Petz Dogz Pack
This game is so awesome! When I first got my DS I was dying to get this game for it, and since then I have loved it. My advice, if you think this game isn't so cool, is to get one. There are so many dog breeds that you could breed and mix, and so many things you can do with them. I can go to the park and play with my dogs. I can feed them, bathe them, breed them, dress them, and so much more. You can also play with your friends. I just love this game because of all the stuff to do. I have owned 16 dogs and have bred 7 puppies. Some of the puppies were purebreds and some were mixes like a Husky-Boxer Mix or a Beagle-Retriever Mix. The game gives you 10 different breeds to work with. If your parents won't let you get a real pet this is the next best thing. HOW CAN YOU NOT WANT IT?!
Next time, I'll stick with Nintendogs...
I loved Nintendogs, but it lacked a component that was really important to me in pet simulation games: Breeding. That's why I bought this game. The good sides of this game? Well, you can breed your dog with other dogs and make puppies. And you don't even have to own both of these dogs. One could be yours, and one could be your friend's, or you could breed with a computer dog in the park. And even cooler, if you mix breeds together you can create your own special breed! You can also dress up your pet, feed it, bathe it, and take it to the park. Your dog also has three stages of life: Baby, child, and adult. Unlike other Petz games, you have to make your dog love you in order for it to grow and be eligible to breed, instead of just waiting over time. And as far as realism goes, the dog acts like a typical dog, not some robotic toy. Also, you can have up to three dogs together out a time. You can also have a total of 10 dogs, more than Nintendogs. The bad sides? Well, there are a LOT of them. First, I'll say that the touch screen part of this game is extremely messed up. I can pet the dog all fine and well, but when I want to press a button in the game, I have to hold it in or tap it repeatedly. Next, don't believe anything about "taking your dogs for walks" because you can't. Yes, you CAN take your dog to places like the park, but there is no actual walking of the dog with the leash like in Nintendogs. Also, some of the dogs in the game... Don't look like dogs. The Golden Retrievers look like some weird giant rat with floppy ears. Another point for Nintendogs, as their faces actually LOOK like dogs. Yet another bad thing about this game? THE CAMERA. You can only angle it into certain places, which makes navigating through a room extremely difficult. The worst for me? YOU CAN HAVE ONLY HAVE TEN DOGS. I guess this is because unlike the computer version of Dogz, the DS have very small memory and can't hold that many dogs. So breeding dogs on the DS? Pretty much a "No, no." Yes, normally ten dogs would be enough, in a game like Nintendogs that offers no breeding capability, but in this game, you can makes so many different breeds and mixes. And you can only keep ten of them. Which means if you want to have the most fun possible in this game, you'd probably have to keep giving up your puppies. And no one wants to give up their puppies. Overall, would I recommend this game? Maybe... But I'd recommend Nintendogs first.