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Monster Rancher 2 was ok by QB 04/26/2006, 5:34am PDT
I had Monster Rancher for the PS, but as far as I'm aware it's actually called Monster Rancher 2 in the US, bloody Sony Europe and blahblahblah.

It was good, in short bursts. And you can't actually get monsters from any disc you have until you get a license to revive them which was pretty annoying, especially as I was never good enough to stop my monster from dying before the big cup thing that lets you revive the best stuff (hint to developers: don't make a COMPULSORY game mechanic, like FIGHTING in a MONSTER FIGHTING GAME shorten your creature's lifespan to the point where you CANNOT COMPLETE THE GAME).

The training things are a bit random as well, with your smart beast failing a simple intelligence regime for no apparent reason, but a kick in the face is an optional prize for failing such a task.

The only way to cheat death is to save at every possible opportunity, and if your critter dies load it up, freeze the bastard and combine it with a younger, fresher monster (so get used to saving screen)

I guess that doesn't really help you much though.

The one on the GBA is ok too mostly because your monsters never die, they just get severely reduced stat growth so you should retire them, but when your critter is strong enough to get you the good stuff, there's no need. Well, until you want something cooler.
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Review Request: the first Monster Rancher game for PS NT by Ice Cream Jonsey 04/25/2006, 10:58pm PDT
    You can have a monster generated from any CD you own! by Worm 04/26/2006, 12:32am PDT
        Psh, I once saw a handheld that could generate a monster from any retail product by Jerry Whorebach 04/26/2006, 1:21am PDT
            Psh, I once saw a handheld that could generate a monster from any retail product by Ice Cream Jonsey 04/26/2006, 1:31am PDT
                Re: Psh, I once saw a handheld that could generate a monster from any retail pro by motherfuckerfoodeater 04/26/2006, 12:31pm PDT
                Are there no used coin-op auctions in Denver? Look into it. NT by Fussbett 04/26/2006, 12:47pm PDT
                    Re: Are there no used coin-op auctions in Denver? Look into it. by Ice Cream Jonsey 05/01/2006, 10:39pm PDT
                ebay is rubbish. by Cracker 04/30/2006, 6:51pm PDT
                    Cracker is my new favorite poster by Ice Cream Jonsey 05/15/2006, 8:26pm PDT
            Also: Tiger Barcodzz by Johnny Merzbow 04/26/2006, 2:44pm PDT
                The three new guys and Blanka, because Cammy is a girl and they are GROSS. NT by Jerry Orbach 04/26/2006, 3:14pm PDT
                    I don't think Cammy survived the port by Johnny Merzbow 04/26/2006, 3:24pm PDT
    Monster Rancher 2 was ok by QB 04/26/2006, 5:34am PDT
    It's really lousy by Abernathy Magic Place 04/26/2006, 9:50am PDT
    Re: Review Request: the first Monster Rancher game for PS by The Happy Open Zipper 05/09/2006, 7:04pm PDT
        Wow, you're Zseni. by Cannibal Dave 05/09/2006, 10:32pm PDT
            Re: Wow, you're Zseni. by Andy Warhol's Happy Open Zipper 05/10/2006, 4:59pm PDT
                Re: Wow, you're Zseni. by Cannibal Dave 05/10/2006, 11:54pm PDT
    Re: Review Request: the first Monster Rancher game for PS by Someone Vaguely Mean 05/15/2006, 9:13pm PDT
 
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