Japan only Amiibo? No problem! Thanks to this wonderful global economy of ours, importing shiny plastic things is both affordable and easy. I may have crashed through the rock bottom of my Amiibo addiction with this purchase, but I need a full damn set of these things. Silly region specific releases aren’t going to stop this Amiibo fiend.
I must confess that I’ve never played a Monster Hunter game. I’ve heard they have a steep learning curve, but very fun once you get into them. The game these Amiibo work with is apparently a deviation from the classic games with a more cartoon-y atmosphere. Capcom has yet to even confirm if this game is coming to North America. Obviously, I didn’t buy these for their in game functionality so it really doesn’t matter to me.
The riders are hands down the most detailed Amiibo ever released. The paint jobs are perfect, and the little intricate details on both of the Rathalos are amazing. They’ve got spikes, mean dragon expressions, and magnificent wings. The riders themselves are also well crafted, and can easily be taken off and swapped. This is a neat detail that none of the previous Amiibo have had. Nabiru, the cat creature, is much more simplistic by comparison. He is still cute, and mine had no paint defects at all. The series comes on a shiny silver base that really stands out from the other Amiibo.
One-Eyed Rathalos and Rider (Girl)
One-Eyed Rathalos and Rider (Boy)
Capcom has pulled off a great set of third party Amiibo. I’m happy with my purchase and looking forward to Wave 2 in December. Hopefully they will release the game and Amiibo in North American at some point. That way more people can enjoy these awesome little things.
I haven’t touched a controller in two weeks… I don’t think I can call myself a gamer anymore.