Monster Hunter Rise comes hot off the heels of World to be one of the most exciting entries I’ve played in the franchise. The Wirebug adds a lot of speed and maneuverability to a series that has previously been criticized for its slow pace. The story takes it back to a smaller scale as you defend a village from the threat of the Rampage, and the addition of tower-defense-style Rampage Missions adds some wonderful variety to the core hunting loop. The free content updates are keeping the endgame fresh, too. Monster Hunter keeps getting better. Enjoy fighting a big monkey!