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Monster Hunter: World has slowly expanded post-release, with new monsters and armour keeping hunters on the daily grind. But as players begin to master all of the game’s hunts and its roster of monsters becomes more familiar, World needs to find new ways to bring back the wonder that made it so intoxicating to begin with.
The arrival of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate on the Switch might leave veteran hunters scratching their heads. What’s the point if you’ve already spent hundreds of hours playing the 3DS version? Thankfully, you can transfer your character from one console to the other. Follow these steps and your old character will get a spiffy graphical upgrade.
Monster Hunter: World’s dangerous Behemoth requires a lot of focus to take down. The battle, inspired by Final Fantasy 14’s boss raids, is a huge change of pace from most fights and a hard roadblock for plenty of hunters.
The extreme version of the fight makes things even harder, but a group of amazingly coordinated hunters managed the feat in under five minutes.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate comes to the Switch on August 28. Yesterday, Paul and I streamed the demo and faced off against a massive Valstrax. It’s a sort of laser-shooting dragon that darts around like a fighter jet. As I wait for the full release, it occurs to me that Monster Hunter: World could learn a lot from the strange monsters in earlier games such as Generations.
I was recently on vacation and away from Monster Hunter: World while I enjoyed the wonders of California, and now that I’m home, I’m catching up on new quests. The largest and, to me, the most exciting of the game’s recent developments is the addition of Final Fantasy XIV’s Behemoth. While the fight can be frustrating and occasionally unfair, it’s the most teamwork-intensive of the game thus far.
Monster Hunter: World finally came out on PC last week. It’s a hell of a fun game, but the PC version has some frustrating technical problems. Fortunately, fans and modders have been working on unofficial fixes to improve things while we wait for official ones.
Monster Hunter World's PC debut has been rough, with poor optimisation the biggest complaint. To top things off, the game wouldn't even start on Intel and AMD CPUs made before 2012/2013, thanks to the use of a newer processor instruction in the title's DRM.
Video games often deal in illusions, proffering the fantasy of control and power even when your meaningful influence is minimal. Monster Hunter: World, the new third-person action game from Capcom, absolutely deals in fantasy. It plucks you from reality and sets you in the domains of exotically imposing monsters that you must hunt. In this game, however, the sense of accomplishment and pride that comes from felling them is anything but an illusion.
I've been replaying Capcom's fabulous beast-em-up Monster Hunter: World on PC over the last few days and am pleased to report that it's running (and looking) noticeably better on PC than it did on PS4 Pro. However, getting it running smoothly required some tweaking, even on my powerful machine.
Games give players countless tools to help turn the tide in their favour. But as players survive in a game longer, they unlock and gather more and more gear until their pockets are brimming with potions, antidotes and bombs.
The feeling of rummaging through your inventory in the middle of a fight is as tense as it is frustrating. I’d love to keep things simple, but most of the games I’m playing right now require as much inventory management as they do skilful combat.
My girlfriend recently bought a PlayStation 4 and a copy of Monster Hunter: World. We've been spending a lot of time in the game together, and helping her learn the ins and outs of hunting has turned me into something of a coach. It's been an exciting new way to experience one of my favourite games.
Dedicated players of games like Monster Hunter: World might feel burned out after spending so much time in the game, while players curious about the genre might be intimidated by World's complicated gameplay.
Dauntless is an upcoming free-to-play monster hunting game that looks to help both types of players scratch their itch for tough monster battles.
Monster Hunter: World keeps expanding its roster of giant beasts with a variety of pickle-lizards and golden dragons. This week, the game added another new monster: The blue flame-covered Lunastra. Hunting Lunastra means signing up for a difficult fight full of explosions and snarls. It's tough, but it's a great addition to the game.