Been a while, has it? Hey guys, LX_the_gamer, formelly known as SolKeldeo99 here. I thought about making this essay for long, after a decay from losing interest in deviantart. For those that actually have followed me for a while, yes I’m practically dead…sort of. I’m sure I will post a few blogs like countdowns and maybe the occasional monster hunter review, but I won’t be using this place for art or post as frequently as I used to. Although, with winter break coming, I may be going back to making a few journals.
Well that’s enough about me. Blogs aren’t meant to be about the bad, so let’s talk about something good: Monster Hunter World. Or in this case, potential content for World. It has been quite a long time since the last update in July, and now everyone is begging for new content. New monsters, new maps, new weapons, new quests: basically, anything they can do after finishing the game.
Now I wouldn’t say World doesn’t have “enough content”. In fact, it’s quite the number compared to other monsters like Tri, that only had 18 large monsters, and 4th gen, which had a larger but more familiar roster. In fact, World has had quite the number of new monsters that other games haven’t had in a while. Although, it would be interesting to learn what kind of monsters they could potentially. So…that’s exactly what I’ll be doing it today. For this countdown in a decade, I will be discussing some monsters I would like to see in World. I have a lot of favorite monsters and it would be awesome to see them in World one day.
Before we begin, I should specifiy a few things before going into detail. The monsters I listed don’t *have* to be adaptable to the maps that are in World. Even if there is no tropical jungle or tundra, I’m still putting the possibility up, since many players have theorized a few maps will come out in the winter festival. I’m also going to explain who these monsters are, because even though it’s been quite the timespan, some newcomers may not know these behemoths. So I think a little explaination would help. All that out of the way, wherever you like these monsters, hate them, or enjoy hunting them, this is my Top 5 Monsters I Want to see in World! But first…here are a few honorable mentions:Lagiacrus – The Lord of the Seas
I’m sure everyone was disappointed when they heard Lagiacrus was meant to be in World, but unfortunately was cut due to his model not functioning properly. For those who didn’t know, Lagiacrus was the flagship of Monster Hunter Tri, a game where they introduced Underwater maps. As the monster who spearheaded these features, Lagiacrus was a deadly leviathan that breathes and emits electricity from his mouth and shell shockers. Although Cruise couldn’t make it to the final roster, I still have hopes that he may appear someday. It’s unlikely that Capcom threw away their model, and with a few tweaks, he may come back in World Ultimate, once all the AT monsters are out. Whether on land or in water, here’s hoping the Lord of the Seas is given another chance to shine once the expanded version comes out!
Zamtrios – The Monster Shark
I’ll try to keep this brief, since I might
discuss Zamtrios in a different review. The reason I liked and chose Zamtrios was simple: his concept. Zamtrios is basically a shark with legs that patrols the icy terrains in 4U. That’s already cool enough, but what makes Zamtrios so interesting, both in design and fight, are his shapeshifting abilities. When enraged, the Frosty Boi encases himself in ice armor, making his attacks more dangerous than before. And once enough damage is dealt, he will instantly blow himself up in size, using his weight to crush you. The different modes Zamtrios can enter not only make his ecology unique, but also make the battle both dynamic and funny. It would also be interesting to see if he can use these forms in Turf Wars against other monsters, or basic ecological behavior. Zamtrios, however, can only exist if there is a frozen map, so I’m putting him in the honorable mentions. Seregios – The Thousand Blade Wyvern
With two invading monsters in the game (B-52 and Pickle Boi), I thought why not add another monster that invades players’ hunts? With razor-sharp talons, hooked wings, dagger-esque scales, a spear-shaped tail, and knife-like horn, Seregios is one of the edgiest monsters from the Old World. However, it is not just the fact he looks cool, but also the potential interactions Capcom could make. I can imagine Seregios duking it out with the Pickle and B-52 in a few turf wars. Or better, have the Bazel and Steve perform a Bond attack together. Or maybe it is revealed that Steve’s homeland is actually in the New World. The reason, however, I placed Steve in my “honorable mentions” is because I am not a big fan fighting him… If he does come back, let’s hope Capcom balances that cursed, dropkick he does(and make it easier to evade).Gore Magala – The Black Eclipse Wyvern
Gore has always had a special place in my heart. Having played the central antagonist in the 4th generation, Gore is one of few monsters that has personality: in which case, a viceful and villainous ego. What makes Gore stand out is his unique ability to pass the Frenzy Virus: a disease that increases agro in monsters and sends them on a- well, frenzy. Capcom could have a special event in World, where you have to face Gore and monsters that may have become frenzied. Maybe even face Shagaru if they can fit him in. However, if they *can* put him in, it may have to be, and only be, in an event quest. Gore does not really fit into the ecological web that World has established. And since it’s important to establish said ecology in the game, I placed him in my honorable mentions.
