History Videogame / MonsterHunter

28th Jun '16 1:08:52 PM WildCardCourier
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** ''Monster Hunter'': UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 (2004-2005) - The original. One of a select number of games to utilize the [=PS2=] Online functions. The servers outside Japan were closed on New Years Day 2008, while the Japanese servers closed on July 1, 2011. The international release included the Dual Blades weapon class, which wasn't present in the Japanese version.
** ''Monster Hunter G'': [=PlayStation=] 2 (2004), UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} (2009), Japan only - An UpdatedRerelease of [=MH1=] with some new monster variants. The [=PS2=] version servers were closed down in 2011, while the Wii version's servers presumably went down the same time as the Nintendo [=WiFi=] Connection shutdown.
** ''Monster Hunter Freedom'': UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable (2005-2006) - An almost straight port of [=MHG=], known as Monster Hunter Portable in Japan. Removed Minegarde Town as the multiplayer hub in favor of a Gathering Hall in Kokoto Village proper.

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** ''Monster Hunter'': UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 (2004-2005) - The original. One of a select number of games to utilize the [=PS2=] Online functions. The servers outside Japan were closed on New Years Day 2008, while the Japanese servers closed on July 1, 2011. The international Western release included the Dual Blades weapon class, which wasn't present in the Japanese version.
** ''Monster Hunter G'': [=PlayStation=] 2 (2004), UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} (2009), Japan only - An UpdatedRerelease of [=MH1=] with some new monster variants.variants and the Dual Blades weapon class from the Western release of ''Monster Hunter''. The [=PS2=] version servers were closed down in 2011, while the Wii version's servers presumably went down the same time as the Nintendo [=WiFi=] Connection shutdown.
** ''Monster Hunter Freedom'': UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable (2005-2006) - An almost straight port of [=MHG=], known as Monster Hunter Portable in Japan. Removed Minegarde Town as the multiplayer hub in favor of a Gathering Hall in Kokoto Village proper.proper and included a Farm for harvesting basic crafting materials.



** ''Monster Hunter Freedom Unite'': [=PlayStation=] Portable (2008-2009) and [[IOSGames iOS]] (2014) - An UpdatedRerelease of [=MHF2=], in Japan known as Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, featured a few new monsters and subspecies. Holds the previous record for most monsters in the game at 81. The game was eventually ported to the iOS app store, receiving updated graphics, a reworked control scheme, and the addition of later functions such as the Target Cam from ''3 Ultimate'' and [=WiFi=]-based online multiplayer. Unfortunately, the iOS port was pulled from the store due to the game being incompatible with iOS 9.

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** ''Monster Hunter Freedom Unite'': [=PlayStation=] Portable (2008-2009) and [[IOSGames iOS]] (2014) - An UpdatedRerelease of [=MHF2=], in Japan known as Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, featured a few new monsters and subspecies. Holds Held the previous first record for most monsters in the game at 81. The game was eventually ported to the iOS app store, receiving updated graphics, a reworked control scheme, and the addition of later functions such as the Target Cam from ''3 Ultimate'' and [=WiFi=]-based online multiplayer. Unfortunately, the iOS port was pulled from the store in 2015 due to the game being incompatible with iOS 9.9, although rumor has it Capcom has gotten the Japanese version working with it.



** ''Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate'': Nintendo 3DS (2014-2015) - An UpdatedRerelease of [=MH4=] released on February 13th, 2015 internationally. Underwater combat still doesn't make a return, but [=MH4=]'s emphasis on jumping and three-dimensional movement is retained, with the new ability to use the knockback from heavier weapons such as the Hammer and Greatsword as a legitimate means to help launch allies onto monsters. G-Rank was revamped for this game, divided into multiple sub-ranks. It was released the same day as the New 3DS model, and has a bundle with it accordingly.

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** ''Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate'': Nintendo 3DS (2014-2015) - An UpdatedRerelease of [=MH4=] released on February 13th, 2015 internationally. Underwater combat still doesn't make a return, but [=MH4=]'s emphasis on jumping and three-dimensional movement is retained, with the new ability to use the knockback from heavier weapons such as the Hammer and Greatsword as a legitimate means to help launch allies onto monsters. G-Rank was revamped for this game, divided into multiple sub-ranks. Second main series title to hold the record of highest monster count at 98. It was released the same day as the New 3DS model, and has a bundle with it accordingly.



** ''Monster Hunter Frontier'': PC (2007), UsefulNotes/XBox360 (2010), [=PS3=] (2013), Wii U (2013), [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PS Vita]] (2014), currently limited to Japan, China and Korea - An MMO spinoff (earlier simply a PC port of the multiplayer from ''[=MHF2=]'') of sorts that has mostly exclusive monsters. Major updates repeatedly changed the title to (in order): ''Monster Hunter Frontier Forward'', ''Monster Hunter Frontier G'', and ''Monster Hunter Frontier G Genuine''. Also has an exclusive weapon class: the Tonfa.

