The Monster Hunter games are huge sellers in their native Japan and with UK forays onto the PSP and now this Wii instalment, Monster Hunter Tri, they are beginning to make a splash over here.
The cheapest available price for the game at the moment is £21.95 from My Memory, nearly £2 down from the next best of £23.85 from Shop To.
Monster Hunter Tri pits you against a series of monumental beasties, rather like taking on a constant slieu of rpg style bosses. The creatures are brought to life perfectly, they move and behave in ways that you can really believe and the great visuals really add to the awe-factor. Battling these massive monsters can be quite a task but it's amazing how satisfying it feels to finally strike the felling blow and watch one topple.
Previous Monster Hunter titles have been near-impenetrable for newcomers thanks to a ridiculously steep difficulty curve and often very awkward controls. Thankfully Capcom have taken these issues in hand and Tri is a far more accessible beast than its predecessors, with a much more welcoming world to explore in the biggest game that the Wii has to offer. The online play offers an exciting change of pace from the usual Wii multiplayer fare and is a great way to keep the constant battling fun.
Monster Hunter Tri is a big and beautiful game and there's nothing else quite like it so if you're a Wii owner looking for a break from mini games or Mario then it might be worth giving this a go.