Soothe the savage beasts
Already a mammoth success in the East, Capcoms epically crafted open world beast-stalker, Monster Hunter 3: Tri arrives on our shores this month with aplomb. Guaranteed to consume the diehards already savvy with the series on Sonys portable system, Tri is the studios attempt at converting the non-portable crowd, pushing the intensely deep mechanics of the series into the hands of gamers who have overlooked the title since its original inception on PlayStation 2.
All-in-all the operation has been a success, with Capcom valiantly eschewing the horrendously stretched tutorial that plagued casual gamers in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on PSP, easing them into Tris mechanics through a more natural series of user-friendly tasks. That said, its still going to take the average Monster Hunter at least eight hours before digging into the real meat of the game, but once theyre in, theyll find it nigh on impossible to relinquish control.
Its arguably the finest-looking Wii title to date and a solid gaming experience. A word of warning, though: for the paramount experience, Tri is best played using the Wiis Classic Controller or the Pro pad.