gamers (93%) found this review helpful
Dog Island is about an adorable puppy doing tasks. Those of you still not scared of a cute game will be rewarded with a surprisingly good adventure game. In Dog Island, you play as a puppy whose sibling is sick. In order to save your sibling, you go on a quest to a place called Dog Island. Once on Dog Island, you have to perform many, many "find this", "find him/her" and "fetch that" tasks over all of Dog Island. I found it exciting to explore Dog Island, talking with the inhabitants and going on these tasks. The characters are great and the story is gripping. I also liked trying to find all the fish, flowers and bugs on Dog Island. Yes, the tasks do get derivative, but no more than your average shooter where all you do is shoot people, aliens and/or monsters. The only problems I had with the game is the controls for fishing and pulling sleds are clunky. But that's not hard to overcome. This game isn't for the youngest because doggies get sick, and one puppy dies. But I think Dog Island is a great game for older kids, especially if they're into adventure and dogs.
A lot of reading required,hard for younger players
posted by onehotmama (ELK GROVE, CA) May 7, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This is a very cute game but somewhat complex. I rented this one for my 11 y/o son who didn't care for it....but my 7 y/o daughter liked it a lot. The only problem is everything requires reading so unless your child is old enough to read quickly and understand all the commands- you have to sit there and help them read each and every "communication". Not the best idea for a game if you are trying to cook dinner or clean the house, but ok if you are "playing" together :)
gamers (92%) found this review helpful
This game is not just for teens but for all ages in my opinion if you don't mind a little cuteness mixed with frustration. Some of the things you do get on your nerves after a while but it does pay off at the end. One thing I noticed is that when playing the game to bypass cut screens and movies you can hit the plus button (not in the manual). You will think it is child oriented at first but it gets harder as you go. I never did find all the items but I did beat the game. Enjoy and Good Luck.