Monster Hunter

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Monster Hunter
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Basic Information
Video Game
Capcom Production Studio 1
Monster Hunter
Successor title
Monster Hunter 2
Action RPG
PlayStation 2 and Wii
Retail Features
Monster Hunter
Main Credits
Kaname Fujioka
Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Kenji Itsuno
Katsuhiro Eguchi, Tsuyoshi Nagayama, Shintaro Kojima, Kent Kinoshita, Kouki Fuse, Tomohiro Nakai
Masato Kouda, Tetsuya Shibata
European Union European Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
May 272005
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
September 212004
Australia Australian Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
June 12005
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
March 112004
April 232009
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Monster Hunter places the player in the role of an up and coming hero/heroine who must accomplish various quests to achieve greatness. Armor, weapons, and other items are created from the remains of slain monsters by carving off their horns, scales and bones, as well as items harvested and collected in the enviroment, such as bugs, ores and herbs. Monster Hunter plays in a similar fashion to Phantasy Star Online allowing the player to team up with up to three other hunters online to take down stronger monsters.

Unlike most games, Monster Hunter does not have an elaborate storyline or even an ending. The game does offer access to cut-scenes, (accessible through a gallery mode,) but they are only available if you defeat certain quests that contain the corresponding monster. There is no plot to speak of, just a number of quests to complete before achieving the rank of Monster Hunter. Since there is no way to "beat" the game, a person could play indefinitely. The wide variety of items and equipment in the game is a significant draw for players.

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