Monster Hunter World’s cat-panda-people are too cute

    
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Did you check out Monster Hunter World when it ran its weekend test earlier this month? Might want to take a peek at the EU PlayStation blog, which popped up a new trailer last week following that test. It’s freaking adorable. I’ll give you a hint: cat people plus cooking. Wait, that sounded bad. It’s not bad, I promise.

Massively OP’s Andrew Ross, an admitted die-hard fan of the original franchise, checked out the PS4 tester weekend and delivered a lengthy writeup on his experiences, finding the early demo of the game fun, accessible, and challenging but still lacking in in the social department.

The game is still expected to launch on console on January 28th. We still don’t know when it’ll arrive on PC.

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Robert Mann

Another on console first? Not that I was really excited, but that’s a death blow for me by and large. By the time I see it I’ll be on to something else.

Nothing against console people, but it’s a rare game (Hello Dragon’s Dogma) that gets a superb port and is still of much interest by the time it happens…

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Melissa McDonald

See, this is why the gaming world needs a new EverQuest franchise game. All those playable races. Cats, Lizards, Frogs, Ogres, Trolls, as well as the usual pointy-eared species (and quite a slew of them as well). People like choices!

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5seconds2urheart

Nvm, read the wiki has four player online co-op that’s cross region. Now if I only had three friends… :(

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5seconds2urheart

From my understanding, I thought MH was big on co-op pve, but yet this MHW, which sounds like it would be a MMO or at least co-op, isn’t one at all?

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boredinBC

It’s a Monster Hunter game that has been given the Destiny treatment. There is a hub space which is shared between 16 people. There you can do all the things that hunters do in between the actual hunting. The game can be played solo or in groups of up to 4.

The campaign is apparently 40-50 hours long, but MH games have tremendous replay-ability. People invest hundreds or thousands of hours in the pursuit of gear progression hunting the biggest, baddest monsters.

An important note is that Capcom went on record stating that there would be no lockboxes (or I believe cash shop) of any kind.

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CasualSlacks

I’ve heard much about the franchise over the years, but it’s never been on PC. I can’t get too excited about it until it is.

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Andrew Ross

It actually has been on PC and as an MMO, but only in Asia (twice, actually!). MHW is supposed to be released on PC too, though later than console.

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Veldan

I just wanted to point out that you made a typo

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Loyheta

Ugh… wish they’d give us a release date already.

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Jdawg Playsgames

Remember when MMO’s were developed?

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Loyheta

Remember when mmos launched and crashed the servers because a lack of testing?

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Robert Mann

I remember that. From this year even.

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NeoWolf

I did check it out and it was fun although the beta was so closed off apart from the three fights it was not really easy to get a good idea about the game, plus it sort of works on the notion that you are already familiar with monster Hunter and how things work as it explained little to nothing so there was a whole heap of trial and error.

I have to say also if I were to get this I would get it on the Pc as on the PS4 it did not look great it was very grainy.

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Armsbend

Looking forward to Andrew finding a game that any of the MOP readers care about. PokeGO boring ;_;