Clue: the latest Switch game that needs pushing will usually be number one (with a link to buy it). this is because Monster Hunter games progressively moved from Sony to Nintendo consoles, and of course they will improve over time. Don't let that put you off. So ultimately, I think MHGU is the best overall MH experience ever released aside from World, and even then, is actually better in many respects, or … ... MHGU can be played solo or up to 3 other players via local wireless and online co-op. And the most recent Metroid game was certainly not at the top of the list. Personally, I have no doubt that I'd prefer World to MHGU (I've only ever played MHFU before), but I'm not going to quibble with a subjective list from a Monster Hunter fan that puts a traditional title near the top. The QOL improvements present in World, combined with the new consumable animations, made this underdog of a weapon into the ultimate supporting tool. LOL. The latest in the behemoth slaying series feels significantly different to it’s forebears: The titular monsters are different, gathering was revamped, graphics were overhauled and the zones seamlessly linked in a way never seen before. And, it has way more content as a celebratory title, and some QoL additions MH4U did not have. But would this list have been made before MHGU came out, where (given that it's currently at no.2) they would have had to put World at no.1? Zelda: Switch game Both have their own greatness and flaws. Never could get into Monster Hunter. Yes we’re taking a break from Generations Ultimate, a title you may be aware we like, to focus on it’s newer, prettier and altogether more streamlined brother. There is just so much content! I am sincerely sorry that it was not harmless to you, but I will not stay quiet any longer now that I know that this is an issue that has occurred with others as well. Also, one new weapon type with playable Palicoes. @Spectra I agree with you here. The other lists were for Zelda, Mario and Metroid - be pretty tough to find a non-Nintendo game at the top of those run-downs. I've heard they added quite a content and interesting play styles though. Just like Nintendo Power was back in the day. @Haywired The amounts of salt here are unrivaled. 8) Content, content, content! 6) Difficulty - While difficulty does not make for an inherently better game (although I'd argue that in this case it does make for a better Monster Hunter game), the fact that GenU is not only inherently more challenging than World, but also gives players the option to take on quests solo that are scaled in difficulty for multiple players is pretty huge. It’s a fantastic weapon, able to adapt itself to any and every situation that the game world throws at it, replete with novel and interesting models and countless ammunition options. They're not "filler content" when they're literally not filling anything. If you’re an avid reader of our content you’ll have noticed that it occupied a very low position in our Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Tier List. “Is it a monster, is it a monsterrrr!?”. The whole point I'm trying to make is that World is NOT a definitively-better game than GenU; they both have a variety of positives and negatives, and ultimately many people prefer one over the other. 7) Portability / local play - The importance of these features are subjective, since, especially in the west this isn't as key as it is in other parts of the globe... but considering GenU has this + online play means it is an undeniable benefit when you consider the mass of people whom this does affect positively. @pigwarts5ever I started with 3U on 3DS and didn't find any problems with underwater combat. I'm not going to list all the weapon/combat improvements for every weapon, but I'll just say it's better. I think 3U will always be the best for me. Either way though, I do think this was a good change. Pretty sure G Rank was in Freedom Unite first, and the sheer amount of content in Freedom Unite blew Tri out of the water (lul) in my opinion until 3U's release. Nobody ever goes there, and creates a much less social experience, which is ironic considering the strives they've taken in making it MORE social. I started off with 3 on the Wii. You either find a good one (looks or stats) and stick to it until you find a better one (looks or stats) and one of the best feelings in the series has always been the feeling of completing that full weapon&armor set that you have been aiming now for a longer time. We’ll admit to having been a little worried about the Great Sword. Basically all of them are completely different from each other, are completely balanced with movesets, and the 86 different combinations of weapon and style is an immense range of variation. And the new styles remove core components of existing weapons. 2) Equipment variety - More monsters means more gear, and more gear means more build variety. Otherwise I agree with most of these! ^^. I'm not going to comment about the story because the best thing capcom did was to remove the plot from a monster hunter game. They're probably referring to how much time they played multiplayer, which is obviously a potentially infinite amount of time for any multiplayer game. While I personally think the environment and monster interactivity is more fluff than actually groundbreaking (everything you can do in the environment you could do with items in past entries, they're just presented a little nicer here, and monsters fighting each other is a nice way to get a little extra damage on them and watch a cool fight, but the novelty wears off), it is a nice presentation that does add to the "living, breathing world" feel. I agree with this list only because monster hunter had been a series that keeps evolving, just like the monsters you fight. On balance, whilst we’re very happy they took the heat gauge away from the Gunlance, we surely weren’t happy to hear that they had taken the Oils away from the Sword n’ Shield. A lot of people would also argue that those games were overhyped and have inflated scores. MH3 (Tri) would have gotten in for it's more dynamic map design (areas felt more connected especially when you were jumping into water only zones)and water combat. It’s swift movements, long slashes and measured chunks