Number 5. Zinogre – The Thunder Wolf Wyvern
Yep, you all saw this one coming. As one of my Top 10 favorite monsters, Zinogre is one I would love to have in World. From his kickass theme to the breakdancing he performs in battle, Zinogre just screams cool. He is a giant wolf that uses fulgurbugs to charge himself up. And when fully charged, the spikes are up and he’s ready to bring down the thunder. Considering the number of fanged wyverns in World, it would feel a little odd not to have the one that started it all. But the main reason I would love to have Zinogre come back is just because of how friggin cool and fun he is. The fight with him has always been about reading and adapting, from the way he headbutts you to how stomping you with his paws. Heck, his moveset can leave you unprepared if you’re not careful. Watching him bodyslam from above, backflip you with his tail, to even breakdancing around you. The battle itself just feels dynamic in every sense of the way. It would be so fun having Zinogre return and strut his stuff like he did before. And that THEME. I’m sure people who have read my favorite monster list know I love the electric guitars playing in the background. Everytime I listen to it when the battle begins, I get amplified, ready to rumble with the Usurper of Misty Peaks. Listening to this soundtrack revamped in World would be amazing. And I would be extremely happy if I saw this puppy strut in HD. Number 4. Fated Four – Glavenus, Mizutsune, Astalos, and Gammoth
Let’s be honest, the Fated Four are some of the best monsters Capcom has ever made. Not even Zinogre, Tigrex, or Nargacuga could top them. For those interested, the Fated Four are considered some of the most dangerous monsters, having invaded the normal environments in the Old World. There is Astalos, a green-mean-electrocutin’ machine that mercilessly shocks enemies into ashes; Gammoth, a colossal mammoth that marches forward with pride and authority; Mizutsune, the calm, but bewitching dancer who immobilizes hunters with bubbles of all things; and finally, Glavenus, the leading ‘Rex, who dominates with a terrifying, scorching blade for his tail. The Fated Four were incredibly fun to fight in Generations. Whether it was Astalos trying to overpower you with his plasma-coated wings, Gammoth crushing you with her durable trunk, Mizutsune’s slippery, but unreadable dance-moves, or heck, preparing for Glavenus’s dreaded Whirlwind. I have not seen this amount of detail put into another monster’s fight. The environments also work well for most of them: Gammoth may need time until a snow map comes, but Glavenus, Astalos, and Mizutsune could easily inhabit the Wildspire Waste, Ancient Forest, and Coral Highlands respectively (although Mizu might need a map identical to Misty Peaks). As difficult as is to put all of them in, I honestly can’t imagine any of them without each other. But if they did, think how they would behave in an ecosystem. Maybe have them all in turf wars against Rathalos, Diablos, or Legiana. Or against the flagships they rivaled in Generations. Or have their special abilities revolve around the styles used in the game! I know I am asking for *way* too much, but I honestly like the Fated Four a lot. Even though the Generations games weren’t perfect, it’s clear that the selling point were the flagships that represented the saga. In the end, I was satisfied with all four of them. And hunting them again, only with updated features, would be a blessing. Even one of them in World would make me happy.Number 3. Tigrex – The Roaring Wyvern
Arguably the most popular monster in the franchise, Tigrex has been repeatedly requested to appear in World. And I am no exception to that. Newcomers may question what is so special about him? He is part Tiger- part T-Rex- part Wyvern. Simple as that, correct? You’re right. Tigrex is a very simple monster at his core. But said simplicity is what makes me love Tigrex. He is *not* just some Tiger-Reptile hybrid. He is a loud, charging, and aggressive dragon that will literally run you over with no mercy. I have mentioned that Tigrex’s fights are one of my favorites in Monster Hunter. Aside from Astalos, there really has not been a monster that can turn their fight into a thrill ride. The anxiety, running around, and appetite for charging makes the hunt incredibly fun. It is so satisfying to weave around the Tigrex after charge after charge, before swinging your hammer right into his face. And how about we talk about that mounting animation hunh? Tigrex arguably puts the most effort into throwing you off his back. It’s crazy how he even rolls over just so you would let go. It’s even better when you can use said roll over randumbs that may ruin your hunt. Arbitrary jokes aside(mostly), having Tigrex in World would make the game even more fun, not to mention show newbies what a real hunt is like. You hated Rathalos before? Wait till you meet my favorite freight train!!!Number 2. Chameleos – The Mist Dragon
