Monster Hunter: World – One Month In, Are We Still Playing?

Monster Hunter World

In short, yes we are.

I’ve been playing Monster Hunter: World since release and have been playing consistently every single day. Part of that has to do with the fact that there seems to be so much to do in this game, even after completing the “story.” There are tons of quests to complete on your way to the rank 14 soft cap and plenty of quests after that. Side quests are also plenty and usually grant special items so you’ll want to do those too.

New players to the series will find that a lot of the game is pretty grindy where you’re going to have to fight the same monsters over and over again but on the upside, at least you know that doing so will help you gain materials for that armor of weapon you really want. Yes there is RNG involved, but not to the extent of something like Destiny 2 where you could go your entire time without ever getting that gun you want.

My favorite part of the game however is playing it with my buddies online. Whether it be helping them out or them helping me, it’s always fun hunting together. I think the main thing here is that each hunt feels different. With Destiny 2 for instance, most of the missions feel very scripted and you’re basically doing the same thing over and over again. On the other hand, with Monster Hunter: World, monsters will sometimes do really unpredictable things and it’s not uncommon for something to happen that you’ve never seen happen before. Like for instance when a Teostra interrupted a Nergigante fight. I didn’t think that could happen. I’m not going to lie when I say that I learn something new pretty much every night.

The “End Game” so far has been very satisfying. There’s always a sense of accomplishment beating that difficult monster and an even greater feeling when you get those rare drops you need. This is a game where I can drop in real quick for a hunt or stay on for hours with a group. Not only that, Capcom keeps inserting limited time quests that reward interesting gear such as the Ryu armor (Street Fighter) and now the Aloy armor (Horizon Zero Dawn).

Right now I’m at the 3rd soft cap of 49 so I’m hoping to beat that tempered Kirin soon so I can continue on my merry way to HR100+. Needless to say, I don’t think I’ll be tired of this game any time soon.

If you’re playing Monster Hunter: World, has your experience been with it so far? Let me know in the comments below!


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