cult wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong...
Wasnt this supposed to be a PlayStation 3 launch game but due to cost cutting on development became a wii game?
That the only differences between the 2009 original and this is just the graphics upgrade to the monsters?
Didn't they cancel/delay the genuine number 4 sequel to provide crossplay experience on wiiu instead?
To me this is so similar to tri and its variants that it just has nothing new to add, there is little point in buying this time sink knowing the true sequel is being held back, for which format though?
Give me a genuine next generation Monster Hunter 4.
They've added in 4 new weapon typesm, changing the gameplay drastically as the weapons really affect the way you approach a hunt. In addition to that they've added 3 new areas, an entirely different multiplayer city, altered quest progression with a more realistic difficulty curve, a new companion for offline play, 11 new large monsters (not including sub-species of those monsters), 5 new small monsters, Awards for completing certain tasks (sort of like acheivements), a new G-rank difficulty with new hunts and challenges, updated camera functionality with the inclusion of a lock-on mechanic (something MH fans have been after for a long time), the ability to port your save from the Wii U version to the 3DS version to carry on playing on the move, G-rank versions of existing armour sets that have overhauled graphics and a new look as well as new weapons and equipment sets for all the new monsters. This is in addition to the obvious graphical upgrade (the dynamic shadows alone make a huge difference in the way the game looks).
After playing both Tri and MH3U it's definitely more than just a small update. In addition it's being supported with a whole load of free DLC over the next few months so will stay fresh for some time.
On the topic of MH4, there's no news of a localisation yet, and if past MH releases are anything to go by you could be waiting a long time before it crosses the border. Passing up on a fantastic update to wait for a game that might not be released over here for years seems like a slightly bad decision, but each to their own.