I want to get into Monster Hunter. What should I play first? World? Rise? Something on the 3DS?

I want to get into Monster Hunter. What should I play first? World? Rise? Something on the 3DS?

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  1. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    may as well start with world, if you wan to play old monhun play p2ndG

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Kys worldgay

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        World won. Get over it.

  2. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Start with world and if the story bores you switch to rise

  3. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Definitely Rise. It doesn't look as good as World but gameplay wise, it's a strict, objective improvement on the formula.

  4. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    just World and if you like that then Rise, the rest is too old

  5. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    World is the best. If you want some bullshit retro jank try 2 on PS2.

  6. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    get a PSP emulator like PPSSPP
    Play Freedom Unite

  7. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    emulate P2G (fan patch)
    P3rd HD (fan patch) is also slightly more "modern"

  8. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Rise has a demo, play that

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      This, it's the only demo currently available and it's a good way to see if you'll like the gameplay. If you do, I'd spring for Rise+Sunbreak and then get World+Iceborne afterwards. Getting through those two should last you until Wilds comes out next year.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      I wish the MH demos included the villages and some light crafting, I've tried demos for years since 3U and only got into the series when I finally decided to bite the bullet and bought Rise, the way I see it the demos are only useful for people who are already MH players and just want to check the changes in combat, but they don't show you the actual MH gameplay loop

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        I think in terms of development costs it's just way easier to drop in 3 monsters and set up 42 different armor sets than cut out the whole vertical slice of progression and present it to a new player.
        Stuff like the progression or multiplayer systems you can read up on, but if the demo succeeds on selling you on the combat it succeeded in selling you on like 95% of the game.

  9. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    MHWorld is designed as an entry point into the licence and will set you into proper expectations for the future of the series
    if you want to get into oldschool MH MHFU on PPSSPP is a great choice

  10. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I would recommend starting with 3U or 4U
    3U is the point where MH became polished and it's just an overall balanced entry for a new player
    4U is a bit more advanced but it features all of the classic gen 1/2 monsters

    You can start with World if you want but know that it's the point where the franchise changed to a new style built from the ground up
    Every game before World is basically built on the same bones of MH1/2 so they all feel similar
    Pre World games are basically the "classic" franchise
    It's kind of like going from RE 1-3 to RE4

    I would strongly recommend NOT starting with GU or Rise
    Because they fundamentally change the combat too much with the various wirebug mechanics and hunter arts
    GU is also a fanservice game meant for people who played the entire series up to that point

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I started with GU and I miss hunter arts with every new MH game I play

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >3U is the point where MH became polished
      lmao what bullshit is that, it's a straight downgrade to Tri even with all the bonus content
      >4U is a bit more advanced
      it only introduce slopes and mounting wich don't bring much to the rest, best gameplay is the same jank as MH1

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >it's a straight downgrade to Tri
        what did this moron mean by this

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          well it's true, in 3u every monster is neutered next to it's tri counterpart, add to that that you get bonus armor naked and access to poorly balanced weapon upgrades, it's probably the easiest game with P3

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            >it's a straight downgrade because 50 extra defense
            hmmmmm, ok

            • 4 days ago
              Anonymous

              >given three point that toguether trivialise the game more than any in the licence
              >only challenge one and manage to be wrong
              50 armor is around as much as a barroth armor if i remember well wich is largely enough to clear village

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            Tribabs really are something else
            >yeah my game has 18 monsters (4 of which you can't fight offline) and half the weapons, but it's like way harder tho

            • 4 days ago
              Anonymous

              yeah 3u imported all the shitmons from P3 and added one of it's own, doesn't make it a good game, what's the point of fighting monsters if it isn't fun and just clubbing seals
              also there's private servers now, you can set one for yourself
              pacing and quest progression is terrible, i mean you meet royal ludroth at the end of village quests almost

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I'm always of the opinion that its better to play older games first, because it would be so much harder to play them if you played newer games first.
      Imagine going from the fast pace of World to classic styles of FU, its such a shock.