of damage always leave us feeling like a modern, monster slaying samurai. Like I mentioned above, I'm new to actually commenting here and usually don't follow the comments closely enough to remember any individuals, so being chewed out for mentioning a game made me take a step back. @Wanjia Perhaps you differ, but I play MH to fight monsters. I played it on the Wii, on 3DS and recently tried the demo on Switch, but it isn't a series for me. Looking back though it was a good system, just not the best for who I was at the time. I love Monster Hunters Story. Also this is highly subjective as well. Yes, Ultimate is a fine game and I'm thoroughly enjoying it, but it is not World. (like how Twilight Princess ranked below Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks for that reason...) In fact, you even explicitly state this. Loading Zones: I know I'm in the minority with this, but here me out; I love the open worldness of World, but I kinda miss zones. It’s a return to form for us, having fallen out with it a little in Gen and Gen U, and it’s almost entirely down to the new sword buff. Again, regarding this one, to reiterate I'm not some butthurt Monster Hunter World fan. Stories is honestly a better game than Generations or GU. Made me smile seeing you reference it. Not a huge huge fan of the series but I do enjoy it. It was heavily based on Monster Hunter G, the Japanese expansion pack for the original Monster Hunter, but changed the formula to allow you to play largely solo. Wait a few months and see how you feel about it then. @Switch_will_fail Alot of people enjoyed those moons. Alright, first let me say that I totally respect preferring World. The Lance is a weapon that’s all about the little movements, and when quality of life improvements come along and make everything feel better, this weapon in particular benefits greatly. It's more fluid, but it's not necessarily objectively better. No, definitely not. In MHGU it felt under-powered, probably due to it’s huge strength in MH4U, so we didn’t have a great time with it. No way. It has only the mechanism of its isolated and not necessary online hub structure to make it feel less social than it is. And like with Smash, I'm fairly certain the next Smash title after Ultimate (if we get it) will be some kind of major overhaul of the series. I love world, but I don't think it's that wide of a margin. So there's clearly something at play (it's to sell Switch games). Required fields are marked *. It served as a standalone expansion for that game and later launched on iOS as the first true Monster Hunter game on mobile. Unfortunately, if you're hoping for a new weapon type to be confirmed, better luck next game! Won't ever touch World, I don't consider it a real Monster Hunter game. 3u on Wii u was the best by a long shot! But the fanboys are more Nintendo than Nintendo themselves. While I think MH4U is technically a better MH game than MHGU, it's also in 240p stuck on a small handheld with a limited button set without rumble, and I and most others already played it start to finish. 10; PerishSong; Thu 4th Feb 2021 @NathanTheAsian. Sure. Striker is basically guild style but slightly different and gives you an extra hunter art. It's just filler content. Most weapons on World look the same as you upgrade them, while gen ultimate has countless of different weapon visuals. Gen(Gen U not included, since I haven't played it enough to rate). I don't want to be rude a(nd I'm not, this is serious advice), but if it's that unbearable for you, you need professional help. You'd choose a monster to hunt, pick your weapon type, and head out into the hunt. Also, introduced new weapons (Medium Bowguns plus customization and Switch axe). Whether you care about it or not, other people do, and that adds to the quality of the game. Although Idk why anyone wouldn't dive in to all 6 of the styles with open arms. I wonder which one it is this time? So read on to learn who takes the crown as best Monster Hunter game ever. The big new feature introduced in this was the Felyne fighter who could join you on quests. Oh, i wasn't mad about Monster Hunter.I was Fine with Monster Hunter series.Until someone made a joke about Cutesy of rated 18+ titles (Not about Monster Hunter). So, naturally, the Nintendo ones will be higher on the list. MHGU is great, and I'm really enjoying going back and playing this game but MHGU has Lao-Shan Lung which is the worst hunt in any game, yes, even worse than Zorah Magdoros. One thing wasn’t changed however, and that’s the selection of weapons. There we struggled with the beast, finding it’s styles and arts very […], Tagged as: MHW Weapon Tier List, Monster Hunter World, Tier List, Your email address will not be published. 2. But man if I don't love the game and wish it had done better! I know nothing I tell you will change your view and that's... well as fine as it can be, but it's also not fair to get yelled at out-of-the-blue because I made a harmless comment. It's always weird when people immediately call the latest entry the BEST VERSION EVAH. This is the only MH game I know that has Water mechanics, at first I wasn't too much of a fan of it, but after I got into it I noticed that it was making the game much more diverse and I started to really like it. I don't know, maybe it's a better "game." Arts, styles, an additional weapon outright (Prowler), and a larger monster roster mean that combat is considerably more varied... so whether or not you like the feel of the weapons in World more, it doesn't detract all that much from the actual variety that GenU has. It's a shame that MHGU might well be the last Monster Hunter game on a Nintendo platform. This is more intuitive across all party sizes, but it also removes the ability to intentionally challenge yourself by doing a multiplayer hunt as a single player... player. World is my least favorite out of 5 monster hunters ive played so far. Best of all they're completely optional, so if they dont suit you, just run guild without arts. I love that, but it's not a game changer. I need to go back to World and pick up the latest game on Switch. All in all it just didn’t quite click for us this time around. Our love affair with it streches way back in the series’ history, it having carried our sorry behinds to many a hunt victory, but prior to World our most recent exposure was MHGU. The reason I want to play GU before World is because World is supposed to have many QOL improvements that make the game a much smoother experience, so I imagine it might be hard to go back to the old style after playing World. There's no reason to really force it to have Gen Ultimate as number 1 when there are other more deserving selections from an innovation standpoint. Maximum Might is a joke on SnS unless it's level 5, and Latent Power needs either five minutes or for you to take almost 200 damage. "Sorry mate, but you don't know anything. 