History YMMV / MonsterHunter

19th Jun '17 2:59:12 PM SonicGamer07
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** Najarala's annoying attack where it shoots scales at you that resonate and explode when it roars may seem like a completely new attack to get used to... Unless you played ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', where Gear Rex (who preceded Najarala as a 3rd Gen monster) utilized the exact same move against Big Boss.

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** Najarala's annoying scales attack where it shoots scales at you that resonate and explode when it roars may seem like a completely new is actually very similar to an attack to get used to... Unless you played ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', where by the Brute Wyvern Gear Rex (who preceded Najarala as a 3rd Gen monster) utilized the exact same move against Big Boss.in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''[='=]s ''Monster Hunter'' {{Crossover}} missions.
18th Jun '17 5:34:37 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Khezu's Theme [[labelnote:Explanation]]Khezu's "theme" is... [[NothingIsScarier no music at all]]. This leads to extended music videos consisting of no sound, or jokes that Khezu's theme plays at a time code after the video ends or when you click the pause button.[[/labelnote]]

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** Khezu's Theme [[labelnote:Explanation]]Khezu's "theme" is... [[NothingIsScarier no music at all]]. This leads to extended music videos consisting of no sound, or jokes that Khezu's theme plays at a time code after the video ends or when you click the pause button. Others joke that it's a JimmyHartVersion of [[Music/JohnCage "4'33""]].[[/labelnote]]
18th Jun '17 1:37:10 AM SonicGamer07
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** The series is a blockbuster hit in Japan, and new games have been known to boost sales of the consoles they're on, but in the United States, the games are {{Cult Classic}}s at best; detractors cite the lack of visible monster {{Life Meter}}s, auto-targeting, slightly sub par graphics and heavy grinding as turn-offs to the series. The fact that the servers for the Western versions close ''years'' before their Japan-region counterparts speaks for itself. Additionally, while the portability of many games is touted as a major strength amongst Japanese players, Western players feel that they would enjoy the games much more if Capcom released more of them on consoles. The early portable games having no online mode does no favors to players outside of Japan due to the series not having household-name status and therefore making it harder for players to find and meet up with fellow players to do multiplayer quests, which means most players not in Japan have to do the multiplayer quests themselves, enemy HP boost and all; on top of that, Western gamers just prefer console gaming over handheld gaming overall, which doesn't help this series' case as it has been handheld-exclusive since the Wii U port of ''3 Ultimate''. This can leave Westerners surprised that it's [[CashCowFranchise Capcom's third best-selling franchise]], outselling even ''Franchise/MegaMan''. This started changing after ''Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate'' sold out, [[http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/03/the_nintendo_3ds_was_north_americas_best-selling_hardware_platform_in_february selling a solid 290,000 copies in its first month]], but it's still far from the CashCowFranchise that it is in Japan.

