January is usually a slow time for video games as most hot releases are exhausted just months before. This year, however, your wallet will not enjoy that respite, mainly because of two huge releases:
- Monster Hunter: World
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
Here’s what to expect from each, and why you need to seriously consider adding them to your library.
Monster Hunter World
After years of waiting, Monster Hunter is finally coming to home consoles. The series has been known as a cult favorite because of its complexity, but series creator Capcom is working to make Monster Hunter World more accessible.
Some highlights include the following:
- Monster Hunter World has more fluid combat with transition effects and escalating combos.
- Offline play is available for single player, while the drop-in, drop-out multiplayer supports up to four hunters at a time.
- Lock-on is now available in combat (this has actually been a contentious feature).
- Monsters can detect you via sight and smell.
- Monsters will not always be interested in attacking you, until you provoke or lure them.
- The game’s zones are seamless. This means there won’t be any loading screens during quests.
- Monsters can damage the environments, and this opens new pathways for you.
- All 14 weapons from Monster Hunter 4 are present.
- There is no regional gating for players. All play in global multiplayer servers.
Monster Hunter World is coming to store shelves today for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version will ship during the second half of 2018.