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This is a review for the demo of Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) on PC (Steam). Read on to find out both our positive and negative thoughts about the gameplay and new optimizations that come with porting MH Rise to PC!
List of Contents
|Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
"Amazing graphics and performance, but bugs hold it back."
Graphics improved from Switch version
Text and voice chat for multiplayer
Completely the same hunts from the Switch demo
First and second Switch demo all-in-one
Unlimited demo access
Some players experienced crashes and bugs
Attack command display is not present
No access to the training area
Monster Hunter Rise on Switch
Monster Hunter Rise on PC
There is no denying that for a portable game, Monster Hunter Rise on Switch gave us great performance and graphics. But the PC version elevated the game's graphics even more! If you have a high-end PC, you will no doubt love the smoothness of the unlimited FPS (frames per second) and 4K resolution!
We no longer have to resort to using stickers or third-party apps in order to communicate with other hunters in-game. The PC version of MH Rise offers both voice chat and text chat! Hunts will definitely go smoother if you can communicate your attacks and traps properly.
Those that weren't able to experience the Switch demo of Monster Hunter Rise need not worry! You are going to get the same exact experience Switch players had with the PC demo. The hunts are all completely the same, no more, no less.
Switch players that played the Switch demo will remember that there was a first demo and a second one. The first demo was time-limited and only had Great Izuchi, Mizutsune, Wyvern Riding Training, and Basic Training. The second demo included all of those hunts, but added the flagship monster, Magnamalo.
Fortunately, Capcom didn't see the need to replicate that experience on PC and just gave us access to every hunt!
Compared to the three-week access the first Switch demo had, we are glad that the PC demo straight up gets the unlimited demo access that the second Switch demo had. So no need to worry about when the demo is going to end!
A glaring flaw of the PC demo is the crashes and bugs that some players have experienced. The developers have only acknowledged one specific bug so far related to AMD Graphics Cards wherein the player character flickers on the weapon select screen. However, other players have had their games crash or not boot up at all. But considering there are little to no bugs in the Switch demo, it's quite disappointing that this is happening in the PC version.
Thankfully, they put up a troubleshooting guide for players who have been having problems.
|MH Rise Troubleshooting Guide by Capcom|
|1||Check the game's system requirements.|
|2||Add the game's folder and files to your anti-virus program's exception / exclusion list.|
|3||Give administrator privileges to Steam and the game.|
|4||Update your Video/Graphics Drivers and Windows Operating System.|
|5||Check your graphics driver settings & computer power settings.|
|7||Update your Windows Media Player codecs.|
|8||Verify the game’s cache in Steam.|
As is in the Switch version, we still cannot access specific info about our equipment in the PC demo. For a game that's usually transparent about the stats of your weapon and your armor, this is unfortunate.
It's unfortunate that even in the PC demo, they are not offering access to the training area. It would have been great for those new to the franchise or to MH Rise to properly test weapons and get a handle of the controls, especially considering the Training Area in-game displays attack command controls while you do it.
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|News and Info|
|Switch Release Time and Release Date||All Game Editions and Bonuses|
|Preorder Bonuses||Available Platforms|
|Switch Demo 2 Release Time and Release Date||Switch Demo Review|
|All MH Rise Amiibo and Unlockable Rewards||G Rank, Master Rank, and Expansions|
|How to Download the Game||All Trailers and Pre-Release Videos|
|List of DLC and Prices||Switch Lite Compatibility|
|Best Controllers to Use||Switch and Pro Controller Bundle|
|Can You Use Voice Chat?||Official Guidebook Details|
|MH Rise vs World:
|Free Rewards: How to Get Free Gifts|
|How to Download Updates||How to Fix Failed to Save Error|
|PC Release Date and Features||Best PC Graphic Settings|
|Cross-Play and Cross-Save||PC vs Switch: Which is Better?|
|How to Transfer Save File||--|
PC Demo Review | Monster Hunter Rise
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