Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
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Capcom’s made its fair share of blunders in the series, especially with underwater combat. It wasn’t just boring, but plain frustrating as well. Luckily, the developer decided to scrap the idea in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and added a number of improved features instead. There are some notable highlights from the fourth entry in the series, starting with the inclusion of an actual story mode. This is the first for the series, and while the plot wasn’t mind-blowing, it did a great job of prepping players for the big hunts in Ultimate’s post game.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate also added more lateral and vertical movement, including cliffs and smoother climbing animations. Players could now jump and attack from ledges, allowing them to actually mount monsters and deal some heavy damage. The fourth game also added an interesting new weapon to the series, the Insect Glaive. This rod comes with a special Kinsect that can draw essences from enemies, providing some useful buffs depending on which monster you extract from. With so many new features, the fourth installment is easily one of the best games in the series.