Monster Hunter: Rise Review | PC gamer

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What is it? Murder monsters make such cute hats out of their faces.
Expect to pay £ 50 / $ 60
Developer Capcom
Publisher Capcom
Reviewed it GeForce GTX 1070, 16 GB RAM, i7-7700HQ
Multiplayer 4-player co-op
Link Official Site

A real pleasure during my life in games has been watching Monster Hunter go from a niche favorite to wild success in Japan and gradually making inroads in the West before – with Monster Hunter: World – smashing through and becoming a global hit. It may be to simplify the arc for Capcom’s beast-bashing grindathon par excellence, but the series now has a huge fanbase and the kind of resource behind it that has resulted in several years of better and better games, as well as a clear division.

There’s Monster Hunter: World version of the series, which has the basics but which is an endeavor with a seriously large budget – a visual and sonic spectacle with beautiful, fluid animations and monsters that catch the eye. Monster Hunter: Rise is the second branch that follows in the footsteps of games like Generations and approaches the series’ portable legacy: Smaller, more contained maps instead of greater exploration of the more open world.

Using the gripper in Monster Hunter Rise.

(Image credit: Capcom)

Of course, Rise was originally designed as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, and while this PC release is a good port with everything you would expect, it does not come close to the immediate visual ‘wow’ factor that World did . Nor can it compete on things like textures or the amazing bespoke animations for monsters fighting against each other.

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