About this game
Nestled in a rider village, you, Lilia, and Cheval stumble upon a rare Rathalos egg. But playful friendship becomes a pact of kinship when the egg hatches. Soon, tragedy strikes, leaving scars on your hearts and a black light-infected monster rampaging. Now, forge bonds with magnificent creatures, ride into danger, and soar as to mend your broken world!
- As a promising young Rider wields the power of the Binding Stone. Form bonds with 60+ monsters, unleashing their unique abilities to conquer challenges.
- Engage in hours of adventure with side quests and tactical, turn-based battles. Master techniques, unleash combos, and level up your Rider to recruit stronger monsters.
- Craft a formidable team with unique skills by channeling genes from one monster to another. Customize your monster, giving them distinct attributes.
- Challenge players worldwide through online battles or connect locally via StreetPass.
Monster Hunter Stories is an excellent adventure that channels the colorful world of Capcom’s storied series into a joyous JRPG. It suffers from performance issues on non-New 3DS hardware, but it’s still full of personality, beautifully presented, and fun to play, with combat that’s easy to grasp but engaging throughout.
I absolutely thoroughly enjoyed my more than 50 hours with Monster Hunter Stories so far. It effectively eliminates the oh-so-common boring RPG grind, implements a novel turn-based battle system, and sincerely surprises me with seemingly limitless customizability.
As someone who is terrible at the main series, I really enjoyed Monster Hunter Stories, even if it is a bit easy early on. The more traditional RPG style of gameplay is a radical departure from what the core games are like, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth your time.