      I personally consider Rise a sequel to Gen, they're not mainline games and can safely be ignored.
      Playing as a cat was funny though.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Imagine going from the fast pace of World to classic styles of FU, its such a shock.
        world have a lot of crutch that make it less punitive, wich i would argue make it better for a beginer
        though playing oldgen will help identifying better core mechanics and play around them since it's more barebones

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        I think the opposite, it's easier to get into the series with the modern fast gameplay and then adapt to the slowest gameplay from the old titles, it gives you a different experience if you want more MH after being done with the modern games, I see a lot more people dropping the series after trying one of the old games and not getting into the combat

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        Playing the newer games and liking them will increase a new fan’s tolerance for BS in the older games. Someone who is trying to get into the series now would likely be turned off if they played some of the older games first and not try anything else.

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          Playing the newer games and liking them will decrease a new "fan's" tolerance for the BS of older games.
          Twirly Mustache Tigrex image here.

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            I went from World > Rise > GU and GU is by far my favorite.

            • 4 days ago
              Anonymous

              I'm sorry for your lots

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        Rise and GU are just as mainline as the entire rest of the series. idk where this disingenuous as frick narrative even came from.

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          Because of a dumb twitter localizer c**t.

          The way the series works is that both the "main" titles and portable team titles are the Mainline series. Stuff like Stories, Frontier, Online, etc. are spinoffs.

          Around World's release, some braindead girl from Capcom's localization team was answering twitter questions and mistakenly said GU is not Mainline, and since then Worldsperrm has started mistaking any non numbered title as a spinoff.

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            moron, mainline titles have dragonheads in their title art and spinoffs does not (world has 5 heads in the art and wilds 6), not mentionning they are made by different teams. Mainline titles also define new gen of mh and spinoffs iterate on it.

            • 4 days ago
              Anonymous

              No, that's just the distinction between numbered/new generation games and "pirtable" games. Capcom has said multiple times that both are part of mainline MH.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                Wtf is your definition of "mainline"? Theres clearly 2 teams, one defining the generation and the other who iterate on it, thats what people mean by spinoff, because it iterate instead of making a new gen.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                Any of the major capcom MH releases that specifically follow the MH gameplay goormula and are made by either main team(if you check the credits, you'll find that both teams are practically identical). Just because a title doesn't start a new fen doesn't suddenly make it an irrelevant, non-canon MH.
                The actual spinoffs always were stuff like Stories or Diaries.
                Not sure why you're so eager to label half the franchise as irrelevant.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Not sure why you're so eager to label half the franchise as irrelevant.
                nta but saying rise and GU are not mainline is not the same as saying they are irrelevant, but things like wirebugs and hunter styles are less likely to return and difer more from the rest of the games than the usual generation gimmick.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                I dunno why two/three games is suddenly half the franchise
                2004 Monster Hunter
                2005 Monster Hunter G
                Monster Hunter Freedom
                2006 Monster Hunter 2
                Monster Hunter i
                2007 Monster Hunter Frontier Online
                Monster Hunter Freedom 2
                2008 Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
                2009 Monster Hunter Tri
                2010 Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village
                Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
                2011 Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting
                Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate
                2012
                2013 Monster Hunter 4
                Monster Hunter Frontier G
                2014 Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate
                2015 Monster Hunter Explore
                Monster Hunter Generations
                2016 Monster Hunter Stories
                Monster Hunter Frontier Z
                2017 Monster Hunter Generations: Ultimate
                2018 Monster Hunter: World
                2019 Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
                2020
                2021 Monster Hunter Rise
                Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
                2022 Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
                2023 Monster Hunter Now
                Thanks wikiped

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                It would actually be 8 games, and a bunch of what you just listed are actual spinoffs.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                A controllable mount is already shown in wilds, something the "irrelevant spinoff" had and shouldn't have carried over.
                If you aren't trying desperately to steer people away from the portable entries, then why the effort to label them as something even capcom says they are not?

