540 game hours and more to come. And this is my first MH game.
gpnsatan wrote this review on .
This is the game besides FPS that's actually depends on your skill.
Your character will from the start having 100 HP, and after 500 hours of playing it, you only get titles that guild gives you, you still only have 100HP by default(without enhancement meal or items, which vanish after eash quest, whether it's success or failed, even retired.)
The only things that accumulated during this long game hours, is your inventory stuffs, and your skills/weapons/armors. If you are skilled enough, you can even slay a dragon without drink potions.(Sometimes I even play without armors, just using a better weapon.)
This game is HARD, it put your every nervs under heavy pressure while you first facing new monsters and not knowing how to deal with it. It will be frustrating while you cant hit the monster once but already take a lot damage. But each time you challenge that monster, you know more of it, you slowly knowing what it will do for the next moment, you slowly knowing where it will show up when it fled to other place, even without paint balls marking, you will eventually know it too well, and slay it with a calm/steady condition, which is just about every master will do in every field.
The ultimate goal of this game is to trigger your desire to fight stronger monsters. Every man like challenges, and when you overcome the fear and take down the monster, you get more than any other games can give you.
You will also get strong bind to your fighting mate, if you are lucky enough to have one nearby. There's more to say during team play. Sure it will make this game a lot easier when team up, but your skill will grow with your friends'. That's also a key that keeps us play this game for such long hours.
(well, another thing is some extreme rare material is really hard to come by.)
I'll never forget the first time when I beat the male dragon, I already used 2 of my life, and low on health, there's only one potion left for me to drink, and the clock is flashing red.(which means it's only less than 5 minutes and the quest will failed.) I change to the nest zone of the dragon, without head back to camp that I know I wont have that much time. Either I failed this quest or I slay the dragon, with every bit of my consentration, when I blow the last swing of my reliable great sword, the success music raised, message telling you that you complete the mission, and I'm so exciting that I cant wait to tell my friends( who also buy this game). I dare not to challenge it again for about 1 week, during the time I use all my spare time to harvesting/hunting for materials for better weapons/armors.And then after I have better equipments and experience, I still failed two times before I success that mission the second time.
This game will give you memories that you will remember for your life time.
Since every man will remember the great challenge that you overcome with your will.