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** ''Monster Hunter Frontier'': PC (2007), UsefulNotes/XBox360 (2010), [=PS3=] (2013), Wii U (2013), [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PS Vita]] (2014), currently limited to (2014) - Japan, China China, and Korea - only, but region free. An MMO spinoff spin-off (earlier simply a PC port of the multiplayer from ''[=MHF2=]'') of sorts that has mostly exclusive monsters. Major updates repeatedly changed the title to (in order): ''Monster Hunter Frontier Forward'', ''Monster Hunter Frontier G'', and ''Monster Hunter Frontier G Genuine''. Also has an exclusive weapon class: the Tonfa.



** ''Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting'': [[IOSGames iOS]] (2011) - Released internationally for the Apple iPhone.
** ''Monster Hunter Online'': PC - A second ''MH'' MMO in development by Tencent and officially backed by Capcom, using Crytek's [=CryEngine=] 3. Chinese-only, although the game is region free and there is an unofficial English patch. The earliest known version of the game was a leak in 2012 for a version on the PS Vita, but that version was cancelled and what work was done was transferred to the PC version.

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** ''Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting'': [[IOSGames iOS]] (2011) - Released internationally for the Apple iPhone.
iPhone. Still available on the iOS store, but cites compatibility problems with iOS 8.
** ''Monster Hunter Online'': PC - A second ''MH'' MMO in development spin-off developed by Tencent and officially backed by Capcom, using Crytek's [=CryEngine=] 3. Chinese-only, 3 and officially backed by Capcom. China only, although the game is region free and there is an ongoing unofficial English patch. The earliest known version of the game was a leak in 2012 for a version on the PS Vita, but that version was cancelled and what work was done was transferred to the PC version.



** ''Inverted'' for the Rathalos and Rathian the sexually dimorphic Rath Wyverns that were the flagship monsters of the first game -- the male Rathalos focuses much more on flying and fireballs, even having a unique-to-him move that involves gaining lots of altitude and lobbing a series of fireballs at hunters before swooping back down to within swords' reach while the female Rathian tends to rush around,using bites, ground-based fireballs, and tail swings, only occasionally taking flight - mainly to use a [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning backflip tailswipe]] -and never staying in the air for long.

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** ''Inverted'' for the Rathalos and Rathian the sexually dimorphic Rath Wyverns that were the flagship monsters of the first game -- the male Rathalos focuses much more on flying and fireballs, even having a unique-to-him move that involves gaining lots of altitude and lobbing a series of fireballs at hunters before swooping back down to within swords' reach while the female Rathian tends to rush around,using bites, ground-based fireballs, and tail swings, only occasionally taking flight - mainly to use a [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning backflip tailswipe]] -and - and never staying in the air for long.



* HealingSpring: The hot spring in Yukumo Village in ''Portable 3rd'', although it acts more as a "buffing" spring, as it raises your HP and Stamina prior to a quest, as opposed to the canteen PowerUpFood from the rest of the series. This comes full circle in ''4U'', where the relaxing power of the Yukumo hot springs is condensed into the Portable Steam Bomb, a lasting smoke bomb that cures any negative statues on contact and even resets the Frenzy Virus' contamination gauge. While Yukumo Village appears in ''Generations'' proper, the hot spring itself doesn't, although a foot bath spring replaces it.

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* HealingSpring: The hot spring in Yukumo Village in ''Portable 3rd'', although it acts more as a "buffing" spring, as it raises your HP and Stamina prior to a quest, as opposed to the canteen PowerUpFood from the rest of the series. This comes full circle in ''4U'', where the relaxing power of the Yukumo hot springs is condensed into the Portable Steam Bomb, a lasting smoke bomb that cures any negative statues on contact and even resets the Frenzy Virus' contamination gauge. While Yukumo Village appears reappears in ''Generations'' proper, ''Generations'', the hot spring itself doesn't, although a foot bath spring replaces it.



** Many of the first and second generation monsters have a hitbox that is way larger than their bodies. Who could forget Khezu's tail hitting you even when it's several meters high, or Rathalos trampling you when you're in the gap between its feet? The worst offender is probably Plesioth and his infamous [[ThatOneAttack hipcheck]], which can (and will) hit you even if his body doesn't come in contact with yours. Thankfully, Tri mostly fixed this (emphasis on ''mostly''. Almost all monster hit boxes while underwater are ridiculous). Further remedied in Monster Hunter 4 - much to the delight of bowgunners and archers.
** Monster Hunter 4 does have one glaring example in the form of Savage Deviljho's pinning attack. Touching ''any'' part of Deviljho's body as it performs the move will result in a pin, including the lightest brush from the tip of its tail. This also happens to be one of its favorite moves. Hope you packed extra Dung Bombs.
** Again from Monster Hunter 4 there is Brachydios whose hitbox on the head has been greatly increased when compared to past games. This causes problems for those who want to break its fore-limbs since the attacks are more than likely to hit the head instead.