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** The series is a blockbuster hit in Japan, and [[KillerApp new games have been known to boost sales of the consoles they're on, on]], but in the United States, the games are {{Cult Classic}}s at best; detractors cite the lack of visible monster {{Life Meter}}s, auto-targeting, slightly sub par graphics and heavy grinding as turn-offs to the series. The fact that the servers for the Western versions close ''years'' before their Japan-region counterparts speaks for itself. Additionally, while the portability of many games is touted as a major strength amongst Japanese players, Western players feel that they would enjoy the games much more if Capcom released more of them on consoles. The early portable games having no online mode does no favors to players outside of Japan due to the series not having household-name status and therefore making it harder for players to find and meet up with fellow players to do multiplayer quests, which means most players not in Japan have to do the multiplayer quests themselves, enemy HP boost and all; on top of that, Western gamers just prefer console gaming over handheld gaming overall, which doesn't help this series' case as it has been handheld-exclusive since the Wii U port of ''3 Ultimate''. This can leave Westerners surprised that it's [[CashCowFranchise Capcom's third best-selling franchise]], outselling even ''Franchise/MegaMan''. This started changing after ''Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate'' sold out, [[http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/03/the_nintendo_3ds_was_north_americas_best-selling_hardware_platform_in_february selling a solid 290,000 copies in its first month]], but it's still far from the CashCowFranchise that it is in Japan.
18th Jun '17 1:33:58 AM SonicGamer07
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* NewbieBoom: The pitch for ''World'' as a big AAA title for the Xbox One, [=PS4=] and PC seemed to work for Capcom, as following its reveal trailer at [=E3=], there was a sudden spike in Western interest in the franchise, many of whom had never heard of ''Monster Hunter'' prior and were intrigued by the trailer for ''World''.
15th Jun '17 5:45:59 PM MJTrooper
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** ''World'' deviating from traditional ''[=MonHun=]'' fare even moreso than ''Generations'', especially with its focus on open-world gameplay, has caused quite a stir from series traditionalists. Coupled with the high likelihood (though not outright confirmation) that ''XX'' may [[NoExportForYou not be leaving Japan]], fans feel like Capcom is trying to market a totally different game as ''Monster Hunter'' to the West in an attempt to appeal to [[ValuesDissonance what Westerners consider a good game]]. It doesn't help that it's the first ''Monster Hunter'' game in a while to be released on non-Nintendo platforms.

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** ''World'' deviating from traditional ''[=MonHun=]'' fare even moreso than ''Generations'', especially with its focus on open-world gameplay, has caused quite a stir from series traditionalists. Coupled with the high likelihood (though not outright confirmation) that ''XX'' may [[NoExportForYou not be leaving Japan]], fans feel like Capcom is trying to market a totally different game as ''Monster Hunter'' to the West in an attempt to appeal to [[ValuesDissonance what Westerners consider a good game]]. It doesn't help that it's the first ''Monster Hunter'' game in a while to not be released on non-Nintendo Nintendo platforms.
15th Jun '17 3:35:37 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''World'' deviating from traditional ''[=MonHun=]'' fare even moreso than ''Generations'', especially with its focus on open-world gameplay, has caused quite a stir from series traditionalists. Coupled with the high likelihood (though not outright confirmation) that ''XX'' may [[NoExportForYou not be leaving Japan]], fans feel like Capcom is trying to market a totally different game as ''Monster Hunter'' to the West in an attempt to appeal to [[ValuesDissonance what Westerners consider a good game]]. It doesn't help that it's the first ''Monster Hunter'' game in a while to be released on non-Nintendo platforms, meaning that those who started with ''3 Ultimate'' or later will have to get a new console or a gaming-class PC to play it if they don't have either already.

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** ''World'' deviating from traditional ''[=MonHun=]'' fare even moreso than ''Generations'', especially with its focus on open-world gameplay, has caused quite a stir from series traditionalists. Coupled with the high likelihood (though not outright confirmation) that ''XX'' may [[NoExportForYou not be leaving Japan]], fans feel like Capcom is trying to market a totally different game as ''Monster Hunter'' to the West in an attempt to appeal to [[ValuesDissonance what Westerners consider a good game]]. It doesn't help that it's the first ''Monster Hunter'' game in a while to be released on non-Nintendo platforms, meaning that those who started with ''3 Ultimate'' or later will have to get a new console or a gaming-class PC to play it if they don't have either already.platforms.
15th Jun '17 3:35:16 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''World'' deviating from traditional ''[=MonHun=]'' fare even moreso than ''Generations'', especially with its focus on open-world gameplay, has caused quite a stir from series traditionalists. Coupled with the high likelihood (though not outright confirmation) that ''XX'' may [[NoExportForYou not be leaving Japan]], fans feel like Capcom is trying to market a totally different game as ''Monster Hunter'' to the West in an attempt to appeal to [[ValuesDissonance what Westerners consider a good game]].

