Monster Hunter Freedom's primary appeal was the collecting and customizing. Kill large dragon, strip large dragon of questionable parts, fashion new weapons and armor from said parts, kill another large dragon, wash, rinse, repeat. And it's still as fun as ever. For those of you who played the first game, fear not: You DON'T have to start from scratch. If you have an MHF save file, you can port over your old character. You need to keep the name, but you can change your appearance and voice. Also, you keep all items at a Rare-3 ranking and below, and all other items and weapons are converted to zenny, the in-game currency. So you will have to rebuild your weapons and armor, but you get a head start, since you can make advanced armor early on from first-game items and tickets, and you won?t have to worry about finances (I was able to start with somewhere around half a million zenny, bwahaha).