Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate finally lands on the Nintendo Switch, and with a great little launch trailer to boot. And let’s be real, if you own a Switch, and don’t own this game but you’re a fan of Monster Hunter, you should look into getting it.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is the quintessential classic Monster Hunter experience. Announced in May 2015, the game was released in Japan in November 2015 and internationally in July 2016 for the 3DS. And there’s lots of improvements in the Switch version. the most obvious being a graphical upgrade, but there’s far more to sink your teeth into. But there are some major differences that players used to Monster Hunter World will immediately notice.
The areas are much more segmented, even to the point of being numbered like in the classic games in the series, which leads to some annoyances I remember from the older games wherein you could accidentally leave an area while dodging or maneuvering.
The quest structure is also more complicated: there are separate single-player and multiplayer missions and no clear indicators about the best way to progress. The SOS feature isn’t there in MHGU on Switch either. But there is the vastly more difficult “G”-rank missions to hunt. So there’s a lot more variety of monsters in Ultimate compared to World. Although without the Scoutflies tracking system, finding your quarry can be a bit annoying in this game.
All of this isn’t to say that it’s bad, it’s just more true to classic Monster Hunter. So if you’re a fan of the older games, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate may be the game you’re looking for.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is available now on Nintendo Switch. Check out the launch trailer down below.