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** Many of the first and second generation monsters have a hitbox that is way larger than their bodies. Who could forget Khezu's tail hitting you even when it's several meters high, or Rathalos trampling you when you're in the gap between its feet? The worst offender is probably Plesioth and his infamous [[ThatOneAttack hipcheck]], which can (and will) hit you even if his body doesn't come in contact with yours. Thankfully, Tri ''Tri'' mostly fixed this (emphasis on ''mostly''. Almost all monster hit boxes while underwater are ridiculous). Further remedied in Monster ''Monster Hunter 4 4'' - much to the delight of bowgunners and archers.
** Monster ''Monster Hunter 4 4'' does have one glaring example in the form of Savage Deviljho's pinning attack. Touching ''any'' part of Deviljho's body as it performs the move will result in a pin, including the lightest brush from the tip of its tail. This also happens to be one of its favorite moves. Hope you packed extra Dung Bombs.
** Again from Monster ''Monster Hunter 4 4'' there is Brachydios whose hitbox on the head has been greatly increased when compared to past games. This causes problems for those who want to break its fore-limbs since the attacks are more than likely to hit the head instead.



* HubCity: One for the story mode quests and one for the multiplayer quests in the [=PS2=] titles. The ''Portable/Freedom'' games stuck with just one village for both, but included a Guild-run Gathering Hall for the multiplayer quests. ''Tri/3 Ultimate'' actually had two multiplayer hubs - Loc Lac City in ''Tri'' and Port Tanzia in ''3 Ultimate''. ''4'' has Val Habar, Harth, Cheeko Sands, and Cathar, while the multiplayer Gathering Hall is in Val Habar. ''4 Ultimate'' adds Dundorma for the extended single player campaign. ''Generations'' revisits the villages from the three ''Portable/Freedom'' games, while adding Bherna Village and the nearby outdoor Hunter's Hub for multiplayer.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot:

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot:RealLifeWritesThePlot: {{Invoked}} a couple of times.



** The May 2013 shutdown of ''Tri's'' Western online servers was written into the game's lore as being the result of a particularly vicious Jhen Mohran attack that managed to utterly demolish Loc Lac City.

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** The May 2013 shutdown of ''Tri's'' Western online servers was written into the game's ''3 Ultimate'''s lore as being the result of a particularly vicious Jhen Mohran attack that managed to utterly demolish Loc Lac City.
27th Jun '16 7:39:34 PM WildCardCourier
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** ''Monster Hunter Freedom Unite'': [=PlayStation=] Portable (2008-2009) and [[IOSGames iOS]] (2014) - An UpdatedRerelease of [=MHF2=], in Japan known as Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, featured a few new monsters and subspecies. Holds the previous record for most monsters in the game at 81. An UpdatedRerelease was eventually released worldwide on the iOS app store, which includes updated graphics and a reworked control scheme, and the addition of later functions such as the Target Cam from ''3 Ultimate'' and online multiplayer.

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** ''Monster Hunter Freedom Unite'': [=PlayStation=] Portable (2008-2009) and [[IOSGames iOS]] (2014) - An UpdatedRerelease of [=MHF2=], in Japan known as Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, featured a few new monsters and subspecies. Holds the previous record for most monsters in the game at 81. An UpdatedRerelease The game was eventually released worldwide on ported to the iOS app store, which includes receiving updated graphics and graphics, a reworked control scheme, and the addition of later functions such as the Target Cam from ''3 Ultimate'' and [=WiFi=]-based online multiplayer.multiplayer. Unfortunately, the iOS port was pulled from the store due to the game being incompatible with iOS 9.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The May 2013 shutdown of ''Tri's'' Western online servers was written into the game's lore as being the result of a particularly vicious Jhen Mohran attack that managed to utterly demolish Loc Lac City.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** For some reason, the PSP port of ''Monster Hunter G'' had the original multiplayer hub, Minegarde Town, cut from the game and added a Gathering Hall to Kokoto Village as a replacement. The in-game explanation is that the road between Kokoto and Minegarde is closed.
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The May 2013 shutdown of ''Tri's'' Western online servers was written into the game's lore as being the result of a particularly vicious Jhen Mohran attack that managed to utterly demolish Loc Lac City.
27th Jun '16 10:00:21 AM WildCardCourier
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* DeveloperForesight:

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* DeveloperForesight:DevelopersForesight:



** The Stink Mask in 3 Ultimate allows the hunter's AI partners to throw Dung Bombs as well, making it incredibly invaluable in situations where a hunter can expect to fight two or more monsters at once; which is most of the time in High-Rank and G-Rank. As a small bonus, the Shakalaka wearing it makes plenty of scatological jokes.

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** The Stink Mask in 3 Ultimate ''3 Ultimate'' allows the hunter's AI partners to throw Dung Bombs as well, making it incredibly invaluable in situations where a hunter can expect to fight two or more monsters at once; which is most of the time in High-Rank and G-Rank. As a small bonus, the Shakalaka wearing it makes plenty of scatological jokes.