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                >A controllable mount is already shown in wilds, something the "irrelevant spinoff" had and shouldn't have carried over.
                actually that's a mechanic introduced in world called trailraiders

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                You missed the part where it was controllable.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                it is to an extend, it have been refined yes, but it wasn't introduced by rise

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                greetings sir, wrong

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                are you an actual autist or it is just poor reading comprehension? When did I say they were irrelevant spinoffs? Also are you really comparing wire bugs and hunter arts with palamutes, that essentially just made map traversing faster, of course wilds will have a method for traveling fast knowing the maps will be bigger. Im one of the few guys in this thread that like all monster hunter gens, GU and rise/sunbreak included, the fact you are trying to create a fight in your head shows you are no better than the console war morons

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                Then FFS why the insane lengths to claim that the portable titles aren't actually part of the main MH franchise in the first place? Not even capcom thinks they're separate.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Not even capcom thinks they're separate
                then why the difference in logos? the portable team games dont have the wyvern heads that show the generation number.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                Because that's just how they work? The team making the new gen title just puts that flourish on like a signature?
                The Iceborne logo doesn't have 5 heads on it, but nobody denies that it's mainline.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Imagine going from the fast pace of World to classic styles of FU
        I'm literally doing that right now, it's fun
        Frick Plesioth

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed

  11. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    download the first game for ps2, its amazing jank.

    imo tri/4u good starting points, you can start with world to get a feel but its a much different game than others and we wont have another one like it till world 2. its small things like moving while eating/gathering and crafting consumes are way faster in world.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      the first game for ps2, its amazing jank.
      when was the last time you actually played the og?
      i just replayed it recently and there's no way id recommend it to a beginner

  12. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    You can't. Worlo ruined the series forever. Monster Hunter is no more.

  13. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    I'd agree with all the people saying 4U is a good place, but they recently shut down the online servers.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      only people that started with 4u and have nostalgia think that, it's the weakest mainline entry

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >only people that started with 4u
        nta but i started with FU and 4U is easily the best starting place. quicker pace to get started, lower difficulty, and good QOL, with a good selection of monsters and a lot of the weapons feel more fully realized

  14. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    >these gays recommending rise as if its not going to completely ruin his perception of what a monster hunter game is.
    hes gonna play that and go to an older game and whine about how slow they are and that he can't shoot a magical spiderweb to dodge attacks. or whine about not being able to see the exact location of the monster at all times. its just a very casualized, dumbed down version of monhun. something like 3U, 4U or even GU would be a better introduction to the series overall.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Don’t agree. I brought on 3 friends to Monster Hunter through Rise and now they are playing World and like it as much (the exception being that the forced story makes playing together difficult).

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      I introduced my coworkers to MH with Rise, and now they all bounced off of World but are loving FU now.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      I played rise first and hates wirebug

  15. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    the obvious choice.
    >inb4
    >gathering quests at de start durr
    > durr but bad progression
    shut up, it has the best content.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      it's a good game alright, but terrible one to discover the series with

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        please articulate why

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          it got a lot of info that will be hard to process for someone that don't have already a bit of experience on MH, add to that an expended gameplay with styles that will set wrong expectations on core gameplay and much more to learn from the ground up
          a mainline game is better to start with, also poor localisation that is less noticeable if you already got the knowledge and can ignore npcs

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            i guess but if you're unwilling to make the effort to learn new systems you shouldn't be playing monhun in the first place and honestly I found world more obtuse than MHGU.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      I recommend playing these titles:
      >Dos
      >Tri
      >Portable 3rd
      >4U
      >World
      >Rise
      Play them in any order. This is a streamlined list of the series that offers a taste of each era without overstaying its welcome. The only games in the series I think are absolutely not worth playing is the first portable game and the non-G rank version of 1.

      >greentext
      GU is an absolute slog to play and I can't imagine it being any fun without having experienced what came before. It's too slow and rehashes way, WAY too much. Old shitmons show up in droves to bore the frick out of you since they can't keep pace with arts and styles. Even some 3U and 4U monsters can't handle arts and styles. I like GU, but the game is a massive commitment if you actually want a full experience. Worth checking out eventually.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >recommending dos as someone's intro to the series and then shitting on mhgu

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          >recommending Dos to a newcomer
          >when it need a patch and private server to properly enjoy on top of being already a very special experience already
          >not recommending FU for 2ng gen
          plain moronic
          [...]
          he's right on GU tho

          You're missing the point. Dos offers mechanics and gameplay that no other game in the series has. I never said start with Dos. P3rd covers the portable end of gameplay from my list and is imo the best portable game in the series despite lacking G rank.

