So...much...Monster...Hunter. Lube and I can't stop playing! We only get a couple nights a week to really dig into it, so we take all the time we can stand! Until our bodies can't take anymore for the night! I think I'm at the point right now! See you in a few, short hours.
Lube and I have been buddying up with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate since it launched. He doesn't have a Wii U or 3DS, but he's always welcome at my place. I knew Monster Hunter would be his kind of game, so I convinced him to check it out alongside me. It's always more fun when you have someone else to learn alongside!
Of course, we did things the worst way possible. We tried to jump in without doing single player content. We tried to learn as we went. We tried to figure out things for ourselves. While we did pick up a little bit of info along the way, we mostly had absolutely no idea what we're doing.
Hell, that's what the situation is like right now! I mean, we're leagues beyond the knowledge we didn't have at the start. We now know what's going on on a basic level and how to handle ourselves out on the field. That doesn't mean that we don't have a lot more to learn.
The real problem is, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate does a terrible job at teaching players how to play and what to do. There are steps that you walk through, content you read and explanations you'll happen upon. With all that, the actual ins and outs of gameplay aren't presented in a very easy-to-grasp way. No doubt it's a hardcore game for those that really want to sink their teeth into something. You don't have any other choice!
It lead me to wonder what the most unforgiving, tough game you ever got into was. What game did you end up really enjoying, but only after you took quite some time figuring out how everything worked?