Parents' Guide to

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Huge fantasy adventure is deeper, has more hunting content.

Game Nintendo Switch 2018
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

it is awesome

This is the peak of Monster Hunter. Proper challenge, insane roster with all the fan favorites, thousands of unique weapon designs, transmog, great online lobbies - it's all there. If you're a Monster Hunter veteran I don't need to tell you about how awesome it is, you likely already know. Playing XX (aka MHGU) on the big TV with the Pro Controller is incredibly fun and the best way to experience it no doubt. B. Leo ------------------

Is It Any Good?

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While some series vets may complain that this version is more accessible for new players, the addition of new features and harder modes makes this adventure one that shouldn't be missed. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate may seem similar to 2016's Monster Hunter Generations for the Nintendo 3DS at first glance. It even lets you transfer your data from one platform to another, but it has a ton of extra content. It has the largest roster of monsters ever in a Monster Hunter game to date -- including all-new monsters, Deviant variants, and for the first time, the Elder Dragon Valstrax, which will take a while to beat. You can also unleash super moves to help you in a fight ("Hunter Arts"), along with deeper crafting, new potions, and two bonus combat styles. One of these lets you complete a chain of attacks to build up evasive maneuvers and weapon combos, while another lets you use items to enhance the strength and abilities of yourself or your allies.

Visually speaking, it looks OK on a Nintendo Switch screen -- and seeing these huge beasts compared to your small character gives you a great sense of scale -- but the graphics don't look so great when played on a big screen. Again, this seems to be more of a "remix" of a previous game, so don't expect anything too fancy here. Other small issues include frequent (but short) load screens and no English voice tracks for all the text you need to read. But the depth and breadth of this game can't be ignored. There are literally hundreds of quests to tackle alone or with others across different regions. The battle system is rewarding, and the leveling up is well-paced and gratifying. Especially for those who passed on the last version, fans of the franchise will get a lot from this new Monster Hunter adventure.

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