* EldritchLocation: The Everwood, the setting of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Expeditions, changes every time you enter. While it would appear that it could be explained by the player simply entering a different area of the Everwood each time, once you hit the postgame, you unlock new locales in the Everwood that fully cement this trope. One moment you could be walking through run-down ruins, the next you're walking through a sandy desert, and then vice versa.

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* EldritchLocation: The Everwood, the setting of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's ''4/4U'''s Expeditions, changes every time you enter. While it would appear that it could be explained by the player simply entering a different area of the Everwood each time, once you hit the postgame, you unlock new locales in the Everwood that fully cement this trope. One moment you could be walking through run-down ruins, the next you're walking through a sandy desert, and then vice versa.



* ExcusePlot: What plot? You're the new hunter in the village, go kill small fry monsters until TheDreaded Elder Dragon shows up, then kill it. The second gen games onward started implementing something of an actual story for each title, with ''4/4U'' actually having a real story campaign.

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* ExcusePlot: What plot? You're the new hunter in the village, go kill small fry monsters until TheDreaded Elder Dragon shows up, then kill it. The second gen games onward started implementing something of an actual story for each title, with ''4/4U'' actually having a real story campaign.storyline.



* HItAndRunTactics: Most ''definitely'' - though gunners and archers are ''especially'' good at kiting monsters.

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* HItAndRunTactics: HitAndRunTactics: Most ''definitely'' - though gunners and archers are ''especially'' good at kiting monsters.
27th Jun '16 9:26:37 AM WildCardCourier
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** ''Monster Hunter'': UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 (2004-2005) - The original. One of the select number of games to utilize the [=PS2=] Online functions. The servers outside Japan were closed on New Years Day 2008, while the Japanese servers closed on July 1, 2011. The international release included the Dual Blades weapon class, which wasn't present in the Japanese version.

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** ''Monster Hunter'': UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 (2004-2005) - The original. One of the a select number of games to utilize the [=PS2=] Online functions. The servers outside Japan were closed on New Years Day 2008, while the Japanese servers closed on July 1, 2011. The international release included the Dual Blades weapon class, which wasn't present in the Japanese version.



** ''Monster Hunter Freedom'': UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable (2005-2006) - A straight port of [=MHG=], known as Monster Hunter Portable in Japan. Removed Minegarde Town as the multiplayer hub in favor of a Gathering Hall in Kokoto Village proper.

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** ''Monster Hunter Freedom'': UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable (2005-2006) - A An almost straight port of [=MHG=], known as Monster Hunter Portable in Japan. Removed Minegarde Town as the multiplayer hub in favor of a Gathering Hall in Kokoto Village proper.



** ''Monster Hunter Freedom 2'': [=PlayStation=] Portable (2007) - A sequel to [=MHF1=], known as Monster Hunter Portable 2nd in Japan, it is separate from [=MH2=]. Uses the same monsters but has different quests and setting.

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** ''Monster Hunter Freedom 2'': [=PlayStation=] Portable (2007) - A sequel to [=MHF1=], known as Monster Hunter Portable 2nd in Japan, it is separate from [=MH2=]. Uses the same monsters as ''2'', but has different quests and setting.is set in a different village.



** ''Monster Hunter 4'': Nintendo 3DS (2013), Japan only - The fourth main game. Introduces two new weapon types (Charge Blade and Insect Glaive), and the addition of more three-dimensional movement and combat, although the underwater combat from ''Tri/3 Ultimate'' is removed again. The game has more of an emphasis on adventuring and story progression, featuring an actual story and the ability to travel between four different villages. Item management has been changed some: blademasters and gunners now share the same item pouch (24 regular slots and 8 "gunner" slots for bowgun ammo and/or arrow coatings), the Field Pouch system from ''Portable 3rd'' returns, and custom "My Sets" are changed to include items as well as armor. The game has online play implemented without the need for additional hardware or software. Also implemented is a quest maker, from which the player can upload Guild Quests for other players to complete. Taking the place of ''Tri'''s Free Hunts are Expeditions, which occur in the Everwood, a unique area that is completely randomized every time it is entered.

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** ''Monster Hunter 4'': Nintendo 3DS (2013), Japan only - The fourth main game. Introduces two new weapon types (Charge Blade and Insect Glaive), and the addition of more three-dimensional movement and combat, although the underwater combat from ''Tri/3 Ultimate'' is removed again. The game has more of an emphasis on adventuring and story progression, featuring an actual story and the ability to travel between four different villages. Item management has been changed some: blademasters and gunners now share hunters have both the same regular item pouch (24 regular slots and 8 "gunner" slots for bowgun ammo and/or arrow coatings), the gunner's ammo/coating pouch regardless of whether they're a blademaster or gunner, the Field Pouch system from ''Portable 3rd'' returns, and custom "My Sets" are changed to include items item sets as well as armor.equipment sets. The game has online play implemented without the need for additional hardware or software. Also implemented is a quest maker, from which the player can upload Guild Quests for other players to complete. Taking the place of ''Tri'''s Free Hunts are Expeditions, which occur in the Everwood, a unique area that is completely randomized every time it is entered.



