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Toukiden is a fine game that monster hunting game fans will enjoy even without the depth they may be used to. This is also a great introduction to the genre for players not familiar with Monster Hunter. I say give this a shot, it's pretty great especially with some friends.
If you're a hardcore Monster Hunter fan, you'll probably find Toukiden wanting. But for everyone else - and especially people like me, who've struggled to get into the hunting genre but like the idea of it - this is a perfect place to jump in.
A worthy upgrade if you plan on playing the PS4 version. Not only do you get the entirety of the base game, which is great for newcomers, but you also get nearly double the content.
If you are looking to invest in a current generation hunting game that offers fast, fluid combat and amazing monster designs, then Toukiden: Kiwami is a great recommendation for existing fans or newcomers to the genre.
If you missed out the first time around, Toukiden: Kiwami shouldn't be avoided. The expanded storyline provides a great backdrop for the property's addictive gameplay loop, and a wealth of new content, coupled with some thoughtful tweaks and additional features, gives returning players more than enough reason to renew their slaying license. Koei Tecmo's creation is starting to truly blossom with this enhanced re-release, and we can't wait to see where it goes next.
Toukiden Kiwami is a fun game on the PlayStation 4 with some great gameplay that really sets itself apart for what is available on the console at the moment with games like this. Sure it does have parallels to Monster Hunter but I feel that Toukiden Kiwami is a much more narrative focus game.
It's a great romp in the HD realm if you have a monster hunter itch. This "definitive" edition has its share of problems, but is still great fun. Most of the issues grow from the fact that its mostly a clone of a largely popular and well received game. Should you get this? Depends how far you are willing to go for your MH itch.
One of the Vita's best comes full circle and now also to the PS4. Toukiden Kiwami includes and expands upon Toukiden Age of Demons, making it an even more robust experience, but there is still the repetition to contend with.
So long as you've got the patience to fight the same spider mutant over and over again, and provided you really… really… love Monster Hunter, you'll have a fun little time with Toukiden Kiwama, and it'll last you quite a while.
For players just getting started with hunting games, Toukiden Kiwami delivers hours of monster-bashing fun, but it won't unseat the reigning king of the genre any time soon.
If you're pining for a Monster Hunter style game on console or simply waiting for Dragon's Dogma Online or Deep Down to come along, Toukiden Kiwami offers more than just a stopgap. Although still in its infancy, the IP is certainly going places. It will be interesting to see what Omega Force will do next when, hopefully, it decides to launch a sequel.
Toukiden: Kiwami has an intricate and expansive system of armour, weapons, mitama and power-ups to keep the gameplay interesting. That said, I couldn't help but feel that the amount of button mashing was excessive considering the detail put elsewhere.
Toukiden: Kiwami is a great entry in the PlayStation 4's catalog, specifically due to the lack of its genre's presence on the machine. It builds off of last year's Vita game in intelligent ways to make it the definitive Toukiden experience.
Toukiden: Kiwami makes for a good update to Age of Demons, providing the players with not just new items and equipment but all-new story portions and missions. It's not perfect, but the satisfying combat and impressive landmarks are enough to guarantee at least a look into its wonderful world.
But, other than being annoyingly repetitive, Toukiden: Kiwami is a fun game. Thanks to a large amount of weapons and armor to choose from, and characters that not only exist as chattable civilians but also as bloodthirsty warriors, you can spend a lot of enjoyable hours on Toukiden. If you're a fan of either Monster Hunter of the Dynasty Warrior titles, you might want to give it a try.
Fans of the genre will adore Toukiden: Kiwami, and this is a good entry point for those interested in getting into the hunting genre. The fluid arcade action brings a new spin and there is a ton of content for both players of the original and for those new to the franchise.
Toukiden Kiwami is a solid expansion on Age of Demons, and a reasonable facsimile to Monster Hunter should the 3DS entry not be your bag. But it does need to be treated as the remaster it ultimately is, and really isn't worth it for veterans.