Monster Rancher 2 is an old game Farla and I played when we were kids. I decided to pick it up again to examine it with fresh eyes as part of my mons exploration. (I skipped the first game because sources tell me it was basically the same, except grindier.)
In theory, this game is everything I want out of Pokemon. In execution it’s very half-baked, and I got bored of it pretty quickly, but it has a lot of potential worth examining.