Capcom’s Monster Hunter, a series that is most prominently popular in Japan, is on its way to iOS and Android phones and tablets under the title Monster Hunter: Massive Hunting. This is the second Monster Hunter game to hit iOS devices, the first being Monster Hunter: Dynamic Hunting last year.
You really aren’t ever alone, huh?
In Monster Hunter, I mean.
Like, think about it.
Even if you don’t have any nearby friends around to play, look at all the support you get in-game from NPCs.
Often times, a village elder /gives/ you a house to live in. Free storage for anything and everything you find. There are loads of villagers who give you tips and tricks (I wouldn’t have beaten Kushala Daora without the help of NPCs telling me about E.Dragons and their susceptibility to poison). There’s the arena challenge guy who gives you a full free course in how to hunt with every single weapon in the game. You get to take whatever you want from the local farm, almost no questions asked.
Sure, you’re doing contracts for the village, giving the blacksmiths work, but see how much you get in return?
Think about the elder. Remember what happened way back when?
You just finished a key quest. You walk up to the elder, and they have a worried look on their face. Then, they tell you about a terrifying beast that needs to be slain, a Tigrex, a Jinouga, an angry Nargacuga. Yet, what do they say? “Prepare yourself, take your time.” Sure, they need you to do this, you being the village hunter taking these contracts. But they give you the freedom to instead take the time to go and do a gathering quest. To take your time. Although things are bleak for them, they let you do what you need to do, and what you /want/ to do. They support all your desires.
Heck, you’re /never/ alone. Think about it.
Ask yourselves this, hunters. When you get K.O’d by a monster, what happens? Do you just re-spawn at camp like an Italian plumber minus one green shroom? No way. Every time you get taken down with tries remaining, a squad of felynes cart you back to the base. A squad. A squad who, although can’t support you every time, has their watching eyes on you throughout your entire quest. Hoping you succeed, and saving your ass after you get incapacitated by something big enough to swallow them all in one gulp. They’re probably from the village. They probably were hired by the guild or the elder to support you. But they hardly know you. And yet, they risk their furry little heads getting you out of harms way, so you can finish what you started.
Kinda makes you feel welcomed.