Summary: This monster rancher game is a little more like the more like MR 2 than past entries, although the tournaments aren't as varied in terms of monsters as other games are, which kind of takes away from the variety. Not too keen on the characters either, but it's still a solid monster rancher game.
Summary: I was excited about this game. When I was much younger, I liked the Monster Rancher games for the PS1. However, thinking back on it, my favorite part was raiding the house for CDs to scan and to try and make a new cool monster from. The monster creation part on the DS is not nearly as satisfying. The gameplay was more dull and repetitive than I remember. Perhaps my nostalgia had just made the game more exciting in my mind, I don't know.
Summary: I played Monster Rancher Advance for the Gameboy Advance a long time ago (well I still play every now and then) and I was really excited to see that there was a new Monster Rancher game out. Overall the gameplay isn't bad and the music is decent but I'm not far enough in to comment on the plot line. I will say I was pretty disappointed with the graphics. I don't know why the company decided to make all the monsters "3D" like but it was a terrible decision I feel.