Monster Hunter World Iceborne -Review, Specs, Requirements, Wiki, Gameplay

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Monster Hunter World Iceborne
Monster Hunter World Iceborne

ABOUT THIS CONTENT Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne – a massive new expansion

“Explore the New World… and Beyond!“
Monster Hunter: World’s adventures reach new heights in “Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.”
With new monsters, new locales, new quests, new weapon combos, and so much more,
Iceborne expands the possibilities of Monster Hunter: the World’s vast, breathtaking universe.

Join the Research Commission as they embark on an unforgettable adventure into the
depths of the Hoarfrost Reach, a snowy tundra that a host of legendary monsters call home.

Iceborne nearly DOUBLES the content from Monster Hunter: World
・New Monsters: The number of Large Monsters soars from 36 to over 66, with more coming in free updates!
・New Story: The number of Story Assignments jumps from 25 to over 50!
・New Locales: Explore the glacial landscapes of the Hoarfrost Reach!
・New Weapon Combos: Breathe new life into your combat with a series of brand-new attacks and combos
・New Armor: Suit up and customize your hunter with a wide variety of powerful armor skills!
・New Tools: Stack the odds in your favor with the revolutionary new Clutch Claw!
・New Headquarters: Group up and prepare for battle in the all-new social hub Seliana!
・New Difficulty: Test your mettle with the new quest difficulty Master Rank!
・New End Game: The journey never ends in the Guiding Lands!
…and much more!

SYSTEM REQUIREMENT Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

MINIMUM:

  • OS: Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit required)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 4460 or Core™ i3 9100F / AMD FX™-6300 or Ryzen™ 3 3200G
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA®GeForce®GTX 760 or GTX1050 or AMD Radeon™ R7 260x or RX 560
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 48 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectSound (DirectX® 9.0c or later)
  • Additional Notes: – These specs allow the game to be played in 1080p/30fps with graphics settings at “Low.” – A 64-bit processor and operating system are required.

RECOMMENDED:

  • OS: Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit required)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 3770 or Core™ i3 8350 or Core™ i3 9350F / AMD Ryzen™ 5 1500X or Ryzen™ 5 3400G
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 (VRAM 3GB) or GTX 1650 / AMD Radeon™ RX 480 or RX 570
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 48 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectSound (DirectX® 9.0c or later)
  • Additional Notes: – These specs allow the game to be played in 1080p/30fps with graphics settings at “High.” – A 64-bit processor and operating system are required. – Windows 10 (Version 1809 or later) and a 4GB VRAM GPU (graphics board or video card) are required for DirectX 12 API.

Review -Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

I have never written a review on a game because I never felt so attached to any game and it devs that make me want to write a review but I really want the next iteration of Monster Hunter to learn from what Iceborne did wrong and hopefully improve on it.

~MILD SPOILER (if you can spoil anything in monster hunter)~
Iceborne feels like such a mix bag of good concepts and bad execution.

Clutch claw, in theory, could be a good side benefit – adding another tool that gives players more options for damage but the execution .. is just so bad. MR design puts way too much emphasis on tenderising the monster, which means hit zone values are just so bad that you HAVE to use it every minute and a half. Shoving a mechanic down a player throat is just not good game design, it makes it a chore and for a game that have 14 different gameplay styles to choose from… It just makes no sense as to why they would force this mechanic.

The monsters in base game are fine, most are well design and some should not even exist (lavasioth and lunastra) but iceborne monster design just seem that the developer just turn the aggressiveness of the monster up to 11. Monsters have less recovery animation, they can move from one combo to another so fast that by the time you even run up to him, you can knockdown or stunned, being punished just because.
Which means that hit and run tactics for melee weapons are just the defacto standard and ranged is even more broken just because you can just put shield mod and jewel on there and be as tanky as a lance user without any of the drawbacks(tenderising and HZV). Sure, you can still play melee but it just a waiting game, you’re waiting for a 2 second opening, you’re waiting for the monster to land, you’re waiting to have a big opening just so that you can pull off a combo. The amount of time I dealt damage compare to the time i spend waiting is just ridiculous, it just makes me ask why bother with melee when I could just use a HBG or LBG and not even touch the other 11 weapons. 

Guiding Lands is a good concept but I have commitments and not much time as I used to have just so that I can just play the waiting game on when that one monster spawn just so I get closer to that armour or weapon. I had my reservation on multiplayer specified events, seeing as not many people I know plays MH franchise, but iceborne keep whispering to me to play with friends, from the god-knows-why deleveling of regions to the random spawns, It just want you to hunt in groups, share your guiding lands level, and I just hate it.

It’s such a mix bag, it really is. I like the concepts but how they execute it just feels like the devs are like “whatevs, we just want it in game no matter how bad it is”. It not to say that the devs are put no heart and soul into this game, they are still giving free updates whereas other companies would charge you a mortgage and your left liver just to have the “privilege” to pay more money in microtransaction . Sure, the optimisation and denuvo are much to be desired with, but the core game is still an amazing experience.

The review might come across as negative but MHW is the first game that I bought across 2 platform and have more than 1000 hours combined, 1000 hours which I would gladly give to experience this game over again. I don’t really like how steam review is just ‘do I recommend it or do I not’ because different strokes for different folks but as a new player sure, experience how I fell in love with my GOTY for 2018.

TL;DR Amazing DLC with some very glaring faults

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