The Monster Hunter franchise is going back to Nintendo, with the much-anticipated Monster Hunter Rise. It’s set to be released on March 26, 2021, for Nintendo Switch. But if you can’t wait for the game’s official release, the game’s developer and publisher Capcom released a demo version. It’s available for download until February 1. The demo version will provide you with 4 quests, online co-op, and local co-op to play with before the release.
Based on the demo of Monster Hunter Rise, you’ll see that the game stayed true to its name. It maintained many of the elements that we all grew to love in Monster Hunter while improving gameplay. In this article, we’ll talk about our first impression of Monster Hunter Rise, based on the demo of the game.
Stayed True To Being a Monster Hunter Game
If you have played Monster Hunter before, then everything in Rise will look familiar to you. You’ll experience the same gameplay from the earlier titles such as MH World and Monster Hunter Ultimate. You get to explore this vast world, as well as battle big and strong monsters. You can recognize some of the items or builds that you used to have from the previous titles. It’s a great feeling, especially if you enjoyed playing the previous installments. Of course, not everything is the same as there are also new things brought to Monster Hunter Rise.
Another thing you’ll notice is the improved graphics. Monsters in this game are well designed, so you will be able to see more details and appreciate their animation. The background graphics are also much better so exploring this monster world will be more fun and exciting.
Testing Out The New Gameplay Features
The demo version of the game comes with four quests, two of them being tutorial missions. The tutorial missions will help you get started but it won’t hold your hand. Expect to learn things on your own. As for the two missions, one of them is easy while the other is a bit challenging. It’s a great way to get started and it gives you a glimpse of what to expect when it’s released.
Moving on to the features, Monster Hunter Rise added the Wirebug. It’s a new tool that will allow you to swing through the sky. The bug will stay stationary mid-air while you swing using the glowing wire attached to it. It’s a great way to move around, instead of just constantly walking or running. With this addition, it’ll be easier to maneuver in-and-out of tough monster fights.
When the battle isn’t going your way, you can just whip out the Wirebug and swing away from danger. As useful as it is, it will likely take you some time on how to properly use it. We had a hard time using it at first, but once you get the hang of it, you will have no problem using the Wirebug in any situation.
Monster Hunter Rise also introduces Wyvern Riding, which allows you to ride the different monsters that you encounter. The great thing about this is that you can use them to reach harder locations or fight against other monsters. You just have to do a mounting attack until you knock them down. Then go up and interact with the monsters. You use iron silk to bind the monster and be able to control them. This adds another layer of gameplay to Monster Hunter Rise, which is pretty exciting.
Final Thoughts On Monster Hunter Rise
Though we didn’t encounter much, there were stuttering issues that many players encountered when they were playing the demo. Capcom stated in their Twitter account that the stuttering issue won’t be present when the actual game is released. So this probably won’t be a big concern when the actual game finally arrives.
Monster Hunter Rise looks like it’s going to be one fun and exciting game to play. Though this is only a demo version and the actual game could still be slightly different, we’ve seen enough to assume that the final product will likely be much better. If you’re a fan of the franchise, you wouldn’t want to miss out on this new adventure.