- DQVII 3DS
Dropped. Laggy menus, no cursor memory, quasi-random battles (why do monsters spawn right in front of the party?), animations tale too long to play out and the constant backtracking were are annoying me too much -- it wastes your time for no reason. The DS remakes were almost perfect.
- Monster Hunter Generations (aka MH Gathering)
Hunter Arts are meh and the series seems to be drifting away from its core aspects (what with all these flashy effects and easy evasion maneuvers?). Nonetheless, it's much better than MH4U because there's no forced storyline and older maps are back, so there's little camera wonkyness involved; Jurassic Frontier is rather decent after those clusterfucks in 4U. However, I still think climbing and mounting were unnecessary additions, both did more harm than good. A revamped underwater mechanic would still be better.
Monster rooster is alright, might be the second best after 3U. Diablos is finally put to rest and Narga returned, rejoice! Heard there's a new mode in which monsters do not get tired so it'll be just like in Freedom Unite, cannot wait to fight them... after I'm done with all these gathering quests. At least playing as a felyne comrade (lol palico) gives you infinite pickaxes and bugnets, might be the first time I actually like the little guys.
Localization is horrid, though. Overdone with retarded memes, Khezu jokes and other horrors I have yet to experience. Fuck you whoever butchered the original script in a game which was supposed to be a celebration of the past entries with many returning NPCs (and a quick cash in for Capcom). Also, why not keep the official names for places like Snowy Mountains and Forest and Hills? Arctic Edge my ass. RIP Pokke Village Chief, I'll just headcannon she has an idiot twin sister in MHG.