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I got Tropical Freeze and it is indeed good, but for some reason it's not very compelling to me. I think I played so much of DKC Returns that I already feel burned out on Tropical Freeze, even though I've played it less than 10 hours. I beat the game, but I have no desire to play the bonus levels right now.

On the other hand, my friend recently got Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, a game I already have 170 hours in (along with 400 hours on Tri for Wii...) and I am getting back into that again. I actually just beat Dire Miralis for the first time the other day. If anyone who plays MH3U wants to add me on Nintendo Network, my ID is Beefbud
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I've never played a MH game before. I gave the demo on the WiiU a try, but it didn't really grab me. There is a huge dedicated community of MH players who rave about it, maybe I am missing something or the demo wasn't a good reflection of the game.
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I've never played a MH game before. I gave the demo on the WiiU a try, but it didn't really grab me. There is a huge dedicated community of MH players who rave about it, maybe I am missing something or the demo wasn't a good reflection of the game.
that game has had a cult following for ... well since the first, many many years ago
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I've never played a MH game before. I gave the demo on the WiiU a try, but it didn't really grab me. There is a huge dedicated community of MH players who rave about it, maybe I am missing something or the demo wasn't a good reflection of the game.

It's definitely one of those games that you have to devote some time to before you get maximum enjoyment out of it, and that understandably turns a lot of people off. It's also not a game that explains itself very well so a lot of the mechanics take a while to learn. But there is a huge variety of playstyles with all the different weapons, and the game gets really addicting when you get past the initial beginner quests.
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I've never played a MH game before. I gave the demo on the WiiU a try, but it didn't really grab me. There is a huge dedicated community of MH players who rave about it, maybe I am missing something or the demo wasn't a good reflection of the game.

It's definitely one of those games that you have to devote some time to before you get maximum enjoyment out of it, and that understandably turns a lot of people off. It's also not a game that explains itself very well so a lot of the mechanics take a while to learn. But there is a huge variety of playstyles with all the different weapons, and the game gets really addicting when you get past the initial beginner quests.
I've been thinking about picking it up even though I wasn't in love with the demo since its only $25 atm.

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I can't stand any Monster Hunter game or the rationale behind it.

There's no lockon system, there's no damage display, there's no indication of when you've damaged a monster, the quests are boring and suck, the translation is bad and usually bare bones, you have to use a guide to know what loot to collect to make gear, the jungle theme sucks, and so on.

I played thousands of hours of Phantasy Star Online, Universe, Portable 2, and Phantasy Star Online 2 (on jap servers with a fan patch) so I think that may have spoiled me. All of those games are basically the same thing, grind for gear from drops with a small instanced hubworld, and kill monsters with your friends, and so on. The problem that I see is that the bad design flaws of Monster Hunter are basically embraced and explained away by the community as making the game "more hardcore" or "more difficult". So, I can't stomach the combat in Monster Hunter because I think it is abysmally done, difficult to control, and there's no lock on system, but these are things apparently people LIKE in comparison to other, similar games like PSO that are well designed.

I tried Monster Hunter 2 for PS2 with a fan translation patch and it was nearly unplayable. That game is ancient in the Monster Hunter series and there's been probably 15 games since, but from what I can tell the new games are just the same thing repeated ad nauseum with all of the original design flaws in tact. I don't know how people stomach this stuff when it's obviously so bad, but apparently this game is HUGE in Japan and everyone plays it. Same reason they like Dragon Quest I guess even though the majority of Dragon Quest games are insanely grind heavy, repetitive garbage that is easily outclassed by many other jRPGs. Monster Hunter in Japan is like Call of Duty in America: it's a system seller, it regularly breaks sales records and reviews extremely high in publications like Famitsu even though it's been basically the same game reskinned for the last 10 years and doesn't innovate at all or add anything artistic to the whole of video games, or benefit humanity in any way.

Yeah, not a fan of this stuff.
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I can't stand any Monster Hunter game or the rationale behind it.

There's no lockon system, there's no damage display, there's no indication of when you've damaged a monster, the quests are boring and suck, the translation is bad and usually bare bones, you have to use a guide to know what loot to collect to make gear, the jungle theme sucks, and so on.

I played thousands of hours of Phantasy Star Online, Universe, Portable 2, and Phantasy Star Online 2 (on jap servers with a fan patch) so I think that may have spoiled me. All of those games are basically the same thing, grind for gear from drops with a small instanced hubworld, and kill monsters with your friends, and so on. The problem that I see is that the bad design flaws of Monster Hunter are basically embraced and explained away by the community as making the game "more hardcore" or "more difficult". So, I can't stomach the combat in Monster Hunter because I think it is abysmally done, difficult to control, and there's no lock on system, but these are things apparently people LIKE in comparison to other, similar games like PSO that are well designed.

I tried Monster Hunter 2 for PS2 with a fan translation patch and it was nearly unplayable. That game is ancient in the Monster Hunter series and there's been probably 15 games since, but from what I can tell the new games are just the same thing repeated ad nauseum with all of the original design flaws in tact. I don't know how people stomach this stuff when it's obviously so bad, but apparently this game is HUGE in Japan and everyone plays it. Same reason they like Dragon Quest I guess even though the majority of Dragon Quest games are insanely grind heavy, repetitive garbage that is easily outclassed by many other jRPGs. Monster Hunter in Japan is like Call of Duty in America: it's a system seller, it regularly breaks sales records and reviews extremely high in publications like Famitsu even though it's been basically the same game reskinned for the last 10 years and doesn't innovate at all or add anything artistic to the whole of video games, or benefit humanity in any way.

Yeah, not a fan of this stuff.

gonna disagree with you

esp about dragonwarrior.

great story, (talking about nes have not played newer ones )

some people like grinding some dont, i spent 9 years of my life attached to ffxi

i understand if you dont but that does not make it crap
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I personally like grinding, I really don't mind it. I mean, I have a level 160+ character in PSO, I had a level 150 in Phantasy Star Portable 2, and I had two jobs at level 60 (max level) in Phantasy Star Online 2. I understand the appeal and the desire to become stronger. Additionally, I had numerous level 80s in WoW Wotlk, I played games like Lineage 2 and Ragnarok Online, and so on. So I understand your FFXI addiction. Personally, I'll never play games like that again because they are a huge time sink with no real long term reward.

But come on, Dragon Warrior for NES having a good story? Dragon Warrior for NES had practically NO story. Save the princess, slay the Dragonlord, find Erdrick's gear.

I wasn't even referring to the original Dragon Warrior, I was talking about all the ones that came later, and gameplay-wise they really do just rehash the first game- kill monsters for exp and gold, advance in level, rinse wash and repeat. Old Final Fantasy and many other games follow this same basic formula but do it much, much better, and in comparison to those the Dragon Quest series is lame.
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Don't get me wrong!

I like Dragon Warrior too. Especially the NES one. Man that game is hard though. I have it but I've never finished it.

I never cared for the later ones, I tried the Super Nintendo ones with fan patches, they take forever to get anywhere with the story.

The exception to all this is Dragon Quest 9 for DS. That game is many levels of amazing. I spent probably 200 hours on it and still didn't have the best gear. With the treasure dungeon system, the game never ends. You should probably check that one out if you have a DS and you haven't played it.
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