RPGs launching monster-collecting spinoffs is hardly a new phenomenon. Ever since the success of Shin Megami Tensei, myriad franchises have cashed in on fans’ ravenous appetite to collect and battle with monsters. But the latest series to lean into the monster-collecting craze is perhaps the most natural fit for the subgenre: Monster Hunter.
Following up on its acclaimed predecessor, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin aims to give Pokémon a run for its money as the premier monster-collecting game on Switch. Only time will tell if Monster Hunter Stories 2 succeeds in this endeavor, but I can confidently say that this game is a testament to the talent of the development team at Capcom. Monster Hunter Stories