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            >Dos offers mechanics and gameplay that no other game in the series has

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            >I never said start with Dos
            well perhaps you should read OP to see what the thread is about

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >recommending Dos to a newcomer
        >when it need a patch and private server to properly enjoy on top of being already a very special experience already
        >not recommending FU for 2ng gen
        plain moronic

        >recommending dos as someone's intro to the series and then shitting on mhgu

        he's right on GU tho

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's a fanservice game, it has literally been designed for players who know the serie very well. It's the very last game you should play as a newcomer.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >It's a fanservice game
        exactly thats why it has the best content. why would you not recommend the game with the best content to newcomers

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          They will want MH to be another action game with supermoves and cooldown bars

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          Because there is something called bloat content, where the game throws so much stuff at you it's suffocating if you're in the process of learning about it.
          A solid, tight experience like 3Prd is the kind of game that a newcomer should start with.
          GU is for when you've played 3 or 4 MH games.

  16. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    World is fine if you are planning on playing the new one. It has enough content to keep you playing until that comes out pretty much. It's not the kind of game where you just "beat" each entry in the series. If you don't want something that you can keep grinding for hundreds of hours then this series is just not for you (it is the only series that makes grinding fun tho).

  17. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    I've said it before and I'll keep saying it, mon hun is the only series that's best enjoyed played backwards, playing the new ones and going back to old ones in order makes you really appreciate the steps forward each iteration took when you take them away

  18. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Play MH4U, then GU, then Sunbreak.

    Ignore World, it's not a Monster Hunter game.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      if world isn't monhun neither is rise. because it literally goes even further in casualising and hollowing out the formula. plus it's ugly as FRICK.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        Rise and sunbreak are what everyone imagined and wanted out of future Monster Hunter when 4U released. Open maps but not any pseudo open world bullshit, more combat and movement options, more involved endgame monsters.

        World is not what anyone wanted for the series. In the recent anniversary interviews, the devs said that they did not want to make World and were forced into it.

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          im sure everyone wanted magical bugs that help you fly around, riding monsters like fricking bulls and making them do whatever you want like completely domesticated pussies, having every monsters' exact location at all times and a janky mandatory tower defense mode that barely works. thats what everyone envisioned the future of the series to be.

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          Rise and sunbreak are shit and Capcom owes me an apology

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >worst mainline title, spinoff, worst spinoff
      at least GU is good but i don't think you could have given worst advice here

  19. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    just play them all and enjoy them instead of being hyperbolic homosexuals

  20. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    3U is the perfect entry point.

  21. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    3 Ultimate is the peak of the series (partially because it's not locked to the 3DS; the Wii U version even emulated is a way better experience)

  22. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    world. it has a very good difficulty curve for beginners

  23. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    I tried going back to GU recently and that shit is unplayable. Start with World like everyone said then give Rise a try if you enjoyed it. Base Rise is worse than Worlborne but the Sunbreak expansion saves it.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Gu village quests are such grindy ass.
      Been playing through with friends, and holy cow the single player is something else.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Gu village quests are such grindy ass.
        I can only see someone thinking this if they did literally every single village quest without knowing that only some of them are mandatory.

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          That would require playing with a guide since the game doesn't tell you what quests are mandatory

  24. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Here are the DEFINITE and OBJECTIVE points for starting with each game
    >Gen 1
    Don't.
    >Dos
    Only if you want to be a hipster gay
    >FU
    Solid title, varied monster roster (with some monsters that are still unique to jt) and combat was starting to get good, hitboxes are very janky and the game can be really punishing
    >Tri
    You only play this if you're a tendie with rose-tinted glasses
    >P3rd
    Easiest old-style MH, basically FU but easier and with better combat
    >3U
    Tri but with content and good, underwater combat is unique to it and Tri.
    >4U
    The only game with a half-decent story, great roster and combat, apexes are fricking dumb
    >GenU
    4U without the story and even more content, hunter arts are very fun but makes the combat too "anime" for some, hunter styles also add great variety to every weapon
    >Worldborne
    The most solid begginer title, most of it's flaws won't be noticed by a newcomer, weak roster compared to other games, best combat (for me), clutch claw is a meme you can ignore unless you're a speedtroony. Also has the most details if you like being immersed in the world
    >Risebreak
    Most fun and fast combat. Wirebugs let you do crazy stuff unlike any other game. Great roster. Graphics kinda suck, base rise areas look like doodoo.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >apexes are fricking dumb
      agree with everything except for this
      apex status is tied to MV and you have insane wystone uptime if you stagger wystone usage, so its unironically a skill issue if you cant knock a monster out of apex in time

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        It's what everyone wanted out of an endgame, being forced to sharpen 3 times as often

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          >being forced to sharpen 3 times as often
          thankfully, the flagship having the most broken mechanic ever on melee weapons make this a non-issue for most weapons
          also, applying 1 stone is 1 tick compared to the usual sharpen

          I should reword that; I think wystones are fricking dumb, only being able to hit and damage the monster once you use them and then having to wait for them to recharge isn't fun. Sure, you can take them out of apex state in a single wystone use, but you still will end up having to wait for them to recharge.

