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Sun, 26 May 2019 16:23:30

I got game pass for 3 months, it has this. I hated the demos of previous MH games, just too much shit going on. If I play this what should I be, I want it to play like an action game.

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Sun, 26 May 2019 16:42:53
That's kind of a tough question. Everyone tends to find a different weapon that they really like but it's not always what you expect. Dual blades, great sword, and longsword are all good straightforward weapons. If you want a more complex form of combat, the insect glaive opens up some pretty cool abilities.

That said, you might like this one. They streamlined a lot of the more tedious aspects of older monster hunter games so you don't waste a lot of time picking herbs and you don't have to prep your backpack quite as much. What you focus more on looking for the monster and killing it.
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Sun, 26 May 2019 16:49:49
I'm assuming you mean an action game in the vain of DMC? Switch axe and charge blades bring an extra rhythm to fights as you charge and unload your weapons. Charge blades also have shields, where you can either use them as such, or time your attacks accordingly so that the shield is in the right position for maybe half a second and block like that.

There's a lot of depth, but as the enemy design is very unique I don't know if you'll be able to play it as an action game.
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Sun, 26 May 2019 16:59:46
robio said:
That's kind of a tough question. Everyone tends to find a different weapon that they really like but it's not always what you expect. Dual blades, great sword, and longsword are all good straightforward weapons. If you want a more complex form of combat, the insect glaive opens up some pretty cool abilities.


That said, you might like this one. They streamlined a lot of the more tedious aspects of older monster hunter games so you don't waste a lot of time picking herbs and you don't have to prep your backpack quite as much. What you focus more on looking for the monster and killing it.

Thanks guys.

Yeah i dont want to cycle through five million items and do a bunch of tediosu crap. Just let me fight giant monsters, do crazy moves and dodge and attack and fun stuff. A few traps is fine but those old games were just filled with random stuff.

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Sun, 26 May 2019 17:50:39
Also: crap. I was going to take advantage of the same offer (3 months Gamepass for €1), but the offer ended and I forgot to buy it. Sad
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Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:25:55

I finally got some shaft and did it ever feel good.

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Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:31:38
Archangel3371 said:

I finally got some shaft and did it ever feel good.

Um. 'Scuse me?

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Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:56:33
And just like that, Leo is summoned!
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Wed, 05 Jun 2019 01:57:53

I actually got shaft twice tonight. Lucky me! Grinning

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Wed, 05 Jun 2019 08:22:59

Well played good sir. LOL

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Wed, 05 Jun 2019 08:35:09
Archangel3371 said:

I actually got shaft twice tonight. Lucky me! Grinning

There's nothing quite like going at it with your huge weapon, bludgeoning your favorite big burly beast untill either of you can take no more and succumbs only to get your shit back together and give it another go after a short breather.  yes

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Wed, 05 Jun 2019 12:42:15

Whenever I see "shaft" used in some video game context, it takes me back to playing Quake in Capture the Flag mode. Whenever one player would kill another with the Thunderbolt/lightning gun the death message would read "Player One accepts Attacker's shaft." And that still makes me giggle.

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Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:43:58
SupremeAC said:

There's nothing quite like going at it with your huge weapon, bludgeoning your favorite big burly beast untill either of you can take no more and succumbs only to get your shit back together and give it another go after a short breather.  yes

Indeed. yes

robio said:

Whenever I see "shaft" used in some video game context, it takes me back to playing Quake in Capture the Flag mode. Whenever one player would kill another with the Thunderbolt/lightning gun the death message would read "Player One accepts Attacker's shaft." And that still makes me giggle.

That’s hilarious. LOL

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Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:53:56

Anyway to give my shaft more context I was actually able to acquire a Hero’s Streamstone: Shaft the other day, two in a row no less. These will allow me to add augments to my rarity 8 Insect Glaives. I have gotten a bunch of others but they would always be for the other weapons and not my main. I swear the Desire Sensor in this game is strong.

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Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:42:49
I haven't touched yet on gear augmenting. As with everything, I'll just wait for my co-op buddy to look it all up and explain it to me.

It's quite random no? I must say I'm not liking this new randomness. It's also apparent in how you aquire the gems and Kulve Tarroth weapons. Seems like a cheap way of stretching the game, very contemporary.
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Wed, 05 Jun 2019 19:33:19

Yeah they along with jewels are random rewards for doing Tempered Elder Dragon investigations. You can give your weapons slight buffs in Attack, Defense, Health Regen, or adding Slots for more jewels.

Now that I have them I’m too hesitant to use them as I’m currently unsure as to how I want to augment my weapon. LOL

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019 05:36:40

I started this, I picked dual blades. Only did one mission. How long should I give it before I get a good idea of the game.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:40:28
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I started this, I picked dual blades. Only did one mission. How long should I give it before I get a good idea of the game.

I'd say at least 25 hours.  Nyaa  In all seriousness though I'd stick with it untill you've fought a flying wyvern, as by then you'll have a good idea of what the different beasts are like. Also, the an ient for rest is a crap region. I've been playing for 80 hours and I still can't wrap my head around the layout.


Also try out different weapons. Each class really shakes up how fights play out.

edit: if you want we could try to play co op some time.  I have the game on Xbox and I'm still fairly early on there and we're 'only' 6 hours apart.  I'm free this Saturday as of 2:30 pm your time if you're interested.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:46:15
I would definitely make sure you play through the second territory, Wildspire Wastes. That will give you a pretty accurate feel for the game. Though if you were on the fence, Maybe just make it into the next territory, the Coral Highlands simply because it's one of the best designed territories they've ever made. Very unique for any game.

And as SupremeAC said if you need someone to play with and you're on PS4, let me know. That said, you're also better off continuing to play solo for a while. You progressed faster with a friend, but it's important to familiarize yourself with the territories so you know where are all the camps in other little secrets are.
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