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A difficult game to recommend, even for fans of the series 8

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...

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Monster Rancher DS Review 0

By - Richard J.Back in 1997, Tecmo unleashed a "virtual monster simulator" to the world. Being on the PS1 allowed for Tecmo to take advantage of the PS1's ability to play CDs. Any readable CD you could stick in the PS1, could be turned into a monster for you to train. This gimmick turned the game into a hit. Now with the Nintendo DS having a bunch of new gimmicks, it was a no brainer for the Monster Rancher series to come to the DS. Instead of popping in CDs to create monsters, you can now draw ...

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