After trying the beta, I realized a few things:
I LOVE the training room. This was easily the best addition. Will the new slinger, and additional moves, having a place to do em all without distractions was a huge plus.
The graphics can almost bring a tear to a person's eyes. After the whole cartoony stretch, seeing the richness of the world was amazing. Caught a few birds, and lizards, and I will be happy to put them in my house upon release.
The invulnerability windows on the GS tackle is just soooo OP. Once you are able to read a monsters moves do the tackle, for some light damage, invulnerable for 1/4 second, and charge up to a bigger version of your charge attack... I was drooling when I saw that, and just wasted a Jaggras trying it out... poor thing felt like a Jaggie...
Camera Auto focus is great for gunners/bows, but not so much for melee. Being with a monster or under a monster, makes for some horrible camera breaks and turns.
The HH and hammer in this beta were a bit overpowered. Paralisys on the hammer, and sleep on the HH? Made the hunts all that easier.
Multiplayer sucked. Only hunt I did on multiplayer was for Nergigante. First hunt was a failure as people didn't know to dodge INTO the Nergigante when it does its Rajang style homing strike. Second hunt, with a new group, and we were able to beat it, but not before it wiped out the 3 other hunters in one blow. But now I know... progress up the ranks very quickly early on, and save on the headaches of unsuccessful hunts.
Guns, when properly used, are HUGE damage dealers. Or just little pea shooters. Using the Wyvernsniper as an opener is amazing. Specially because it comes back a few times during the fight. Cluster +downed monster = happy face. & Spread vs groups of monsters = giddiness.
On the meh side of things, though, is the slinger and the capes. Don't get me wrong, additions are always better than subtractions, but these 2 are going to see very little use from my part. Except maybe on very situational circumstances.
Overall, this is a very solid and sturdy MH game. I see much potential in it. Looking forward to spring too when we get to see the pickle make a return. ^_^