An excellent game!
To put it bluntly, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is an amazing game! The graphics almost seem too good for something you'd find on a Nintendo handheld system. Gameplay is very smooth once you get used to the controls (pretty much all the buttons have numerous function depending on when and how they're pressed). As with pretty much all Monster Hunter games, this one is very challenging, and is geared more towards hardcore gamers. It's not something you'd be playing on your way to school, unless you lived a few hours from your school... I've put almost 200 hours into this game, and I'm still not finished with all there is to do. Oh, and they're quite a bit of character customization in these games, which is definitely a plus. Overall, it's a very deep and well-developed game that you can easily put in hundreds of hours and not get bored.
Note that the 3DS version has local wireless play, which allows you and up to 3 of your fiends to complete quests together. The Wii U version allows you to do multiplayer of the internet, so you don't have to be in the same room. Other than that, they're pretty much identical.
The Monster Hunter series isn't too well-known in the West yet, but hopefully that will change with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate being released this Spring (which will have Nintendo cameos). I highly recommend this game!
Reviewed by: M. from Chandler on 12/28/2014