I remember playing a demo disc for the first MH on PS2 and it was intriguing, but I never got super into it. Never really even looked at it again, but was always kinda interested. I also didn't really traffic in portable systems so I didn't often have a platform it was readily available on. The E3 trailer for this definitely caught my eye and hearing the tweaks they did to the quality of life stuff made me decide to give the beta a go. I still wasn't 100% sold, but once the reviews hit and I started seeing the gifs and had a couple friends say they were on it, I just jumped in and bought in on Sunday. Have not regretted one minute yet.