Monster Hunter really needs no introduction at this point but fans of the franchise have a lot to get excited about when it comes to Monster Hunter World. Don’t let that scare you, though, as there are plenty of franchise staples that make you feel right at home.
Getting down to brass tacks, Monster Hunter has made some tweaks that should make the actual hunting of monsters much more interesting than games past. Our demo was playing on medium difficulty and with 4 player co-op. Our goal was to track and take down a Barroth. We followed footprints, gathered items left behind in the trail, and were eventually lead to the Barroth to do battle. This is a departure from the old “A-B-C” system which had you going to a general area and finding the monster. It felt more like actually hunting and less hide and seek. When it came to the actual battle, our group really had no trouble taking down the beast, and my dual wielding badass played like a well tuned machine.
As a veteran of the series, I really wasn’t sold on digging into another entry to the series. This demo has piqued my interest, and suddenly my wallet is going to look a little thinner.
Monster Hunter World releases on January 26th 2018 on X-Box One and PS4.