Monster hunter world worth $30 if you haven’t played a monster hunter game before?
I know you already bought the game but i'm gonna be honest... I really enjoyed playing it but its a type of game thats pretty much all about endless grinding to get better gear to fight a stronger monster that gives you items to craft better gear to fight an even stronger monster, and you keep repeating that over and over. Its not for everyone and the fight mechanics are closer to a casual Dark Souls than say Dynasty Warriors (which is what it looks like). Getting to join your friends in your first story play though is a pain if you're not in the exact spot in the story (you'll understand why), and you're gonna get frustrated to hell grinding for one specific mat over and over again.
However, its one of the best games I've played in a long time. And one tip, if you want a class thats closer to a hack n slash with speed, go for the Dual Blades. Super easy to learn for beginners and they're fun to use.