Monster Rancher Ds

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Aug 22, 2010

Monster Rancher Ds by gettogaara at 8:23 AM (2,048 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. gettogaara
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    Just wondering here if this game is worth all the time I'll be spending playing it. So far it seems a little boring does it get any better?
     
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    It doesn´t change much.
    You create a Monster, Train it, go on Drills or Erants with it, fight in tournaments with it and freeze it when it´s close to dying.
    So when you find it boring in the beginning, chances are you´ll still be bored at mid and endgame.
     
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    Monster Rancher is a very niche series, and if you don't like it from the beginning, you'll never get into it (like me).
     
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    It's definately not worth your time!

    There are some breeds "to rule them all" (eg. Dragons) and a lot of breeds worth nothing (eg Color Pandora).
    The battles are nothing more than boring after a very short period of time.
    Most of the time you're fiddling around through the really bad done UI, which is slow like hell, fighting your way down to options you need the most.
    There is no story at all, just blatant reasons to do battling besides raising several monsters.
    At the point you are able to beat the Dragon Tournament and are able to breed dragons, you can beat
    all and everything with just 1 strong Vega (I've done so!).

    If you are interested in raising games with a story and kind of interesting battling, you are better
    off with any Digimon or Pokemon game (even the worst parts in either series are better than this "game").
    EDIT: Or try Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker


    If you want to know who's telling you this: read here
     
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    well they were fun on the gameboy... but i guess its the same.. make golem>> str+Hp training>>do tournaments>> Grow old keep and leave to dust>> rinse and repeat with another ownage breed..
     
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    lol, it obviously isn't very popular amongst some tempers. fighting is different from your normal monster-breeding affair, seeing as you control movement, attacking and strategically using distance etc . if you raised your monster well, it can even fight by itself. you can manually control your monster's stats, unlike the usual level-up and everything changes due to some predetermined, hidden digit. you can even have a very disruptive, disobedient monster, which most games of the genre don't have. also, breeding isn't a random " may inherit this from mother, this from father" thing. you choose a main breed, a sub-reed, match different attributes, even different attacks.

    PS
    i still don't get why many tempers HAVE to jump on MRDS's throat every time.
     
  7. micado

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    For me it was the first MR ever and I've really given it a chance to entertain me.
    The very lousy UI (done by someone who seems to have done none before), the absolutely obsolete "spell drawing" after getting a few main- and sub-breeds, out of which you can combine nearly all others without effort and the not better than others battling made it fail to me.
    No story to keep the ball rolling after the fun-factor drops, really bad graphics in nearly all places, just a few cool monsters worth raising...
    No, thanks.

    And we are talking about the 4th or even 5th Monster Rancher game?
    I really can't believe this, after playing, what looks to me like, a "newcomer game".

    No more Monster Rancher for me, this one was enough for the rest of my life.
    ...and I really thought, the last Pokemon were the most uninspired games lately.
    Monster Rancher DS has proofen to me, that it can be done even worse.
     
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    Well after hearing everything you guys had to say I don't think I'm gona get into this. I did play monster Rancher evo but it had a story which is probably why I enjoyed it more.

    I might try some of the older ones for ps2 but not on the ds.
     
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    Sorry, you can't. I was hoping for this too for a longer period of time, seriously.
    But after beating the crap out of all "Big 4" and still not receiving a message stating that I simply gave up.

    Oh, and I forgot to tell... there is a Coliseum tournament available after beating all "Big 4", which you have to win
    to be allowed to go hunt for the so called "zodiac" monsters. Everytime you beat one of them, you will receive
    the code (for the "draw any shit and think of it as spell") to unlock this monster. But... why should I do this?
    ALL zodiac monsters you can breed yourself by having the main breed available to you and the sub-breed from
    any xy-ish monster! And this is possible very early in the game (Vega anyone?). WTF?
    This game is full of misconceptions, like having nearly no money to feed your first monster and to swim in money just a few Errantrys later.
    What they call a "Drill" (4 weeks of hardcore training) is a lousy game of pure luck, rolling a dice and hoping for the best.
    Damn, what has training to do with rolling a dice? If you don't know, MRDS will show you. [​IMG]

    But enough of me ranting, I am finished with this game.
     
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    Thanks for all the info man but I decided to just stop playing this game. maybe I'll pick it up again another time but for now I'm pretty much done with it.
     

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