Is the streamlining of Monster Hunter a good thing?

I’ve been struggling to find the time to write for my blog again these past couple of weeks. And Monster Hunter Rise has been one of the primary culprits, as a long time fan of the franchise, I have been more sensitive to the changes and alterations the franchise has gone through than most. While there’s no doubt that I am happy with a lot of the changes made to World and how it helped the franchise really hit in the West, I also see the continuation of that trend in Rise and find myself worrying about the direction the franchise is going.

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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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