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  • Luckyjim 25 Mar 2013 09:14:43 2,875 posts
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    scuffpuppies wrote:
    @treegreen
    I'm a Monster Hunter virgin too, and to be fair, the game doesn't explain things very well. It's as though Capcom only expected to sell MH3U to fans of the series and not newbies.

    My advice is to stay in the first town and run through the quests. They themselves are the tutorials. Complete those before sailing out to new locations.

    Experiment with item combinations, and play around with all the different weapon types until you find the one you're comfortable with. You start with a selection of all the weapons to choose from, albeit fairly weak.

    I like to alternate between the twin blades and the axe-slice, depending on what I'm hunting. Experimenting with traps will be useful too.

    If you're up for some co-op, send me an invite. I've been meeting up with several chaps from Eurogamer recently.

    Edit:...and yes, it is a hard game.
    In MH there's a lot to learn, and it certainly can be tough, but persevere; once it clicks it's truly brilliant.

    I would add that playing online's a great way to learn. One of the best things about the series is how nice the community can be. I've quite often had high level hunters come in and help with monsters. I've also learned most of the games quirks from others.

    Edited by Luckyjim at 09:15:35 25-03-2013
  • scuffpuppies 25 Mar 2013 10:38:06 338 posts
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    @Luckyjim
    The WiiU community in general are a nice bunch of people. Miiverse is nothing like PSN or XBL. The majority of gamer's I've come across are 30+, and polite guys and gals.

    Refreshing change not to game with 14 year old racist, homophobic wankers.

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  • nickthegun 25 Mar 2013 10:39:26 63,299 posts
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    It is weird that seemingly everyone who has bought the wii u are middle aged men.

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  • Deleted user 25 March 2013 10:52:32
    Thinking of getting a new Wii U game in preparation for the Easter weekend. Some choices:

    Lego City. Just started Lego Lord of the Rings on Wii and I quite like it. Wonder if another lego game will be too samey?

    Monster Hunter. I have the Wii version but have never really gotten into it. Will the new version make me feel any differently?

    Need for Speed. Got this for free on pc due to the Sim City debacle. Doesn't run that well really and I much prefer sofa gaming for this type of game. Bit expensive for a port too.
  • Deleted user 25 March 2013 10:54:24
    Sounds like some good reasons to spend 300 on a new console there.
  • treegreen 25 Mar 2013 11:00:32 109 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    treegreen wrote:
    I've never understood why gamers are so obsessed with sales? I could kind of understand if people were just concerned about the financial stability of their favourite companies, but it seems to have nothing to do with that at all.
    Fewer unit sales = smaller userbase = lower potential profits for developers = fewer games being developed for the console.

    Nintendo has always been the exception to this though, because of the emphasis on first party titles which meant you could be a confident early adopter. With that in mind the lack of announcements for first party titles is a bit ominous. I still truly believe Nintendo could drop this as an expensive misstep (rather than throw good money after bad) and concentrate on something on par with the proposed next gen in 24 months.
    It's possible of course, but I think if they did that Nintendo really would die very soon.

    They'd instantly alienate over 3 million loyal customers and all consumers would be extremely wary picking up any of their products in the future. It'd be an insanely moronic business decision.
  • nickthegun 25 Mar 2013 11:01:17 63,299 posts
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    Hasnt that last part happened already?

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  • treegreen 25 Mar 2013 11:08:11 109 posts
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    Well I can only speak for myself, but I feel like I've gotten good value out of the Wii U so far.
  • Aretak 25 Mar 2013 11:12:48 10,388 posts
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    Has anybody in the entire history of the internet not been happy with their purchase after dropping money on something that's been critically panned? I always enjoy visiting the official threads and forums of shite games just after release, as they're inevitably full of people who've bought it saying how it's not so bad and they're enjoying it.
  • nickthegun 25 Mar 2013 11:19:48 63,299 posts
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    I felt like driving over my vita with my car after I bought it, such was its spectacular shitness.

    I like it now, though.

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  • nickthegun 25 Mar 2013 11:20:03 63,299 posts
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    Still hate my 3DS, mind.

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  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 25 Mar 2013 11:20:15 16,947 posts
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    zoolophage wrote:
    Thinking of getting a new Wii U game in preparation for the Easter weekend. Some choices:

    Lego City. Just started Lego Lord of the Rings on Wii and I quite like it. Wonder if another lego game will be too samey?

    Monster Hunter. I have the Wii version but have never really gotten into it. Will the new version make me feel any differently?

