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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
The Dark Souls of the 3DS
by Peter Willington 18/3/2013
Product: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Publisher: Capcom
Format: 3DS
Genre: Action, RPG
Players: 1-4
Networking: wireless (adhoc)
Version: Europe
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on 3DS has all of the hallmarks of its PSP predecessors: the same playing mechanics, the same esoterica, and the same productivity-destroying gameplay.

But it arrives in a new context. Thanks to the recent success of hardcore games like Dark Souls and this game's ties to the WiiU version, we get the feeling that Monster Hunter is on the verge of blowing up big.

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It's about hunting monsters, obviously. But it's not all hunting: you're also asked by the populace of the village - which is your central hub for missions - to gather items and fulfil other requests. ...
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Summary
What Monster Hunter lacks in communication, it more than makes up for in quantity and quality of content
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 6
Value: 10
Innovation: 8
Overall: 7
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