Toukiden 2 is the closet thing we have a Monster Hunter game on the PC, and Playstation 4. This game almost flew under my radar because of the big year for games that we’ve had so far, but my friend CheapBossAttack posted about it a little while ago on Twitter and that renewed my interest in the game. I never played the first one and decided it would be a good idea to start with the latest game in the series and it’s pretty damn good so far.
Toukiden 2 feels like a mix of Monster Hunter, and Dynasty Warriors. The way I can mix up combos while I’m fighting feels exactly like Dynasty Warriors while everything else in the game screams Monster Hunter and it actually works. The gameplay in this game is fast paced and I can chain my combos together nicely. I’ve only tried the longsword, and longbow out, but I do plan on trying out every weapon type to see which one is my favorite.
The gameplay isn’t the only thing that’s keeping me interested in Toukiden 2. The story is also pretty interesting right now and I want to know what happened to my character, and the world during the last ten years. I also really love how we fight demons in this game instead of beating the living shit out of Monsters. The gameplay isn’t as fleshed out as Monster Hunter. I realized that as soon as I got control of my character. I don’t like how stiff the movements are, but I like the combat and I love grappling around the place with my demon gauntlet thingamabob.
I wasn’t digging the graphics at first, but when I got the central hub that changed. The game looks really nice, but the character models are last generation when compared to any game today. It looks leagues better than any Monster Hunter game though and that’s a major plus since we don’t have to worry about the old 3DS holding games back in the graphics department.
I haven’t done any hunter quest yet because I just got access to it, but so far I’m really digging this game. I want to jump back in and play some more, and mess around with some new weapons to see which ones are my favorite before I start crafting stuff. I also like how this game has a story that’s actually pretty interesting. I don’t know if it’s going to stay that way, but I’m into right now and that gives me another reason to want to play this game some more.
I was so into the game that I forgot to take some screenshots :)… oops.
Have you tried Toukiden 2? What’d you think of it?