Capcom‘s latest Monster Hunter title – the brilliant Monster Hunter Rise – is finally here on PC. We’ve already noted that the game (in just about every way) is better on PC than it is on Nintendo Switch. But we know that you’re a discerning bunch, and that our word is worth nothing if you don’t have the option to see the evidence for yourself. So Dorrani and I have put a video together for you, showing off every way the latest entry in the veteran series outshines 2021’s original Switch release.
You can see in the video above that there are some immidiately notable factors that make this game better on PC; for starters, the Switch version is capped at 30FPS. The practical result of that, when held up against a nice, smooth unlimited cap (!) on PC is a much smoother game. One that responds really well to your frantic inputs. One that feels much fairer when you’re about to get bodied by an Apex Azuros.
I can’t speak for Dorrani in the video above, but on my PC rig I’ve been playing the game at 4K, too – something any iteration of the Switch hardware is incapable of doing, even if it wanted to. This has lead to some incredible moments. Notably, last night, I fainted for the first time in my run through this version of the game at the hands of a Bishaten. I was so busy ogling its opalescent fur, rendered in such soft, velvety detail I was drawn to it like a big, dumb moth to a roaring, angry flame.