Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:

“The first thing that many think of when it comes to Monster Hunter is venturing out on a hunt, geared up and ready to slay a beast in strategic action combat to either slay it and carve pieces off or capture in a trap. Things changed a bit four years ago however when Monster Hunter Stories proved that there was room for a lighter-hearted story where players fight alongside their monsters in what ended up being a fairly straightforward RPG with some interesting ideas. Now Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has proven that taking this spin-off series a bit further was the right choice as most issues with the first game have not only been improved upon but also serves as a great place of entry even for those unfamiliar with the franchise.”

Source: N4G PC Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Review [Capsule Computers]