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Monster Hunter Rise Demo with online multi out now!
« on: January 07, 2021, 01:09:54 PM »


Demo out [tonight at 6pm ET]! It's got online multiplayer!!

...but it also only has two quests, you can only play a total of 30 times, and the demo goes away entirely in three weeks! Yay!!...? :P

Full release on Nintendo Switch this March 26, with a rumored PC version in the fall!
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2021, 01:58:47 PM »
Nvm it's tomorrow  >:(
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 02:01:08 PM »
Is it a typical janky Monster Hunter mess or is it actually playable this time?
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 02:07:56 PM »


New trailer!





Old trailers!
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 04:35:43 PM »
Demo out tonight at 6pm ET apparently :rejoice
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Do we know if stuff carries over to the full game?

Since MH is kind of a grind game don't want to put more than an hour into the demo otherwise.

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2021, 07:32:54 PM »
Is it a typical janky Monster Hunter mess or is it actually playable this time?
Not being able to play monster hunter well is a "you" problem, not a monster hunter problem
Do we know if stuff carries over to the full game?

Since MH is kind of a grind game don't want to put more than an hour into the demo otherwise.
If it's like the iceborne demo, they might give a reward (item pack) for beating all the demo quests, but you won't be collecting loot. Typically these demos are so you can check out the new game mechanics/moves/monsters for fun. I'm really keen to fuck around with the new hammer stuff after watching a gaijinhunter video about it  :-[

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2021, 08:13:07 PM »
Demo out now! Downloading. :D

Also I forgot I already preordered the deluxe digital edition. :lol Nice surprise. :D

Can't wait for March 26!! :hyper
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2021, 08:14:19 PM »
Is it a typical janky Monster Hunter mess or is it actually playable this time?
Not being able to play monster hunter well is a "you" problem, not a monster hunter problem

exactly, get gud lmao
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2021, 08:19:23 PM »
Is it a typical janky Monster Hunter mess or is it actually playable this time?
Not being able to play monster hunter well is a "you" problem, not a monster hunter problem
Do we know if stuff carries over to the full game?

Since MH is kind of a grind game don't want to put more than an hour into the demo otherwise.
If it's like the iceborne demo, they might give a reward (item pack) for beating all the demo quests, but you won't be collecting loot. Typically these demos are so you can check out the new game mechanics/moves/monsters for fun. I'm really keen to fuck around with the new hammer stuff after watching a gaijinhunter video about it  :-[

Cool.

Yeah, so far I've only played 2 MH games, World+Iceborne & Generations Ultimate. Used Hammer for World/Iceborne & Longsword for GU. Will probably try a new weapon for Rise if I play it. But will check out the Hammer/Longsword changes since that's what I'm most familiar with.

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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2021, 08:28:53 PM »
I'll be sticking to the only weapon I've used since Tri: Greatsword :jeb

The POWER

Every game the weapons get more versatile and GS benefits from that the most. It's the same weapon but feels lightyears more maneuverable in GU than Tri lol.
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2021, 08:35:49 PM »
I went to download this and reminded me that my Switch broke about a month or two ago and won't download things anymore  :-\

Ran into this when I bought Picross S1 and it was in my purchased/download list and I'd click download and it would say downloading but the icon wouldn't show up on the game bar and couldn't tell if it was actually downloading. At some point it finally downloaded and appeared.

Now I click download Rise demo and it says downloading but there's no icon showing download progress on the main game bar so idk. On google I get some hits of people running into this issue here and there, but no information on how to fix it besides someone recommending to factory reset the system which sounds like a pain.

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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2021, 08:47:33 PM »
:( That sucks. Never heard of that before
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2021, 09:05:59 PM »
Ok, turned on switch and it downloaded. I think whatever the glitch issue is with my hardware it's that it's not showing download progress so the icon doesn't appear until the download is 100% finished and I can't see the download progress anywhere. Sucks but if it works, it works.

Might try the demo tonight.

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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2021, 09:56:56 PM »
Holy shit this game is pretty :o
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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2021, 10:20:42 PM »








Fun stuff! Really smooth and looks gorgeous. Will tackle Mizutsune tomorrow. Playing with the Wirebug is a lot of fun! I miss Hunger Arts a little though.
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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2021, 12:36:52 AM »
Is it a typical janky Monster Hunter mess or is it actually playable this time?
Not being able to play monster hunter well is a "you" problem, not a monster hunter problem

exactly, get gud lmao
I'd rather not fight the controls/rather play something competently designed. Same reason I hate Red Dead 2
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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2021, 01:06:26 AM »

I'd rather not fight the controls/rather play something competently designed. Same reason I hate Red Dead 2
Monster Hunter is the only competently designed game in it's genre  :smug

It is the most competently designed game. It's street fighter 2 as action RPG :smug

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« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2021, 01:06:53 AM »
Seems alright. More of the same as usual.

