Platforms: 3DS, iOS, Android
Price: $40 on 3DS, $20 on mobile
Version Played: 3DS
Have you ever wanted to ride a Khezu? No? Okay, how about a Rathalos? Of course you have! In Monster Hunter Stories, you can befriend and ride on over 100 Monster Hunter Monsters, or as they call them in the game, Monsties. I think MonstéHuns would have been a better name, but whatever. MHS is a traditional, turn-based RPG, and even though it shares many things in common with the main Monster Hunter games, it's a very different type of game.
Aside from the battle system and limitations of the 3DS, I really enjoyed this game. I had fun seeing how Monster Hunter translates into an RPG. I also loved seeing this world from a new perspective. We don’t get to see things like the Hunter’s Guild in the main games. It’s a shame this never came out on Switch because with Monster Hunter Stories 2 already out, it’s hard to recommend this to anyone but the hardcore Monster Hunter fans who just want to see what this game is like.