Quantcast
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: E3 first hunt - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate  



Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: E3 first hunt


9:00 AM on 06.16.2014



Waiting for one of Capcom’s own to sit in and play with me for my first go at upcoming 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, I got a bit hasty and started picking my own quest. Little did I know I was headed for trouble by taking on a quest demo to take on the hardest enemy they had there, the Gore Magala.

When we finally did team up and get started on the quest I blindly picked we died pretty quickly. I’m fully responsible as I’ve only played Monster Hunter games casually in the past. 

Going back in, the two of us headed out on a hunt for the Great Jaggi, a Tyrannosaurus-like beast that took a good fifteen minutes of beating on to go down. I did my best to get in damaging hits with my massive, slow melee weapon while my teammate kept Jaggi busy. We both took advantage of MH4U’s newly improved climbing ability to train the Jaggi up to a wall where we could attack from above and even jump down to land a stronger attack. This time around, simply walking up to ledges has you climbing up them, so the surrounding caverns made for a pretty nice positional advantage. 

As we got better at teaming up on it, I was landing some pretty big hits, and we could finally see the Jaggi becoming exhausted. It was at this point that riding the Jaggi became possible. Pining it down let us get in a nice string of hits, but just when we thought we had it the Jaggi ran off into a cave. It did its best to send its little dino-like underlings at us (like annoying little Velociraptors) but we managed to finish it off there by backing it into a corner.

And as Monster Hunter goes, that loot we earned from taking down the Jaggi could then be used to upgrade weapons and armors to be able to take on even bigger beasts. 

If you’ve played previous series games, you’ll be right at home with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate with its button mappings and touchscreen camera controls. Again, I’m but a casual player and I was pretty comfortable even in the thick of things after only a few minutes. 

Every time I play Monster Hunter I think about how I could see myself easily giving up dozens of hours of my life to it. A portable game with a huge, varied world and plenty of challenging situations is the ideal game for me. Add in cooperative play and thrilling boss fights and you have a game that s dangerously tempting for me. I really enjoyed my couple of demo missions at E3. Maybe it’s time I stop being a Monster Hunter newbie. 





Mr. Resetti is in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, you guys photo


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate brings a lot of verticality to the table photo


Sonic x Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is, uh, yeah... photo


North America gets Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate collector's edition photo


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate gets box art, multiplayer details photo


Loads of Monster Hunter 4G limited edition items and accessories photo


Play Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate at Tokyo Game Show photo


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: E3 first hunt photo


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate trailer takes us big game hunting photo


Shred with this ridiculous Monster Hunter guitar photo


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Updates, Screenshots, & Videos







Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






timeline following:
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate



1:30 PM on 09.22.2014
Mr. Resetti is in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, you guys

There's yet another tie-in for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and it's the best one yet -- Animal Crossing! Players will be able to make their Felyne companions look like Mr. Resetti and Isabelle. Now, I'm not much of a Monster H...more



9:00 AM on 09.19.2014
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate brings a lot of verticality to the table

When the west finally gets Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate -- what Capcom calls "the most complete version of 4 that it'll get" -- players are going to need to turn their attention to the layering of the game. Rather...more



1:45 PM on 09.18.2014
Sonic x Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is, uh, yeah...

Admittedly, this collaboration is slightly less horrifying once you realize it's a Felyne (or Palico, if you want to be precise) wearing Sonic the Hedgehog armor. Slightly. Still, I think this tops the sexy/stretchy fan art f...more



4:00 PM on 09.09.2014
North America gets Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate collector's edition

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is coming out in Japan next month. The rest of us will be waiting until 2015. Perhaps it eases the wait: Capcom announced a Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate collector's edition for North America.&...more



6:00 PM on 07.31.2014
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate gets box art, multiplayer details

Capcom Unity, the community site for the developer, has announced the official box art for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, which is set to release in western markets in 2015. You can see both the actual art and the spine font in t...more



5:15 PM on 07.15.2014
Loads of Monster Hunter 4G limited edition items and accessories

As we wait until 2015, Japan is getting Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in October and, with it, a chance to clutter players' living spaces with more kitschy junk.  The limited edition (above) comes with four figurines an...more



3:00 PM on 07.14.2014
Play Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate at Tokyo Game Show

September's Tokyo Game Show will play host to a playable demo of the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for 3DS. While the game itself will be available this fall as we reported a couple of days ago, 4Gamer (via Gematsu) repo...more



6:30 PM on 06.05.2014
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate trailer takes us big game hunting

Capcom's putting a lot of its eggs in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's basket. Recently announced as one of the publisher's games that will be shown at E3, Capcom hopes that the beefed up re-release will move 3.9 million copies. ...more



6:00 PM on 04.26.2014
Shred with this ridiculous Monster Hunter guitar

My, how time flies. Capcom's indomitable Monster Hunter series has been around for ten years now, and to celebrate its tenth anniversary, Capcom has teamed up with ESP Guitars to release what could be the most metal guitar I'...more




HAHA Weird!

7:00 PM on 09.26.2014
Kodoku Chronicles is an actual game after all, and here's a video

Carnivore Studio's eerie Kodoku Chronicles has been approved for Steam Greenlight in only five days, despite still having not reached its Kickstarter funding goal. As a thank you to fans for supporting the game, there's a br...more



12:00 PM on 09.24.2014
Review: Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed

When you're faced with imminent danger, what's the first thing you do? Do you gear up to fight back? Do you see if you can land the first punch? Or do you take all of your clothing off? I'm guessing that's a pretty uncommon r...more



4:00 PM on 09.22.2014
Sunset Overdrive shows how live-action trailers should be done

Live-action trailers for videogames can be entirely hit or miss. It's to the point where I'm usually curious to check them out even if I have little if any interest in the source material. Will they be awesome, or a total tr...more



View all HAHA Weird!






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more