Monster Hunter: World is the first game in the series to be released on the current gen consoles and also the most recent Western release on console since Monster Hunter Tri on the Nintendo Wii.
What it sets out to do is bring Monster Hunter back to the West while making it more accessible for a broader audience. Monster Hunter: World does this and it does it in spades.
The story follows your hunter and the Fifth Fleet in an expedition to the New World in attempt to learn more about the Elder Crossing, which is the migration of Elder Dragons to the New World.
The story itself isn’t the deepest but it’s interesting enough to motivate you to go hunting monsters.
A bunch of the characters are quite eccentric too as the game showcases its Japanese influences.