** ''Monster Hunter Online'': PC - A second ''MH'' MMO in development by Tencent and officially backed by Capcom, using Crytek's [=CryEngine=] 3. Currently Chinese-only, although the game is region free and there is an unofficial English patch. The earliest known version of the game was a leak in 2012 for a version on the PS Vita, but that version was cancelled and what work was done was transferred to the PC version.

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** ''Monster Hunter Online'': PC - A second ''MH'' MMO in development by Tencent and officially backed by Capcom, using Crytek's [=CryEngine=] 3. Currently Chinese-only, although the game is region free and there is an unofficial English patch. The earliest known version of the game was a leak in 2012 for a version on the PS Vita, but that version was cancelled and what work was done was transferred to the PC version.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:DeveloperForesight:



* DubInducedPlotHole: Both the third and fourth generations feature UpdatedRereleases of their respective main games with G rank quests added on. These games are ''Monster Hunter 3G'' and ''4G'' in Japan, but the international releases changed the subtitle to ''Ultimate'' while still calling it the G rank.

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* DubInducedPlotHole: Both the third and fourth generations feature UpdatedRereleases {{Updated Rerelease}}s of their respective main games with G rank quests added on. These games are ''Monster Hunter 3G'' and ''4G'' in Japan, but the international releases changed the subtitle to ''Ultimate'' while still calling it the G rank.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The [=PS2=] games used the right analog stick to make attacks, rather than the face buttons like in the portable games.



* ExcusePlot: What plot? You're the new hunter in the village, go kill small fry monsters until TheDreaded Elder Dragon shows up, then kill it. The second gen games onward started implementing something of an actual story for each title, with ''4/4U'' actually having a real story campaign.



* RichesToRags: The Uppity Instructor in 3 Ultimate. After bragging about his wealth for much of the game and [[JerkAss insulting the hunter at every turn]], [[LaserGuidedKarma he loses it all on a trading deal gone bad.]] At one point, he admits that he was rooting through garbage cans in order to feed himself. [[spoiler: He eventually returns to hunting for a living after being inspired by the hunter saving Port Tanzia from the Dire Miralis.]]

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* RichesToRags: The Uppity Instructor in 3 Ultimate.''3 Ultimate''. After bragging about his wealth for much of the game and [[JerkAss insulting the hunter at every turn]], [[LaserGuidedKarma he loses it all on a trading deal gone bad.]] At one point, he admits that he was rooting through garbage cans in order to feed himself. [[spoiler: He eventually returns to hunting for a living after being inspired by the hunter saving Port Tanzia from the Dire Miralis.]]



** The Felynes are 2-foot tall, anthropomorphic Siamese cats with the cutest meow ever, speak in [[GratuitousEnglish gratuitous catspeak]] with words like 'purretty' and 'beclaws,' and do a little dance around you when you hold a torch up! ''Tri'' adds a Felyne chef who says things like "meown ami".

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** The Felynes are 2-foot 3-foot tall, anthropomorphic Siamese cats with the cutest meow ever, speak in [[GratuitousEnglish gratuitous catspeak]] with words like 'purretty' and 'beclaws,' and do a little dance around you when you hold a torch up! ''Tri'' adds a Felyne chef who says things like "meown ami".



* ThatCameOutWrong: Several characters will utter embarassing {{Non Sequitur}}s from time to time, but the Gathering Hall Shopmistress in ''4U'' is this trope incarnate due to her nervousness, up to and including ''mistakenly saying [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "Boyguns"]] instead of Bowguns''.

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* ThatCameOutWrong: Several characters will utter embarassing embarrassing {{Non Sequitur}}s from time to time, but the Gathering Hall Shopmistress in ''4U'' is this trope incarnate due to her nervousness, up to and including ''mistakenly saying [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "Boyguns"]] instead of Bowguns''.



** A couple of the lances in Unite.

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** A couple of the lances in Unite.''Unite''.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfBlsBSFUaw The -dromes]] from recent MHF updates. While still [[KingMook King Mooks]], they get significant attack pattern changes, making them more threatening than just being health-buffed versions of their subordinates.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfBlsBSFUaw The -dromes]] from recent MHF updates. While still [[KingMook King Mooks]], {{King Mook}}s, they get significant attack pattern changes, making them more threatening than just being health-buffed versions of their subordinates.
27th Jun '16 6:15:17 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance:
** ''Do not'' hit a player who has mounted a monster. Doing so has a chance to knock them off, resulting in a very irritated player and a wasted opportunity to beat up the monster while it's down. Oh, and do not hit the monster too, because making it flinch, knocking it down, paralyzing it or putting it to sleep will also shake off the rider. This is why many players set their automatic "mounted a monster" message to the tune of "Don't attack!" ''Generations'' averts this completely by reworking the mounting mechanics so that attacking a monster being mounted actually ''benefits'' the Hunter mounting it by increasing the mount gauge.
** Trying to ambush a sleeping monster for the damage boost with Barrel Bomb L's and L+'s or charged attacks like the Great Sword's charged slash and the Charge Blade's Super AED can quickly lead to this if you're hunting with random players online, or even online friends without a third-party communication tool to get around being limited to chat macros for communication. Savvy players may pick up on what you're doing and leave you and the monster alone, or better yet put down their own Barrel Bombs to pile on the damage, but most players will simply whack the monster at the first opportunity no matter how weak their attack is, wasting a massive damage opportunity and potentially ending up on the wrong side of an etiquette lecture upon returning to the lobby.
26th Jun '16 10:37:36 PM WildCardCourier
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** ''Monster Hunter Freedom'': UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable (2005-2006) - A straight port of [=MHG=], known as Monster Hunter Portable in Japan.

