Neoseeker : News : Yoshinori Ono says Monster Hunter Frontier G to be released outside of Japan
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nathanx Feb 6, 14
Will this be for the Wii U in the West? Is it as good/better than Monster Hunter 4?
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Slash Feb 6, 14
I heard it's awful and filled with ridiculous microtransactions.


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The cash shop shit in Frontier also completely *bleep*ing insane. I COULDNT IMAGINE what it would be like if the game was also F2P. Which everyone here seems to want? I know it would change if brought West, but the cash shop stuff is just so crazy. Im pretty tolerant of IAP stuff and not a guy who yells P2W every time a game sells skins, but holy shit lol. The stuff you can buy with real money in frontier is insane.

Here's some examples of the cash shop in Frontier

Hunter's Course: $14/30 days. Required to do anything relevant in the game. Without it you can't gain exp or fight much of anything except Kut-ku.

Extra Course: $6/30 days. Gives you access to boxes in town (otherwise need to go into private area, PITA), ability to buy additional items (honey, traps, mats for meals, etc), and gathering missions where you can gather 14-16 times per node instead of normal 4-6.

Premium Course: $10/72 hours. Gives you 200% exp, access to premium quests that gives 200-500k z.

Assist Course: $10/72 hours. Gives you a demigod AI partner that uses drinks on you, heals you, plays flutes, deal absolutely crazy damage, can't die, and wake syou up from dizzy/sleep/etc.

BoS Course: $10/72 hours. Gives you another 200% bonus exp, and extra books of secrets for when you are grinding Style Rank. (Another leveling system for each specific weapon that begins at HR 500 and limits the rarity of equipment you can use on quest, gradually being removed as you level up. In return you get some additional moves for each weapon. SR carves are required for high end gear)

Forward Course: $30/72 hours. Lowers damage you take by 60-70%, gives you a 25% damage boost, gives you an extra carve off everything

Cash Shop Armor/weapon sets: $25-30. These are usually around 95% as good as normal armor, but about 100000x easier to upgrade. When you see people in various anime outfits or using weird looking stuff its from here.

Armor/Weapon "Booster Packs": Same as the sets, except you get random tickets for various items int he set, and you need several of each ticket to make / upgrade.[/quote]
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Rendan Feb 6, 14
quote Slash
I heard it's awful and filled with ridiculous microtransactions.


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The cash shop shit in Frontier also completely *bleep*ing insane. I COULDNT IMAGINE what it would be like if the game was also F2P. Which everyone here seems to want? I know it would change if brought West, but the cash shop stuff is just so crazy. Im pretty tolerant of IAP stuff and not a guy who yells P2W every time a game sells skins, but holy shit lol. The stuff you can buy with real money in frontier is insane.

Here's some examples of the cash shop in Frontier

Hunter's Course: $14/30 days. Required to do anything relevant in the game. Without it you can't gain exp or fight much of anything except Kut-ku.

Extra Course: $6/30 days. Gives you access to boxes in town (otherwise need to go into private area, PITA), ability to buy additional items (honey, traps, mats for meals, etc), and gathering missions where you can gather 14-16 times per node instead of normal 4-6.

Premium Course: $10/72 hours. Gives you 200% exp, access to premium quests that gives 200-500k z.

Assist Course: $10/72 hours. Gives you a demigod AI partner that uses drinks on you, heals you, plays flutes, deal absolutely crazy damage, can't die, and wake syou up from dizzy/sleep/etc.

BoS Course: $10/72 hours. Gives you another 200% bonus exp, and extra books of secrets for when you are grinding Style Rank. (Another leveling system for each specific weapon that begins at HR 500 and limits the rarity of equipment you can use on quest, gradually being removed as you level up. In return you get some additional moves for each weapon. SR carves are required for high end gear)

Forward Course: $30/72 hours. Lowers damage you take by 60-70%, gives you a 25% damage boost, gives you an extra carve off everything

Cash Shop Armor/weapon sets: $25-30. These are usually around 95% as good as normal armor, but about 100000x easier to upgrade. When you see people in various anime outfits or using weird looking stuff its from here.

Armor/Weapon "Booster Packs": Same as the sets, except you get random tickets for various items int he set, and you need several of each ticket to make / upgrade.
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Well...we really shouldn't be surprised.....sad when money whoring trumps customer satisfaction.
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MilehighMario Feb 6, 14
Behold, the future of gaming.
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ImmoStride Feb 6, 14
This is one of the few times I don't care that there's microtransactions sinCE THEY'RE FINALLY GIVING US MORE MONSTER HUNTER AND NOT KEEPING AS MUCH STUFF AWAY ANd hopefully we continue to get more and more rather than less
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THM Feb 6, 14
Could be a huge hit for PSVita fans.
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Zombie_Barioth Feb 6, 14
quote Slash
I heard it's awful and filled with ridiculous microtransactions.