          >but you still will end up having to wait for them to recharge.
          if i recall correct against lv140 jang (ie the most spammed apex), if you stagger your wystones you have 0 downtime
          i liked the mechanic because it feels unfair at first due to the bouncing and whatnot, but once you really understand the monster you realize it was meant to punish shitters

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        I should reword that; I think wystones are fricking dumb, only being able to hit and damage the monster once you use them and then having to wait for them to recharge isn't fun. Sure, you can take them out of apex state in a single wystone use, but you still will end up having to wait for them to recharge.

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          All i remember about Wystones is how many times I had to kick and watch other people get kicked because they just ran to the desk to fight apexes and never did the story to unlock the Wystone needed tor apex.
          Was kind of funny actually.

  25. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Doj vent thread

  26. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Don't bother with Gen 1.

    Try Freedom Unite if you want some oldschool janky RPG stuff. It has an absurd amount of content and some very fun vibes.

    If you want to experience a game with a lot of content more polished than FU but without a lot of the bloat of fourth gen, play 3U.

    If you want the most cozy, solid and tight Monster Hunter experience play P3RD.

    If you want the objective best game in terms of content and gameplay play 4U.

    Play GU if you want to be a crack addicted chicken, it's insanely fun combat wise.

    World and Iceborne are the most shallow and dumb american bait titles in the series. They're full of bullshit mechanics and shitty Fortnite stuff, and most of its original monsters are really bad. It has some fun atmosphere stuff and the combat feels sattisfying but its not worth it really.

    Rise and Sunbreak are an evolution of 4U combined with GU. It has a more evolved and rpg like evolution of GU's combat, the most charming story and characters from any game, and the best endgame content.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      nice shitpost, made me reply, might save in my pasta.txt

  27. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    If you want the best relatively modern experience go for 3 Ultimate; if you want the best classic experience go for Freedom Unite. There's also 4 Ultimate but it looks like shit, and I wouldn't even touch World or Rise with a stick.

  28. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    I have JUST (I mean literally right now) finished the base Monster Hunter World story. My first monhun, I liked it.
    I guess I'll get Iceborn next, thoughts on it?

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      yes go for it

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      If you liked world you will love Iceborne, tons of great additions to the monster roster, new moves, hoarfrost reach is a great and beautiful map, just remember to ignore the clutch claw

      why do most of you look like you never played the games and learned it all with youtube videos?
      half the posts here are garbage advices

      Well what's YOUR advice then?

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      it's even better than world

  29. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Play Portable 3rd, play 4U, play Rise and Sunbreak, play GU for the meme. Don't touch anything else unless you're a really passionate marine biologist and you really wanna try Tri.

  30. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    why do most of you look like you never played the games and learned it all with youtube videos?
    half the posts here are garbage advices

  31. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    MH4U on the 3ds

  32. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    I like this thread very kino everyone is throwing shit at everyone it's not just world vs rise

  33. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    I wanted to try getting into the PSP titles proper but the lack of targeting fricks me up. I dont want to remap the camera controls to the right stick of my controller because thats not how the game was meant to be played, but on the other hand I dont wanna fricking learn the claw grip. Are there any oldgays that played the Freedom games on original hardware? How are your hands? Is there someone that did it without the claw grip?

