Monster Hunter Tri is currently dominating my play time. This is no real surprise, as I love Freedom 2 and Freedom Unite on PSP, and have been anticipating this instalment for some time.
I'm used to reviews of Monster Hunter games being faintly depressing reading. Many of them mention its popularity in Japan, and then go on to complain about design flaws that make it inaccessible to a western audience. It gives the impression that the unenlightened Japanese must all somehow like badly designed games, while "we" know better. Meanwhile, some fans get angry and complain the reviewer doesn't know what they are talking about, and lacks the skill to be a hunter.... only using angrier language.