Fire Emblem or Monster Hunter 3?

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by joshstyle, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. joshstyle

    joshstyle GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 13, 2008
    United States
    Which game is better? I know that both are of different genre,etc. But if you were to get 1 game, which would it be? Considering that you never played any MH or FE game before.
  2. Terenigma

    Terenigma Terenigma everywhere

    Nov 10, 2008
    MH3 has no online (altho you can transfer your save to the Wii-u version and play online that way) but imo having no online on this version of the game is a crime against gaming so i would get Fire Emblem which has had strong reviews all over and i plan to buy that when its out here.
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  3. Kikirini

    Kikirini Zelda Fangirl

    May 18, 2011
    United States
    Vermont, USA
    Get Fire Emblem.
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  4. aalokishere

    aalokishere GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 19, 2012
    get fire emblem...its awesome
  5. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Apr 9, 2009
    This is kinda like asking if you should eat a turd sandwich, or a 5 star gourmet feast

    The obvious answer is, get Fire Emblem.
    It's quite fun...just, play on Lunatic. Trust me.
    Tons to do, and overall pretty solid.
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  6. jimmyemunoz

    jimmyemunoz GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Feb 23, 2009
    United States
    Get both, no question. :yaysp:
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  7. Kamiyama

    Kamiyama GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 14, 2007
    Easy, get both of them. That's what I'm gonna do.

    ...Just, I will buy MH3U for my 3DS and Wii U AND also for couple of my friends who have a 3DS.
  8. beta4attack

    beta4attack GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 16, 2011
    The world that never was
    If yo have a Wii U get MH3U for it and get Fire Emblem for the 3DS.
  9. Skelletonike

    Skelletonike ♂ ♥ Gallant Pervert ♥ ♀

    Dec 26, 2008
    Steam City
    Well, I love Monster Hunter games, but Monster Hunter 3G is somewhat of a port, it has a lot of improvements and new things, pretty much making it a new game, but still doesn't change the fact it's not exactly new, whereas Fire Emblem is a whole new game, and I don't know about the US is the same, but over here and in Japan, if you buy it within the first two months of release, you get a free DLC mission, so that's also a bonus per se.
  10. Click This

    Click This Surgite!

    Feb 18, 2012
    United States
    New York, New York
    Fire Emblem no contest, but I'm getting MH3 anyway.
  11. chavosaur

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

    Mar 11, 2012
    United States
    Huntersville, NC
    Im getting Monster hunter, but if its any consolation, Ive already sunk 26 hours and 13 mins into Fire Emblem.
    It is truly THAT great.
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  12. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Oct 12, 2004
    MH is an aquired taste, some love it for whatever reason, others think of as a dull mundane game trapped with the design flaws of the 90's.

    Fire Emblem games have always been very good at the very least.
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  13. McHaggis

    McHaggis Fackin' Troller

    Oct 24, 2008
    Thanks for putting my feelings about MH games into words for me.

    Get Fire Emblem.
  14. dragonblood9999

    dragonblood9999 GBAtemp Maniac

    Sep 27, 2007
    i am going to try to get both of the 3ds xl special edition of the games, but i might get 2 of each 3ds xl special edition. keep 1 of each for me and sell the other 2 on ebay after awhile
  15. potato3334

    potato3334 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 14, 2009
    United States
    If you have already played Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii, then pass on the 3ds one.
    If you haven't, wait for the demo and try out the gameplay to see if it fits you.
    Monster Hunter is popular cuz of its multiplayer, but it's harder to get into if you play by yourself. Still loads of fun though.
  16. Carnivean

    Carnivean STARMAN

    Jul 11, 2006
    Monster Hunter if you will have people to play with.
  17. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Oct 11, 2010
    In Singapore, Monster Hunter is quite popular (obviously not as hot as Japan). There are constant meetups where people hunt together in Macs/Starbucks and such meetups can last for hours. Multiplayer is where MH truly shines and it's quite a sad thing that MH3U has no online for 3DS.

    If your location does have such a fad, you might want to consider 3U. It's a really decent game. However if you have played Tri before on the Wii, you might want to skip this. Try the demo to see if you like the game or not. Like what others pointed out, MH can be a favorite or an absolute stink bomb for some.

    I can't say too much about Fire Emblem because I don't own it. Fire Emblem isn't so hot over here. Some gamers have never even heard of it, which is really sad. From what I've seen, FE:A has received pretty good reception from both players and reviewers.
  18. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 2, 2009
    ...if you never played either before... dont play either.

    to be honest, both games arent exactly what you'd expect just from the screenshots.
    monsterhunter is a really slow game, specially at the beginning. you'll have to waste countless hours collecting items, selling them, turning them into armor, getting 2 dozen armorsets, building traps and stuff like that.

    fire emblem can piss you of to no end with its tendency to crit stuff in the worst possible situations.

    if you have the option, check out the ds fire emblem games first to see if you have any fun with them.
    monster hunter too.

    one way or another, check if you like these games before you pay for them. i made the mistake of spending 30€ on monster hunter tri, it was never worth it to me. never had any fun with it.
  19. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Oct 11, 2010
    Although I agree that MH is a very slow paced title, I have to say that even if you don't like both games, it doesn't mean that OP might not like them as well.

    EDIT: i didn't pay attention to the "check" part in the post. My bad.

    Go try demos before buying. I wanted to buy Dynasty Warriors Versus but thank god I played the demo. It was horrible like crap.
  20. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

    Aug 29, 2010
    Somewhere in this Earth
    While I've read the rest of your post. If I followed that kind of advice I wouldn't have never discovered how great the Fire Emblem series is.

    To the op, I highly recommend Fire Emblem Awakening, considering it is also noob friendly and yet it can be quite harsh for the seasoned players.
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