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Edited by joeshabadoo

I did play a decent amount of MH Tri on Wii, and I might pick this up if the cross play with 3DS ends up being a good value

Posted by metalsnakezero

I hope in the near future I'll be hunting some monsters too.

Posted by RichieJohn

I'll buy it I loved the Wii version.

I wish it was 4 instead of a new version of Tri.

Posted by LikeaSsur

@joeshabadoo: Congratulations!

Posted by xseedx

But nothin about the controller usage....

Edited by joeshabadoo

haha thanks. I just clicked the story cause I was like 'lets see the type of up-res job they did from 3DS to WiiU', and then I saw something I had yet to see on this site: 'Add the first comment'. My eyes went wide. It was a very tense moment.

@xseedx said:

But nothin about the controller usage....

The gamepad will show the same stuff that the bottom screen showed on the 3DS. You do all realize this is a port of a 3DS game, coming to both platforms in NA, right?

Posted by CptPanda29

Argh Nintendo, always with games I'm just not interested enough to buy your platform...

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

Oh, so this is just a port?

Posted by RecSpec

I'll probably pick this up because of the crossover between WiiU and 3DS. 
 
Monster Hunter 4 needs to come out in the States though.

Edited by GohanEgret

I don't mean to be that guy, but ...

Monster Hunter Frontier Online for the PC (2007) and 360 (2010) was the first HD Monster Hunter game. That was followed by Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD (2011) for the PS3.

Of course, this is the first localized HD Monster Hunter game.

Posted by Shrekeh

The cg at the end is kinda what most people would expect a next gen game to look like and when it cuts back to the ingame footage its almost as if you're looking at any other wii game. I think the problem ninty is gonna have when trying to sell this console is that, yes, neat ideas and concepts can sell, but I don't think putting a screen on a controller, at the cost they're asking, is innovative or interesting enough for people to take a punt at. The wii managed to pull off a coup de grace because of its low price point and it's simplicity. Theyve fucked with their target market that the wii managed to pull in, and theyve fucked with their potential new market of core gamers by providing an underpowered console that seems more like an enlarged overpowered ds for the living room. Much like with the ds, I reckon that second screen will do little to enhance the value of many games. Not to say there won't be some cool shit done with it, and not to say the wii u won't sell, but from all angles I think Nintendo have an incredibly insular mindset about how they view the gaming industry that causes them to be on the backfoot as other companies innovate ahead of them. Motion control and dual screens were cool 6 years ago, but where are the new ideas, the new gaming franchises? How long can they rest on legacy before someone grabs their balls and says hey, fuck mario and zelda, let's do something new? Oh yeah monster hunter, yup, still looks like monster hunter.

Posted by Joey2683

I've never played a Monstor Hunter, but continue to hear about it on the 8-4 Play podcast so I will probably check this out when it releases.

Posted by Skanker

I don't think somebody who is devastated by RE6's lack of tutorials could get into Monster Hunter.

Posted by ervonymous

@GohanEgret said:

I don't mean to be that guy, but ...

It's been five years, doesn't even count as nitpicking at this point.

Sure looks like Monster Hunter.

Posted by yoshimitz707

Guys, I think if we plan it just right, we can get into Monster Hunter.

Posted by TheHBK

Animation over gameplay... fuck this game.

Posted by RedRocketWestie

@Shrekeh said:

Theyve fucked with their target market that the wii managed to pull in,

More importantly, that market is pretty much tapped anyway. Casual gamers who bought a Wii, and who only own a Wii, largely got all they wanted out of it, and aren't the type of person whose technological demands would ever necessitate buying a new console. They wanted the Wii to be a gateway, but ultimately, for large swaths of the people who bought it, it was a temporary diversion that didn't lead to any new long-term customers.

Posted by MachoFantastico

Played a bit of Monster Hunter, have to admit I didn't really get why it's so adored but willing to give it another look.

Always fascinated me how huge it is in Japan but pretty much nowhere else.

Posted by cmblasko

Nintendo seemingly locking up the Monster Hunter franchise is the only reason I am considering buying the Wii U. I will probably go all-in and also pick up the 3DS version as well, both as a personal convenience to myself and also as an (most likely futile) attempt to get some friends into the series.

Edited by thehuntsmen5434

I swore I wasn't going to buy a Wii U..... Why does this have to happen!

Oh never mind its just the 3ds game in HD lol. Almost got me Capcom almost.... you tricky devil you. =)

it is cool that the 3DS version and the Wii U version can do cross platform stuff. Still going to wait for the monster hunter that is built ON a next gen system from the ground up.

Posted by Cheebahh

@TheHBK: Annoying animations too. Smashing the A button while my character repeatedly bends down and swings a knife 5-6 times in a row is not fun, even the first time. The slot machine noises don't help either, the same dun-uh-lun sound over and over. I can handle the combat-lock animations, it's only fair when the guys swinging a sword twice his size, and gives the game a decent rhythm when you're used to it.

I too decided to pick up MH Tri after the 8-4 hype, I'd been wanting to try it for a while. The concept is fantastic, 4 adventurers with huge weapons fighting BAM's is everything I want in a fantasy game. But the gameplay systems need a fresh overhaul, they need to be streamlined. Sadly it looks like that won't make it for this re-release, but I'll be on board if they manage it for MH4.

Edited by VicRattlehead

@Shrekeh: its an up res of a 3ds game you cant really expect to much from that can you?

seems to be on par with what capcpom did with the ps3 verson of portable 3rd

Posted by patrickklepek

@yoshimitz707 said:

Guys, I think if we plan it just right, we can get into Monster Hunter.