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** ''Monster Hunter Freedom'': UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable (2005-2006) - A straight port of [=MHG=], known as Monster Hunter Portable in Japan. Removed Minegarde Town as the multiplayer hub in favor of a Gathering Hall in Kokoto Village proper.



** The female Guild receptionists encountered in the games actually have real names despite the prevailing EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep policy, as revealed in [[http://wikiwiki.jp/nenaiko/?%C5%D0%BE%EC%BF%CD%CA%AA%2F%A5%AE%A5%EB%A5%C9%A5%AC%A1%BC%A5%EB%A5%BA this Japanese wiki]] (name translations can be found at [[http://www.reddit.com/r/MonsterHunter/comments/30cajp/newbie_doodle_here_guildmarm_is_amazing_were_the/ this subreddit thread]]).
** A good amount of backstory for the Monster Hunter world has been revealed in Japan-only artbooks and interviews. Stuff like the origins of the Wyverians, why the humans are able to accomplish the superhuman feats they can, what exactly the Dragon element is, and the ecology for the Elder Dragons.

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** The female Guild receptionists encountered in the games actually have real names despite the prevailing EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep policy, as revealed in on [[http://wikiwiki.jp/nenaiko/?%C5%D0%BE%EC%BF%CD%CA%AA%2F%A5%AE%A5%EB%A5%C9%A5%AC%A1%BC%A5%EB%A5%BA jp/nenaiko/?FrontPage this Japanese wiki]] (name translations can be found at [[http://www.reddit.com/r/MonsterHunter/comments/30cajp/newbie_doodle_here_guildmarm_is_amazing_were_the/ this subreddit thread]]).
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** A good amount of backstory for the Monster Hunter world has been revealed in Japan-only artbooks and interviews. Stuff like the origins of the Wyverians, why the humans are able to accomplish the superhuman feats they can, what exactly the Dragon element is, and the ecology for the Elder Dragons.



** The fourth DLC Episodic Quest features the Guild Sweethearts from Port Tanzia, Jumbo Village and Minegarde having you go on quests to gather various items from monsters so they can compare the sizes of their "you-know-whats". Said you-know-whats ends up being footcorns."

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** The fourth DLC Episodic Quest features the Guild Sweethearts from Port Tanzia, Jumbo Village and Minegarde having you go on quests to gather various items from monsters so they can compare the sizes of their "you-know-whats". Said you-know-whats ends up being footcorns."



* HealingSpring: The hot spring in Yukumo Village in ''Portable 3rd'', although it acts more as a "buffing" spring, as it raises your HP and Stamina prior to a quest, as opposed to PowerUpFood. This comes full circle in ''4U'', where the relaxing power of the Yukumo hot springs is condensed into the Portable Steam Bomb, a lasting smoke bomb that cures any negative statues on contact and even resets the Frenzy Virus' contamination gauge.

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* HealingSpring: The hot spring in Yukumo Village in ''Portable 3rd'', although it acts more as a "buffing" spring, as it raises your HP and Stamina prior to a quest, as opposed to PowerUpFood.the canteen PowerUpFood from the rest of the series. This comes full circle in ''4U'', where the relaxing power of the Yukumo hot springs is condensed into the Portable Steam Bomb, a lasting smoke bomb that cures any negative statues on contact and even resets the Frenzy Virus' contamination gauge. While Yukumo Village appears in ''Generations'' proper, the hot spring itself doesn't, although a foot bath spring replaces it.
24th Jun '16 6:55:57 AM MJTrooper
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** ''Monster Hunter Generations'': Nintendo 3DS (2015-2016) - Titled ''Monster Hunter X (Cross)'' in Japan, ''Generations'' is a spinoff that acts as a [[MeaningfulName crossover]]-esque game celebrating the [[MeaningfulName history]] of the series. Brings back the same weapon selection as ''4'' and retains its newfound emphasis on three-dimensional combat, but removes Frenzied and Apex Monsters. Monsters that didn't make the cut in 4th Gen, such as Plesioth and the Leviathan class, return alongside newer 4th Gen monsters and four new flagship monsters collectively known as the "Elite Four". Introduces Hunter Arts, powerful {{Limit Break}}s, and Hunting Styles, a CharacterClassSystem that augments a Hunter's abilities in exchange for certain weapon moves. Introduces Prowler Mode, where players take control of the SeriesMascot, the Felynes, and hunt alongside other Felynes or regular Hunters. Currently holds the highest monster count of the main series at 105. Releasing with a themed New 3DS model in both the US and Europe, with the blue US version being just the system while the red European version comes with the game pre-installed.

