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Invasion of the Monster Snatchers

Feb. 5th 2018

A small-town hunter learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless palico duplicates.

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These streams are really getting me itchy to play this game but I want to get it on PC instead.. the wait..

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Quick turnaround on this video, nice work production team!

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Can this be a regular thing?! :D

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I too hope this is a regular thing. Monster Hunter is an awesome series that makes for good streams with lots of potential for epic moments. Keep it going!

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I'm in. I'm all the way in. I'm very excited and hopefully they can make this an occasional feature.

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Bite him, Dog!

Good to see old Floogan at work again.

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@suprst4r: I believe this is a weekly thing? At least I assumed this was taking over the Battlegrounds spot of doing an online co-op thing every Monday.

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@humanity said:

These streams are really getting me itchy to play this game but I want to get it on PC instead.. the wait..

What's the word on a PC release? I'm in the same boat.

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@humanity said:

These streams are really getting me itchy to play this game but I want to get it on PC instead.. the wait..

What's the word on a PC release? I'm in the same boat.

Unfortunately they only announced a Fall release window. I just borrowed my friend's PS4 because there is no way I can wait that long.

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@minipato said:
@yellownumber5 said:
@humanity said:

These streams are really getting me itchy to play this game but I want to get it on PC instead.. the wait..

What's the word on a PC release? I'm in the same boat.

Unfortunately they only announced a Fall release window. I just borrowed my friend's PS4 because there is no way I can wait that long.

I hear they're aiming for "Autumn" 2018 and it's taking a long time because they didn't want to split resources between the console and PC version so now that the console versions are out they started work on the PC side. I guess it's good that they're putting in the effort, but I'm super tempted to get this for PS4 and then I know I will not have the energy to start over on PC. Doesn't help that it's sort of a slow season for gaming at the moment (out of games that I usually enjoy anyway).

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Wow. I am genuinely shocked that Brad beat both Dan and Jeff in arm wrestling.

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Edited By Overbite • 

we need more monster hunter content!

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I'm excited for Jason, as all his Jason Games are getting such praise and attention this year.

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Hope the guys hit up either Arrekkz or GaijinHunter to learn the true potential of the weapons. Especially Jeff who seems to be sticking to Dual Blades just because they work. All the weapons work! Use the one that's fun, imo.

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Watch as this is Giant Bomb's 2018 GOTY

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Listening to Dan give them tips about MH is amazing. I love it lol.

@overbite said:

we need more monster hunter content!

This. I want this throughout the year. I'd watch all of it.

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I love hearing how into this Dan is!

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All the guys playing together having fun made me think of this.

Plaaaaaayin. Plaaaaayin with the boys!

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Murder Island just got awesome! Seriously I would love a weekly check in on these guys and any new weapons/armors they're getting and trying out.

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Between this and the DBZ podcast, it's hard to put into words how refreshing it is to see the guys try out new things like this. I'm not even into DBZ these days, but to see people sincerely giving something a shot is so enjoyable.

If I had a drink, I'd have spit it out when Dan said "Jason, why didn't you ever tell me Monster Hunter is good?"

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The "trade-in" items just hide out in your inventory until you sell them. You probably have 30k or so in zenny there if you've not looked and you've been playing for several hours. Sort will throw them to the end.

Try the insect glave! Look into how to power yourself with all three colors, it's like playing a different game. Watching the bow seems super boring by comparison.

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@luchalma said:

Between this and the DBZ podcast, it's hard to put into words how refreshing it is to see the guys try out new things like this. I'm not even into DBZ these days, but to see people sincerely giving something a shot is so enjoyable.

I'm in a similar boat - Monster Hunter isn't doing a great deal for me, and I'm really not a fan of DBZ, but it's wonderfully refreshing to hear Dan (especially) say things like "I'm excited to go watch some anime after playing this Monster Hunter game. I'm not even kidding.".

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I've sunk about 50 hours into this game. It's awesome. Hope this becomes a regular stream.

The way the MP works so stupid though.

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My hope for this series is that Brad gets comfortable with the charge blade by then end. It would give a good sense of progression for the Floogan character arc.

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Guys, if you stick that white hot switch axe blade in a monster you automatically jump on him to stick him deep before it blows up. It's like A+, fantastic move on par with the spinning hammer jump.

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My hope for this series is that Brad gets comfortable with the charge blade by then end. It would give a good sense of progression for the Floogan character arc.

I think he misunderstood the overcharge and stock mechanics and thinks it is more complex than it is, I've always found the charge blade a much easier weapon to use than the switch axe.

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"I'm just hitting that tail as hard as I can!"

