Capcom had to port it over to PC.
While the PC port of the game turned out to be a little less than stellar, as is visible by checking the Steam reviews, the game itself is still some of the most fun I’ve had all year.

So. If you’re a fan of fucking up giant monsters and want to join me on my first day in Monster Hunter World.. then let’s do this.

Character creation isn’t too bad. It’s nothing groundbreaking – you can’t really customize all that much of your character- at least, not with sliders.
You’re given a selection of different bases – some of which are absolutely beautiful, and others that.. make me question what the developers were smoking at the time.
I felt like since I was going to be living in this world for some time, I’d go ahead and make a character that best resembled me. Finally, you’re given the ability to customize your own Felyne companion. I modeled mine after my little puppy. I know, I know. I’m very, very good at this whole customization thing.

And within seconds of beginning the game, we’re already trapped on a deadly island. Then, we’re given the first glimpse of this insanely gorgeous game. Like, seriously, this is perhaps one of the best looking online games (or games with online functionality) I’ve played.

The game is like any other Monster Hunter game.. just significantly more open. Zones are inter-connected without loading screens making for seamless exploration, and combat is faster and better than ever.
Although admittedly the combat was a little clunky with the mouse and keyboard – I still made do. Granted, I spent quite a bit of time slashing at the air, but I felt fucking cool doing it.

The game follows a basic premise: You take missions from the hub then go out and complete them for items and money. Those in turn are used to craft better gear to tackle more difficult missions.
While repetitious by nature, it is still somehow.. rewarding and highly addictive. It could be the difficulty, the rush, the adrenaline you get while taking part in missions.. or partying up with other players and tackling things you couldn’t alone.
I don’t know. It’s just, as I said at the beginning.. incredibly fulfilling.

I’ve never been much of a crafter in games but I feel like if you don’t craft in Monster Hunter.. there’s no point in playing the game.
So, I crafted myself a set of gear, weapons, and proceeded to upgrade everything I could. I needed the survivability and damage boost because I feel almost as useless as- what’s her name again?
Regardless, with all this shiny new gear I felt invincible. I barely took damage before – things should be a piece of cake, right?

There’s also a lot of story in this game from what I can tell. Plenty of story-missions, side-missions and event-missions, providing a lot to do.
I can see how this game continues to keep players so highly entertained for long periods.

I learned quite fast that you were capable of flying in-game.. or at least you were able to grapple onto things that could fly. Although admittedly I was unable to control it, and it took me all the way up to some weird nest.
Way, wayyyy off course. And I had no easy way of getting down. So that was great. Thanks, Bird.

Finally, after I was done for the day, I had slain the almighty Pukei-Pukei. Yes, it’s really called a Pukei-Pukei. I’m not making this shit up.
With that, I headed back home and went off to get a good fucking night sleep. Because hell, I’d fought giant lizard-frogs, giant chicken-raptors, and yeah.. that.. Pukei-Pukei.
I deserved a long rest. They could get some of the other A-Listers to help them out with missions for the rest of the week. I feel like I’ve made the world a safer place for this moment.

And that pretty much sums up my first day in Monster Hunter World. I killed a buncha shit, explored a lot, harvested a lot of items, and when I attempted to participate in multiplayer, I kept getting timed out or disconnected, so I couldn’t test it.
Other than the multiplayer issues and the combat being a little awkward with a keyboard and mouse, I had a ton of fun.

Operating System: Windows 10 64 bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz | AMD FX-6300
Video Card: GeForce GTX 760 | Radeon R7 260x
Hard Disk: 20 GB or more

Operating System: Windows 10 64 bit
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz | AMD Ryzen 5 1500x
Video Card: GeForce 1060 | Radeon RX 570
Hard Disk: 20 GB or more

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