You have no idea how great it is to see someone else hold this game in such high esteem. I too rented it very often as a child and played it to the end recently. This game and Megaman Legends in my mind are the standout games of the 32bit era. They both did a lot of things that were way ahead of the times and mostly went unnoticed. I feel like later gens lack the freshness and creativeness present in those games.