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Monster Hunter Stories Review

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Available On: Nintendo 3DS

The Monster Hunter series has been around for over a decade, though far more popular in Japan than in the US. The world of gigantic monsters, challenging combat, and hours of grinding and crafting weapons and armor often remains impenetrable for many would-be fans.

Monster Hunter Stories refreshingly succeeds at being a more intuitive, kid-friendly spin-off game. It incorporates basic elements of Pokémon’s monster-collecting while still using the core tenets of Monster Hunter’s questing and hunting tasks to create a welcoming, yet deeply rich experience.

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Capcom Winter Sale for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

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One of Nintendo’s best third-party publishers is having a sale throughout the holidays. The Capcom Winter Sale features big franchises like Monster Hunter, Phoenix Wright, and Resident Evil for half off or more on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Note that the sale only applies to digital versions purchased via the Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo 3DS:

  • Mega Man Legacy Collection $7.49 (50% off)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate $9.99 (50% off)
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate $19.99 (50% off)
  • Monster Hunter Generations $19.99 (50% off)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies $11.99 (70% off)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice $19.99 (33% off)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy $14.99 (50% off)
  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D $4.99 (75% off)
  • Resident Evil Revelations $4.99 (75% off)
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition $4.99 (75% off)

Wii U:

  • DuckTales: Remastered $5.99 (60% off)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara $5.99 (60% off)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate $13.59 (65% off)
  • Resident Evil Revelations $9.99 (75% off)

The Mega Man Legacy Collection includes the first six 8-bit Mega Man games for the NES. The Phoenix Wright Trilogy includes the first three titles originally released for Nintendo DS, remastered for 3DS.

The best deal here is Monster Hunter Generations, which just released earlier this year in the US. Monster Hunter Generations received very positive reviews, and has an 87/100 on Metacritic. It was the best-selling game in the month of July, and helped boost 3DS sales this year. The $19.99 sale is its lowest price point yet.

I can personally vouch for DuckTales: Remastered. It’s a charming, beautiful recreation of one of the original NES’ best games, and very kid-friendly.

The sale ends on January 4.

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Final Fantasy Explorers Preview: Hunting the Summoned Monsters

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If you’re a fan of the Final Fantasy games (like me), then you will know about the over-the-top summoned monsters that the series is known for. Gorgeous visual effects and powerful abilities are trademark characteristics of these magical entities. However, things are changing with Square Enix’s ongoing role-playing series. Final Fantasy Explorers for Nintendo 3DS has you battling the fabled summons of the Final Fantasy universe rather than calling them to your aid.

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