As the monsters become stronger and more dangerous, this 3DS entry hits its greatest challenge: controls. MH Tri, and particularly Ultimate on Wii U, benefited from dual analogue controls, but like the Wii version's optional Classic Controller setup this supports the Circle Pad Pro as well as the upcoming Circle Pad Pro XL. With the standard setup, Capcom has undoubtedly made the best of the options available to it; a lock-on camera redirects the view to the target with a tap of L, and the fully customisable touch screen panel setup is perfectly suited for a virtual D-Pad on the right side, a short stretch of the thumb for some camera control. Both options work well, though underwater sections that demand constant camera control to dictate direction are undoubtedly trickier with the touch screen alternative.
Aside from that omission, and as suggested already, this title does an admirable job of matching the visual fidelity of the Wii source material; it's certainly one of the best looking titles on the system. The animation remains fluid and smooth most of the time, with very occasional and minor slowdown in some areas where there's extensive foliage and water effects alongside a large monster; it's never too distracting or influential on gameplay. At times the title's origins as a home console release also betray it slightly, with the larger adversaries and crowded environments squeezing onto the handheld's screen and being harder to handle than on the broader space of a TV. We can imagine that the area designs in Monster Hunter 4 will have a little less filling the screen, to avoid such instances overwhelming the senses.
This 3DS release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is an exciting option for those without a Wii U, allowing hunters to invest countless hours in another adventure to conquer hundreds of quests. It's an excellent interpretation of a home console experience, though with occasional moments where its smaller home isn't entirely optimised; the absence of online play is also a great pity. It's an accomplished effort, though, and a must for fans of the franchise that can't access the new home console version, or those that simply want to always be able to slay an almighty monster when on the move.
@Dodger The 3ds version is far superior if you are not wanting to play the online, simply because in the Wii version if you did not play online you were missing out on most of the monsters, weapons, and armours. In this version you can play the online missions by yourself via local.
I don't know why but monster hunter never really caught my attention, I downloaded the 3ds demo 2 weeks ago along with the lords of shadow demo, and I got bored playing monster hunter and instead got addicted with mirror of fate. Playing fire emblem awakening lunatic mode, mirror of fate for the third time, megaman 3 and luigi's mansion 2 coming next week will be keeping me busy for a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG TIME so I don't think I will buy this.
@FOURSIDE_BOY If you don't mind, what did you find boring about it? I'm just asking cause if its something to do with the monsters you might still like the full game. Lagombi and Plesioth aren't the most exciting monsters to face, they should of picked something a little more interesting for a demo.
@Zombie_Barioth I really didn't enjoy the demo because I felt the controls kinda weird and also the monsters were kinda dissaponting but if you say there are better monsters I might check it out in the future, when the price drops, because luigi's mansion 2 will be my last purchase this month.
We recently brought you news about Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, an upcoming Capcom title which will allow Nintendo 3DS and Wii U owners to hunt monsters cooperatively across both systems. The latest adventure in the Monster Hunter series is an expanded version of the Wii's Monster Hunter Tri. Touch screen interfaces of both the 3DS and Wii U will offer easy access to the menus and player inventory.
The most intriguing feature is that players will be able to hunt monsters with their friends no matter which console they're using. Players can connect their 3DS games to the Wii U via a local co-op wireless connection. You can even exchange your save data from your Wii U to your 3DS, enabling you to hunt monsters anywhere you go. We have several new Wii U screenshots that feature four player cooperative play. Yup, players are still adorning themselves with dead monster parts. Wouldn't you?
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Monster Hunter Rise is the perfect marriage between old-school Monster Hunter and modern titles. With an added dimension of verticality achieved through Wirebugs, test out one of 14 weapons against formidable monsters in this demo. There are different quests for all difficulty levels, so jump right in!
Dragon Quest Builders 2 brings you even more building fun in the world of Dragon Quest! You'll explore huge islands, gather craft materials, design your own towns, level them up, and defend them from hordes of monsters. There's plenty of new content in this sequel, such as fast travel, swimming, dashing, gliding, and even first-person perspective gameplay.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is the ultimate tribute to the history of Monster Hunter, and it's great for newbies and veterans alike. Embark on epic hunts of big monsters, take them down, and use their parts to craft powerful armor and weapons to hunt even more monsters.
Mega Man 11 is here, and this demo gives you a taste of what to expect from the classic 2D action platformer. Take control of the Blue Bomber and battle the Robot Masters and take their powerful weapons for yourself, becoming the ultimate fighter.
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