If I’m here writing a first impression on Monster Hunter World then that must mean that I bought a console to play it on. The question is… which one did I buy :)?
I’m addicted to Monster Hunter World. I started playing it at 9 last night and stopped at almost 1 in the morning. As soon as I woke up this morning I turned on my brand new Xbox One S and booted it up. I went to Target determined to buy a PS4 Pro, but across from it (at only half the price) was the Xbox One S. I only paid $200 for this thing and I had more than enough left over to grab a game. The bundle that I bought came with two Minecraft games, 3 months of Xbox Live, and 1 month of Xbox Game Pass. The game pass is pretty neat, but I’m only interested in 4 or 5 games out of the 100 that they have. I’m not in love with the Xbox One. If it wasn’t so cheap I wouldn’t have bought it last night. I hate the new dashboard and it’s super buggy and laggy. I can’t scroll down too fast or it’ll lag and it takes forever to load. I am enjoying Monster Hunter World though.
I’ll complain about my Xbox One a little later. This post is about Monster Hunter World and it’s nice to be able to play this thing on the big screen. I do miss the portability of the 3DS though. It’s a shame that Capcom is so anti Switch right now because this game would be great to play on it. Monster Hunter has never looked or played better than it does in this game. I’m only a few hours in, but this is already my favorite Monster Hunter game. Going on hunts in a nice big open world is the way this game was meant to be played. I love finding clues on the whereabouts of a new monster I haven’t discovered and when shit breaks down I can maneuver around the world easier then I could on any of the previous Monster Hunter games. I’m not restricted by a little ass control stick on the 3DS or by the power limitations of it.
Monster Hunter World isn’t the best looking game out there, but it’s very pretty. The animations are excellent, the character models are really nice, and the world is designed well. I’m enjoying myself a lot and I think I might actually complete this game. Did I mention that this game has a story with voice acting? Well, it does… and it’s not very interesting. I just want to kill shit and make some nice loot. I could care less about what’s happening in the world of Monster Hunter. Maybe that’ll change as I continue to progress, but I doubt it. Monster Hunter has never been known for its storytelling. The voice acting is hit and miss. Some people sound good and some sound generic as hell.
Have you played Monster Hunter World? What did you think of it? And what do you think the Xbox’s shitty interface?