Monster Hunter Rise looks like a blend of old and new and I am excited

A few weeks ago, the inevitable happened and Capcom announced the next entry in their hugely popular Monster Hunter series. While I was already a massive fan of the franchise, this being the first new Monster Hunter game since the series reinvented itself with World is big news. World managed to finally break through to that mainstream western market and finally get non insane people playing the franchise.

Right away, Monster Hunter Rise looks like it might be a combination of the best aspects of the both World and the old style Monster Hunter games of the past. And I’m super excited for it.

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My 15 Most Important Video Games of the Decade: Full List

What follows is a the complete top fifteen list I posted over the past five days. In case anyone came to this late and wanted to just see the whole thing in one go rather than clicking around a bunch of links. The following is a top 15 list of the most important video games of the decade, not a critical or quality one. Rather, it’s the games that meant the most to me on a personal level.

Some of these were very time and place experiences that I might not readily go back to. But they all meant a lot to me at some point in this past ten years and I just wanted to share that all with everyone before I get swamped with games I never end up playing this decade.

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My Most Important Video Games of the Decade: #15 – #13

Most bloggers and news outlets really jumped the gun with this one. From as early as November, I was seeing all kinds of “X of the Decade” posts popping up. But, surely, if you’re going to rate a bunch of things from within a decade, you should wait until the decade is actually over. Because, y’know, hindsight.

Is that all one big fat piece of self justification, so I don’t feel bad about not writing my own best of the decade list around the same time? It’s certainly possible, but let’s be real, I’d written 20 articles in December listing my favourite video games and anime of just 2010, there was no way I was going to write another list for the decade and feel great about it at the same time.

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