I'm actually going to play this, tbh.

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Posted by DeF

@Shrekeh: Making an argument about graphics quality of a console with the example of a Wii to 3DS to Wii U port hardly makes sense. Also, please use paragraphs. Your post is a pain in the ass to read.

Posted by yoshimitz707

@patrickklepek said:

@yoshimitz707 said:

Guys, I think if we plan it just right, we can get into Monster Hunter.

I'm actually going to play this, tbh.

The plan worked perfectly!

Posted by Parsnip

Euh, up-ressed 3DS graphics.
 
But I guess it won't matter to all those people who play these games already.

Edited by gamerpigeon

@yoshimitz707 said:

@patrickklepek said:

@yoshimitz707 said:

Guys, I think if we plan it just right, we can get into Monster Hunter.

I'm actually going to play this, tbh.

The plan worked perfectly!

XD That made me chuckle

Edited by patrickklepek

I've listened to the 8-4 guys ramble on and on about Monster Hunter endlessly, so I may as well give the best version yet a legitimate shot. And now I've written it down, so.

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Posted by Lazyaza

I'd be potentially interested in a Monster Hunter game on an actual next gen console.

Posted by ProfessorEss

Man, this should be a franchise that I so love but every version I've ever tried and every piece of media I've ever seen just feels like it's so half-assed :(

Much in the same way everyone's been dreaming of a full-on 3D Pokemon adventure.

Posted by potatomash3r

I honestly can't tell the visual difference between the 3DS and Wii-U versions. Looks cool though, never played a monster hunter game myself but I do own a 3DS, so I'm intrigued.

Posted by Oginam

@Shrekeh said:

The cg at the end is kinda what most people would expect a next gen game to look like and when it cuts back to the in-game footage its almost as if you're looking at any other wii game.
Oh yeah monster hunter, yup, still looks like monster hunter.

Agreed.

Watching the trailer just made me want to play Dark Souls some more.

Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish

Porting a 3DS game? Monhun surviving on PS2 level assets, again, for the next 5 years confirmed. 

Posted by SagaciousJones

@TheHBK said:

Animation over gameplay... fuck this game.

So...you've never actually played a MH game? You know you can cancel out of most long animations with dodges, right?

Posted by Eribuster

@RichieJohn said:

I'll buy it I loved the Wii version.

I wish it was 4 instead of a new version of Tri.

Oh, you know Capcom will put out a Monster Hunter 4G/Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for the 3DS and Wii U sooner or later.

Posted by chiablo

Dolphin users are not impressed.

Edited by SagaciousJones

@patrickklepek: The biggest hurdle to getting into MH is learning how the weapons work. Each has very specific play-styles and attacks which are often completely inscrutable without external tutorials.

I recommend watching some of these very nice tutorial videos whose essential lessons will carry over from Tri to Tri-G:

http://www.youtube.com/user/SocialDissonance/videos?query=tutorial

This advice goes to anyone interested in MH. Knowing how the obscure mechanics work will make or break your experience and the games usually completely fail to teach them to you! That guy's profile also explains how the armor and skill systems work, which are also fairly complicated.

Edit: Those videos assume you've played through the in-game tutorial and are familiar with the basic mechanics (moving, menus) and mission structure. If you don't have the game running in front of you to play along with, don't try to figure it out by just watching.

Edited by CannedBread

@SagaciousJones: When I saw Patrick was gonna try this I hit reply to link him to Social's tutorials, only to see you had beat me to it.

I have to disagree with you on what's the biggest hurdle for new players, I'd say that it's not knowing that you can dodge-cancel out of attack animations. When I learned how to do that I went from getting wrecked by EVERYTHING, to actually being able to play the game.

Posted by Skanker

Yeah, it's a bummer they're still sticking to these art assets but from what I understand it's not going to be a full priced game. That's something, at least. I mean I don't care either way since I love Monster Hunter, but yeah.

Posted by Warchief

Dat current gen graphical tech!

Posted by Yorkin

Looks like an HD remastering of a PS2 game.

Posted by JJOR64

I think this is the first MH game I will play. Looking forward to it when it hits the US.

Posted by Einherjan

@Yorkin said:

Looks like an HD remastering of a PS2 game.

Posted by Phatmac

Sure looks like an old port of a Monster Hunter game.

Posted by Dan_CiTi

Man still doesn't look like what the PS3 game should have been. Anyway, if it is a good Monster Hunter game I may get the 3DS game. 

Posted by ripelivejam

and if patrick tries it that means he has to finish it

NO MATTER HOW BAD :/

Posted by TastyCakesMcG33

Ultimate . . . you keep using that word . . . I do not think it means what you think it means. Cause if this mother is successful, bet your crap there will be a Mega Ultimate, or Ultimate 4.

Edited by MooseyMcMan

Cool that the game lets you Transfar your save.

Posted by Spoonman671

I have a hard time understanding how this game isn't a PS3/Vita release.

Posted by Hailinel

@Spoonman671 said:

I have a hard time understanding how this game isn't a PS3/Vita release.

Nintendo apparently cut some sort of deal with Capcom to make Monster Hunter a Nintendo exclusive. The series hasn't seen a Sony platform release since before Monster Hunter 3 on the Wii.

@Einherjan said:

@Yorkin said:

Looks like an HD remastering of a PS2 game.

I think you guys have forgotten what PS2 games look like.

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