Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is a 2008 video game in the Monster Hunter franchise for PlayStation Portable and iOS.
The gameplay is the same, same controls, same concept. There is, however, one BIG difference. There is a feline fighter, which is very useful. Some quests are “gathering” quests and require you to collect samples in the field and return them. It’s the third-person view and is made very well. You cannot “level” up, and there is no magic. To get better armor and weapons, you must fight for them and carve materials from said beast. You can also collect a wide variety of herbs, mushrooms, bugs, etc. You will never get tired.
It’s also about defense. I had to learn how not to tap the attack button repeatedly to do damage. Instead, I had to learn to press the attack button after each attack in the combo just if I had to roll out of the way.
The controls maximize the limit of the PSP. At first, however, I couldn’t figure out how to jump or climb cliffs and vines. Other than that, I got used to them pretty quickly. To move the camera, you either hit the L button or use the directional buttons. It may sound easy, but the camera is quite awkward to use at first and maybe to frustrate when you are fighting the more giant bosses. It takes a lot of practice to do this right. Otherwise, the controls are near perfect.
Monster Hunter is so hard at times. It will make you mad just starting your first hour playing it. Although this is a minus, it can provide a challenge for hardcore gamers. G-ranked quests in this game make group-hunting essential since it is impossible to beat alone.