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** ''Monster Hunter Generations'': Nintendo 3DS (2015-2016) - Titled ''Monster Hunter X (Cross)'' in Japan, ''Generations'' is a spinoff that acts as a [[MeaningfulName crossover]]-esque game celebrating the [[MeaningfulName history]] of the series. Brings back the same weapon selection as ''4'' and retains its newfound emphasis on three-dimensional combat, but removes Frenzied and Apex Monsters. Monsters that didn't make the cut in 4th Gen, such as Plesioth and the Leviathan class, return alongside newer 4th Gen monsters and four new flagship monsters collectively known as the "Elite "Fated Four". Introduces Hunter Arts, powerful {{Limit Break}}s, and Hunting Styles, a CharacterClassSystem that augments a Hunter's abilities in exchange for certain weapon moves. Introduces Prowler Mode, where players take control of the SeriesMascot, the Felynes, and hunt alongside other Felynes or regular Hunters. Currently holds the highest monster count of the main series at 105. Releasing with a themed New 3DS model in both the US and Europe, with the blue US version being just the system while the red European version comes with the game pre-installed.
24th Jun '16 5:45:43 AM WildCardCourier
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** ''Monster Hunter'': UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 (2004-2005) - The original. One of the number of games to utilize the [=PS2=] Online functions. The servers outside Japan were closed at the end of 2007, with the Japanese servers closing on July 1, 2011. Funnily enough, the release ''outside'' of Japan was a minor UpdatedRerelease: the Dual Blades weapon class wasn't present in the original Japanese version.

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** ''Monster Hunter'': UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 (2004-2005) - The original. One of the select number of games to utilize the [=PS2=] Online functions. The servers outside Japan were closed at the end of 2007, with on New Years Day 2008, while the Japanese servers closing closed on July 1, 2011. Funnily enough, the The international release ''outside'' of Japan was a minor UpdatedRerelease: included the Dual Blades weapon class class, which wasn't present in the original Japanese version.



** ''Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate'': Nintendo 3DS (2014-2015) - An UpdatedRerelease of [=MH4=] released on February 13th, 2015 internationally. Underwater combat still doesn't return, but [=MH4=]'s emphasis on jumping and three-dimensional movement is retained, with the new ability to use the knockback from heavier weapons such as the Hammer and Greatsword as a legitimate means to help launch allies onto monsters. G-Rank was revamped for this game, divided into multiple sub-ranks. It was released the same day as the New 3DS model, and has a bundle with it accordingly.

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** ''Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate'': Nintendo 3DS (2014-2015) - An UpdatedRerelease of [=MH4=] released on February 13th, 2015 internationally. Underwater combat still doesn't make a return, but [=MH4=]'s emphasis on jumping and three-dimensional movement is retained, with the new ability to use the knockback from heavier weapons such as the Hammer and Greatsword as a legitimate means to help launch allies onto monsters. G-Rank was revamped for this game, divided into multiple sub-ranks. It was released the same day as the New 3DS model, and has a bundle with it accordingly.accordingly.
** ''Monster Hunter Generations'': Nintendo 3DS (2015-2016) - Titled ''Monster Hunter X (Cross)'' in Japan, ''Generations'' is a spinoff that acts as a [[MeaningfulName crossover]]-esque game celebrating the [[MeaningfulName history]] of the series. Brings back the same weapon selection as ''4'' and retains its newfound emphasis on three-dimensional combat, but removes Frenzied and Apex Monsters. Monsters that didn't make the cut in 4th Gen, such as Plesioth and the Leviathan class, return alongside newer 4th Gen monsters and four new flagship monsters collectively known as the "Elite Four". Introduces Hunter Arts, powerful {{Limit Break}}s, and Hunting Styles, a CharacterClassSystem that augments a Hunter's abilities in exchange for certain weapon moves. Introduces Prowler Mode, where players take control of the SeriesMascot, the Felynes, and hunt alongside other Felynes or regular Hunters. Currently holds the highest monster count of the main series at 105. Releasing with a themed New 3DS model in both the US and Europe, with the blue US version being just the system while the red European version comes with the game pre-installed.



** ''Monster Hunter Diaries'' series: PSP, mobile phones, 3DS. Japan-only spin-offs focused solely on Felynes.



** ''Monster Hunter Online'': PC - A second ''MH'' MMO in development by Tencent and officially backed by Capcom, using Crytek's [=CryEngine=] 3. Currently in beta in China. Crytek initially announced an international release, but the announcement was pulled. Due to developer Tencent being a Chinese company, it is possible that it may be Chinese only, or at least released in China first. The earliest known version of the game was a leak in 2012 for a version on the PS Vita, but that version was cancelled and what work was done was transferred to the PC version.

