#1 Posted by senorfuzzeh (385 posts) -

I am looking for a good Monster Raising RPG of the sorts. (Not pokemon) I was thinking either dragon quests or grabbing monster rancher. But If I got either of those which one should I get?

Also. Any other games I might have not heard of?

Thanks.

#2 Posted by N7 (3570 posts) -

The Sims 3: Pets.
 
What? Pets are like monsters, if you think about it.

#3 Posted by StarvingGamer (7566 posts) -

Final Fantasy XIII-2

:D

#4 Posted by shhetghost (59 posts) -

world of warcraft

#5 Posted by dankempster (2229 posts) -

If you can find it, I've heard great things said about Dragon Quest V's monster-raising mechanics, although I'm not sure it's the main focus of the gameplay.

#6 Posted by JJOR64 (18784 posts) -

Pokemon. Why? Cause it's the best.

#7 Posted by Subject2Change (2965 posts) -

Monster Rancher for the ps1?

#8 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@StarvingGamer said:

Final Fantasy XIII-2

:D

It's funny, but true. 
 
However it does seem people love the Dragon Quest monster game so it might be great, I haven't played it myself personally so unsure though.
#9 Posted by astrodoggy (145 posts) -

i thought you said monster racing games.. wrong thread

#10 Posted by senorfuzzeh (385 posts) -

@N7: Just... No.

@shhetghost: And hell no.

#11 Posted by ShadowConqueror (2994 posts) -

Tamagotchi.

#12 Edited by Lady_of_the_patriots (73 posts) -

Which is better, Monster rancher or Dragon Quest Monsters?

#13 Edited by gorkamorkaorka (430 posts) -

Digimon World. You have to train it, eat, sleep, poop, etc. The game is full of character. Why don't you take a look at the wiki (which I am working on) and then buy a copy. Monster Rancher is good too but there's just not nearly as much to do in the game. You could also try Dragon Seeds.

#14 Posted by crusader8463 (14318 posts) -

@gorkamorkaorka said:

Digimon World. You have to train it, eat, sleep, poop, etc. The game is full of character. Why don't you take a look at the wiki (which I am working on) and then buy a copy. Monster Rancher is good too but there's just not nearly as much to do in the game. You could also try Dragon Seeds.

I remember Digimon World. Man that game was so god dam hard when you didn't have the internet to go look things up and you were like 12.. I could never figure out why my guys kept dying, and no matter what I fused I kept getting that god dam poop monster.

#15 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2028 posts) -

There was a Harvest Moon game I thought was pretty alright.

#16 Posted by PenguinDust (12414 posts) -

@dankempster said:

If you can find it, I've heard great things said about Dragon Quest V's monster-raising mechanics, although I'm not sure it's the main focus of the gameplay.

While I love Dragon Quest V a whole, whole lot, the monster capture and raising isn't really the main focus of the game. It has a very funny but still epic storyline which takes the character from childhood to adulthood. Along the way, the protagonist learns how to capture the very same monsters he's fighting and then place them in his party as if they were a regular NPC member. When I wasn't with my normal crew, I myself ran with Slime Knight, a Great Sabercat, a Chimaera and I want to say an Imposter since I remember she could do a dance that confuses, but I can't be certain it was that monster-type. I believe there is a section of the game where you can have your monsters fight in tournaments at the casinos, but I never did that so I'm not sure if it just applies to slimes or all monsters. Leveling your monsters is the done the same way that leveling a character is performed, meaning "the grind". I was only forced to specifically grind twice in the game and that was for two human characters. Either way, great game I highly recommend.

#17 Posted by Gargantuan (1877 posts) -

Black & White

#18 Posted by gorkamorkaorka (430 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

@gorkamorkaorka said:

Digimon World. You have to train it, eat, sleep, poop, etc. The game is full of character. Why don't you take a look at the wiki (which I am working on) and then buy a copy. Monster Rancher is good too but there's just not nearly as much to do in the game. You could also try Dragon Seeds.

I remember Digimon World. Man that game was so god dam hard when you didn't have the internet to go look things up and you were like 12.. I could never figure out why my guys kept dying, and no matter what I fused I kept getting that god dam poop monster.

They keep dieing because they're supposed to. They have set life spans. It's part of the fun. There are so many different Digimon in the game that it would be a shame if you only ever had one the entire time. Retraining them is easier if you upgraded the Green Gym by getting to "Bug Land" or something. You're getting fusion from another game but you must be talking about Numemon. The game is very unforgiving about that. If your Digimon doesn't meet certain statistics by a certain age, it will Digivolve into a Numemon. You could raise your parameters pretty high but if they didn't match what the game wanted, it was like "go to Numemon." All hope is not lost though. If you've made it to Toy Town by then, you can find the bear suit and get your Numemon to jump inside it. Then you turn into a pretty powerful Monzaemon. It's worth it to get Numemon at least once.@Gargantuan said:

@Gargantuan said:

Black & White

This is as realistic as it gets when it comes to creature raising.

#19 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

Dragon Quest Monster Joker 1 or 2 are pretty awesome! Lost Magic is pretty fun too.

#20 Posted by MannyMAR (329 posts) -

Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne for PS2. You pretty much raise and combine monsters in a post apocalyptic world with an awesome story.

#21 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4671 posts) -

Monster Tale for the DS.

#22 Posted by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -

Dragon Seed for the Playstation. Good luck finding it tho...