If you can’t beat them, join them.
Disclaimer: Guys apologies in advance if my thoughts are off tangent most of the time. This is really how my nerdy brain works and imagine A having to deal that about me most of the time. hihihi. I’ll do my best to improve on that. But thank you in advance for reading 🙂
The Warner Bros (A’s college bros) spent a great amount of time playing MonHun World before and since the official release of Monster Hunter World Iceborne last September 6, the gang had been very actively playing together again.
I evaded playing any games that involve a lot of action and movements (especially the camera angle) because of my motion sickness. I tried playing Destiny 2 last year and only 15-30 minutes into the game and I feel very sick already. I only got into level 12 in my character I believe and stopped playing it altogether. Those were hours of gruesome playtime because of the imbalance between what I see and my pituitary glands.
I enjoy the slow pace experience I get from RPGs like Persona 5 or Yakuza 0 and so I let the guys go nuts on Iceborne. However, my curiosity kicked in though and started asking A questions about its gameplay and such. And then last week, I purchased the base game for 90 New Zealand Dollars (+paypal fee).
The first time I played it, my motion sickness made me feel awful. I set the screen to 60 fps and the brightness to its average. However, it did not help with my motion sickness. I took a nap and rested for a few hours and watched a lot of videos about my condition. It’s very weird because I rarely get it when I’m commuting but I get it when I’m playing. A though, on the other hand, has opposite conditions. The videos explained about how feeling sick is actually the body’s defense against the imbalance between vision and body state. The body thinks its poisoned — hence the feeling of wanting to vomit.
The recommendations go from normal to a little over the edge. Some were pretty decent like going farther to the screen, setting lower fps rate, to just taking it a few minutes a day until you’ve adjusted. The crazier ones, in my opinion, were sucking ginger (which I did not try) to drinking a shot or two of whiskey. The worst-case scenario one can try is to drink a medicine like Bonamine. Guess what I tried to be able to play without feeling sick? I purchased five Bonamine capsules. *giggles*
For the first time in my gaming life, I did not feel sick. *throws confetti* Since playing this game, I was reading and processing a lot of information in my head. Before watching cut scenes and going through tutorials, you get to design your own character first.
Look at how pretty my character is below (together with my cat):
A Palico is a cat that aids in your journey and you also get to design it. Looks, color, expression, etc.
You also need to decide what weapon you want to use. Most videos I saw recommended using a great sword because it’s beginner-friendly. Kenn also recommended it but when I tried using it, I find it difficult. It’s very heavy that my character can’t run around faster than if I use a lighter weapon. (I know I have to return it to my back first before I can run around crazily but sometimes I really tend to forget.) The timing of the shot and the angle of the camera plays a great role in your attacks too!
Despite my efforts on Great Sword, I happen to like the dual blade for now. I also tried charge blade but it was too technical for me at the moment. I know I will be learning yielding different weapons in time but for now, my button mashing behavior when attacking suits dual blade. * giggles *
Basically, for beginners like me these are my usual routine in playing MonHun:
- Kill & Carve
Prepping meant choosing what monsters I want to hunt. There are different quests I can go to and depending on the quest, the storyline will move on or some parts of the world I am in will kinda have an upgrade, and I get to reap the benefits.
Prepping also means taking items with me and eating at the canteen before I go on a hunt. 🙂
Hunting means finding monsters. I pick up traces along the way with the aid of the scout flies. In hunting, it’s also essential to pick up herbs and other useful items I see along the way.
When dealing with a monster, I can choose to kill it and carve; meaning getting parts out of the dead monster to be used later. I can also try to capture it to help the researchers in their studies of these creatures. It actually depends on the quest I am into.
Crafting is creating a weapon or an armor out of the parts I got from the monsters. It will make my character stronger in terms of its attack and defenses. There are also a myriad of items I can craft that will be of great use in the quests.
I have to repeat the tasks and move on to the story whilst also ensuring that I get to be more acquainted with the weapon and how the world and monsters behave. I need to familiarize myself with the map/s so I know where the monsters are and their behavior, etc. Too many things to think about but it’s actually fun.
Monster Hunter is different from other games because your character cannot cast a spell or be a beast or something. You kill monsters based on your skill as a hunter. The items you craft along the way will greatly help you but it doesn’t make you a superhuman hunter or something. That’s why it’s very different from other games that I have played because I really need to hone my skills if I want to be better at it and finish this game. *wink wink*
This is just the start of my MH journey and for the record, I only drank Bonamine once and I’m taking my time playing so I don’t have to deal with crazy camera angle turns. So far I am enjoying it and looking forward to killing more monsters. I’ll be writing more about it as I advance through it. *cross fingers*
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