Hello again everyone, to another Geek Wish-List. First off I want to thank everyone who still reads these blog posts I appreciate it a lot.
For this week I wanted to talk briefly on a game that , although not exactly new, I have found exceptionally entertaining. That game being Monster Hunter Generations. For me the Monster Hunter series has always been very fun because it’s one of the few games that makes you plan before you go into combat. Everything you choose can effect the ending result for your hunt, especially when you get into the higher tiered quests. Potions, items, weapons, or armor this game gives you so many options its crazy. With Generations bringing in new monsters and the new Hunter Arts and Skills this game just keeps getting better.
Another cool feature is how you can join together with your friends to take on creatures of ‘monstrous’ size. These kinds of monsters are usually end game content for the players who earn G rank in the guild. Although the grind for these monsters can get very tedious, depending on the difficulty, the reward is worth it. Some of the best moments in the game was when you finally beat those giant monsters with your friends. I think that this feeling is preserved with Generations and I look forward to being able to reach those G ranked quests with friends, eventually…
Next, what I want to discuss here is the sheer longevity of the Monster Hunter series. Generations is the most recent version of the series to make its way over to the US. However, it is most certainly not the first to grace the American market. Since the first edition of the game arrived in 2004 on the Playstation 2, the series has slowly been upgraded and perfected with each rendition. Generations is the eighth Monster Hunter game that has been made by Capcon. The fact that this game has been successful for eight different renditions is a feat in and of itself. What really fascinates me though is how this game with your typical 3DS level graphics has developed such an extensive fan base.
The best lesson that I learned from playing Monster Hunter is that graphics don’t necessarily mean a great game, look at Pokemon Snapshot. Sometimes even low graphic games can contend with the best of them when they have a good design to support them. I hope you guys enjoyed my rant, so until next time Geek-Out!