This is an interesting one. Prior to Teostra’s inclusion in World, if you asked about my favorite Elder Dragon, it would probably have to be Chameleos. Compared to the more apocalyptic demigods in the MH universe, Chameleos is a lot different. As his name implies, he is a chameleon-esque dragon that uses mist and camouflage to cover himself. He is bizarre, cryptic, and almost an enigma, but not in a threatening way. However, it is the bizarreness of Chameleos that makes him adored by many. Chameleos’s battle is also interesting. With a field covered in mist, added camouflage, and the ability to steal your items, Chameleos relies on tricks to overpower you. But the purpose for why I chose this oddball, especially at a high position, is due to other elder dragons in World. We first had Kushala and Teostra, which we thought was enough. And then, Lunastra returned, no longer a reskin of Teostra. In other words, Chameleos is the only 2nd generation elder dragon(besides Tsukami) that is not in World yet. It just does not feel right with one of them missing from the roster. There are also plenty of ideas Tokuda can make for Chameleos. For one, the turf wars would be very interesting. It would be fun to watch Chameleos try to fight back Nergiante: Chameleos could do a sneak attack whilst camouflaged, only for Nerg to thwart his attack and send him rolling. Even a turf war with Kushala would be awesome (although it would probably be a rehash of Teo and Luna…). Not only that, but with Chameleos’s invisibility, it could make for an interesting search for said monster, trying to pick up his tracks until you find him blending in the plants or something. Out of all the monsters I have seen and analyzed, Chameleos fits the most in World’s environment, making chances for his return high. Plus, he has some Uber-tier poison weapons, which I need. Number 1. Barioth – The Subzero White Knight
Bet you never saw this one coming did ya? That’s right, the number one monster I want in World is Barioth! I know that he appeared in GU, and although that is nice, it feels more like he was copied and pasted, rather than improved. So I thought the best way to really make him feel new is add him to World’s roster. Yeah, he is an arctic monster, and yeah, there is no tundra map yet. But honestly, I like Barioth so much that I want him in the game with a tundra map. In past games, Barioth was pretty much the apex monster of the Tundra. A cross between sabretooth tiger and wyvern, Barioth could breathe whirlwinds of ice and use his sharp claws to leap on normally-slipper ice. Already we have a kick-ass design. But what I really like about Barioth is how fast-paced the battle is. I mentioned before that Barioth’s claws allow him to hold onto the frosted floors of the Tundra. This allows Barioth to dash around at surprising speeds, shifting positions around the player. His attacks range from a sweeping tail-swipe, to a sudden hip check, to a neck-breaking charge, or one of his snow-entrapping ice tornadoes. Once he takes to the skies you better watch out! Barioth’s signature glide-attack will send you flying, as he drifts through you. arioth’s signature glide-attack will send you flying back, as he drifts through you on the ice-covered field. And if you’re having trouble, you can just break his wings to loosen his grip. Deuling against the profound “White Knight” is incredibly fun, fast-paced, and challenging. And as a reward for standing up to this beast are some top-notch ice gear. I know I haven’t discussed much about armor and weapons in this countdown, but I am making an exception for World’s lack of weapon variety. With cool designs, incredible sharpness, and surprisingly good affinity, Barioth’s weapons have been some of the best in the MH series. And with skills like Constitution and Evasion, the armor set is just as viable. If you remove GU from account, Barioth has been absent for quite the long time. And I feel as though now is the perfect time to bring him back. His battle is fun, his weapons would add more variety to World’s meager arsenal, and his inclusion would immediately include a tundra map. And that is why I chose Barioth as my No. 1 Monster I want to see in World.
Thanks to everyone that sticked around for this countdown. Now that I am on break, I have a lot more freetime, so I may spend it on a few countdowns. What five monsters do you wanna see in World? Or is there only one you just want in the New World? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, and I hope you all have merry Christmas and new year. Sayanora!