Monster Hunter Rise was easily one of the best Nintendo Switch exclusives of 2021, and while Capcom will not slow down its support for this version soon, it will release a PC port on Steam in a few days.
If you’re just a little curious to know what the PC version of the game is like, we’ve gathered a handful of reviews that compare this version to the Switch version. While there are some obvious improvements in PC release in terms of resolution and performance, no cross-play support is definitely a downturn.
When Rise was originally released on Switch in 2021, we awarded it nine out of ten stars. Here is our video review:
So what did the critics have to say about the PC version of the game? Read on…
Polygon summed up the PC release as a different way of playing, but was not sure it was worth it for existing players:
“Without cross-storage between the switch and the PC or images that enhance what players already have on a handheld system, it’s hard to see why someone who’s already sunk hundreds of hours into Get up would jump ship for Steam.
“Monster Hunter Rise on PC is just a different way to play a great game. And while that’s good news for PC gamers who have never bought into Nintendo’s ecosystem, the graphics do not impress, even on the most impressive hardware. “
TheGamer said it was a “definitive version” of the game and praised it for being a massive leap “in quality over the Switch version”, but admitted that it fell short when placed alongside the previous one. entrance, Monster Hunter World. Nor was it happy about the exclusion of cross-play support. Its final score was four out of five stars.
“The new 4K textures add so much detail to the monsters, and the increased frame rate makes each game feel so much more fluid and intense. Even if you played the Switch version, Rise on PC will feel like a whole new game to many ways“If you played a lot of Rise in handheld mode on the Switch, you’ll see things on the PC version you’ve never seen before.”
“If, on the other hand, you come from World, Rise is a kind of mixed bag … There is no denying that Rise is a Switch game. Now that World and Rise can be compared side by side on PC, it’s amazing, “undressed and bland Rise really is. The regions are mostly flat, with no characteristic arenas that look empty compared to the world’s complex and highly detailed environments.”
Wccftech.com also thinks World is a better looking game, but liked the less demanding nature of Rise on PC. It also agrees that it is one of the “best console-to-PC ports” in recent times and gave it nine out of ten:
“Since Monster Hunter Rise was originally released on the Nintendo Switch console, it does not look as good as Monster Hunter World, although the different art forms make the differences between the two games less aggravating. A less demanding game that still looks good. Thanks being the amazing RE Engine, however, it means that most PC gamers will not have trouble running it at high frame rates.The game supports 30, 60, 90, 120, 144, 240 framerate caps as well as unlocked framerate and a moderately powerful system will have no trouble running it at over 60 FPS.The machine used for the test, powered by an i7-10700 CPU, RTX 3070 GPU and 16GB of RAM, had no trouble running the game at 4K resolution, stable 120 frames per second at high to max settings.
“The fact that Monster Hunter Rise runs so well is not the only thing that makes it one of the best console-to-PC ports we’ve seen in recent times. The game has ultra-wide support and tons of different graphics settings, ranging from a High-Resolution Textures switch to multiple shadow options, including dynamic shadows and equipment shadows, detail level settings and anti-aliasing options, and more.The game also does a great job of providing information on how each setting affects system performance thanks to Graphics Memory Usage and CPU Load Indicators, which make it incredibly easy to adjust all settings to achieve the best balance between graphics quality and performance. “
PC Gamer also gave it nine out of ten with similar comparisons to World and how the game now plays:
“Rise was, of course, originally designed as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, and while this PC release is a good port with everything you’d expect, it has nowhere near the immediate visual ‘wow’ factor that World .
“… Yes, it might be a Nintendo Switch game of origin, and visually it shows. But who cares, because it’s hard to shake the feeling that Monster Hunter Rise is as good as this series has ever been That is to say, as good as it gets. “
NME was just as impressed, calling it the “definitive version” but questioning why people would double-dip when there is no cross-play support:
“Of course, even if you do not have the smartest screen such as an ultra-wide screen (which is also supported), you can play Get up on PC will still, well, rise above the Switch version. “
“… who knows, if enough conflict-ridden Switch and PC owners also hold back their wallets from what should have been an easy double-dip, it might just persuade Capcom to find a solution to cross-save further down. on the line.”
These are just a few of the reviews for the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise. Capcom also revealed last week how it would include some special screen filters.
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