    I cant dodge these buffalos running around (which are an actual threat now) with only the L button to control the camera.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >I dont want to remap the camera controls to the right stick of my controller because thats not how the game was meant to be played

      MHG's rerelease on the Wii and MHP3RD's rerelease on the PS3 both allow for the camera to be controlled with an analog stick, so no reason to be pure about it.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        Just remap it, if you played on the Vita you would had an official option to remap them so there's no reason to make it harder for yourself, any other version have proper camera control including the 3DS, you gain nothing from playing like this

        if you dont wanna learn claw or mash L nonstop, you better have a second analog stick
        i believe vita has a native feature that lets you remap dpad to right analog

        Just remap the fricking dpad to the right stick
        >Oh but the developers didn't intended for it to be played like that
        Who gives a shit? They also didn't intend for you to emulate the game on your pc

        Its important to me because I usually make it a point to not use savestates or speedup when I emulate games, because I wanna experience how good they are on their own. Theres a little bit of pride in it too.
        But thanks for the word of advice. I'll larp as a PSPVita owner if there is no other means.

        learn the claw grip, it is worth. At first it kinda hurts but now I use claw grip with both hans in almost every game I play with a controller. Its kino to never lose control of the camera, also when adding fingers to fire weapons and jump in stuff like Armored core you feel like a fricking killing machine

        From what I've read Claw grip strains your hands more, so I'm hesitant to learn. I've been thinking of trying a "overhand" position where I place the controller on my table, and access the stick with my thumb and the Dpad with my other fingers, which would hurt less, but probably wont be as useful as the real deal.
        Theres more worth to it if you can use the grip for Armored Core though, cause I wanna play that too.

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          PPSSPP allow redundant mapping, just put d-pad on R analog it's fine
          >Theres more worth to it if you can use the grip for Armored Core though, cause I wanna play that too.
          it's a meme you don't need it, play the PS2 version not the ports tho

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          Just learn the fricking claw grip if you're going to be this autistc about it, if you don't have shitty genes your hands will be fine. Even with claw gripping you won't get the "genuine" experience since no other controller has a stick as shitty as the PSP one

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Just remap it, if you played on the Vita you would had an official option to remap them so there's no reason to make it harder for yourself, any other version have proper camera control including the 3DS, you gain nothing from playing like this

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      if you dont wanna learn claw or mash L nonstop, you better have a second analog stick
      i believe vita has a native feature that lets you remap dpad to right analog

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Just remap the fricking dpad to the right stick
      >Oh but the developers didn't intended for it to be played like that
      Who gives a shit? They also didn't intend for you to emulate the game on your pc

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      learn the claw grip, it is worth. At first it kinda hurts but now I use claw grip with both hans in almost every game I play with a controller. Its kino to never lose control of the camera, also when adding fingers to fire weapons and jump in stuff like Armored core you feel like a fricking killing machine

  34. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    As a newcomer, play GU and if you liked it play Rise. None of the other games matter.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      congratulations on being a big fricking moron

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        GU is just an amalgamation of classic MonHun and Rise is nu-MH but way less garbage than world. If you're not an autist this is the true path to getting into the series.

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          wrong

  35. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    If you like lazily made phone games, play rise.

  36. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Most MH titles build upon each other with each new generation, adding new mechanics and some QoL improvements. I'd assume someone who starts with a newer game like World or Rise would have a bit of a hard time adapting to an earlier one like FU or 3U.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Most MH titles build upon each other with each new generation, adding new mechanics and some QoL improvements
      Every game between Tri and Rise mostly just introduces some goofy bullshit gimmick that gets axed the next game (the only exception being mounting, unfortunately)
      >Get used to swimming so it can get removed next gen
      >Get used to frenzy virus and wystone frickery just so it can be removed next gen
      >Get used to some wacky hunting style just so it can get removed next gen
      >Get used to crutch claw just so it can get removed next gen
      >Get used to wirebug homosexualry and switch skills just so they can be removed next gen
      This series is hardly iterative, it just has the same base gameplay with an added one-off gimmick each game and it's been like that for a while

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >mostly just introduces some goofy bullshit gimmick that gets axed the next game
        >the only exception being mounting, unfortunately
        and slopes, also they did want to put underwater back in world and had to cut it due to lack of devtime, so chances are it will come back with wilds

        do you guys consider knowing the exact location of monsters at all times or the introduction of GPS bugs a quality of life improvement?

        palamute are a huge missed opportunity since you don' tuse them as tracking dogs

  37. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    do you guys consider knowing the exact location of monsters at all times or the introduction of GPS bugs a quality of life improvement?

