The monster taming genre is pretty well known thanks to big franchises like Pokemon and Digimon. After all, it’s a fun concept to bring those who would otherwise be enemies to your side and fight fire with fire.
Every game is unique in how you capture, enhance, and use the creatures you encounter in battle or in the wild. However, some have perfected the system or at least come close to it. The monster taming mechanics can be somewhat repetitive, so keeping the game interesting is essential, and these games do well.
If you’ve ever wanted to try a Pokemon-like game as an MMORPG, you should definitely try Temtem. It takes place on a vibrant floating archipelago where cute and colorful creatures called Temtem roam. Your goal is to defeat the 8 dojo leaders and defeat the evil Clan Belsotto while collecting as many Temtem as possible.
Instead of NPCs, the world is mostly filled with other players that you can fight alongside or against in turn-based combat. There are 12 types of Temtem, each with a resistant or weak attack. You can obtain Temtem by weakening them in battle and capturing them, or by breeding them yourself. Temtems also have different traits that can be learned for combat, making them potentially unique if you get a Temtem of the same kind again.
6 Siralim Ultimate
According to the developers, Siralim Ultimate is like a cross between Pokemon and Diablo. You play as the ruler of Siralim, who is on the verge of being betrayed by the King of the United Kingdom of Nex. Your mission is to collect as many creatures as possible to win the war against the Nex and keep your kingdom safe.
Siralim Ultimate has over 1,000 creatures to capture, each with unique characteristics that aid them in battle. You can either defeat them or fuse them to include them in your party. Fusion is supposed to combine two creatures to create a unique offspring that inherits both the stats and appearance of its parents. It creates customizability giant. Take these creatures to randomly generated areas and engage them in turn-based battles until your army is strong enough to win the war.
5 Nexomon: Extinction
If you’re into the old-school style of taming monsters with 2D graphics, Nexomon: Extinction offers the best way to do it. A type of Nexomon called Tyrants are out to take over the world and wipe out all other life forms. You can join the Tamer’s Guild and help prevent them from achieving their goals.
About 400 types of Nexomon can be tamed and evolved into more powerful versions. It fights and captures in the wild, but it can also fight other tamers and tyrannical Nexomon. Every Nexomon is one of nine types, and you have to figure out which moves work for them or don’t. Environments vary greatly and their attributes can affect Nexomon. You can also give your Nexomon a variety of cores that increase its stats to make its strengths stronger or compensate for its weaknesses.
4 persona 5 royal
While Persona 5 Royale’s focus isn’t necessarily monster taming, it’s still a core mechanic you should utilize if you want to have the best Persona. The game is story driven and revolves around a group of ghost thieves whose mission is to change the minds of corrupt adults. Your enemy is a shadow, but it is not. have can be your enemy.
You can negotiate with them by choosing the right dialogue options and bring them to your side as personas. What they want to hear depends on their personality and should always be kept in mind. You can fuse two or more Personas you already own to fuse a new Persona, or you can sacrifice an unnecessary Persona to enhance another Persona. All Personas also have certain traits that can be helpful if used in combat. Part of the fun is seeing how many compendiums you can fill.
three Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX
Monster Rancher and Monster Rancher 2 were originally released back in the original PlayStation days. But luckily you can get it bundled on Steam and it comes with some QOL improvements! These two are essential if you want to try the classic monster taming game. There is no big story there. It’s all about raising and taming monsters to win tournaments.
You get monsters in a completely different way than in other games, such as entering music CD titles or artists into the database. You can also combine two monsters to create a new one. After that, you have to train and take care of your monsters so that they can become stronger and win tournaments. How you treat it determines its loyalty, which affects how well it listens to you in tournaments. So be sure to feed them when they are hungry, reduce stress, and praise or scold them reasonably.
Coromon is a charming 2D pixelated game where you are a battle researcher who catches wild Coromon and trains them for a living. But there are powerful titans in this world, and evil organizations want to use their essence for their own nefarious ends. You must travel all over and collect the Titan’s essence before this organization can.
Coromon’s combat system is similar to most other turn-based monster taming systems, including other elements and traits, but also includes a health system. This raises the stakes and you should really think about your next move. If your health is low enough or you get a status ailment, you can catch a wild coromon with a spinner. Once it’s yours, you can even change the color to suit your taste.
One disc creature
Disc Creatures was intentionally created as an homage to some of the oldest monster taming games, so you might be feeling a bit nostalgic. And it’s made by one Japanese developer, which makes the quality even more impressive. You play as a disc ranger who captures, fuses, and trains creatures that cohabit with humans. You may discover some secrets along the way.
There are 200 creatures in the game, all with unique personalities. Each creature also has its own skill tree that you can unlock and level up. So, biomass isn’t just for sheep. It is clear that all of them have received love and care from their developers. Battles are played 3 vs 3, adding interesting challenges that are not usually found in other monster taming games.
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