If only Giant Bomb had this attitude towards Monster Hunter.
And honestly, I would argue it's actually easier than both those titles. It's far, far less frustrating and easier to get into. The only hard part of that game is understanding a monster's AI and patterns.
Hell, it's far more satisfying as well. When you beat a monster it's because you have not just outsmarted it, but also out-maneuvered it. It has very little of the random traps and other bullshit you find in Dark Souls and Spelunky.
Even though the Souls series and Monster Hunter are very different games, they're so similar in key ways that they rank as my number 1 and 2 game series of all time.
I'll just point out that Patrick also gave Monster Hunter a shot as well. IIRC, the issue with him continuing on it was that the people he was playing with (8-4) live in Japan. He seemed to like it to some degree, iirc.