Monster Hunter World is the most forgiving entry to date, but that's not to say everything is straightforward. Combat, quests, materials and upgrades all have their quirks, and it's only you put a handful of hours into it that things start to really come together.
Just how demanding is Monster Hunter World's PC port? Is it really heavy on CPU as coverage of the closed beta seemed to suggest? And if so, what PC hardware is actually required to run the game at a consistent 60 frames per second? We went into this one expecting a battle - lowering CPU requirements is far more challenging with far less room for manoeuvre than tweaking graphics settings. But after extensive testing, the reality is that it is indeed the GPU side of the equation that makes running this title so challenging - and even a GTX 1070 running at just 1080p can't lock to 60 frames per second at max settings.
Behemoth is one of many creatures added to Monster Hunter World after its initial release.
Monster Hunter World crafting enables you to make all sorts of useful, sometimes even essential items - ranging from invigorating health potions to monster-snaring traps. The importance of crafting shouldn't be underestimated.
In Monster Hunter World Palicos are your feline hunting companions that will accompany you throughout your adventure when playing solo or in a two-player game.
Monster Hunter World mounts is one of the game's more advanced combat manoeuvres. It can be extremely useful during tougher fights, so it's well worth taking the time to learn.
Monster Hunter World Wigglers are one of many small creatures you can find and capture in the game.
Monster Hunter World Bones are one of many components you'll need to construct weapons and armour pieces for your Hunter and Palico.
Learning how to capture monsters in Monster Hunter World allows you to complete quests without needing to slice and dice up your prey.
Monster Hunter World's Plunderblade is one of the more desirable upgrades, allowing your Palico to farm additional materials from monsters as you are hunting.
Monster Hunter World is the most accessible entry point yet for Capcom's colossally successful action role-playing series, with the series making a big-budget leap to PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The Monster Hunter World Gajalaka quests are optional late game bounties you can chip away at between High Rank hunts.
Monster Hunter World Ores are one of many components you'll need to construct weapons and armour pieces for your Hunter and Palico.
Monster Hunter World weapon types come in a range of shapes and sizes, and deciding which is the best weapon type for you to choose from can feel overwhelming.
Much of the fun in Monster Hunter World multiplayer is teaming up with three other players and battle it out against overwhelming odds.
Monster Hunter World Insect Glaives are a unique weapon for those who want to be agile in combat and have a variety of Kinsect buffs at their disposal.
Monster Hunter World Grimalkynes are optional creatures found out in the world you can find and interact with.
The Monster Hunter World Sprint Blossom Festival is the first seasonal event to be added to the game.
Monster Hunter World's Horizon Zero Dawn event allows you to unlock unique Aloy Armour set for a limited time.