I guess the parts where you can actually cut off tails and parts of larger monsters now might strike people as more Monster Hunter-ish. There's also actual third person aiming for range weapons now. And there are giant mechs (YES!!!) you can control, and transform into vehicles.
I don't know why people are comparing it to Monster Hunter. It looks just like Xenoblade in terms of large enemies and such.
GAME OF THE FOREVER.
Well uh ...
Guess I'll buy a Wii U.
All the composers did talk about how hard it was to work with Takahashi.
It's interesting how they're going with Swano, who's a popular anime composer, instead of Mitsuda though. Considering they got Tanaka back as a character designer, I wonder if Mitsuda turned them down...
The line has been drawn by Monolith Soft. Your move Retro Studios.