Great Swords. This is my favorite weapon among the 9 available weapons in Monster Hunter. I will not make anymore reviews for the game itself for just landing down here to this page simply means that you know the game already. Also, Monster Hunter has been around a year or two I guess. It’s just funny how critics badly review the game, citing camera issues and lack of storyline (MH doesn’t really need a storyline but I think it will be best if it has) yet still play and even recommend it.
I think I have spent less than 20 hours playing Monster Hunter Freedom 2. When the Monster Hunter 2 Portable G (Monster Hunter 2G, Japanese yet there is a English Patcher), I immediately switch to it since there is a lot more content and I haven’t gone too far on the earlier set. So after 50-70+ hours on the game, I have pretty much grasped the game and found the weapon of choice. A friend asked me to play with him, and i tried to find my saved game with no luck. The 50 so so hours is gone.
What did I do? Started from nothing in the US Release of Monster Hunter 2G: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. Many players complained about the release of not having much “bonus content” as to the previous release. It just had more monsters, added a map, smoothen some mechanics (like send to box options) and balanced some things, nothing more.
In 30 hours of gaming in the new MH Freedom Unite, I managed to rack up to open the Elder 4 quests. Hours consists of completing the Kut-Ku set, upgrade weapons, create Barbaroi Sword and Kut-Ku Stave and little farming. I found myself lazy enough to gather pokke points using the “Egg Farming” method to upgrade the pokke farm.
Around 80% of the missions I have finished I have used Great Swords (even though most suggest it doesn’t fit killing the monster). So what does GS have?
It is cute: Having a big sword on your back is like having a huge Gatling gun or a mega rocket launcher beside you.
It has power: It sits among the weapons with high attack power.
It has block: Even though I rarely use it and it eats up sharpness, it is very useful in some situations (like Gypceros’ Flash Attack).
You can roll: Evasion is the biggest defense.
It has reach: Like lances which can hit high targets, you can hit tall monsters in the face with the forward slash attack (triangle button) to get ears, horns, whiskers etc.
It hits multiple enemies: No problems in crowd control.
It has charge: Three levels of charge to increase attack damage. Time is nicely and BOOM!
It has slow attack speed: See “it has power” xD.
You can’t run: Being that big, you are unable to run. Here’s what you can do. Hit-sheath-run-hit-sheath-run-potion-run-hit-sheath-trap-charge-kill. xD.
It throws out allies: Hitting allies will make them like baseball and you having a baseball bat. So watch out.
Still it’s up to every hunter what weapon they are comfortable with. For each weapons have their pros and cons. Happy hunting.
Image from: Monster Hunter Wiki