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    NES, SNES, GB, N64, GBA, GCN, NDS, Wii, 3DS, Wii U, Switch
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  1. Monster Hunter Rise (26th March 2021)

    I’ll help out. Just make sure you set up the lobby without a password though (or use the N-E default of 4444 ) as I’ve tried joining you before but couldn’t get in. I need you to send me your Guild card again too as I didn’t actually get it last time we played. Didn’t realise they had to be manually accepted, thought it would be automatic like it was in MH World.
  2. Monster Hunter Rise (26th March 2021)

    Nope. You’ll only need to do village quests for that.
  3. Monster Hunter Rise (26th March 2021)

    I’m only 2 away from having done all of the village ones myself! Still got lots of hub quests left though. Will be interesting to see just how much content is added in the future.
  4. Monster Hunter Rise (26th March 2021)

    A Palico would never do anything stupid like that. Check out the way my hunter is shifted from side to side on that thing, absolutely hilarious. And yes, that "double KO"/Wyvern ride switch was a total fluke.
  5. Monster Hunter Rise (26th March 2021)

    So guess what happened on literally the first quest I did after making that post. Rathalos got the honours. Although he needed to simultaneously set me on fire, poison, stun and trap me in a corner in order to do it. Ah yeah, I’d forgotten about gunners having decent armour now, which combined with naturally being further away from the monsters makes a huge difference.
  6. Monster Hunter Rise (26th March 2021)

    The credits have rolled for me as well. This is definitely the quickest I’ve ever “completed” a Monster Hunter game, but it’s also the very first time I’ve done so without carting even once!! Speaks volumes for how low the difficulty level is in this version (well, on the village quests at least) and also how OP Wirebug moves are. I’m sure that’ll change once I get into the high rank/online side of things, but even so it’s still pretty crazy.
  7. Monster Hunter Rise (26th March 2021)

    Item Box > Manage Equipment > Equipment Display (for hunter) Buddy Board > Manage Equipment > Equipment Display (for buddies)
  8. Monster Hunter Rise (26th March 2021)

    Feels like I'm wearing nothing at all! However, I have my full hunting gear on in the above pic. Yeah, turns out there's an option to hide individual parts/all of your armour in this version of MH, or maybe that was also possible in previous games too and I just don't remember it. You can do exactly the same for your buddies as well, so I've used it to hide their weapons and make them look even cuter. Anyway... I should probably get back to, you know... actually hunting monsters.
  9. Monster Hunter Rise (26th March 2021)

    So I just did my first double monster arena quest in Rise. Used the fence at one point so that I could carve the first monster in peace, and then came a Yakuza style revelation! No... surely you can’t do that with the Wirebug too... can you? Yes. Yes you can! Although this also means the end of comically getting trapped on the wrong side of the fence.
  10. Monster Hunter Rise (26th March 2021)

    I spent way too much time on character/buddy creation yesterday but making some good progress on the village quests now. Just did my first rampage. Not sure what to make of those yet. I mean it’s pretty cool but also a bit slow and not really as exciting as regular hunts. The first one is blatantly just a tutorial though, so I shall reserve final judgment until taking on some more challenging rampages. One thing I’m definitely not keen on though is how the monsters can just fade out of existence. A couple of times during that rampage I was shooting at a monster only for it to suddenly vanish, which is not only disappointing from a gameplay perspective, but it also looks ridiculous. Pretty sure it’s a performance saving measure rather than an artistic choice, but I guess we’ll have to wait for the arrival of the PC version to know for sure. Either way it’s unfortunate and incredibly jarring. Other than that though (and a few other visual cutbacks, like reduced animation frames at a distance) the game looks amazing. It really is impressive that they got it to this level at all on the Switch! Excellent work by Capcom. I absolutely love the monster intros in this version as well. They’ve clearly gone all out (and then some ) with the Japanese influence this time, but it really works and I reckon it fits Monster Hunter like a glove. So yeah, overall I’m very much enjoying Rise. I do get the feeling this could be the easiest game in the series though, mainly because the wirebug is just such an overpowering tool! It’s crazy effective defensively and offensively! Not fought Magnamalo yet though, so I should probably wait and see how that goes before commenting on difficulty.
  11. Monster Hunter Rise (26th March 2021)

    This was in MH World too. But yeah, very handy. Glad to hear it's also in Rise.
  12. Xbox Game Pass (Console & PC)

    Yakuza 6 has arrived! Played through the first chapter and man does this game look and run amazing on PC! Definitely going to be replaying the entire game at some point.
  13. Monster Hunter Rise (26th March 2021)

    Palicoes are better than Palamutes confirmed! Seriously though, I'm glad I checked that vid out. Was nice to get a refresher on familiar mechanics from previous games, as well as some useful info on the stuff that's new in Rise.
  14. General Switch Discussion

    Oh wow, so the broken Joy-Con rail buttons thing is also a common issue then? If there are several of us here at N-E affected by it, then it’s likely to be a pretty widespread problem in general. I guess you just don’t hear about it as much as Joy-Con drift due to it being a less noticeable defect. Well, it’s obviously going to be very noticeable if you want to use the Joy-Con as individual controllers but I assume there are many people that never do that, whereas everyone and their dog will notice Joy-Con drift should that problem occur.