Summary: Like my headline states, it is very similar to Monster Rancher 2, which in my opinion, is a good thing. The errantry is fairly different, however. My only real complaint is the monster creation mechanic has had very limited results so far as variety on monsters produced.
Summary: unlike the playstation versions u get your monsters either by saying different words or phrases into the mic or by drawing just about anything on the drawing screen. it can be entertaining possibly more entertaining than the battles.
Summary: The Monster Rancher Saga paired with mobility is the best thing you could ask for from UFO. I've had so much fun trying to raise all the different monsters, and pairing them trying to see which ones would combine in the right ways.
Summary: I never played the PlayStation versions, only Monster Rancher Advance and Monster Rancher Advance 2. I think this is a good next step from those versions, while preserving the feel of the franchise.
Summary: Monster Rancher has gotten a bad name in recent years due to the substandard games that have been produced in the series. Ask virtually any fan which was their favorite game, and the most common answer you would get would be "Monster Rancher 2".