Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin's traditional turn-based combat is well-optimized and very easy to manage, however, some may want to speed up combat a bit more in order to get things done as quickly as possible. And of course there's no blame for that, because Monster Hunter Stories 2 has a lot of content to clear, not to mention the absurd amount of items you can find and monsters to fight. Capcom has made sure to provide various solutions for all of this, so let's take a look at them below.
First of all, if you haven't realized it yet, you can speed up any fight in Monster Hunter Stories 2. Not only that, but it's also quite simple to do. Enter a fight and take a look at the top left of your screen. You will notice a small icon that shows an arrow and a “x1” symbol. This means that the current fight takes place at normal speed. To increase it, just click on the button that appears to the left of this symbol and this number. Someone who uses an Xbox controller for example, has to click on the menu button, as shown in the image above.
By pressing it, everything in the battle will run at x2 speed. However, you can increase this a bit further, up to a whopping x3 speed. The best part is that this action is instantaneous and it is also saved for your next battles. The usefulness of this acceleration process is significant, because you will obtain materials from battles in no time.
Finally, there's another thing you can do to speed up fights even more. And by more, I mean making them instantaneous. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but it's true. If you are way above the level of the monster(s) you are fighting at the time, the Quick Finish option will become available. This essentially ends a fight with the click of a button, as the game already recognizes you as much stronger than your enemy, giving you that "free win". To find out if you have this option in a fight, you can take a look at the bottom left of your screen, under the indication "Switch Monsties". If you are indeed much stronger, the button combination will appear there. Tap it and you'll win with an S rank every time. More modern RPGs should implement a feature like this, so fingers crossed that any future project will have such a great system.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruins is available on Nintendo Switch and Steam. For more related content on the game, be sure to check out the rest of our guides here.
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