Oh Monster Hunter. What a strange, fun grind you are. Fans of the franchise love everything Monster Hunter does while those who don’t enjoy it look on in confusion. However, with new mechanics (particularly for traversing terrain), a new batch of fans might be jumping in on the hunting loot-fest. Here’s what people are saying about the game.
Just when you think the fight is over in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, the next challenger steps in and ups the level of competition for another satisfying round of combat and loot. Very few games can hook me in for 100 hours, but this installment adds enough new creatures, weapons, locations, and fighting moves to expand and reinvigorate my lust for the hunt.
For newcomers, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the ideal starting place, with more accessible combat than ever, a vastly improved single-player experience, and some endlessly gentle tutorials. For veterans, the game’s less difficult introduction may prove less enjoyable at the outset, but some extremely fresh evolutionary steps ensure that those feelings are fleeting at best. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is a great experience through and through – it just might take a little while to see that.
I’m not going to lie and say that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the fully modernized, next-gen experience I’ve always wanted from the series. But it is a much bigger and more self-aware step forward than I expected, and far and away the best Monster Hunter game so far.
Superb: A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won’t cause massive damage to what is a supreme title.
While it often feels constrained by the platforms it currently calls home, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is a fantastic adventure that provides a rich amount of depth and challenge for both solo and team players alike.
Universally positive comments for the game – sounds like a real winner. Plus, if Nintendo follows the same procedure as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, it will allow you to move files between the Wii U and 3DS… once it’s released on the Wii U, of course.
Last Updated: February 10, 2015