A Relaxing Thrill Ride
HWM Singapore|May 2021
Monster Hunter: Rise
Kenneth Ang

AT A GLANCE

DEVELOPER

Capcom

PUBLISHER

Capcom

GENRE

Action, RPG

PLAYERS

Single, Multi

PLATFORM

Switch, PC

Given the level of detail poured into its predecessor Monster Hunter: World, it’s honestly unsurprising that Rise’s aesthetics are one of its biggest draws. But while it’s predictable, it certainly never fails to amaze. Everything from the cinematics to the characters and fight sequences feature an energetic, vibrant vibe that highlights the fantastical nature of the game’s world and keeps you coming back for more.

I’ll even toss in a special mention about the character outfits - unlike many other games, Rise doesn’t leave the best looking things for the later stages of the game. Even the NPCs in Kamura Village, like Elder Fugen and the Quest/ Hub Maidens look absolutely fabulous.

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