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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate




Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 


I have to hand it to Capcom. They used the technology at their disposal to create the best Monster Hunter experience ever with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. For those not versed in this franchise let me bring you up to speed a bit. This is a medieval style hunting game in a fantasy universe. Our character hunts monsters for resources that are needed in a village.

Family Friendly Gaming was provided a copy of the Nintendo 3DS version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. We have purchased the Wii U version and plan on reviewing it in a future issue of the e-magazine. There is connectivity between the 3DS and Wii U versions which is a really neat aspect of this game.

The intro movie is beautiful. Then I arrived at this fishing village and honestly thought they could use some clothes if you know what I mean. Then we are off to learn all of the aspects of this game to survive. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has a lot in it. From hunting to mining, farming to forging; there are many things to keep older family members busy.

There is blood and violence in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Blood goes flying when we hit the monsters. These can be ugly insect looking things, dinosaurs, regular animals, fish, and more. I draw a distinction between violence against humans and violence against animals. I do not mind animals being shown as a resource for humans.

Once the player makes it through the lengthy tutorial section of the game, they start on quests. These range, but generally involve killing so many of a certain kind of monster. The next favorite type is finding and collecting certain resources. Players are given a time limit to complete the quests. The time amount is generally very generous.

An older member of the family can easily spend forty to sixty hours playing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. There are enough quests, items, and things to do to keep you busy. There is also multiplayer options so you can hunt with friends. Some of those monsters too tough? Get some friends and work together.

Issues families will need to deal with in relation to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. The first is the violence. Heed the minimum age restriction the ESRB has put on this game - thirteen. The next is the camera. Players control the camera and monsters love to get behind you. Which means they are off camera. It is easy to swing it around, but that takes a few precious seconds away from the live action battles.

The main positives in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate are you are helping out a small village. You are limiting the population of aggressive animals that could kill humans. Although they do respawn every time we go back out into the wilderness. Cooperation among fellow gamers is also part of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - in the multiplayer modes.
- Paul


Graphics: 55%
Sound: 59%
Replay/Extras: 75%
Gameplay: 69%
Family Friendly Factor: 56%

System: Nintendo 3DS
Publisher: Capcom
ating: Rating: ‘T’ - Teen
{Blood, Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence}
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