I've been playing some more monster hunter on the 3DS while I recover from a cold.
This game is amazingly fun. If you can stomach the tutorial (Which is pretty important as far as tutorials go, there is a lot to learn in the game) and fight your first large monster (The Great Jaggi), you'll be able to tell if the game is for you.I've sunk probably about 24+ hours into the game this week alone, and i'm not even close to being finished. All of the monsters do their own, unique attacks and challenges, and cutting off the tail/breaking a horn/breaking monster parts is so satisfying. having just gotten an upgraded Gunlance from the Lagiacrus, theres also a lot of neat weapons too. The overwhelmingly powerful hammer, the versatile switch axe, the nimble dual blades - they're all fun.
The only complaint I have with it so far is no online play for the 3DS, but with Monster hunter 4U coming out in america next year, we'll have online play with that version.