God Eater Burst naturally and deservedly gets compared to the Monster Hunter series. This is a mixed blessing as the Monster Hunter series is one of the biggest franchises in the world and if God Eater Burst is dismissed as a simple clone it would be a true shame. This game may be similar to the Monster Hunter series, but is distinct in both its visual and play styles and is a far more accessible game than Monster Hunter in many ways.
God Eater Burst tells the story of an Earth that has been overcome by mutant beasts called the Aragami and humanity is relegated to outposts of safety. An elite group of heroes has risen called the God Eaters. They wield semi-sentient weapons called God Arcs that can be used to destroy these monsters and reclaim Earth. You start the game by creating your own hero, who passes a trial that gives him access to a God Arc. You begin as a rookie God Eater and over the course of the game grow in power and skill, becoming a legendary hero.
The character creation for the game is incredibly deep, with great freedom over the look and sound of your hero. The game also rewards you with new outfits and accessories you find or buy that further customize the look and feel of your avatar. Once your hero is active the game proper starts and you are presented with some mandatory training missions, which is good because the game has an insane amount of depth if you choose to learn it.
Essentially you are tasked with cleaning up any Aragami issues that arise and in order to do that you need to master your weapons and items to fight effectively. The God Arc is a dual purpose weapon that can be various sword types, three types of guns and a sentient mouth that devours enemies. Switching between these modes is very easy and can be done essentially on the fly.