Monster Hunter World takes you on a forest hunt

    
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Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise has a beastly following, and there is no doubt that many of these fans are eager to see what the multiplayer Monster Hunter World will offer.

The studio released a 23-minute gameplay video that took viewers on a tour of those of the levels, the Ancient Forest. This primeval woods is home to overgrown plants and more than a few grouchy dinosaur, which makes for amusing sights when an adult man in full plate armor comes face-to-face with one of them, does an abrupt 180, and runs like a Looney Tunes cartoon.

Got nothing to do for the next half-hour? Pull on your big-kid britches and go on a dino hunt below! And don’t forget to read our hands-on with this title from E3 last month!

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Danny Smith

I’ve been playing monhun games since the original on the PS2 way back when and i’m glad this looks more like a hunting game. The last few games since things like blast element was introduced in tri where very easy -if you knew how- to basically stun lock and body the shit out of monsters so when you got good at the games mechanics it kind of lost the fun. This was only exacerbated with the last 3DS release ‘Cross/Generations’ where styles were fun at first but in the longrun utterly broke many fights, especially the earlier monsters made for a much smaller player moveset, and you just became too strong and the monster felt more like a bullet sponge boss from destiny if it was a huge one and otherwise would be dead in like 30 seconds.
i’m sure theres an audience for that but the mystique or loading up your bag with traps, potions and items and going out to take on something like a Rathalos and feeling like you were in the worse position in this fight was part of the monhun allure and i really like the stuff it appears to be bringing back with that regard.

I just hope you can turn the fable 2 style glowing bug trail off.

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idlepigeon

Yeah, as fun as it is the first few times you use it, I’m super happy not to see the adept dodge animation in this video. Also, really looking forward to actually having to switch out of sword mode on my switch axe.

But, if you still have your console lying around I really reccomend going back and playing MH on the PS2 again, apart from the sometimes wonky hitboxes it’s actually one of the easier games in the series, I’d even call it the second easiest after Gen. Blast is quite strong, but it doesn’t compare to some of the headlocks etc you could pull off in the first game. A good lancer could keep rathalos/rathian immobile for pretty much the entire fight.

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Celestia

That’s a tutorial right?

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Loyheta

I’m really excited about this. Not so much about having to wait for pc but I’m sure it’ll be worth it with the better resolution and framerate (something important for evading).

I’m sure this footage was to show off all aspects of hunting and all the new tools (arm mounted thing, terrain traps, bugs for flash/health) and mechanics (moving while eating, consuming potions, gathering, etc). That said it comes off amateurish since most hunters do things quick and clean/dirty.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Looks great. But I feel like game lacks colours and picture is too bright. Needs some ENB.
Also I wish they added bloody cuts and bruises to monsters and hunter. Doesnt make much sense that after all those hits monster looks like new.

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Unfinished and all that, but the brightness seemed like either their capture gear sucked or they had their video settings set way wrong.

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I imagine polishing their style/aesthetic is the last thing before release. This iteration has more details than any previous MH (the tail getting discolored as it took damage).

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nobleeinherjar

This is my most-anticipated game right now. I’ve only been a fan since Tri on the Wii, but it’s become my favorite series in gaming. I no longer lament not having access to Monster Hunter Online.

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Yeah I’ve been playing the series since Monster Hunter on the ps2 and this is still one of my most played game series.

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nobleeinherjar

I was really interested in the first Monster Hunter for PS2, but I let negative reviews keep me from giving it a shot. Never again.

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Sorenthaz

The amount of changes and new stuff to the Monster Hunter formula looks overwhelming, lol. Pretty much a completely different game now with opening the maps up to be seamless, on top of the other elements like swapping weapons/armor mid-mission and the crazy environment/AI stuff they’ve put in.
Looks like an amazing first entry for a Monster Hunter game that’s finally coming to the PC in the West.

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For a game series that has only added small changes to QoL the 5th main entry sure has added a ton of changes. On top of that we finally get to use platforms with power.

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Sorenthaz

Yeah I’m so eager for it. This may be the first Monster Hunter that can actually keep me playing for awhile (even moreso if I can get some friends into playing it with me since it’ll be on PC).