Another year, another amazing Monster Hunter game. Monster Hunter Generations (formally known as X or cross in Japan) has finally launched in the US! Having spent a bit of time with the game already, I can definitely say that it’s a lot more streamlined than previous titles which is a great thing.
When Monster Hunter X launched in Japan, it broke 3 million units sold within weeks. Monster Hunter hype isn’t as strong here but I can see it doing impressive numbers as well. Especially since it currently sits at an 86 on Metacritic which matches Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’s score and succeeds MH3’s Ultimate edition as well.
The main change to Monster Hunter Generations that sets it apart are the hunting styles / arts. Hunting styles change the way you play; using the great sword, you can become an aerial acrobat or just a straight up attacker. It’s all there and with four variations to choose from adds a fresh taste to a tried and true formula. To follow that up, they also added the super powerful (and some situational) hunting arts. These arts can be swapped out before any mission to better fit the needs of a hunt. It really is an impressive system and that’s not even considering the ability to play as the adorable palicoes finally!
Monster Hunter Generations is out now for the Nintendo 3DS with constant updates occurring throughout its lifespan. Even though many have tried, there’s nothing just quite like an MH game.
Andron (or Ace as he likes to call himself) is the so called "Head Honcho" of Bombchu.com. He has a deep passion for video games primarily RPGs, Fighting or Adventure. When not gaming, he's furiously typing on his keyboard or coming up with new schemes.