This way you get the authentic Monster Hunter experience, see?
I’m torn on this one. On the one hand, I love me some Monster Hunter. But I have doubts how much this game will capture/include the things I actually like about the series. I did play some Pokemon Go way back when it first came out. It was fun, and my wife and I enjoyed walking around town and playing. But it was pretty feature-light at launch; there wasn’t anything to keep my attention long term, and then of course in the winter I’m less inclined to just wander around outside.
I don’t need a mobile game in my life, especially one that requires a locational commitment. With that said, though, I’m a big enough Monster Hunter fan that I’ll remain open to checking it out. If they really lean into what makes Monster Hunter so much fun, I could see it working really well as this sort of game. But it will definitely need something to set it apart/impress potential players. The MH franchise has captured a lot of new fans over the past five years, but I doubt it has anywhere close to the stateside name recognition that Pokemon has. It’ll have to be an actual good game to get the downloads necessary to sustain it.