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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.

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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.

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In addition to all those deadly beasts, Monster Hunter: World has loads of colourful non-monster characters. You'll find them walking in the wild or chilling out at HQ, usually minding their business and occasionally giving you a sidequest.

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Welcome, new hunters. Let me guide you through your first few hours with Monster Hunter: World. Whether you're a veteran wanting to know what's changed or entirely new to the series, you'll find these tips useful.

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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.

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Monster Hunter: World’s Summer Twilight festival is live until July 26. It transforms the gathering hub with palm trees and an ice-sculpted dragon. It also brings back most event quests and adds two new armour sets to collect. There’s a lot to do, but here’s what you should focus on.

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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.

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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.

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When I first heard about the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, I thought they were the dumbest things. Upgrading a console at the midpoint of a generation was unfathomable to me, and I think developers should design for whatever framerate they want rather than whatever gamers demand. But as more games come out that push the limits of what consoles can do, I gotta say: Maybe upgrading isn't the worst idea.

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If you're playing Monster Hunter: World outside of Japan, you're missing out a quest for one of the game's most striking armour sets. The Azure Starlord set requires a code that you can only obtain by going to the Universal Studios theme park in Japan, but if you're tenacious, there's still a way to get it. It's just going to take a lot of work.