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** ''World'' deviating from traditional ''[=MonHun=]'' fare even moreso than ''Generations'', especially with its focus on open-world gameplay, has caused quite a stir from series traditionalists. Coupled with the high likelihood (though not outright confirmation) that ''XX'' may [[NoExportForYou not be leaving Japan]], fans feel like Capcom is trying to market a totally different game as ''Monster Hunter'' to the West in an attempt to appeal to [[ValuesDissonance what Westerners consider a good game]]. It doesn't help that it's the first ''Monster Hunter'' game in a while to be released on non-Nintendo platforms, meaning that those who started with ''3 Ultimate'' or later will have to get a new console or a gaming-class PC to play it if they don't have either already.
15th Jun '17 3:33:50 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''World'' deviating from traditional ''[=MonHun=]'' fare even moreso than ''Generations'', especially with its focus on open-world gameplay, has caused quite a stir from series traditionalists. Coupled with the high likelihood (though not outright confirmation) that ''XX'' may [[NoExportForYou not be leaving Japan]], fans feel like Capcom is trying to market a totally different game as ''Monster Hunter''.

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** ''World'' deviating from traditional ''[=MonHun=]'' fare even moreso than ''Generations'', especially with its focus on open-world gameplay, has caused quite a stir from series traditionalists. Coupled with the high likelihood (though not outright confirmation) that ''XX'' may [[NoExportForYou not be leaving Japan]], fans feel like Capcom is trying to market a totally different game as ''Monster Hunter''.Hunter'' to the West in an attempt to appeal to [[ValuesDissonance what Westerners consider a good game]].
15th Jun '17 3:27:47 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''Worlds'' pretty much split the fanbase from the very second it was unveiled, from the apparent emphasis on open-world exploration to the game being designed to cater to Western audiences rather than its native one to the game being on non-Nintendo platforms instead for the first time in many years.

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** ''Worlds'' ''World'' pretty much split the fanbase from the very second it was unveiled, from the apparent emphasis on open-world exploration to the game being designed to cater to Western audiences rather than its native one to the game being on non-Nintendo platforms instead for the first time in many years.



** ''Worlds'' deviating from traditional ''[=MonHun=]'' fare even moreso than ''Generations'', especially with its focus on open-world gameplay, has caused quite a stir from series traditionalists. Coupled with the high likelihood (though not outright confirmation) that ''XX'' may [[NoExportForYou not be leaving Japan]], fans feel like Capcom is trying to market a totally different game as ''Monster Hunter''.

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** ''Worlds'' ''World'' deviating from traditional ''[=MonHun=]'' fare even moreso than ''Generations'', especially with its focus on open-world gameplay, has caused quite a stir from series traditionalists. Coupled with the high likelihood (though not outright confirmation) that ''XX'' may [[NoExportForYou not be leaving Japan]], fans feel like Capcom is trying to market a totally different game as ''Monster Hunter''.
15th Jun '17 3:27:26 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Some older fans of Monster Hunter tend to feel this way about the gameplay additions in newer titles. Swimming and the new monsters in ''3'', elevation and Frenzy / Apex status in ''4'', Hunting Arts / Styles and the revamped weapon upgrading in ''Gen'', the changes to the weapon mechanics over time... no change is safe from criticism, be it valid or otherwise.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
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Some older fans of Monster Hunter tend to feel this way about the gameplay additions in newer titles. Swimming and the new monsters in ''3'', elevation and Frenzy / Apex status in ''4'', Hunting Arts / Styles and the revamped weapon upgrading in ''Gen'', the changes to the weapon mechanics over time... no change is safe from criticism, be it valid or otherwise.otherwise.
** ''Worlds'' deviating from traditional ''[=MonHun=]'' fare even moreso than ''Generations'', especially with its focus on open-world gameplay, has caused quite a stir from series traditionalists. Coupled with the high likelihood (though not outright confirmation) that ''XX'' may [[NoExportForYou not be leaving Japan]], fans feel like Capcom is trying to market a totally different game as ''Monster Hunter''.
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