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Tracking was a improvement, bugs were not. If the mix tracking with the owl pet you have in rise we'll probably get the best locating system in the franchise

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >If the mix tracking with the owl pet
        the existence of the owl at all is antithetical to any "tracking system" also the bugs make no sense.

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          >get tracks
          >"feed" tracks to owl
          >owl guides you to monster
          Now put tracks on a timer, where if you don't get them in a period of time, you lose the location of the monster on the map.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      I dunno
      Paint was stupid and took up an inventory slot, but then you could always see what way a monster exited an area and eventually you'll know the areas it spawns in, goes to and the area it nests, making paint irrelevant.
      The "Tracking System" is just a way for people to not learn the game.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      I would prefer something in between, knowing the exact location of a monster every time is too much but looking though zones to check where the frick is the monster is the opposite of fun (although this is solved with a psychoserum). I think wilds will introduce some tracking system, hopefully it is not as moronic as world and can keep the surprise of encountering unexpected monsters.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      I like the way Rise does it, maybe make it optional like having to send the owl yourself and it consuming something, but overall I don't see the point of making it hidden if they'll give stuff like paintballs and psychoserum to basically remove the mechanic, also I used to see a bunch of people saying they miss psychoserum in world, it was only after Rise that suddenly everyone hated seeing monsters on the minimap

  38. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Based...?

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      surprisingly kino
      good monster choice, too

  39. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    i love world and i think its objectively the best mh but i dont think its the best one to start off with just because its not typical. id say start with mh3 ultimate so you can experience a typical mh that also has the only underwater gameplay in the entire series

  40. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    World was the peak of the series

  41. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    If it isn't about pretending that certain games aren't canon, then why the extreme fervor over trying to label MH games as not part of the mainline?

  42. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Play PC games first. Then GU. That's mostly when the handholding anime garbage s0n1gger movie homosexualry ends. homosexualry.

    After that you can work your way backwards to all the real truMonHun kino. Handhelds should be emulated to undo handheld cancer. You can download dos and below but no one with a brain plays those unless there's a way to fix the control scheme. Tri is the best only catBlack folk deny this.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >buzzword buzzword buzzword
      thanks for letting us know you are moronic, we could only guess it with your shit opinion

  43. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    The PSP games are a good place to start.

    World is ok, but I preferred Rise.

  44. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Gonna post a PC World or Rise room after I'm done shitting and jerking off, hopefully the Wifi holds up

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Finally free of my stinky prison
      Rise PC room ID: NLHr-CH1F-H6GG-8WLP
      Pass: 2463

  45. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Old school MH
    Maybe start with 3Prd or FU on emulators
    >Nu-MH
    World and Iceborne (ignore Rise completely)

  46. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    either start with 1st-2nd gen games or 5th gen. Anything inbetween just feels like a lesser 5th gen version

  47. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    start with monster hunter freedom on the psp then move on to monster hunter freedom 2, follow that up with monster hunter on the PS2 then finish off your journey with monster hunter unite

  48. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    you MUST complete all the games in order. There is no other way.

  49. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    I want to pick up 3U again, I dropped it quick because I hated the camera (3DS) but I still have the cartridge.
    What weapon is best for a braindead moron like me? I was hunting the Qurupeco and got mauled by some random blue bear after it fled. Weapon was some sort of bow or bowgun. It's been a long time.

  50. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    If you have to ask Ganker you must be a 50 IQ moron so play World or Rise.

  51. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not reading the rest of the thread because it'll devolve into shitflinging, Rise/World bait and general consolehomosexualry, so I'll get right to the point

    >World/Iceborne
    Start here, great introduction to the core of Monster Hunter, although it's unfortunately more "cinematic" than the older games, the characters will love to talk your ear off and there will be unskippable cutscenes, the gameplay remains the same, online play is simple and easy to lobby up with, playing with friends can be annoying if you're progressing together, as the cutscene has to play and finish before anyone can join, the first game which allows healing while moving, Iceborne is a great expansion but the clutch claw is a blemish on an otherwise excellent package, you'll be forced to get acquainted with how to apply weak spots with it unless you want your hunts to drag

