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  • Summary: Mocchi, Suezo and Golem are back in Monster Rancher 4. The latest entry in the Monster Rancher series is comprised of a mass of new features including a multi-breeding and training program, full customization of training facilities, and a brand new interactive action/adventure element,Mocchi, Suezo and Golem are back in Monster Rancher 4. The latest entry in the Monster Rancher series is comprised of a mass of new features including a multi-breeding and training program, full customization of training facilities, and a brand new interactive action/adventure element, creating a new game that goes years beyond its predecessors. Along with a host of new features Monster Rancher 4 will bring back some of its fan's favorite elements including everyone's favorite characters, Mocchi, Suezo, and Golem! Monster Rancher 4 includes a multi-breeding and training program where you can breed and train multiple monsters simultaneously. Fully customize your training facilities with a variety of training equipment to select from. The more efficiently you plan out your training facilities the better you will be able to train your new monsters. [Tecmo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. You'll get out of it what you put in. You can get into the game fairly quickly, but the real rewards come from investing time in the exploration and monster-developing aspects of the game.
  2. RPG fan or not, Monster Rancher 4 gives everybody a little taste of something.
  3. The innovative monster-creating facet alone will surely entertain for hours and leave a lasting impression on any newcomers to the series.
  4. I hate Monster Rancher. No other series turns me into such a complete vegetable, helpless to do anything but sit in front of my PlayStation 2 devoting hours upon hours the way this one does.
  5. 80
    While the story line is relayed in a disappointing series of 2D images and conversation captions (no animated cut-scenes or voice acting), and even the fights don't push the PS2 to its graphical limit, the interactive gameplay is entertaining enough to make up for it.
  6. The series is definitely starting to show its age, at this point, and only a fan could overlook some of the game's shortcomings. In the end, however, the formula still works.
  7. With no real sense of connection with your monsters, or of engagement with the clumsily delivered plot, there is little here to help the game overcome its tendency towards charmless, chore-based repetition. [Jan 2004, p.106]

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  1. STRIDERLGN
    Oct 29, 2003
    10
    My bro got a deck of normal cards with monster rancher 4 monsters on it i am glad to see the return of my BATTLEROCKS!!! the other monstersMy bro got a deck of normal cards with monster rancher 4 monsters on it i am glad to see the return of my BATTLEROCKS!!! the other monsters look cool to with the multi training feature making a moster maxed out just became easier. Expand
  2. ErikL.
    Oct 28, 2003
    10
    A great installment to the MR series.
  3. JoeK.
    Apr 25, 2007
    10
    Great Game! I love how in boss battles there are team moves and i love riding the monsters I also really like how the the combinations Great Game! I love how in boss battles there are team moves and i love riding the monsters I also really like how the the combinations (Naga/Plant) have more varying features I suggest buying this game. Expand
  4. Peter
    Nov 2, 2003
    10
    Hey all. I got to play a demo of this game and all i have to say is wow.The graphics are way better and the options you have (though limited Hey all. I got to play a demo of this game and all i have to say is wow.The graphics are way better and the options you have (though limited in the demo) for getting monsters in and combining them are much more open.I think this game is an excellent sequel. Expand
  5. YigYag
    Mar 6, 2004
    10
    Great game!!!
  6. RayS.
    Mar 26, 2005
    10
    I like it very much..hope it will came out here in europe!!!
  7. BobB.
    Dec 14, 2003
    9
    I like this game but there are a lot of issues that are not dicused in the manual or ingame. How to ride your monsters, if ridable, in adventures.

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