Monster Hunter is a japanese action rpg that's pretty much japan's more badass world of warcraft.
YOU KILL FREAKIN DRAGONS! Thats not it though, you also get badass armor and weapons, how? Well after killing the mighty beast, you carve their bodies for materials to make those armor and weapons.
Just think of yourself as a medieval knight mixed with a native american.
Yes, you get cats as sidekicks.
Ioprey are annoying by nature, it's their purpose in life.
Just don't catch their body.
They don't exist.