#1 Edited by Aegon (5659 posts) -

Patrick likes Monster Hunter and has also expressed an interest in an MMO that would have real-time action. Well here's the two together:

This is being developed by a Chinese company (I think) and I'm not sure if there'll ever be an English version.

#2 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11132 posts) -

So, the Chinese get a Monster Hunter made on CryEngine 3, but everyone else just gets 3DS looking games?

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#3 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (955 posts) -

It's basically Monster Hunter 1 redone with HD graphics?

Also the idea of waiting around for 20 minutes for your turn at the next Kut-Ku to spawn because you have 100 other people farming him doesn't sound appealing at all. Nor does having 20 people beating on a single monster. The game is already pretty easy with four people.


EDIT: Also Chinese Monster Hunter MMO immediately makes me worry that all armor and weapon crafting will be done through real-money microtransactions like every other Chinese MMO ever.

#4 Edited by ConfusedOwl (944 posts) -

There is an official MH online game already called Monster Hunter Frontier. it's Japanese only though. This still looks pretty amazing.

#5 Posted by Morbid_Coffee (955 posts) -

Monster Hunter Frontier is only an MMO in lobbies. It's still instanced areas you play with four players max. It's better to compare MHF with something more along the lines of PSO.

This looks to turn those instanced areas into zones with no player cap, which I just don't see working with the way Monster Hunter is designed.

#6 Posted by StarvingGamer (8284 posts) -

That actually looks pretty good.

#7 Posted by Raineko (433 posts) -

It's basically Monster Hunter 1 redone with HD graphics?

Also the idea of waiting around for 20 minutes for your turn at the next Kut-Ku to spawn because you have 100 other people farming him doesn't sound appealing at all. Nor does having 20 people beating on a single monster. The game is already pretty easy with four people.

EDIT: Also Chinese Monster Hunter MMO immediately makes me worry that all armor and weapon crafting will be done through real-money microtransactions like every other Chinese MMO ever.

Is that really information you have or just speculation? I can't imagine that you will have to wait for people to kill the monster so you can kill it again. And I think 20 people doesn't work on every monster.

#8 Posted by Itwongo (1207 posts) -

That is one pretty looking Monster Hunter

#9 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (955 posts) -

@raineko said:

@morbid_coffee said:

It's basically Monster Hunter 1 redone with HD graphics?

Also the idea of waiting around for 20 minutes for your turn at the next Kut-Ku to spawn because you have 100 other people farming him doesn't sound appealing at all. Nor does having 20 people beating on a single monster. The game is already pretty easy with four people.

EDIT: Also Chinese Monster Hunter MMO immediately makes me worry that all armor and weapon crafting will be done through real-money microtransactions like every other Chinese MMO ever.

Is that really information you have or just speculation? I can't imagine that you will have to wait for people to kill the monster so you can kill it again. And I think 20 people doesn't work on every monster.

It's all my own speculation at this point based off the end that showed about 15-20 hunters all in an area that clearly wasn't the main hub town.

But if it's not a traditional MMO with Monster Hunter gameplay, then I don't see a reason for this to exist when MHF already does and still being updated.

#10 Edited by Bollard (5598 posts) -

Monster Hunter MMO already exists, its called Frontier. That one can only be played in Japan. <-EDIT: Someone said that.

This looks glorious, although idk why the blood effect is so large and bright red. This'd only be good if it played like the actual MH games though.

Monster Hunter Frontier is only an MMO in lobbies. It's still instanced areas you play with four players max. It's better to compare MHF with something more along the lines of PSO.

This looks to turn those instanced areas into zones with no player cap, which I just don't see working with the way Monster Hunter is designed.

For real? Hmm... No.

#11 Edited by MiniPato (2741 posts) -

@morbid_coffee said:

@raineko said:

@morbid_coffee said:

It's basically Monster Hunter 1 redone with HD graphics?

Also the idea of waiting around for 20 minutes for your turn at the next Kut-Ku to spawn because you have 100 other people farming him doesn't sound appealing at all. Nor does having 20 people beating on a single monster. The game is already pretty easy with four people.

EDIT: Also Chinese Monster Hunter MMO immediately makes me worry that all armor and weapon crafting will be done through real-money microtransactions like every other Chinese MMO ever.

Is that really information you have or just speculation? I can't imagine that you will have to wait for people to kill the monster so you can kill it again. And I think 20 people doesn't work on every monster.

It's all my own speculation at this point based off the end that showed about 15-20 hunters all in an area that clearly wasn't the main hub town.

But if it's not a traditional MMO with Monster Hunter gameplay, then I don't see a reason for this to exist when MHF already does and still being updated.

The destructoid article says there's a special monster that requires 24 players to kill. So I'd assume 4 player quests make up a large portion of the gameplay. But we know next to nothing about the game, so there's no use presuming the worst or the best. Although I have to say that jet ski stuff looked stupid and dangerously reminds me of Lost Planet 2.

I just wish Capcom would make an honest to god Monster Hunter game that looks like that. There's no reason we should be getting Monster Hunter games that still look like their near decade old ancestor. The graphical improvements between Tri Ultimate and MH1 are negligible at worst and a half step at best.

#12 Edited by Tarsier (1065 posts) -

i might play if it looked like that

#13 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

I'd enjoy such a thing. So we'll finally get a Monster Hunt produced from the ground up for PC/next gen consoles. At least if they bother to release it in the West.

#14 Posted by ThomasG666 (154 posts) -

The only one that I played was the one that on the PSP. I played all the tutorials and then I left it :/ . I have to get on back to this to better appreciate it.

#15 Posted by Muerthoz (350 posts) -
#16 Posted by jakob187 (21676 posts) -

While I'm aware that this is my hand pushing money at Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, just replace the image with that trailer.

WHY IS IT NOT WORKING?! WHY IS IT NOT IN MY POSSESSION YET?! DO THEY NOT SEE THAT I WANT TO GIVE THEM ALL THIS MONEY?!

#17 Edited by Dcyst (5 posts) -

I think with the current state of networking, the MMO Hub/Instanced Gameplay nature of PSO or Frontier is the only way to bring the kind of combat Monster Hunter emphasizes to a massively multiplayer game. Most connections and servers simply don't have the ability to transfer and calculate all of the hitbox/attack/movement/location/etc data required for an MMO-zone's worth of people. 24 People? No problem.

It will be interesting to see how things develop.