Wild Hearts – Tests and reviews on Metacritic: ‘Probably the best Monster Hunter clone ever’
At the end of last week, Wild Hearts was released for the PlayStation, Xbox and PC. In the hunting game from EA and Omega Force, players move through various levels either alone or in co-op in order to defeat large monsters and beasts and to craft new equipment.
There are now a number of tests and reviews for the game, and Wild Hearts has settled on a solid level on the major ratings aggregation sites.
Below you will find an overview of some selected ratings for Wild Hearts:
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As this is a new IP from Electronic Arts, there is no previous title to compare the average scores with. However, Wild Hearts is very similar to the games in the Monster Hunter series, the latest spin-off of which is Rise at 88 on Metacritic (switch version).
What is praised, what is criticized?
Most reviews agree: Wild Hearts takes a proven concept, but manages to be interesting with this new brand with a few adjustments and innovations, even if it doesn’t revolutionize the subgenre. The following is mentioned positively and negatively.
- great combat system
- Karakuri gadgets invite you to experiment
- interesting crafting
- good monster design
- generally motivating gameplay loop
- problematic camera
- several graphic glitches
- No adjustable difficulty level
The Metro Game Central test summarizes what can also be gleaned from many other reviews as follows:
“Arguably the best Monster Hunter clone ever, not quite as good as Capcom’s series but despite the contrary first impression it has some unique and interesting ideas of its own.”
Metro Game Central
This quite positive impression is, however, also of severe technical problems: Some outlets report huge difficulties (bugs, glitches) and unclean performance of Wild Hearts, especially on the PC. Among them are, for example, our colleagues from MeinMMO, who explain in an article why Wild Hearts could become a flop despite the good average ratings.
You need some moving impressions of the game? Here’s a recent trailer of Wild Hearts:
Wild Hearts has been available for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC since February 16th. Those who have subscribed to Xbox Game Pass will also find the title there, so there is no need to buy it separately. By the way, there is a graphic effect that has annoyed us a lot when playing Wild Hearts so far. You can read in our separate article what that is and why you should definitely switch it off.
Do you play Wild Hearts? And if so, do you like it so far?