I'm fairly sure we haven't done this one already, and if we have, it was ages ago.
Do I really need to waste five minutes of your time explaining why Vespoids are bad? Though as it happens I think they have a fairly cool design. They'd be terrifying in real life, that's for sure...
They're like psychotic little grasshoppers, only more annoying and with no sense of self-preservation.
Well, a different idea; a swarm rather than an individual. Unfortunately it seems to make no difference, and they might as well be re-skinned Vespoids. Seriously, paralysis again?
A lovely design, but somewhat disappointing fight. It's the limited movepool that does it - basic overhead swoop, stab with stinger, or spray pheromones. It's just a bit... lacking. Surprisingly fun, though, for what it's worth. I do hate how you have to kill 20 Vespoids before the fight starts though - interesting idea, but way to much of an irritation and time-waste.
As well as being impressible to write and pronounce, it's also fairly uninspired; very definitely just Vespoids but looking rather nicer. It's a cool touch that they're (slightly) different colours in different environments though. And they can cause Defense Down as well as Paralysis! Hooray!
The Hornetaurs of the third gen, and manage to be a bit more interesting with how they can eat different food sources and give different drops. Also their nests are pretty amusing, constantly knocked over by Diablos and suchlike.
As is becoming a bit of a recurring theme, I like the design and concept. A sort of hyperaggressive woodlouse that can occaisionally cling onto monsters... it's not bad.
I love MH4 for introducing new Neopteron bosses. Seltas is the first, and is alright; a little simple, maybe, but for an early game monster it's understandable.
Much more like it - a big, menacing, tank-like insect, capable of spraying water and pheromones. Love the co-operation mechanic with her mate, it's a nicely warped MH twist on some real-world biology.
- Favourite Neopteron monster?
- Want to see more or less in the future?
- Any ideas for new Neopterons?
- Why on Earth is Nerusukyura a Chelicerata and not a Neopteron? C'mon now Capcom.