I put 100 hours in World, and played the Generations demo. Honestly, I agree with a lot of what I read in the OP, but at this point I don't think I can go back to the 3DS style of Monster Hunter again. Playing the demo, I felt like I was fighting the game itself just as much as I was fighting the monsters. Maybe that would go away the more used to it I get, but getting pushed out of an area and having to wait a few seconds for the game to load, or being stuck standing still anytime I want to use an item, just reminded me just how much I took the quality-of-life changes in World for granted, and really makes it hard to go back.
I do wish World had more monsters though...compared to past games, the variety of monsters was severely lacking. I mean..what happened to the insects and spiders? Or the beasts? Is Capcom scared of PETA or something?
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