4U is still 1# for me, it was the game that got me into the series and made me a fan. I think I was more shocked and confused about the situation. Take A Sneak Peak At The Movies Coming Out This Week (8/12) New Movie Releases This Weekend: February 19th – February 21st; 25 years since … Another Tier List, another Monster Hunter – World to be exact. Plus Generations has more monster content. They might be the same ol’ 14 that Capcom settled on with the fourth game in the series, but things have changed. Our feeling is that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate did more to push the franchise forward than Generations did at the time, so it ranks higher. Personally, I prefer 3U and Generations over 4U (yeah, I know, what a heresy), but the list looks solid and #1 spot makes sense. Think about it like Monster Hunter's equivalent of Smash Bros Ultimate (Everyone is here). Have only 3 hours in GU so far so I can’t really have an opinion there but I still prefer Tri over World. I try my damnest to not be toxic, even if at times I can get a bit argumentative. A NINTENDO SITE RANKING GENERATIONS ULTIMATE HIGHER THAN WORLD LMFAO, I have played 3, 3U, 4U, Gen, World and am currently playing GenU.I would rank them:1. I've sank almost 800 hours into that title. This is like reading Smash Bros Brawl reviews from back in the day. We quite enjoyed the Bow in previous Monster Hunter titles, and whilst the aiming had definitely improved, especially compared to the handheld titles, it’s not quite enough to boost it into our top rank. And having to travel back and forth between 4 different villages is a pain. -> Yes, we know GenU is "clunkier" than World and more difficult to initially get into, but once you are into it and get used to the jankiness, (which a lot of people do get used to, if they weren't already from previous titles) there is just far more to do and see. Ridiculous, unfair demand, and no, I don't want another explanation about how you just like cutesy games and can't stand adult games, YOU ARE THE ONE WHO NEEDS TO MODIFICATE THAT INTOLERANT BEHAVIOUR. That's pretty objective. @Agramonte To be honest here, Ocarina of Time and Soul Calibur are the best reviewed games of their respective series in the West as well. For Veterans that have been playing Monster Hunter since the PS2 era, GenU is almost like a love letter to it's fans. @Haywired All these lists? 3U for the underwater combat and all the stuff it improved on the original 3. That said, it's not really fair to compare Ultimate versions to base versions, so... the only thing I can think of is that it had an actual story, more clear progression, and some killer end-game content that Gen didn't get until XX/Ultimate came around. I definitely think there are better ways to have the same effect without actual load times (maybe little crevasses to hide in or something?) @Switch_will_fail Rock paper scissors are better than Hunter styles and arts? @ReaderRagfish would probably check this list out, but we all know he's just gonna keep playing Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. They even changed their rating system from 0-10.0 to 5 stars. 6) Story - While some people don't care too much about it, it's undeniable that World has a better story than GenU... mostly because GenU has no story. This is where the Monster Hunter timeline gets a little murky for us westerners. It's not that one method is better than the other (outside of personal preference I guess), it's just different. What you state is an opinion, not a fact. Perhaps the Heavy Bowgun deserved it. We feel kinda bad for the ol’ Doot Doot in Monster Hunter World. Most of us generally don't mind them. I'm perfectly fine with you not liking these games, it's the way you react and behave against others that is absurd and unfair. It has only gotten a little better with each installment. Especially since the combat itself isn't that different between GU and World (speaking on the feel of most of the weapons, provided you find a style/weapon combo you like... which in theory makes the combat of GU more diverse, too). Several monsters are built off of Rathian, for example (Legiana, Paolumu, Pukei-Pukei), meaning that the already relatively small monster count feels even smaller when you consider that many of the monsters are extremely similar to one another. Back in my day...we had to transport our eggs uphill BOTH WAYS THROUGH THE SNOW! No loading screens? If you think I'm salty because World wasn't number one or whatever, then you'd be dead wrong. They are not bad, dangerous, or useless, and in a lot of ways can actually assist in anger management and stress-relief. It feels like a very deliberate buff to the weapon, but we’re not complaining – it’s a leaping, slicing, whirling dervish of a weapon that we really enjoy. I think I spent about 300-400 hours in 3U and was able to complete just about everything, and I ran a similar number (more like in the 400s) in 4U and only really have a couple monsters left that I never unlocked. 8) Tutorial - World has the best tutorial for any MH game. Then it was 4U, which I really love, the controls felt much more fluid than the past games and I love that you can now jump and mount the monsters. Whilst the LBG was a weapon in our MHGU S Tier, it’s demotion to A really isn’t as bad as it sounds. Another Tier List, another Monster Hunter – World to be exact. 4U remains my favorite. @Wanjia I was very disappointed with World's armor and especially the weapon designs. It was criticised for its long loading times and for being too slow, which doesn't really work for a portable game. 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