The wirebug attacks are nice and will be really helpful for slower weapons like hammer. I also like that with hammer the UI indicates which of the two charge movesets you are in so you don't have to remember and pull out the wrong move.

Having a big open world is nice. Looks somewhere of a mix visually between World and GU. Going back to 30fps is pretty rough from 60fps World though.

I tried doing one quest Hammer, one Longsword and when I don't play Longsword for a while I always forget how to hit with your spirit attacks to get to the next damage tier/color so that wasn't so fun. Hammer with the new moves was great.

Oh and I'm not sold on new playable monsters thing. Feels really gimmicky and it seems like this game is going to want you to strategize fighting multiple monsters together so you can ride one and use it to attack the other. The problem is, at least from the tutorial monster, the monsters are not fun to play as and big and clunky. That works with these weapons you've gotten used to for all these games and adjust to the locked in movement, but having to "git gud" at essentially a new weapon type for each monster you ride just for those few moments of using them in a battle against another monster just feels like not fun.

Also I thought with major MH titles the idea was to add a new weapon or two each game. I guess since they're giving all the weapons like two new moves with the wirebug there's no new weapons?

A lot of MH is also the outside combat stuff, so game could be doing more interesting things there. I really, really like the skill system in Generations Ultimate. That and the higher monster count are the things I liked more in GU than World/Iceborne.


Anyhow, since I actually know how to play MH now I guess I'll jump on when it comes out and give it a shot. But from the demo, not sure if I'll stick with it. Might wait until MHW2 comes out.

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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2021, 01:15:04 AM »
And the map was ok. Looked nice but seemed like a lot of distance. Hopefully they are doing camp spots like World so you can start at different spots on the map. The map seems a lot less connected than the maps in World that let you get around to multiple places pretty quick.

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« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2021, 10:42:24 AM »
Things I want back from GU: Valstrax, Transmogrification
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« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2021, 11:43:00 AM »
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And now it is back! :D

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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2021, 11:53:44 AM »
Knew something was weird, the demo doesn't have rumble. :thinking

And the hits don't feel as satisfying as GU for some reason. Did they remove the hit-stutter?
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« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2021, 12:08:15 PM »
Game looks really great but the controls seem to be so complex. I had like no orientation in the battle. Is there a lock on mechanism? Player is also slooow. But for sure had a fascinating vibe from the 10 minutes I played. Looking forward to taking a deeper dive into the demo.
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« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2021, 12:34:48 PM »
Game looks really great but the controls seem to be so complex. I had like no orientation in the battle. Is there a lock on mechanism? Player is also slooow. But for sure had a fascinating vibe from the 10 minutes I played. Looking forward to taking a deeper dive into the demo.

https://ag.hyperxgaming.com/article/11316/monster-hunter-rise-controls-guide

Clicking the right stick activates Target Cam on a monster, and then hitting L centers the camera on them.

The controls are complex but it mostly comes down to: basic movement, then knowing how and when to use items, then learning your weapon combos. It's doable. I'd ignore the Wirebug and the Palamute stuff for now since those are both new, additional complex subsystems.

Once you get item use and the menus down the game comes into its own. But you gotta play a bit to get used to it.
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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2021, 12:56:08 PM »


My mind is lighting up with how dynamic and fluid this is going to make combat. 🤩

Also deleting your demo save file apparently resets the 30-play limit, not sure if they'll eventually patch that out tho.
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« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2021, 04:10:19 AM »
lol, game runs 756p docked / 540p portable. I thought this looked a lot less sharp than XX/GU which was 1080p/30fps docked, 720p portable. Port of a 3DS game and all that, but it looked fine.

Why do the keep trying to push visuals past what the system can do at 1080p/30fps. I guess they really figure Switch 2 will be out sooner than later and BC with these games.

Thinking I'll just wait for the PC release of Rise.

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« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2021, 08:42:43 AM »
Never took you for a graphics whore, bebps.
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« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2021, 08:54:18 AM »
Ok, turned on switch and it downloaded. I think whatever the glitch issue is with my hardware it's that it's not showing download progress so the icon doesn't appear until the download is 100% finished and I can't see the download progress anywhere. Sucks but if it works, it works.

I've had this happen before once or twice- it seems to be an eShop issue.  It happened with this demo and a number of people reported it because of how many people accessed the eShop to get it- apparently this "broke" the shop, lol.
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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2021, 08:57:57 AM »
lol, game runs 756p docked / 540p portable. I thought this looked a lot less sharp than XX/GU which was 1080p/30fps docked, 720p portable. Port of a 3DS game and all that, but it looked fine.

Why do the keep trying to push visuals past what the system can do at 1080p/30fps. I guess they really figure Switch 2 will be out sooner than later and BC with these games.

Thinking I'll just wait for the PC release of Rise.

