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Deciding which Monster Hunter game is for you

Discussion in 'Monster Hunter' started by PalD2, May 1, 2017.


Which game is the most appealing to you?

  1. Monster Hunter Generations (MHG)

  2. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (MH4U)

  3. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (MH3U)

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  1. PalD2

    PalD2 Your friendly neighborhood Pal Towns Folk

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    First of all, there is no cut-and-dry answer to which one you should buy. Instead, I will categorize them to help you choose which one is the best for you.

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (MH3U):

    • In addition to being available for 3ds, this version is also available for Wii U, making this the only monster hunter game on this list that you can (currently) play on a home console.
    • You are able to transfer your character between the 3ds and Wii U version.
    • Cheap. You can get the 3ds version for $10 (used) and the Wii U version for $15 to $20 (used).
    • Old. The game is over 4 years old and the online system may not be supported that far into the future.
    • You can't play online in the 3ds version. Online is only for Wii U
    • Not as many people playing online. Sure, there will be some people, but not as many in comparison.
    • You can't mount monsters.
    • There is no kinsect in this entry.
    • No Hunter arts/styles.
    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (MH4U):

    • Second newest game in the series, although it came out in 2013, (I can't believe that it's that old already >_<).
    • Has a some-what large player base still online (a lot of the people on the pedia still play it).
    • Is more true* to the original games (aka does not have hunter arts or hunter styles with a more linear single player story line.
    • Cheap. You can find it for $15 (used).
    • Not the newest, so support for online is more likely to end before mhg.
    • Does not feature hunter arts (I feel that they are like icing on the cake).
    Monster Hunter Generations (MHG):

    • The only game with hunter arts and hunting styles.
    • The newest game in the series.
    • More monsters and weapons.
    • You can play as a palico.
    • The most players online (currently).
    • Bad framerate at times. Nothing too serious. It only occurs in the hub occasionally if you don't have a n3ds.
    • Not as deep of a single player campaign. Some may disagree, but I found the one in mh4u more enthralling.
    • Most expensive. Costs $25 to $30 (used)
    In conclusion, here are the main reasons to purchase each game(s).

    Reasons to buy Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate:
    • You don't care for online play that much, don't care for the kinsect, and you have only a Wii U. Either that or you're completely broke and just want to play Monster Hunter.
    Reasons to buy Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate:
    • You want a decent single player campaign along with decent online play.
    Reasons to buy Monster hunter Generations:
    • You want the newest game in the series or you want the implementation of hunter arts/styles.
    Monster hunter games don't fall into a one-size-fits-all category, and to put things into perspective, I only named the three newest (English) games, and a new game will come out for the switch eventually (it was seen in the taxi scene of one of the trailers).
    Marc likes this.