Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter: World is out today for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The latest in the popular action-RPG genre that finds you hunting these massive beasts takes things up a notch with the ability to partake in online co-op with up to three other friends. Don't get me wrong, you can still solo the content if you want, but the word "World" is in the name for a reason!
In Monster Hunter: World, follow the journey of the elder dragons as they begin their once a decade migration across the sea to a land known as the New World in an event referred to by inhabitants as the Elder Crossing. As part of the Guild’s Research Commission, players must embark on a grand journey to this massive, mysterious land and uncover the secrets behind this phenomenon. As hunters set out on their quests, the Commission’s sights are set on Zorah Magdaros, a colossal elder dragon that rises from the earth like a volcano.

The series’ rewarding skill-based progression and robust crafting system is at the heart of the game. With the most accessible and seamless gameplay experience in the series to date, players can take on quests to slay increasingly more challenging and dangerous monsters in the food chain in order to earn materials that can be used to craft stronger weapons and armor with unique abilities based on their fallen foes. The landscape and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role during the hunt as players can strategically use the surrounding environment and wildlife to their advantage. Hunters can now move freely across map areas and use their cunning to draw a monster into a tangle of vines and unleash a flurry of attacks while it’s vulnerable, or lure it into a more fearsome creature’s domain to encourage a territorial face-off that yields massive damage to the target.

Horizon Zero Dawn Palico

Capcom has already promised to support the game with some free post-launch content. This includes the PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn collaboration event. This collaboration will allow players to undergo quests that allow players to earn special materials that can then be forged into unique Horizon themed equipment. Players can become Aloy by earning her bow and armor as well as turning their companion Palico into a machine from Horizon Zero Dawn. These rewards will be split up between two events, one that runs from today until February 8 and another that runs from February 28 through March 5. Capcom says that other events will be coming along with the first major content update scheduled for this Spring. If nothing else, we know that the first content drop will add in the "fan-favorite Deviljho monster" and more.

So far, it seems as though the critics are absolutely loving Monster Hunter World. It's holding on to a 91% on OpenCritic as of this writing. Reviews for the PC version are not yet in, since the PC version is still about two seasons away from release.



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