Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Capcom

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
81
Top Critic Average
88%
Critics Recommend
Based on 93 critic reviews
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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

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Based on 93 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 93 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJul 9, 2021
PCJul 9, 2021

Publisher: Capcom

Genres: Adventure, RPG

HATCH, RAISE AND BATTLE ALONGSIDE MONSTERS Soar into an epic adventure with Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin! Explore vibrant landscapes, bond with Monsties and face off in thrilling turn-based battles in this exciting RPG set in the Monster Hunter universe. A KINSHIP THAT WILL DETERMINE THE FATE OF THE WORLD Around the world, Rathalos are vanishing. The last hope for their species lies in the hands of a Wyverian girl who entrusts you with protecting a mysterious egg. A flightless Rathalos with small wings hatches from the egg, but tales warn that such a creature has the potential to destroy the world. Could this newborn Rathalos be the dangerous monster of legend? FRIENDS AND FOES To protect Razewing Ratha, you’ll journey across many different locales and meet many colourful characters along the way – both friends and foes. Take a look! A descendent of a legendary Rider. You can customise their appearance at the start of your adventure. A Wyverian girl who entrusts you with a Rathalos egg. An adventurous Felyne companion who loves doughnuts. A free-spirited Rider who acts as your mentor. A determined commander who pursues you and Ratha. A skilled Hunter who appreciates the bonds that Riders form with their Monsties. A young Hunter who distrusts Riders and is intent on capturing Ratha. Kyle’s calm and quiet Palico who thinks there’s more to Razewing Ratha than meets the eye. BOND WITH MONSTIES On your travels, you’ll find Monstie eggs that, once hatched, can be raised to become faithful companions. Bond with your Monsties to harness their unique skills that’ll aid you on your quest. Here are just some that’ll cross your path: Your faithful Monstie companion. Legends foretell that with a beat of its wings could bring destruction to the world. Brute wyverns with sword-like tails that can slash down prey with ease. Massive and strong, these beasts can crush almost anything under their sheer weight. A flurry of claws and fangs, these wyverns are not only fearsome, but agile. Flying wyverns with explosive scales that can blast enemies away. Beautiful but dangerous monsters that can immobilise opponents with a torrent of bubbles. Colourful but deadly, these monsters exhale poisonous gas at their prey. Not all the monsters you encounter will be friendly. When things turn hostile, team up with your Monstie to face them head on in strategic turn-based battles. Choose wisely from three different attack types – Power, Speed, and Technical – to counter your opponent’s fighting style and deal lots of damage. Don’t lower your guard though – monsters will change their strategies too, so adjust yours accordingly as the battle evolves! Each turn fills a Kinship Gauge you share with your Monstie. Use the gauge’s charge to perform powerful skills that can inflict status effects, stop foes from attacking and stack the odds in your favour. By using the same attack type as your Monstie, perform a Double Attack that’ll inflict some serious damage and fill your Kinship Gauge. BUDDY UP! Allies you make along the way will assist you in battle from time to time. With up to three characters on your side, your odds against challenging foes will quickly improve. Your companions will decide their own moves. However, if you are joined by a Rider, you can perform Double Attacks with their Monstie too for some devastating blows! JOIN FORCES WITH FRIENDS! Team up or challenge friends with several new multiplayer modes – both locally and online*! Set off on quests and explore unique multiplayer areas with another Rider. Go on expeditions to find rare Monstie eggs, test your skills against specific monsters or challenge yourself in Trial Quests. Want to show off the strength of your loyal Monstie? Then face off against friends in Versus Battles of up to four players.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Critic Reviews

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Cute and approachable, but with enough bite to satisfy.

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A beautifully realised old school JRPG whose only downfall is its story of all things.

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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a beautifully presented JRPG with a plethora of fun things to do and deep systems I happily got lost in – but a few issues leave it short of being flawless.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A clever reinterpretation of classic Monster Hunter action in the form of a Japanese role-playing game. Although it can often seem a little too oversimplified compared to the mainline titles.

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