Monster Hunter is an action-RPG that has been around the gaming scene for quite a few years now. The games follow a set framework: there is a team of researchers and scientists in a remote area studying newly discovered animal life. However, rather than viewing them from afar and trying to study their behaviour and mannerisms, researchers (the players themselves) will be required to hunt these monsters in order to significantly weaken them to capture them or allow them to meet their untimely demise so further research can be conducted on their physical being to gain insight into the biological nature of the monsters. By literally hunting the monsters, players will be able to upgrade their items, weapons, and armour in order to take on larger and more devastating creatures. It's certainly not a unique concept in the gaming world, but Monster Hunter: World feels quite different to other games that bear a similar resemblance.
There are 14 weapons in total that players will be able to use and each weapon provides a substantially different gameplay experience. Players will be able to choose from the standard sword and shield type arsenal through to more unique oddities that will likely keep players guessing in order to determine just how to use them. Fortunately, there's very little learning curve involved in playing Monster Hunter: World and players will be able to jump straight into the action after coming to grips with the very basic commands and movement patterns that their characters will follow.
The game on the surface might seem to be rather superficial, but World offers a depth that's second to none. There have been rather obscure ideas when it comes to harvesting materials from monsters and how those materials can be put to use. Some of them are just entirely too far-fetched to have any real mainstream appeal in realism, but the story that's on offer is one that founded on excellent storytelling and effective linear progression within the game. While some ideas might seem a bit out there, players will soon come to realize that they add to the game rather than take away from it. It does make for an excellent experience as a whole and creates a unique story never before seen in the gaming world.
Monster Hunter: World holds critical acclaim around the world having a near perfect score from reviews on Metacritic. It is also an award-winning game having won the Best RPG Game of 2018 from Gamers' Choice Awards and the Best Cooperative Game of 2018 at the Golden Joystick Awards. Those who enjoy an immersive experience would certainly do well to add Monster Hunter: World to their gaming library as it offers exceptional replay value with a seemingly endless supply of items to craft from the monsters being researched. Finding new ways of capturing them using different pieces of equipment adds another level of dimension to the fun, too.