So is anyone here interested in this game? I'm a newcomer to the series and am currently making my way through MH4U (I've got MHGen too, but plan on getting through 4 first), and it's fun so far. World will probably be a day 1 buy for me just for the co-op fun potential. Hunting down a massive beast with some friends is just too good to pass up.
Do you have a PC? If so, its going to get released on that eventually if you hold out
Which one are you starting with? One of the DS entries or World next month?
BTW guys, World comes out in a month and a half on Jan 26th. Thats a good amount of time to get through a DS entry if you want to try it out. You can get 4 Ultimate pretty cheap these days, and many consider it the best game in the franchise
You basically go on a loop of taking on monster boss battles to harvest their carcass to make into armor and loot. The monsters get bigger and harder (monsters have different strengths and weaknesses, and you have to prepare prior to hunts using meals as certain stat boosters, different armors with different resistances, and bestiaries to get an idea of what you're up against), and the loot gets better and more varied in stats. You make your way up in mission rankings until you beat the game, at which point you take on end game rankings. Throw in some coop (which is a huge part of these games, though not necessary to have fun), and you have a pretty general idea of it all. It can get pretty grindy at times but the fun factor cant be ignored.
For anyone who feels like they're on the fence about this game, it is more than worth the money. I've been having a blast. I'm 70 hours in and still probably 70% of the way through the game. Ever step of the journey was a blast too
To anyone who has played it, or knows more about it than I, which should be just about anyone, is this game supposed to be good for a person who has never played a MH game? Which I haven't. I've always heard they have a very extreme learning curve and requires a lot of effort just to be able to learn the systems and what not, I have also heard that this new one is more streamlined, but still a bit intimidated to jump in. Any opinions on that?
It has a bit of a learning curve but every monster you fight has a thoughtful progression as you move up, so you learn everything as you go. This is the best place for new players to jump on, so don't be intimidated by it. I've gotten a few friends into it who aren't "hardcore" gamers and they're doing well so I think you'll be fine.