Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS)

Barroth Armour get! And let me tell you, fertile mud is a bugger to get a hold of! The Barroth rolls in mud to armour itself and if you hack this mud off during combat, there’s a chance it’ll drop a sparkly – and there’s a chance (a small one) that this sparkly will be

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The Laggy Ass of Lagiacrus

Oh, he’s a pain in the arse, isn’t he? So, I’m currently wearing two bits of Barroth armour (head and belt) and the rest is Jaggi. I’m using upgraded Ludroth Pair (dual swords) and doing a fair bit of damage, but that thunder attack keeps wreaking bloody havoc on me. The good news is that

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Many Things

So, I’ve been off on holiday this week and I’ve treated myself to a bit of quality game time. Entirely on the 3DS and Wii-U, now that Nintendo seem to be getting their act together. So without further ado, I’ve been playing: Gunman Cliver (3DS). Oh Good God, this is good. It’s a side scrolling

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Monster Hunter & Earthbound

More monster huntering. Lots more – I appear to have clocked up a little over 24 hours play time. Not entirely sure how, as I have very limited time for gaming! Anyway, I’ve been hunting many big ugly things and have just upgraded my weapons to Ludroth Blades. Had a fairly lengthy multiplayer session with

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS)

So, today’s lunchtime was spent ganking a Gobul. Which sounds a little rude. But it wasn’t. It basically involved swimming around a lot and stabbing it in the face even more. I’m finding the underwater combat really fun and satisfying – more so than in any other version. Mostly because of the ‘monster lock’ function.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Wii U)

50 minute quest with one objective. Kill a Qurupecu. 49 minutes later, I limp back to the village with no health, no potions, no whetstones, and proudly carrying a bunch of feathers. Chased the damn thing round the map for AGES. I suspect I need to upgrade my dual-blades…

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Wii-U)

I’m going on a bear hunt! I’m looking for a scary one! As the song goes. Well, I certainly did find a scary one – he’s an Arzuros and his picture is down the bottom there. For this quest, I had to weaken him to a point where the tranquiliser would be effective. This involved

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Wii-U

Worst. Setup. Ever. Tonight consisted of: 1. Putting the hardware together, cabling up etc. 2. Wrestling with the networking for the best part of an hour to get it to connect. In the end – I took all the spaces out of the SSID, did a manual setup and used static IP addressing and Google’s

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State of the Gaming Nation (in my house)

So, I’ve not really been doing much gaming for the last year or two. Just fiddling with a few titles here and there. It’s a bit of a recurring ennui, really. I can pin-point pretty much where this lengthy slump came from. It pretty much coincides with the end of the Gamecube era and the

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Monster Hunter 3 ultimate (3DS)

So, a one-star mission. Hunt some beasties, get their guts. 50 minutes to do it. Dead easy, I thought. As it’s an easy one, I thought I’d hunt the aquatic beasties, on the basis that it would give me a bit of practice with the (perfectly adequate) controls. And it was all going fine until

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