    >Rise/Sunbreak
    Monster Hunter on cocaine, I wouldn't start here, but do whatever you want, if you're going to play this, get Sunbreak with it, base Rise is one of the weakest MH games I have ever played, Sunbreak is very fun however, introduces wirebugs and wallrunning, letting you zip around the maps quickly, wirebugs have powerful attacks tied to them as well, some feel good to use, others are so overpowered that the optimal playstyle is to spam them, quite experimental for a MH game, play after familiarizing yourself with one of the others first, introduces switch skills which allow you to swap some attacks in your moveset, it's got a faster pace and feel to it, the other games will feel slow as hell if you start here

    >MHGU
    The older sibling of Rise, still "classic" MH in essence, but with the introductions of styles with change your moveset completely, and hunter arts, which are the grandfather to the silkbind wirebug attacks in Rise, still has quite a bit of QoL features, but Monsters turn 90 degrees like robots, like every other older game in the series, expect that if you play this or anything older

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >MHFU
      The first "real" MH game, It's old and it'll bust your balls, but it's got charm, and there's a fun game underneath, hitbox gore is fairly common, monsters have no stamina, so they'll keep attacking and trample your ass if you let them, I wouldn't recommend starting here unless you're a masochist and like CBT

      >4U
      Surprisingly, it probably has the best story out of the other games, introduces mounting and aerial attacks, the maps tend to be very vertical and have cliffs and ramps everywhere because of this, so I think the level design suffers a bit, still has some very cozy and cool locations however, decent starting point for a beginner

      >Tri
      Introduces swimming, which was only ever seen again in it's ultimate version and then never seen again, it has a very small monster roster, and a lot of the content is locked behind online play, I think there's a private server which can be used with emulation, not a bad place to start, RIP Loc Lac

      >3U
      Tri's Ultimate version, gives the player an additional 50 Defense for some reason which makes the game easier than Tri, the old online city of Loc Lac is no more, replaced with a hub which can be played solo, still not a bad place to start

      >Monster Hunter
      lol, lmao even
      Play MHFU instead if you have your eyes set on it
      But if you're going to play this at any point, it's interesting to see the roots of Monster Hunter, but from an enjoyment perspective, it's not very fun, no farms or anything, so have fun picking your herbs and mushrooms out in the field, you fricking casual

      Anyway, hopefully someone got some entertainment from reading my autistic rambling, thanks for reading my blog
      Each and every Monster Hunter game has it's pros and cons, but almost all of them are fun despite those shortcomings
      Feel free to check out the other games I didn't mention, but I got the most important ones I think
      Get out there and hunt some monsters, anon

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >complains about rise/world bait
      >immediately starts with rise/world bait
      kek

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        how was any of that bait

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          >Praises both games while listing some criticisms
          >Bait
          Weak bait anon... try harder

          >calls MHR "on cocaine" when it's closer to gen 4 in speed while MHW was slowed down
          >parrots the "experimental" narrative when MHW was several orders of magnitude more experimental
          >not bait

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            sorry you have autism but everyone else can parse his recommendation normally and not think it's bait

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Praises both games while listing some criticisms
        >Bait
        Weak bait anon... try harder

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      I'm just going to say that within my own circle of friends, not a single one I introduced to the series through world ever wanted to try more of the games. On the flipside, almost everyone I know who got into MH through Rise has been very eager to try more games in the series.
      IMO MHW is the game you get people to try if they want to play only one MH, whereas Rise isn't the "DON'T YOU DARE TRY THIS FIRST" you make it out to be.

  52. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Start with either 3Prd, 3U or World / Iceborne.
    When you've played one or two of the MH games above (and if you like it), play MHFU.
    Do 4U whenever you feel like it.
    Anything before MHFU can be avoided, besides Dos which you may want to play at some point if you become a fan of Monster Hunter.
    You can play GU when you've played MHFU + one game of the third gen and maybe 4U. It's a game for veterans of the serie.
    Ignore the existence of Rise altogether.
    No need to play the games in quick succession, allow yourself some break between each game.

    Don't forget to watch this video:

    ?si=37cfq5jCsgnTeuXX

    There you go, peak MH experience.

  53. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Freedom Unite, but do NOT take the fricking Felyne with you, the sound effects will make your ears bleed

  54. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Don't listen to anyone else in this thread.

    Play MH1JP Online w/ Private servers. Start from the beginning so you can see what you like / dislike as you go through the series.

    I've put about 300 hours into 1JP and I still can't stop.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >attacks on right stick
      i am so glad this changed

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