I just picked up Monster Hunter Stories 2 and I’m really enjoying it. It’s more of a conventional turn-based RPG than Rise. It looks like it’s going to be a big hit. It was sold out everywhere in my area. Might even give SMT V a run for its money.
Is there much relation to #1? I saw that released the other day and it does look pretty good. I haven't played the first game (and I'm not an MH fan) and don't usually like jumping into a franchise part way through. Does it work fine as a standalone entry though?