The franchise faithful will probably still feel at home here, but others may need to decide if they can stomach the guesswork combat system or rote mission structure before committing to this game.
Monster Hunter Stories
Nestled within this land lies a hidden village where the locals follow a different set of customs. Here, Monster Riders form bonds with Monsties instead of hunting them. Unlike Hunters, Riders forge bonds and harness the power of kinships stones, allowing them to explore the vast and exhilarating realm together.
Capcom announced a remaster for the first Monster Hunter Stories game. Riders will be able to partner up with monsters on PC, PS4, and Switch this summer.
This month, RPG Backtrack celebrates Monster Hunter March! Wheels, Pascal, and Phil hop into this party, as we discuss why the Monster Hunter Stories spinoffs might make us feel guilty about killing monsters in the main series.
Chris gets review bombed outta existence, after Pascal gleefully mocks the list of games that Chris still didn’t play. Anna Marie insists genital monsters yes, f-bombs no. Kelley thinks Anna Marie should get out of the pocket of Big Farming. We’re all pretty tired from vaccine side effects, please bear with us.
After a nine-year run, the Nintendo 3DS finally ceased production this year. We look back at some of our favorite RPGs released on the handheld and invite readers to share theirs.
Phil and Mike are back with more stories from their adventures in the Monster Hunter series. They discuss everything from the latest Monster Hunter: World news to the massive amount of content in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate they’ve still to discover.
The Hunt returns with more tips to get players going in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. We also discuss the other Monster Hunter games we’ve been playing since Iceborne reinvigorated our interest in the franchise.
We’re back from our mini-vacation and #JRPGJuly is in full swing. Now playing includes praise for Persona Q2, FF14, and Atelier Lulua. We’re also impressed with how everyone agrees in the feedback section. Now I must go find Chris and comfort him as he laments Marle.
Monster Hunter’s 3DS spin-off is now available on smartphones in the west. Both the full game and demo for Monster Hunter: Stories can now be downloaded on iOS and Android.