Review by Clark A.
In general, X cleans up many of the mechanical inconsistencies and issues of the past. The player is also rewarded with far more experience points than ever thanks to an item that they are given almost immediately that distributes growth between all of your pocket pals. Hoarding monsters too is a more attractive proposition since the player is immediately rewarded for capturing a monster with experience for the first time in the series (as if having a new friend wasn’t encouragement enough). These changes, though minute, eliminate much of the tedium of inherent in raising multiple hundred monsters.