Animal Crossing Fangirl
12 years ago
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.
No: I don’t recommend this product