I found this game too hard from the very start. I could not find the items I needed to build the contraptions these kids wanted me to build. Also, I thought I would get to be a dog in the game, but I wasn't. So, all in all, it was too hard for me to enjoy.
gamers (90%) found this review helpful
In Hotel for Dogs, the game, you help the characters in Hotel for Dogs, the movie, run a Hotel for Dogs. You start off with three dogs, but it quickly grows as the game progresses through the ten chapters. Each dog has needs that change from time to time; they have to be fed, cared for, brushed, and led to a place where they can do their "business" (if you know what I mean.) Most of the tasks can be done by any of the four kids running the hotel, but there are a few that aren't; only Dave can rescue stray dogs and only Heather can care for sick dogs. Another task you will have to do is search through the rooms in the hotel for parts to build contraptions - one that is used as the bathroom, one that cools dogs off, and so on. The best part of Hotel for Dogs is building the contraptions; using a screwdriver and hammer are great applications of the motion controls. But everything else in this game goes wrong. The kids and dogs wander about the Hotel, making it hard to keep track of where they are - and you do have to keep track of where they are. If a dog gets sick, you'll have to find Heather in order to treat it. If a gadget has to be fixed, you have to search and find Bruce and so on. This makes the game frustrating. And the in game graphics are so bad that a kid feeding the animal looks a lot like that kid playing with the animal which looks a lot like the kid brushing the animal or any other things the kid does with the animal. They're so bad that even finding the rooms where the game puts the contraptions into is tough. Also, the game gets repetitive real fast. Every level has you doing the same things; finding parts, building things, keeping track of where kids are and ordering them to care for the dogs. The hotel stays the same and all the dogs act the same. Hotel for Dogs, the movie, didn't get great reviews, and I have a feeling Hotel for Dogs, the game, will also fail to live up to expectations. SKIP IT.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This game is terrible. Pure terrible. It put's the WII to shame!! I didn't like the movie; and I HATED the game!
Let me tell you a little details about this game, before you rent/buy yourself a completely lame game!
From the VERY START of the game, you pretty much KNOW it's about caring for some boring dogs. Really, this game is pretty much a copy of those other games where you take care of dogs. Example: Pet's Dogz. But this one is way too confusing! It doesn't give you clear instructions on what to do either; you pretty much are stuck with figuring it out yourself!
The graphics are so terrible; when you're taking care of the dogs, it looks completely awful. Mainly what you have to do is: feed the dogs, heal 'em when they're sick, and so on. BUT! When you feed the dogs it looks like you're attacking them, when you heal them it looks like you're playing. Ect, ect, ect, ect, and ECT!!!
What's annoying, is that you have to look all over the freakin' hotel just to find the kids; and even then, you don't know where to go! You pretty much have no freedom either, and the kids can't really do all of the tasks! Only one can heal the sick dogs, only one can go out and find new dogs, and so on. :( Really, it's awful! The only good thing that I can think of is the nice motion controls. Other than that, we have a really sucky game here; and only the motion control is what prevented me from giving it ONE. Do me a favor and don't rent this game!
Trust me, it's so not worth it. And you could get yourself a DS and rent Nintendogs or something; at least that game is much better than Hotel for Dogs! Maybe little and I mean LITTLE kids would like this. I'm sure glad I sent this game back after an hour of playing; it's that bad and annoying! Just like the movie, it fell WAY short of expectations. Gee, I wonder if they will come out with even BETTER movies and games based off the movie. (<Sarcasm)
Hope I helped you. :)