Get this already:



:bolo

The game definitely benefits from using the mClassic.  Am playing the demo at 720P docked and it's upscaling to a crisp, sharp 1080P beautifully.  Will try at 1440P next.
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« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2021, 09:17:43 AM »
Is it a typical janky Monster Hunter mess or is it actually playable this time?
Not being able to play monster hunter well is a "you" problem, not a monster hunter problem

exactly, get gud lmao
I'd rather not fight the controls/rather play something competently designed. Same reason I hate Red Dead 2

I know what you mean and movement feels smoother than the older games.  Try the demo!  :)
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« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2021, 09:30:15 AM »
Looks pretty good at 1440P upscaled.  Not as sharp, but still nice!  I don't see a problem with the graphics at all but I can understand being put off if you've been playing World with its better frame rate.
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« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2021, 12:47:30 PM »
lol, game runs 756p docked / 540p portable. I thought this looked a lot less sharp than XX/GU which was 1080p/30fps docked, 720p portable. Port of a 3DS game and all that, but it looked fine.

Why do the keep trying to push visuals past what the system can do at 1080p/30fps. I guess they really figure Switch 2 will be out sooner than later and BC with these games.

Thinking I'll just wait for the PC release of Rise.

Get this already:

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:bolo

The game definitely benefits from using the mClassic.  Am playing the demo at 720P docked and it's upscaling to a crisp, sharp 1080P beautifully.  Will try at 1440P next.
So this actually helps? I've seen it on amazon, but assumed it was bullshit.

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« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2021, 02:03:37 PM »
Never took you for a graphics whore, bebps.

nah, I like GU. Which is an upscaled 3ds game.

I just think Rise is kinda ugly. Played the demo a few more times and it's just not for me. The additions to the formula aren't what I'm looking for in MH.

I'll give it a chance when the pc version is out, but this definitely just makes me look forward to World 2 in a few years.

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« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2021, 03:41:42 PM »
lol, game runs 756p docked / 540p portable. I thought this looked a lot less sharp than XX/GU which was 1080p/30fps docked, 720p portable. Port of a 3DS game and all that, but it looked fine.

Why do the keep trying to push visuals past what the system can do at 1080p/30fps. I guess they really figure Switch 2 will be out sooner than later and BC with these games.

Thinking I'll just wait for the PC release of Rise.

Get this already:

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:bolo

The game definitely benefits from using the mClassic.  Am playing the demo at 720P docked and it's upscaling to a crisp, sharp 1080P beautifully.  Will try at 1440P next.
So this actually helps? I've seen it on amazon, but assumed it was bullshit.

For the Switch (and older pre-PS4/Xbox One consoles), absolutely- it works great!  The trick with Switch is that you need to know what resolution the games run in docked and change the output to 720P or 1080P accordingly for the best results, but it's not a problem since you can go right to the home screen in-game, switch res, and go right back to the game in seconds.  It also is a matter of preference- the mClassic Youtube channel recommends running Switch games in 720P (on a 1440P monitor) and demonstrates it with Mario Kart, but I think Mario Kart looks better with 1080P enabled.  Either way, the image is perfect and it looks absolutely fantastic on my monitor.  Until we get something official from Nintendo, this adapter IS the "Switch Pro."

PS4 is where I haven't really seen it doing much.  It does work great on my 1440P monitor and lets the PS4 Pro run perfectly at 2560x1440, but I just found out that my monitor is able to downscale from 4K, so I likely don't need it for that.  That's OK since it's a must for the Switch.

The mClassic is pretty much made for 3D games and will make 2D games look a little blurrier (or like they have a smoothing filter applied), but the adapter has a switch that allows you to turn off the scaling if you don't like the picture.  It also has a "classic" setting that will force a 4:3 aspect ratio if you're using an older console.

I haven't tried it on a 4K TV yet- just got a new Switch dock so I can finally see how that works.

Definitely recommend checking out the mClassic, especially since it's on Amazon and can be easily returned if you don't like it.
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« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2021, 04:14:09 PM »
Just tried the Rise demo on my 55" 4K TV with the mClassic- looks great!  Rise with the Switch set to 1080P looks clean and sharp.  At a proper viewing distance (not sitting right up close!), it's really hard to see any aliasing!  The game at 720P has better AA from the mClassic, but doesn't look as sharp, so will probably stick with 1080P. 
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« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2021, 07:04:42 PM »
Never took you for a graphics whore, bebps.

nah, I like GU. Which is an upscaled 3ds game.

I just think Rise is kinda ugly. Played the demo a few more times and it's just not for me. The additions to the formula aren't what I'm looking for in MH.

I'll give it a chance when the pc version is out, but this definitely just makes me look forward to World 2 in a few years.

I think I'll wanna keep playing GU so let me know if you do, game is a lot of fun. :D

I also think you're underestimating Spidermaning in combat, I know I'm way underutilizing it right now, but it's gonna take dozens of hours to get used to that new subsystem.
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