So Kojima has proven that Monster Hunter also works well if you cannot use any slicing weapons or hammers with his latest game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. So I was wondering what other mashups could also prove to be cool. Because, let’s face it, Monster Hunter just makes about everything better (except maybe trying to study for your exams). Hit the “read more”-button to get to the list.
Monster Hunter has become incredibly popular these days. Just today I was talking to a friend when he mentioned MH Tri. It went something like this “Dude, I saw this trailer of a Wii game. It looked totally amazing with em big swords and dragons. I wonder what the name of it was…” – “Monster Hunter?” – “Right, right! Monster Hunter! What is the game about?”
It’s pretty awesome to see the game getting popular. Especially if you’ve been playing for years and now see how hunters struggle to make their way to the Top hunter ranks ^^ Anyway, following this “new trend” a lot of people have started drawing comics and mangas of Monster Hunter. Huge weapons, giant wyverns, tales of heroes… kind of seems predestined for great stories. Enclosed you find my top 4 comics with a short description of each one. Also, the site will from now on feature a “Comic” section. So if you know any other Monster Hunter Comics (the same goes for other cool Monster Hunter sites) please leave a comment and let me know.
Inkoseh’s I want to be a Monster Hunter is probably the most popular MH-online comic by far. It’s very well drawn and the stories are well thought out and really funny. If you love to play Monster Hunter, you will love this comic! READ IT HERE
Monster Hunter Orage is the only commercial MH-comic I know. At least the only one that has been published in English. The art is from Mashima Hiro who already published popular mangas like Rave or Fairy Tail. He was also an assistant of Eichiro Oda (One Piece). The story is quite short and a little too crazy for my taste. However he really put his heart into the drawings and concepts of the monsters. It’s definately worth having a look at. READ IT HERE
The Monster Hunter Chronicles are a fan-project of Rafael Izoshy, a Brazilian Artist, on DeviantArt. It’s very well drawn and really entertaining to read. Though only three chapters have been published so far, the first impression of the comic is great and I hope for many more pages. READ IT HERE
Hellwingz’ Monster Hunter Comic is still pretty much at the beginning. The art is great but it is kind of slow paced. I’m still looking forward to see the first couple of action scenes. Make sure to check this one out too. READ IT HERE
After having had a look at the Top 10 monsters that didn’t make it into the series, it’s time to take a closer look at the objects of many a hunter’s great affection – the weapons. Again Capcom had some really incredible ideas and it’s probably incomprehendable to us lesser mortals. Anyway, enclosed you find the Top 7 concept weapons, enjoy!
All of you guys who read Monster Hutner Orage will remember the “battle-whip”. All of you others should at least know Indiana Jones and be somehow able to imagine how this weapon could be used.
Another version of this weapon is the “sword-whip”, basically a sword that can extend and become flexible and whip-like (NSFW: pretty much like Ivy’s in the Soul Calibur series)
The alternative to the dual blades. Fast and flexible, they would prove to be quite useful to remaining agile, while attacking your opponent.
However the might be quite useless against opponents like Lao, Fatalis or Akantor. So their usability is quite constricted. Still, it would have been fun to see the weapon in the game.
Most of you will be familiar with the Dark Scythe you can craft in the series. In the game you can only use it like a tachi though. Formerly (like all tachi) it was even constricted to the moves of GS.
The possibilities of a scythe would be numerous. For one you could lauch cutting attacks and wound your opponent. Maybe you can also plunge the blade into the beasts body to restrict its movements or not be blown away by screams.
You can’t tell me that you’ve never wanted to slay a dragon wolverine-style! Claws would be a really interesting tool. Similar to dual blades, but allowing you to move more freely.
But mainly it would just look incredible to slay those huge wyverns with (almost just) your bare hands!
Morning stars have been something like the berettas of the middle age. Why don’t the hunters in Monster Hunter have them? There are more than enough reasons to include them in the game.
First of all they look cool. Secondly they’re as brutal as a dinner with your parents-in-law and third, and most important of all, they look totally awesome!
Of course Switchaxes have now been included in Monster Hunter 3. But what would have been even nicer would have been huge, heavy axes that are more like hammers. Basically a mix between GS and Hammer. For example it would have been possibility to allow blocking with an axe and as a compromise lower the attacking power. Just my 2 cents though.
There have been some axe-looking weapons in the series, but none of them really was one. Most of them were treated as Tachi, GS or Hammers. An own fighting-style would have been nice. Still, let’s see how the switchaxes will do.
1 – Double-sided sword
There is no explanation needed. This weapons is just badass. The possibilities for comobos are virtually countless. Also a possibility to mix certain parts to create a unique weapon would have made this arm a great tool for hunters.