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The PlayStation 4 may never get a real Monster Hunter game but this portable remaster is the next best thing, and a useful improvement on the PS Vita original.
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.
A decent stab at the Monster Hunter template, and a decent entry point for anyone considering the genre.
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 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 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.
Toukiden: Kiwami is a great port of an already solid game and shines on PS4 with enhanced visuals and all-new content.
Toukiden: Kiwami adds on to an already good game with more content, more gameplay variety, and some proper multiplayer that really rounds out this package.
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.