-Brad

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I can find no proof whether Lucky vouchers stack or not. Just random internet people saying "yes they do"

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As a hammer main this hurt my soul to watch. Spamming the tornado spin move and almost never hitting the head is about as bad as it gets.

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I've got over 100 hours into the game so far, I just "finished" the story... The true Monster Hunter has just begun.

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I really appreciate them showing the same monster multiple times. I felt like that would turn me off of these games if it were just long convoluted attempts each time, but that second attempt went pretty quick.

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@efesell said:
@user_undefined said:

My hope for this series is that Brad gets comfortable with the charge blade by then end. It would give a good sense of progression for the Floogan character arc.

I think he misunderstood the overcharge and stock mechanics and thinks it is more complex than it is, I've always found the charge blade a much easier weapon to use than the switch axe.

And if I remember correctly, he said something about hits bouncing off of a monster, which is a symptom of bluntness and is not the fault of the weapon.

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"I can't wait to watch some anime after I finish playing this Monster Hunter." Who is this person and what have they done with Dan Ryckert?

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I love seeing the guys play some 4 player Monster Hunter. I really hope we see more of this in the future, it's a lot of fun to watch.

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@humanity said:

These streams are really getting me itchy to play this game but I want to get it on PC instead.. the wait..

What's the word on a PC release? I'm in the same boat.

Basically 8 months away still sadly :( long and painful wait for us pc folk.

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Waiting for the PC version.

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@unastrike: It's a common misconception that capturing gives you more rewards or "better" rewards. If World works like they used to, capturing just gives different rewards. Carving will generally be better for getting common materials like scales and hides, whereas capturing has a better chance for less common materials like webbings and plates. It just comes down to what items you're hunting for!
(Though capturing can be a handy way to finish a quest a little earlier if you're worried about that last faint...)

And if I remember correctly, he said something about hits bouncing off of a monster, which is a symptom of bluntness and is not the fault of the weapon.

Assuming that the Charge Blade works more or less like it used to, if you keep attacking in sword form after it's all the way charged, your sword attacks will always bounce until you discharge into the phials.

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I really want to play this but have to wait for the pc since this game will be stunning at 4k plus prefer keyboard and mouse. This makes me really want to play it watching them run around and Jason looks like a bad ass.

Does anyone know if there are plans for more content by the time the pc version comes out or will the end game issues more than likely still arise?

I hope this replaces murder island as the cheating from battlegrounds is making it less enjoyable to watch compared to something like this.

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Been playing myself, It's awesome! 15 hours in, beat Anja and got to the 3rd/4th(?) world. Farmed a bunch for mats and armor. I've been running around with upgraded lvl 4 pukei armor and now I'm switching to Anja armor. My weapon of choice is the katana longsword. I got 1 non elemental and 1 water infused. I'm probably gonna try some other weapons soon to switch things up. My first MH and I'm loving it. Beating a monster first time feels almost like beating a boss in Souls games.

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all of y'all (except jason) should hook up with the grimalkins and get new palico gadgets. the vigorwasp heal is easily the worst palico gadget imo. This was fun to watch though!

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@luchalma said:

If I had a drink, I'd have spit it out when Dan said "Jason, why didn't you ever tell me Monster Hunter is good?"

I haven't even watched the video yet and just reading that made me laugh to myself while I'm at work.

Does anyone know if there are plans for more content by the time the pc version comes out or will the end game issues more than likely still arise?

Not sure what end-game issues you are referring to, the end-game content in this is considerably more fleshed out than something like Destiny (a low bar, admittedly), even if its a bit grindy. There are certainly some long term goals for hardcore players to dig into though (and even the main story took me over 72 hours of gametime to beat).

As for new content I am sure the PC version will launch immediately with whatever free DLC they released in the meantime - this means at least Deviljho from the first free update but they have promised more free monsters. The leaked monster list that went about before launch has a mixture of variants of existing monsters in game and also new returning monsters from old games that aren't in there yet, so I would expect to see those.

My ultimate hope is we could see a G-Rank expansion coinciding with the PC release, as that would cement my decision to double-dip.

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I guess not a lot of people know you can skip the eating cutscene (and apparently they didn't know they could eat out in the field at any campsite)

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So if this is likely gonna be a regular thing now, I take it this will be a 2018 Best Game winner?

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@nightguy said:

As a hammer main this hurt my soul to watch. Spamming the tornado spin move and almost never hitting the head is about as bad as it gets.

Same. It's kind of amusing that he's using the weapon in the complete opposite way it's supposed to be used. I'm also only 30 minutes in, but it seems like he's not storing his charge, either, which is super important.

Still a fun video, though, and I'm happy everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. I'm glad Dan, Jeff, and Brad get to experience the series.

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man jason is kinda bad at explaining stuff