Monster Hunter Generations

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8 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2016

Monster Hunter Generations hits the core tenets of what makes this series great. Great gear drives the lust for the hunt even on the small scale, but the big, spectacular fights ultimately matter the most. Generations’ tweaked combat adds just the right tools to make slaying epic boss monsters a fun activity that’s just as fun online or off. Playable companions help shake up the gathering game without taking away resources, and its fun to play as a wackier character. Generations only falters during slower moments spent on fetch quests and in wrangling through menus before the hunt.

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Recommended
Jul 12, 2016

The fresh arts and styles help mask the musty taste of recycled material, but Generations is still a new recipe with old ingredients.

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Jul 18, 2016

Predictably impenetrable, but cut through the leathery hide and there's enough great game in here to give a Tigrex indigestion.

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8 / 10
Jul 14, 2016

The best Monster Hunter yet, with some useful improvements in terms of combat variety and accessibility for new players – even if it still falls short of the series’ full potential.

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8.8 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2016

Hundreds of hours of entertainment with a compelling hunting and upgrading loop

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2016

Generations is a step toward Monster Hunter's future

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8 / 10
Jul 12, 2016

The latest installment in Capcom's popular monster-slaying franchise adds exciting ways to stay alive, but it doesn't solve the series long-standing issues.

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Jul 12, 2016

Keeping with the tradition of Monster Hunter sequels, Generations doesn't rock the boat. Instead, it doubles down on the core formula, while tweaking several existing features to make them much friendlier. Overall, it's an experience designed for Monster Hunter veterans—but one that also extends a helping hand to newcomers.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2016

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at Monster Hunter, start with Generations. The tutorial aspect isn't any better than normal, but it's much more likely to appeal to a wider audience with its breadth of customization options and content. If you've been champing at the bit for more great gameplay you already love, with lots of new things to discover, Generations doesn't disappoint there either.

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Jul 12, 2016

With 21 different locations to hunt, tons of monster both new and old, heap-loads of armor and weapons to unlock, playable cats, and completely new ways to play with your favorite weapons, Monster Hunter Generations is the pinnacle game in the series and a must-buy for anyone looking for a solid multiplayer action RPG on the 3DS, even hunting monsters solo is a blast. Just be sure to pick up a Circle Pad or Circle Pad Pro if you don't have one of the NEW 3DS lines, as controlling the camera with touch isn't great. Trust me, you won't regret it and they run for around $12 on Amazon these days.

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8 / 10
Jul 12, 2016

While it’s not as essential as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate was, those wanting to keep in the loop should seriously consider picking up a copy. While some of the bonus features do little to spice up the core game, there’s an embarrassment of riches to be found in the sheer volume of content on offer.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2016

An incredible "best of" Monster Hunter, with a huge amount of content, new styles to keep veterans happy and a few nods to everyone who wants to get into the Monster Hunter party.

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Unscored
Jul 19, 2016

Generations is a last, wonderful gasp of life for this aging Monster Hunter engine. If you’ve been on the fence, now is the perfect time to hop aboard.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2016

Monster Hunter Generations is a great action-RPG for longstanding fans and newcomers who want a challenge like nothing they’ve played before.

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Jul 12, 2016

The Monster Hunter franchise continues to grow in popularity with each subsequent entry and Monster Hunter Generations should help elevate that even further.

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79 / 100
Aug 12, 2016

The new mechanics and features — well welcomed — don’t make up for just how overly familiar everything feels, or the overall lack of new monsters and material, and I’m not sure if Generations ever entirely justifies itself.

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Jul 15, 2016

Capcom’s brilliant Nintendo DS series about hunting fearsome creatures just got even better – but it still might not be for everyone

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Jul 12, 2016

Monster Hunter Generations is the pinnacle of a great series

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2016

With the reuse of multiple locales and enemy monsters, I was hoping for a bit more variety in this game, but in the end, it still all adds up to a really enjoyable time for both veterans as well as newcomers.

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80 / 100
Jul 12, 2016

Monster Hunter Generations makes a lot of smart improvements, even if the series is starting to show its age on Nintendo 3DS. It’s the most beginner friendly title to date, and features some great content from past games married to new gameplay innovations.

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