Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is an action role-playing game. You go out into a dangerous world filled with challenging monsters to kill. This version is an updated re-release of the original game for the Nintendo 3DS.
Pro Addictive and strategic real-time fights against relentless monsters
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is all about going out into the world and fighting terrifying monsters to collect the best loot possible. The monsters are each unique, with their own movesets that you learn and memorize as you get better at recognizing them. Picking the best weapons and armor for the monsters you target is important, since you don't want to end up bringing a sword, for example, against a heavily-armored enemy, when something like a giant hammer would be best. Dodging the monsters' challenging attacks, getting hits in, and making it out alive to collect your loot is such a satisfying feeling, encouraging you to keep at it.
Pro Incredible amount of gear to forge that suits any playstyle
There's a near endless combination of weapons and armor you can craft from the loot you earn, with plenty of special stats that you can mix and match as you want. You naturally work your way up to creating stronger and stronger gear as you take down more powerful monsters, so you always get a constant sense of progression as you play. You can craft gear with certain stat bonuses, like more HP, strong resistances to help your defense, or boosts to anything else you might need to take down that one monster who keeps giving you trouble. If you want to focus on huge swords and bulky armor, you can do that, and if you ever decide to switch things up for any given fight, all you have to do is hunt down the right materials and make what you need.
Pro Local co-op and online multiplayer open up endless hours of content
You can play Monster Hunter with a small group of friends locally, or hop online to team up with others whenever you want. This is a game with a fair amount of difficulty, so it helps a lot to go after the hardest monsters with a group to back you up. Targeting those high-end raids with other players gives you a near-unlimited amount of content, since there's always more loot to go after, more gear to craft, and more ways to change up your playstyle on any given day with your combination of weapon and armor sets.
Pro You can carry over your save file from the Nintendo 3DS version of the game
If you already put a bunch of hours into Monster Hunter Generations for the 3DS, you can carry over your progress and jump into Ultimate right away. This helps a lot in case you're on the fence about buying Ultimate when you've already played the handheld version.
Con Not much of a story
Even though this is an RPG, you shouldn't go into it expecting a grand, sweeping story. You're mostly just a mercenary who goes out and kills monsters for loot. The Monster Hunter series has always been more about gameplay over story, though, which is great for players who are looking for these style of games. But if you're more in the mood for something more narrative-driven, then this probably isn't the game for you.
Con Graphics aren't that impressive
Since this is an update of a handheld game for the Nintendo 3DS, the graphics are serviceable enough. There are definitely better-looking games out there, but this one doesn't look too bad at all, with HD textures that are decent for the current console generation. It's not distracting enough to the point where it pulls you out of the experience, so as long as you're okay with that, you shouldn't have too many problems with the visuals as you play.