Addicted to Destiny? Give Monster Hunter a shot

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Destiny may have been last year’s biggest game launch, but it was also by far the most divisive. For everyone that got sucked in by its compulsive blend of Halo-style shooting with RPG levelling — count me among them — there were others that found the experience a huge letdown. Review after review criticized Destiny for its threadbare story, repeating environments, overpowered “bullet-sponge” bosses, and, above all, the need to grind obsessively to level up your character.

“What’s with these reviewers?” I thought to myself. “It’s like they’re not into Monster Hunter

Well, that’s the thing — if you’re in the West, you probably aren’t into Monster Hunter. But Capcom’s action RPG series — informally known as “MonHun,” just as Pocket…

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