Before I link you to the official site, just watch the video.
The game is…well, exactly like Monster Hunter. And really, that’s a good thing. The biggest difference between Hunter Blade and Monster Hunter is the quest system. Since it is an MMO, you get quests, which level you up fairly quickly. I played for about 1 and 1/2 hours, and I hit level 15 (out of 80). Though, leveling doesn’t do much for you, except you equip better items, and it allows you to create more items.
There are currently seven weapon types. Sword and Shield, Dual Swords, Greatsword, Katana, Hammer, Crossbow, and Wand (this is the only non-MH weapon so far). There are also 4 weapon types that have not been released (two melee types and two ranged types). The Dual Swords and Hammer cannot be used until level 30. The Greatsword and Crossbow cannot be used until level 40.
So, if you want to play a Monster Hunter-style game online, then here is your chance. The game went into a US open beta recently.
The one downside to this game is the Fatigue system. I hate Fatigue systems. I mean, I’ve never played a game until I ran out of Fatigue before, but I don’t like being told how long I can play a game. The Fatigue meter refills every 24 hours. At least, you can get extra Fatigue fairly easily. Originally posted by Tnargraef:
"What is a Chain Quest?
Chain Quests are a series of 10 quests offered by the hunt Trainers, Bush in village 1 and Bobson in village 2, that reward the player with a scroll of 1,000 Fatigue. A lap of chain quests is 10 quests total and you can complete 5 laps a day. This means you can earn about an extra 5,000 Fatigue a day!
The first 5 quests of a Chain quest require you to talk to various people around the village itself. Then 2 quests that have you enter the gather zone and collect various items, about 5 each or about 50 gather boxes each if you’re unlucky. After that 2 two quests that you go to daily zones and talk to a NPC. In the final 2 quests you go to a daily zone and hunt a few small beasts. After that you’ll get a mail with your energy scroll. Oh if I didn’t mention you can make about a gold doing these quests from all the Cyan Copper Leaves you get too."
The Download servers for the official site are really slow. This forum post has some high-speed download links:
After a little searching, it turns out that Capcom is upset about this game, but the Chinese team that designed it did a great job working around copyright laws.