My story on how I got into Monster hunter goes way back even before Demon’s souls is how I learned in school.
Because of my dyslexia, I needed to learn in a different way so that my brain can better take in information and make sure it sticks. To do so I would break down words, sentences, paragraphs, and even whole chapters to help me not only read but understand what I’m reading. This bleed into other subjects other than my English classes (making me really good at math). By the end of highschool I was reading more and willing to dive in to different subject since now I can take it in.
When news of Demon’s souls was coming out and selling out, it made me curious of why so many people was getting into a “hard” game. To help me understand how this game work I would look at Youtube videos of the game but I used what I learn from school is break it down. So I broke each levels down from what enemies to look at, how they move, and how they group up. Then there how the level is design and what some tricks to look out for to helps finding traps, shortcuts, or hidden areas.
So with a new Monster hunter coming out for the 3DS, I was ready to apply my Demon’s and Dark souls skills to MH and sure enough I hit me with getting around the different monsters and got me to try out weapons I wouldn’t think to use. I learned to watch Monster’s moves, prep to ensure to my survival, and help me to be a better teammate for multiplayer.
I think the reason why certain creators don’t want to add any adjustments to the game’s difficulty, not just by fan backlash, but from how it wouldn’t fit with the world of the game. Is it really awesome to finish a monster off if it only takes a few hits and you only took very little damage. There also a argument that if you lower the difficult of a game, you would less likely to increase it and, from a few people I seen who do lower the difficulty, feel like the game got worse when the game was pulling it punches.
I would argue that Monster Hunter’s best tutorial is trying the weapons out and seeing which weapon’s basic moves work for you (like how Patrick went with the twin blades since it basic) After getting use to monster’s movements and getting in the feel of your first weapons then go for more advance weapons and seeing videos on what are the awesome moves you can use.
Anyway to all you who want to enter Monster hunter, enter the Monster hunter thread, talk about what you need help with and we, the Waypoint hunters will help you out.