March 2017 Community Game-Along: Monster Hunter-likes

Monster Hunter Community Game-Along 2016

It’s March, and that can only mean one thing… It’s #MonMonth! Every year, there are two Community Game-Alongs that are so popular I keep bringing them back, MonMonth and JRPGJuly. While JRPGJuly is pretty self-explanatory, MonMonth requires a slightly longer introduction.

The theme of MonMonth is to play Monster Hunter-like titles, since the series and games it has inspired are practically their own subgenre at this point. The key defining aspects of Monster Hunter-like games are action RPG gameplay with tons of gear and boss battles where learning the enemy’s patterns are essential to victory.

If you’re keen on importing and want to stick to Monster Hunter games, Monster Hunter XX comes out in Japan on the 18th. Otherwise, Monster Hunter Generations for the Nintendo 3DS is the latest and greatest title in the series available in English. If you’re looking for a Monster Hunter-like game for PS4, God Eater 2: Rage Burst is a great option. There are a surprising number of titles that fit this month’s theme, so have a look at my previous MonMonth posts if you need some more ideas! There’s even Final Fantasy game that qualifies!

To participate, just choose a game that fits the theme and play it sometime in March. Share your experience with your game selection through blog posts, let’s plays, or just tweeting your impressions with #MonMonth! Happy hunting!

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  • Tzivya

    My birthday month, but not my genre. Will be hard to find one.

    • Happy Birthday! It’s okay if you can’t participate this month – there are still 9 more themes left this year! Hopefully there’s something else you like 🙂

  • HotLimit

    Usually I skip out on this one, but I found a copy of Ragnarok Odyssey for PS3. I always thought it was a Vita exclusive, but I guess not?

    • Oh yeah! It’s a very fun game, and a lot less daunting than Monster Hunter. Let me know how you like it!

  • Zoe Le Loir

    Going to playing “God Eater 2: Rage Burst.” I picked up the sale for my PC on Steam a month ago.

    • Awesome! I totally forgot that came out on PC too!

  • Westraid

    While not the biggest fan of the genre, I must say I really enjoyed playing Freedom Wars, which still remains one of my favourite games for the system. Will definitely go back to it this month!

    • Oh, nice! Like many games in my collection, my copy of Freedom Wars remains unplayed >_>

      • Westraid

        Oh I can really recommend it to you! The combat style works really well, and I loved the whole 1 million year sentence you had to deal with. Plus you can make your accessory super handsome! I’ll be sure to show off mine in the tag one of these days haha! ꉂ(ᵔᗜᵔ*)

        • Bwahaha yes you have to show me!

  • I’m not sure if the game I found will fit the theme. I’ve never played Monster Hunter type games but I’ll give it another go this year. 😛

    • Oh I look forward to seeing what you picked!

  • I’m going to play Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on 3DS for this Game-Along. I’ve played a few of the Monster Hunter games, but I never got super hooked. Who knows, maybe I will this time? 😊

    • Sometimes it takes a few tries! I didn’t really get into 3 Ultimate, but fell in love with 4!