After a world episode that featured the ghosts, the Monster Hunter saga returns with all of its improvements in an episode titled Rise, which will be released exclusively on Switch – initially a PC version slated for release in 2021. After about three weeks of intense grinding, it’s time to tell you all about it and to confirm all the good sensations that have been felt so far!
He has, Monster Hunter World. In a single episode, Capcom was able to reinvent one of its flagship franchises and blow the counters up. This made the game the biggest seller of the Osaka studio before licenses such as Resident Evil or Street Fighter. Today when the saga returns with this episode Risethe pressure is great: won’t it suffer from its status as an exclusive temporary switch? It will be the amount of world ? So many questions that are answered instantly!
After a passage in a fairly complete character editor, it’s finally time to go hunting for monsters. Monster Hunter Rise picks up on the classic formula of the saga, namely upcoming missions for up to 4 players online or in the local network – we remind you to conscientiously respect the barrier gestures – in which you have to hunt one or more large monsters and forge weapons and armor from them smoldering remains, then go hunting again! And from our first steps we realize that something has changed: where the atmosphere is more like the middle of the fantasy In the previous episodes, here is feudal Japan taking its quarters, and the least we can say is that this turning point in terms of design can seduce more than one! Music – sung and with the most beautiful effect, the NieR Automata – through the settings or menus, everything was guided through the mill of this charming influence.
The monsters are represented in the form of prints; like the decorations, they have the right to a very dreamlike representation, which is twittered by a friend and his mandolin … Of course, the master Monster hunter
Nintendogs (and cats!)
If the design is to be more than attractive, the playability is not left out despite a somewhat capricious enemy lock. Lots of little new things are in the game, like the Filoptre, a new gripper whose use is moderated due to waiting times. And if the mechanics are very similar to those of Toukiden 2, it works much better, adding real dynamism to the fights, whether it is about inflicting all the anger on an opponent or, on the contrary, escaping as quickly as possible and making a potion the second fatal charge of a Rathalos! Combine your new skills too Wall tripYou’re going to play ninja and it works pretty well. Likewise, your favorite weapon will benefit from a new powerful blow that can replace the previous one. For example, double weighs could have the twirling shot in camp replaced with another, or your fighter soaring into the air before falling back on his prey, reinvigorating certain clashes and making the weapon of your choice more vulnerable in all circumstances, especially when combined with the filter. And we’re obviously thinking of the heaviest of them, which has a real impact on the playability and strategic aspect.
In addition to your traditional Palico (a cat that follows you everywhere and fights by your side), a new companion, a canid of the Chumsky breed, is available for your travels. The latter helps you in battle, but also serves as a mount. The opportunity to see the ergonomics of world has improved even further as you can continue collecting plants and other debris with the dog back – more than a pickaxe required! – and even sharpen your weapon as you keep moving. A real treat after almost 20 years of galley, although the management of the dog can sometimes be improved outside of combat, with commands that are sometimes difficult to take into account by the game. And in the event that man’s best friend isn’t enough, if you can manage to sound a monster loud enough, you can climb on its back! The turf wars between the big monsters get pretty peculiar, as two giant creatures can regularly fight together according to your instructions and in the multiplayer mode with a hunting companion the duels are really fun and the decorations are destroyed in chaos!
The decor, let’s talk about it. I already know that we find the spirit of the cards from Monster Hunter World – strong, desert, snow – in those of Rise, the Japanese side in addition. Five arenas are independent of each other, but the areas that make up them are more interconnected than ever, even with a strong verticality, where it is easy to get from the bottom of a cave to the plain that overlooks them in two. -three grapple hooks. Indeed, the capacities of the races on the walls and in the filter, as well as the Chumsky, make exploration much easier. On the other hand, no more navicioles and no more chasing the monster with the tracks on the ground that gave hunting a strong “trapper” side. Too bad about this aspect of world was downright successful. The fog of war that hides the map will be lifted very quickly and exploration will reveal many surprises. In addition to a well-endowed cast of monsters (currently around fifty), some of which are inspired by Japanese folklore and who would not have stolen their place in Nioh or … Toukiden, a few heads well-acquainted will of course make their comeback. While the game is currently limited to rank 7 quests, additional content and epilogues will be regularly available through free updates as World has benefited from it. In the event your goal is to complete the compendium and its crowns, as well as have them all Stuff
In the meantime, in addition to these major mistakes, the universe of Rise is more alive than ever! A day / night cycle goes by before your eyes live as long as you tickle the 50 minutes of a mission’s chrono and the smallest insect hanging here or there has its little effect on your constitution. The Vita Gupes are clearly no longer alone. And with your new unusual climbing skills, you can also search for hidden objects in the landscape on the cliff side! Obviously the fishing is back and you will waste many long minutes of your life how exhilarating. A whole program.
Monster Hunt Advent
The fights are more daunting than ever, though a little easy for the seasoned hunter, and the pleasure of putting the perfect stuff together lingers. The blacksmith’s waves are always pretty insane and the outfits always very inspired as long as you are sensitive to the style and especially sexy, especially for the fighters, the men have to be content with brutality or androgyny. And when the amount of materials needed has been reduced, it will always be necessary to chain the same monster several times in a row to try to regain its most valuable gem. And then you’ll have the joy of battling this once relentless beast with the right weapon and armor! Of course, we mustn’t forget to devour a good meal before going on a mission, and the feast here has been replaced with skewers of meatballs, easier but less spectacular to use. Also note that death makes the effects of meals less punishable. Finally, we appreciate the appearance of new, very nice missions, the “Disasters”, which sprinkle the game with a serving of tower defense with accessories and installations that you can use to fend off waves of enemies.
Monster Hunter Rise, although it could be improved – and it will certainly be improved as Capcom works on it world – is a great achievement. All that remains is to talk about rags with the specifics of this Switch version. Besides, it’s very nice. Perhaps one of the nicest games we’ve ever seen on Switch. The design obviously makes the task easier. So yes, there is aliasing, the monsters in the distance benefit from animation in 2 FPS – like in world on PS4 Pro – The resolution is weak and there are sometimes small, harmless frame rate drops in TV mode. Everything is going very well on the phone and whatever happens, the game benefits from very fast loading times! 4 On the subway, we don’t give much on your console’s battery as long as you’ve planned on doing it all the way. With your mask the windows open and we silently remind you of it.