    Need for Speed. Got this for free on pc due to the Sim City debacle. Doesn't run that well really and I much prefer sofa gaming for this type of game. Bit expensive for a port too.
    That's not so much "some choices" as "all the choices".

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  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 25 Mar 2013 11:22:45 16,947 posts
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    I've got a Wii U and I'm indifferent to it. It's been quietly gathering dust in the months since I finished Mario.

    Might give Lego a go and keep the curtains drawn.

    AVOID

  • treegreen 25 Mar 2013 11:23:40 109 posts
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    Aretak wrote:
    Has anybody in the entire history of the internet not been happy with their purchase after dropping money on something that's been critically panned? I always enjoy visiting the official threads and forums of shite games just after release, as they're inevitably full of people who've bought it saying how it's not so bad and they're enjoying it.
    But the Wii U hasn't been critically panned. It now has several games out, which have been well received by critics. On top of that I have an entire Wii catalogue to play through. Although I understand others aren't in the same boat as me there.

    This is where I think some gamers take sales figures as a way to determine whether something is good or not. The same logic would have Justin Bieber as the greatest musician in the world.
  • Deleted user 25 March 2013 11:31:19
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    You see it time and time again - people defend expensive purchases irrespective of quality and value because they don't want to appear as idiots.
    I think it's less conscious than that. I think you just focus heavily on the positives if you've made a purchase, sometimes to a slightly deluded extent.
  • imamazed 25 Mar 2013 11:33:45 6,200 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    You see it time and time again - people defend expensive purchases irrespective of quality and value because they don't want to appear as idiots.
    I think it's less conscious than that. I think you just focus heavily on the positives if you've made a purchase, sometimes to a slightly deluded extent.
    This. You can see this tunred up to eleven in the vita thread.
  • ResidentKnievel 25 Mar 2013 11:37:05 6,360 posts
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    that puts things in perspective, perhaps too much perspective

    When you have listened to for the first time Stefansen Theory, you had something new in your hands. Something revolutionary in the world of music. A guy who know anything about music, experiencing new genres in his own way.

  • Kay 25 Mar 2013 11:37:30 18,147 posts
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    Conversely, people tend to overly focus on the negatives of something if they have no intention of ever buying it.
  • nickthegun 25 Mar 2013 11:41:20 63,299 posts
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    treegreen wrote:
    But the Wii U hasn't been critically panned.
    Yeah, it has. It may have half a dozen well received games now but the console itself has had, at its most generous, a lukewarm response.

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  • imamazed 25 Mar 2013 11:42:09 6,200 posts
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    @ResidentKnievel Well played sir
  • nickthegun 25 Mar 2013 11:44:11 63,299 posts
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    Kay wrote:
    Conversely, people tend to overly focus on the negatives of something if they have no intention of ever buying it.
    I think point one leads to point two. I *want* to buy it. I genuinely do but I absolutely refuse to go through this again.

    Once bitten, shame on nintendo. Thrice plus one bitten, shame on me.

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  • Youthist 25 Mar 2013 11:51:56 10,698 posts
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    So anyone that is claiming that they enjoy their Wii U purchase is deluding themselves in order to not look like an idiot? Is that where we are?

    And are these people claiming this a group of people that have never actually owned one - maybe played it for 10 minutes in Game or something at best and made their well reasoned judgement?

    FWIW it seems to be fairly good fun as far as I am concerned. And that will do for me. I will take fun.

    "Good chess players think one move ahead. Great chess players think two or three moves ahead."

  • Sid-Nice 25 Mar 2013 11:54:05 15,851 posts
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    You have been brainwashed, Americanised and are no longer a real gamer, I really feel for you and can understand your bitterness.

    Edit: This was in reference to LeoliansBro's post.

    Edited by Sid-Nice at 11:56:00 25-03-2013

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  • nickthegun 25 Mar 2013 11:54:34 63,299 posts
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    Seems unlikely, but whatever.

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  • DFawkes 25 Mar 2013 11:57:59 25,451 posts
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    Youthist wrote:
    So anyone that is claiming that they enjoy their Wii U purchase is deluding themselves in order to not look like an idiot? Is that where we are?
    I don't think those comments were meant to be painting everyone with the same brush. Of course there will be people (like me) that genuinely love it. Nowt wrong with that, there's lots to enjoy :)

    But I have to admit you do usually see people in threads like these that are clearly trying to justify the purchase to themselves.

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