Monster Hunter Portable 3rd is a game in the Monster Hunter franchise for the PlayStation Portable system that was released in Japan on December 1, 2010. The game was released, as a part of the PlayStation Portable Remaster series, on PlayStation 3.The game introduces new regions, monsters, and a revised Felyne combat system. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd is not an update to Monster Hunter Freedom Unite or Monster Hunter Tri. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd is instead separate to the rest of the series, and most of the game has been entirely remade.However, it is also a successor to Monster Hunter Freedom Unite as the third game in the Portable series.
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Great roster of monsters, especially in comparison to Monster Hunter Tri. Also some great returning guys like Tigrex and Nargacuga, now with subspecies.
Game is a bit easy but it's also a lot of fun.
The new village 'Yukumo' is also a great addition to the series since the village itself has this warm and homely feeling to it every time I finish a quest, and the last time I felt this feeling for a village was with Pokke Village from Monster Hunter Portable 2nd or Freedom Unite. In addition, the new weapon that is part of Monster Hunter Tri which is a Switch Axe is also a great weapon and it didn't lack anything from its previous predecessor in the Tri and Tri Ultimate games.
The story is still the same old Monster Hunter formula with a new big bad flagship monster ZINOGRE and the amazing elder dragon AMATSU. This two monsters are a great addition to the MonHun's ever growing roster since I enjoyed fighting both Zinogre and Amatsu. First, Zinogre was one hell of a fight, I love every second of it, let's not also forget Zinogre's theme which still now hold its title as one of the greatest monster theme in the franchise. Next, fighting Amatsu feels like I'm fighting a god, for me I love boss battles when its 'against all odds' and yet Amatsu delivered that feeling in Portable 3rd! Lastly, the gameplay may be a little clanky and the graphics may be outdated, the game still delivers its title as the best Portable game of the monster hunter franchise.
In the end, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd is a solid PSP game and a solid Monster Hunter game, and it still has the essence of Monster Hunter.