the game has a couple flaws.
Here is a lesson for everybody reading: ALL GAMES HAVE AN ORGIN. if u put it like that, almost all rpg games are like pokemon(at least the ones with monsters).
You cant say "Spectrobes is a rip-off of pokemon without a good reason. You wanna see a bigger rip-off of pokemon, look DQM joker(even though it is a better game than this). In this game you dig them up, in DQM you be-friend them. in this game there is different combat controls. In DQM you just tell your team what to do, in this game you use L and R buttons.
So before crticising one rpg, you might as well criticise all of them.