IGN's gone live with the first online score for Capcom's Monster Hunter Tri, giving it an 8.8.
Here's a snip:
"With an impressive online suite for social interaction and questing, Monster Hunter's deep gameplay and upgrade systems are made even better, letting you bask in the shared glory and benefits of bringing down enormous, dangerous beasts. Better yet, this version of the game can be played with minimal camera control frustration provided you're using a Classic Controller or Pro version, and is the prettiest entry in the franchise released outside of Japan.
For those who prefer games that reward skill and offer huge amount of options for varied play style, character customization, and a vast amount of content, look no further. This is the best Monster Hunter yet, and even if there's still a lot that's familiar for franchise fans, it remains a totally unique and engrossing action-RPG experience."
Sounds good, kids. All you hunting massive best go out and buy the game, then.
Monster Hunter Tri is out on April 23 for Nintendo Wii in Europe.