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Monster Hunter Rise - Title screenA survey on Monster Hunter Rise’s players was conducted by the Japanese magazine Famitsu, with the results published in the 13/20 May 2021 issue. The survey was conducted from 2-5 April 2021, shortly after the game’s release, and was answered by 5455 people. Not all surveyees answered all questions. Due to the period during which the survey was conducted, it does not cover content added in patch 2.0 and later.

 

The Surveyees

84.1% of surveyees were male, while 15.9 were female. 1314 surveyees were aged 10-19, 1780 were aged 20-29, 1430 were aged 30-39, 797 were aged 40-49, 118 were aged 50-59, and 16 were aged over 60.

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Previous Games Played

The surveyees were asked which games in the series they had played, with the numbers of people who played each title tallied:

  • Monster Hunter: 853
  • Monster Hunter G: 937
  • Monster Hunter Portable (Freedom): 1392
  • Monster Hunter 2: 1160
  • Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (Freedom 2): 3191
  • Monster Hunter 3 (Tri): 1947
  • Monster Hunter Portable 3rd: 3299
  • Monster Hunter 3G (3 Ultimate): 2661
  • Monster Hunter 4: 3224
  • Monster Hunter 4G (4 Ultimate): 3243
  • Monster Hunter X (Generations): 3382
  • Monster Hunter XX (Generations Ultimate): 3451
  • Monster Hunter: World: 3131
  • Monster Hunter: World: Iceborne: 2526

 

First Weapon

Surveyees were asked which weapon they first used in Rise.

  • 1: Long Sword (1471 votes)
  • 2: Twin Blades (741)
  • 3: Greatsword (712)
  • 4: Hunting Horn (628)
  • 5: Switch Axe (473)
  • 6: Sword & Shield (374)
  • 7: Gunlance (371)
  • 8: Hammer (364)
  • 9: Charge Axe (336)
  • 10: Insect Glaive (334)
  • 11: Light Bowgun (309)
  • 12: Bow (234)
  • 13: Lance (189)
  • 14: Heavy Bowgun (123)

 

Favorite Monsters

Monster Hunter Rise - ZinogreSurveyees were polled on their favorite monsters.

  • 1: Zinogre (731 votes)
  • 2: Magnamalo (560)
  • 3: Nargacuga (483)
  • 4: Mizutsune (467)
  • 5: Rathalos (309)
  • 6: Khezu (224)
  • 7: Goss Harag (221)
  • 8: Rathian (214)
  • 9: Arzuros (172)
  • 10: Rajang (170)
  • 11: Bishaten (130)
  • 12: Aknosom (119)
  • 13: Tigrex (116)
  • 14: Kulu-Ya-Ku (88)
  • 14: Tetranadon (88)
  • 14: Rakna-Kadaki (88)
  • 17: Great Izuchi (87)
  • 18: Lagombi (86)
  • 19: Ibushi (78)
  • 20: Diablos (76)
  • 21: Barioth (75)
  • 22: Almudron (72)
  • 23: Pukei-Pukei (63)
  • 24: Tobi-Kadachi (53)
  • 25: Basarios (51)
  • 26: Somnacanth (47)
  • 27: Royal Ludroth (39)
  • 28: Anjanath (33)
  • 29: Apex Mizutsune (29)
  • 30: Apex Arzuros (19)
  • 31: Barroth (12)
  • 31: Volvidon (12)
  • 33: Great Baggi (11)
  • 34: Jyuratodus (7)
  • 34: Apex Rathian (7)
  • 36: Great Wroggi (5)

 

Favorite Small Monsters

Surveyees were polled on their favorite small monsters.

  • 1: Felyne (1536 votes)
  • 2: Kelbi (686)
  • 3: Bombadgy (532)
  • 4: Popo (512)
  • 5: Gargwa (403)

 

Favorite Endemic Life

Surveyees were polled on their favorite endemic life creatures.

  • 1: Vigorwasp (880 votes)
  • 2: Wirebug (589)
  • 3: Stinkmink (551)
  • 4: Prism Spiribird (326)
  • 5: Great Wirebug (276)

 

Favorite Areas

Surveyees were asked for their favorite areas.

  • 1: Shrine Ruins (2890 votes)
  • 2: Lava Caverns (590)
  • 3: Flooded Forest (544)

 

Preferred Companion

Surveyees were asked which of the two companion types they preferred more.

  • 1: Palamute (3701 votes)
  • 2: Palico (1584)

 

Thoughts on Changes

Surveyees were asked what they thought of changes from previous games in the series.

  • “It’s now balanced so that you can have fun with any weapon.” (20s/Male)
  • “For better or for worse, it’s all convenient now.” (40s/M)
  • “It’s speedier.” (40s/M)
  • “The hunter talks a lot!”) (10s/F)

 

Thoughts on New Features

Monster Hunter Rise - Wire Bug
The wire bug gives the player a huge range of movement in the air

Surveyees were asked what new features they like.

  • “Being able to get to high places with wirebugs feels good.” (10s/M)
  • “The strategy elements in rampage mode.” (30s/M)
  • “The switch skills which make characters more unique.” (20s/M)
  • “Three-dimensional action using wirebugs feels great.” (10s/M)
  • “The feeling of fighting alongside everyone in the village in rampage mode.” (40s/M)

 

Also see: Monster Hunter Rise: Interview with Producer and Director

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. The games difficulty is too weak. Hopefully G-rank will be of a similar level to previous games. Then people will hopefully stop favouring the palamute as the palico is obviously 10 times better.

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