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A difficult game to recommend, even for fans of the series 0

It's not like I'm some all star power reviewer like our favorites on this site, but I've still struggled to write this review. As a lover of Monster Rancher games from day one, I feel like I have a unique perspective on this series and it's newest entry, Monster Rancher DS (Monster Farm 2 in it's native Japan). And while Monster Rancher DS looks to the past for inspiration, it fails to capitalize on recent improvements, feeling like an attempt to cash a cheque on nostalgia.Back in it's Playstati...

23 out of 25 found this review helpful.

One of the best games ever made 0

I don't toss that around lightly. XCOM UFO Defense was, and still is in my eyes, one of the most engrossing real time simulation/tactical turn based strategy games ever made. It has yet to find an equal, which means going back and playing the original game, unmodified, is actually not that painful an experience. Going to anything beyond the original, well, your mileage may vary, but I'm not here to talk about the many terrible games that XCOM spawned, but instead the beautiful synergy of the ori...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.