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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS Impression

risingsunrisingsun - Fancy Title -RPGamer Staff
edited August 2014 in Latest Updates
One of the PSP's biggest games is back, this time in iOS form. Now that you can play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on your phone or tablet, the question is should you? Check out our impression to find out.

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  • WheelsWheels RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited August 2014
    risingsun said:
    One of the PSP's biggest games is back, this time in iOS form. Now that you can play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on your phone or tablet, the question is should you? Check out our impression to find out.

    -LINK
    Was pondering getting a controller just to play this but that sounds unnecessary.
  • risingsunrisingsun - Fancy Title - RPGamer Staff
    edited August 2014
    No lie. A controller is the best way to play this game. BUT, the touch controls work surprisingly well. I think its the best implementation of virtual buttons/joystiqs emulating a controller that I have seen in an iOS game to date, but its still a virtual joystiq and buttons and thats a deal breaker for some.

    If you end up getting it let me know. I know Chris and I could use more help on big hunts.
  • sabin1001sabin1001 Man vs. Slime, the fourth type of conflict Madison, WIAdministrators
    edited August 2014
    I wouldn't spend $80 on a good MFI controller just to play this. Especially as much improved versions of the current gen of controllers are due out soon.

    One thing Manny missed, though. If you switch out of the app and go into another app for a long period of time, Monster Hunter will reset, meaning you'll lose progress if you hadn't saved. You can lock your screen for a long time without problem, but if you are going to switch out of the app and do stuff for a while, be sure to save first.
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  • Rya_ReisenderRya_Reisender Solipsist Snowflake Full Members
    edited August 2014
    Wait, you can connect a controller to an iPad?
    One thing Manny missed, though. If you switch out of the app and go into another app for a long period of time, Monster Hunter will reset, meaning you'll lose progress if you hadn't saved. You can lock your screen for a long time without problem, but if you are going to switch out of the app and do stuff for a while, be sure to save first.
    That sounds horrible! iOS players will be used to their game persisting permanently.
  • WheelsWheels RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited August 2014
    Rya.Reisender said:
    Wait, you can connect a controller to an iPad?
    iPad and iPhone yes. Not sure that's the case with every generation of the iPad though, and I think only iPhone 5 and up (maybe 4?)
  • Rya_ReisenderRya_Reisender Solipsist Snowflake Full Members
    edited August 2014
    Via which connection?

    Answered it myself: You use the connection with which you charge the iPad. Just need an adapter that transforms it to USB.
  • WheelsWheels RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited August 2014
    Rya.Reisender said:
    Via which connection?

    Answered it myself: You use the connection with which you charge the iPad. Just need an adapter that transforms it to USB.
    Maybe some that way I guess but the primary way would be via bluetooth.
  • risingsunrisingsun - Fancy Title - RPGamer Staff
    edited August 2014
    sabin1001 said:
    I wouldn't spend $80 on a good MFI controller just to play this. Especially as much improved versions of the current gen of controllers are due out soon.

    One thing Manny missed, though. If you switch out of the app and go into another app for a long period of time, Monster Hunter will reset, meaning you'll lose progress if you hadn't saved. You can lock your screen for a long time without problem, but if you are going to switch out of the app and do stuff for a while, be sure to save first.
    That's true, a bunch of console quality MFi bluetooth controllers are about to hit soon. High quality and more ergonomic controllers from SteelSeries, Hori, Mad Catz, razer, and more. It took them a while but they everyone is finally getting their stuff together. That and from what I'm hearing not only will these new controllers be better, but also a bit cheaper, in the $50 to $80 range instead of $80 to $100 range they are in now.

    To the second point, because I have been playing on my Mini, which I primarily use for entertainment, switching out of the app and having it rest has never really been a problem for me. I could see it being annoying if you are playing on your iPhone and need to answer a long text or take a call.
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