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** ''Monster Hunter Online'': PC - A second ''MH'' MMO in development by Tencent and officially backed by Capcom, using Crytek's [=CryEngine=] 3. Currently in beta in China. Crytek initially announced an international release, but Chinese-only, although the announcement was pulled. Due to developer Tencent being a Chinese company, it game is possible that it may be Chinese only, or at least released in China first.region free and there is an unofficial English patch. The earliest known version of the game was a leak in 2012 for a version on the PS Vita, but that version was cancelled and what work was done was transferred to the PC version.



** ''Monster Hunter Generations'': Nintendo 3DS (2015-2016) - Titled ''Monster Hunter X (Cross)'' in Japan, ''Generations'' is a spinoff that acts as a [[MeaningfulName crossover]]-esque game celebrating the [[MeaningfulName history]] of the series. Brings back the same weapon selection as ''4'' and retains its newfound emphasis on three-dimensional combat, but removes Frenzied and Apex Monsters. Monsters that didn't make the cut in 4th Gen, such as Plesioth and the Leviathan class, return alongside newer 4th Gen monsters and four new flagship monsters collectively known as the "Elite Four". Introduces Hunter Arts, powerful {{Limit Break}}s, and Hunting Styles, a CharacterClassSystem that augments a Hunter's abilities in exchange for certain weapon moves. Introduces Prowler Mode, where players take control of the SeriesMascot, the Felynes, and hunt alongside other Felynes or regular Hunters. Currently holds the highest monster count of the main series at 105.

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** ''Monster Hunter Generations'': Nintendo 3DS (2015-2016) - Titled ''Monster Hunter X (Cross)'' in Japan, ''Generations'' is a spinoff that acts as a [[MeaningfulName crossover]]-esque game celebrating the [[MeaningfulName history]] of the series. Brings back the same weapon selection as ''4'' and retains its newfound emphasis on three-dimensional combat, but removes Frenzied and Apex Monsters. Monsters that didn't make the cut in 4th Gen, such as Plesioth and the Leviathan class, return alongside newer 4th Gen monsters and four new flagship monsters collectively known as the "Elite Four". Introduces Hunter Arts, powerful {{Limit Break}}s, and Hunting Styles, a CharacterClassSystem that augments a Hunter's abilities in exchange for certain weapon moves. Introduces Prowler Mode, where players take control of the SeriesMascot, the Felynes, and hunt alongside other Felynes or regular Hunters. Currently holds the highest monster count of the main series at 105.



** Hunting parties have a limit of up to four people. It was mainly a gameplay decision, as Large Monsters and Elder Dragons are balanced around being beatable by a 1-4 person team.



* RankInflation: In earlier games, Hunter Rank tops out at single-digits, but later games increase the HR cap to double and eventually triple digits. In fact, starting in ''3 Ultimate'', once you reach G-rank, the limit on your HR is removed and you can start earning HR points instead of having to clear Urgent Quests to rank up. However, your HR points don't start from zero the moment your limit is removed, they've been building up ''throughout the entire game'', so it is not uncommon for a player who has just completed High Rank in Tanzia / Gathering Hall quests to suddenly jump from HR 7 to ''at least'' HR 50, depending on how many quests they've done to that point. A common occurance in ''4 Ultimate''[='=]s online multiplayer is lobbies full of players with at least HR 100, even in lobbies not set in the Elder Hall.

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* RankInflation: In earlier games, Hunter Rank tops out at single-digits, but later games increase the HR cap to double and eventually triple digits. In fact, starting in ''3 Ultimate'', once you reach G-rank, the limit on your HR is removed and you can start earning HR points instead of having to clear Urgent Quests to rank up. However, your HR points don't start from zero the moment your limit is removed, they've been building up ''throughout the entire game'', so it is not uncommon for a player who has just completed High Rank in Tanzia / Gathering Hall quests to suddenly jump from HR 7 to ''at least'' HR 50, depending on how many quests they've done to that point. A common occurance occurrence in ''4 Ultimate''[='=]s online multiplayer is lobbies full of players with at least HR 100, even in lobbies not set in the Elder Hall.
15th Jun '16 2:16:19 PM MyFinalEdits
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* EscortMission: Averted in Monster Hunter 4. While there is a mission in which you are escorting 2 badly-injured members of the Ace Hunters, monsters focus on you, and even if a monster should catch them in the arc of an attack, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation they're immune to damage]].

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* EscortMission: Averted Downplayed in Monster Hunter 4. While there is a mission in which you are escorting 2 badly-injured members of the Ace Hunters, monsters focus on you, and even if a monster should catch them in the arc of an attack, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation they're immune to damage]].



** Though not acknowledged in-game, other sources show 3U's Guild Sweetheart is named Aisha and 4U's Guildmarm is named Sophia.
15th Jun '16 1:26:57 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** In ''Generations'', hitting a monster while it's mounted no longer carries a chance of knocking the mounting player off.
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