Hope you have some friends to play with. Monster Hunter is centrally designed for groups.
can i play it local co-op? the girlfriend will probably play it with me. beyond that i'll struggle, there's one guy at work i know whose got it.
Another quick one would be; if it flys? flash pods. Doesn't matter if it's a Rathian or Teostra, flash pods are life.
i'm sure that will mean more to me once i pick it up :)