Monster Hunter is an action RPG series that puts you in the boots of a hunter, facing off against gigantic monsters in magnificent, lush environments.
As a hunter, you’ll take on quests to hunt monsters in a variety of habitats. Take down these monsters and receive materials that you can use to create stronger weapons and armor in order to hunt even more dangerous monsters.
What is Monster Hunter?
The games are primarily action role-playing games. The player takes the role of a Hunter, slaying or trapping large monsters across various landscapes as part of quests given to them by the locals. As part of its core gameplay loop, players use loot gained from slaying monsters, gathering resources, and quest rewards to craft improved weapons, armor, and other items that allows them to face more powerful monsters. While initially single-player games, more recent titles have up to four-player cooperative play, with all Hunters working together to take down monsters.
And lets be honest with ourselves…who doesnt want to find this and kill it…
As with RPG there is always some type or ways of progression. In the Monster Hunter Series, and what can be expected in Monster Hunter: World, the player/hunter gains ‘Rank’ through various missions. These missions are recieved via challenges boards, Specific NPCs, etc…
Now ‘Rank’ is what allows you to progress through to Higher level missions. Potentially also unlocking other areas of the game map I would imagine as well, just like in previous MH games.
As far as you Player/Hunter level…it really doesnt exist. If you tried to label it…it would be all ‘Gear Based’…So your gear is ‘Tiered’ and completing certain gear sets also provides you with Bonuses or Buffs. Gear selection can make a HUGE impact on how successful you may be at hunting a specific monster or how well you perform in a certain Area-Type over another.
And what about this Gear you Ask?..You can buy basic gear from vendors, but to get the really good stuff…you must hunt the monsters to carve, break-off, pick-up various monster parts that are required to build/craft the gear items you want.
- Want some that requires the Nose Horn from a Rhino Type monster…
- 1st, you must equip a weapon that would ‘break’ the horn off
- 2nd, you have to go out and find the monster
- 3rd, not only are you engaging the creature, but you have to try and smash it in the head in order to break that horn off
Now that very general and basic steps to do what you need to do…but as your hunts become more elaborate…more complicated and you start to pull in your Friends to create hunting parties…Now you start looking at what type of Role each Person/Hunter might want to fill…
So not so much going into Gear Types…lets look at Weapon Types, that will be available in the upcoming game.
There will be 14 different weapons at the Hunter’s disposal, each with their own unique characteristics and attacks. Many hunters acquire proficiency in multiple types, while others prefer to gain mastery in one.
Click on gear links to see a short video overview of that weapon
And lastly for the start of this thread I leave you with this video brought to us by Monster Hunter: World that shows us some basic gameplay with Questing and Hunting.
GhstWlkrs out \o/