Monster Hunter Rise

A definite must-buy video game for 2021.


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Monster Hunter Rise is an action RPG that sends players off to hunt monsters, equip weapons and upgrade armor. The game is currently available where video games are sold and on Nintendo’s Eshop.

Monster Hunter Rise released on the Nintendo Switch March 26, 2021. For $59.99 you get the standard edition (just a copy of the game). For $69.99 is the deluxe edition (includes the game and DLC). The collector’s edition retails for $99.99 and comes with pins, stickers, DLC and a Magnamallo Amiibo figure.


“Monster Hunter Rise is an action RPG that will transport players to the colorful Kamura Village, an all-new serene mountain locale that attracts visitors with its unique culture and innovative hunting technologies. After hunters equip their armor and select from one of the various weapon types, all-new hunting grounds await, including the ancient Shrine Ruins and more. As players defeat monsters and progress through the game, items from fallen foes can be used to craft unique weapons and armor that will increase their chances of future success and survival. Hunters can tackle these challenges solo, or with up to three other players in local or cooperative online play.”


With being a newcomer to the Monster Hunter series I can say I’ve had loads of fun playing. It’s a breath of fresh air coming from playing Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto. Monster Hunter Rise is a grind! I’ve only put a few hours into the game. Defeating some monsters can take close to half an hour or longer. Knowing that I’ve defeated a large beast is a great feeling. I’ve found myself in joining online parties. Seeing everyones armor and abilities unlocked along the way is definitely encouraging to keep pressing forward and upgrading my armor and weapons. Would I recommend this game to others? YES! That is if you can find them available in stores. Luckily you can still get a digital version on Nintendo’s Eshop. I give Monster Hunter Rise a 4.5/5.