Sim Animal is more entertaining for the younger audiences. The controls are pretty simple, you can use the Wii remote to do everything and the Nunchuck is optional. The Wii remote aims/navigates the hand around the map, which it also, picks up animals, pets animals, picks up trees, picks up food for the animals, and basically everything you interact with comes from aiming and using the motion feature on the Wii remote to interact with objects. The Nunchuck eases navigating threw the screen, which also helps with zooming in and out of the screen.
Sim Animal places you in a large forest, and your prime goal is to help the animals and vegetation remain happy. The more you help the animals by feeding them, petting them, or keeping them out of dangers the more the animals will trust you. Once they trust you enough other portions of the forest open up to you, and more animals come out.
Electronic Arts, EA has designed a very well composed game. The AI behavior in all the animals are all unique, brilliant, and with tons an tons of animals. From domesticated ones, such as, cats and dogs, too wild life birds, rabbits, and bears. The nicer you are to the animals by helping them, keeping dangers away, and feeding them you will be able pet and play with the animals. If you are cruel to them or neglect them they will leave an wont come back until you have played nice. You have to maintain plants also, keep them in fertile areas with other plants and you also plant seeds to grow new plants for the forest animals to survive on.
There is a Multiplayer function that allows 4 players to play in the forest all on one screen. Which allows you to basically do the small objectives more quickly.
In my opinion the game is really for young ones. I played the game for about 5 minutes then got bored out of my mind. Parents would really like this game cause you wouldn't have to worry about a rabbit popping up out of its hole and running down the other critters with a Uzi in its, paw?
I thought it would be easy for my 3 year old grandson to do like the Diego one, but this one is hard to do. It is only easy if you use the nunchuck to move around. It is hard to use just the main remote for moving around & picking up stuff at the same time.
This is a interesting game, worth renting. After unlocking about five levels, it get very old. Interesting to play for a while though. Really a matter of opinion. You could love it or you can hate it. Try it out though!