If you want your Monster Hunter to have a bit more of a Square-Enix flavor, Lord of Arcana may be where you need to shift your vision. The title has plenty of hack and slash action, as the latest trailer from Gamescom shows.
There looks to be some smaller unit combat, but the focus seems to be on large monsters. Unlike Monster Hunter, the title seems to have a fast paced combat system. So if you don’t like the bogged down controls of Monster Hunter, then Lord of Arcana may be worth looking at.