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Monster Hunter games don’t have a “Desire Sensor” as some have speculated

Posted on October 9, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, General Nintendo, News, Wii, Wii U

Have you ever heard of something called the “Desire Sensor”? Those who have played the Monster Hunter titles have speculated about the sensor, which is programming within the games that can detect which loot players are searching for. The loot in question is then automatically made more difficult to find in order to keep gamers playing.

But no: there is no Desire Sensor in Monster Hunter. Series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto confirmed to Siliconera that this “feature” does not exist.

Tsujimoto said:

“You should probably wear gloves when you play. Try not to sweat, because it’s sensing your nervousness from the sweat on your hands. To be honest, that’s something that’s a popular urban legend. We actually hear that a lot, but it’s just a form of confirmation bias. When you’re looking for something specific, it feels like you never come across it. I myself experience that while playing—we’re all on an even playing field.”

“That (Desire Sensor) is absolutely not a thing. What people are seeing is just confirmation bias.”


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