Yea, I've heard the game is setup so that you basically have to buy into them to get anywhere, that or adopt the patience of a saint. Never mind being stuck on the old engine, wonky hit-boxes and all.

As much as I'd like a Monster Hunter MMO I can't help but feel we're not missing much, especially with MH4 coming out next year.


quote MilehighMario
Behold, the future of gaming.
Unfortunately, theres a lot of suites that'd happily agree with you.
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Soltice Feb 6, 14
lol...the only time they decide to release a global updated mh is when they expect you to pay for services...
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Xeros the Slayer Feb 7, 14
quote Slash
I heard it's awful and filled with ridiculous microtransactions

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Hunter's Course: $14/30 days. Required to do anything relevant in the game. Without it you can't gain exp or fight much of anything except Kut-ku.

I'm not so sure about the others but is that even worth mentioning? The game's pay to play in Japan and that's the subscription in itself. Hell, every Monster Hunter with full online barring 4 has been pay to play in japan but Frontier's been around for seven years as a pay to play MMO. As the guy who posted that list goes on to say, while that cash shop is shitty, the game itself isn't balanced around hooking you into coming back to it as much as possible.

And the MH crowd being what it is would laugh you out of the room for using any of those pay boosts except maybe the crossover armors.

The pay to play nature of Frontier and larger servers that need regular updates is a huge reason Capcom never ported it to begin with. And even then, the game would probably flop in the west because it's built up around the second gen engine from the PS2, only the old fans of the PSP and PS2 games would pick it up.

edit: Worth mentioning that there are places "outside of japan" that do not include the english speaking world. China's had several knock offs over the years and now that the import ban is lifted they could be looking into sending Frontier over there.
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Aurigae Feb 7, 14
quote THM
Could be a huge hit for PSVita fans.
Yeah, it's either PC or Vita for me. I'm leaning towards Vita since I'm never off handheld consoles.
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Wakaman Feb 7, 14
Isn't this the game that released on the PS3 last November? I'm sure I saw an article on it. Also pfft, p2p. This is Monster Hunter, patience or gtfo.

It should(I'm hoping) change since that would really only work in places like Japan where people are seriously crazy for the series. Not saying microtransactions will be gone completely but hopefully changed.
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EvilWaffles7 Feb 7, 14
Almost every MH game the west had gotten as been a "cheap" mock up of it's eastern brethren or just something far to nerfed up for true intrest (except MH 1 and the psp series excluding p3rd). They all had something in common, F2p of course. Now I know with frontier this attitude can be changed but do you really feel that they will charge us westerners-if they really did intend for us to get it-to play a game that wasn't even really that big in the west in the first place? If they do charge us I agree with Wakaman, they wouldn't KILL us with the transactions in the game. If anything we'll get the armor thing and maybe that damage decrease thing (for new players cause they may want to ring them in too) but this will maybe be just to comfort the 1st and 2nd gen hunters bringing back that old feeling of difficulty. If they seriously bring over that whole "60-70% percent damage loss from hits" then it's definitely a western release and this game should have the same intention as 3U-roping in new players by feeding you a silver spoon-and It sounds a bit "high and mighty" but Xeros The Slayer is right, if your a "hardcore" or "old gen" monster hunter you'll laugh and condemn whoever comes in with all those packages the player purchased. So the way I see is, if they keep the damage nerf it "COULD" be a western release and would help new players, even if so this game is either going to target newer gen hunters for popularity boosting or old gen hunters to keep the masses pleased OR pull a MH3U and try to target both but still fail and mainly target new players. Either way, I'm waiting more for this game than 4U, and if we don't get frontier? WHO CARES-I will and a few others thousand people may too haha-we get 4U to tie us over waiting for another MH.
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Xeros the Slayer Feb 7, 14
quote EvilWaffles7
Almost every MH game the west had gotten as been a "cheap" mock up of it's eastern brethren or just something far to nerfed up for true intrest
As someone who's been importing the games for a while now, that's straight up false. We get the same exact game barring the pay to play bit. The only changes at all are reskinning the (mostly anime) tie-in gear they can't get the rights to in the west.
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Wakaman Feb 7, 14
Aye not sure I get where that came from. Don't remember a nerfed version of any of the games that were ported out of Japan.

Only real fault I can find is the amount of time inbetween Japanese launch & ours.
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