Monster Hunter Freedom Unite Review
This piece of the Monster Hunter franchise finds itself on the PSP where you will take on the persona of a brand new monster hunter coming to town to replace the old one, and keep peace in the village. You'll be taking on numerous quests as well as creating equipment to better suit your needs.
Graphically this game does alright. There's definitely a lack of smoothness around the edges of most creatures, character, and environment when you get up close and personal with them. The change in scenery, depending on what you have to accomplish in your quest, does look appeal, as does the different models for the enemies.
The sounds of the game really didn't impress me, but then again when you have a game on a device like the PSP you're not expecting to be blown away by the audio amazement. You are going to hear a lot of the attack sounds, be it the weapon or your character's grunting, but that's to be expected in a game where the main objective is to basically mow down any and all enemies that stand in your way.
The controls work for this game though I found myself wasting items often as I'd accidentally hit Square at the wrong time. It is a bit odd that you have to put away you weapon so that you can skin or gather resources from a dead enemy.
So as state previously your a monster hunter looking for fame and glory. You're new to the game so you're going to have to go through a bit of training before you can enter the real world. One bit of advice about the training, get ready to read a lot of unnecessary dialog to get the information that you want. Another interesting aspect of the game is the fact that when you take on a quest you have to pay money up front to take it on. So be sure not to spend all your money in the shops right before taking on a quest. A feature that I hated but at the same time admired was the fact that your character is going to need to eat to keep his stamina up. One thing about this game that I found out quickly was take on quest at your level, don't think that everything is going to be as easy as it was during training. This game is really built for a group of characters to take on quests, and if you don't know anyone who owns this game, or don't want to play with strangers, you're going to be missing out on what really makes this game shine.
So if you like a game where basically you're going to kill lots of monsters, some of which you'll be assigned a quest to kill, and then you go back to town to try to get better equipment and then rinse and repeat, you're going to want to check this game out. If you are looking for something with an indepth story, that's the one thing that this game really doesn't have. You really make your own story by simply taking on the quests that are available. This game gets a 6.4 out of 10.