Critic & User Reviews
Repetitive and Un-Sims-like
posted by Athene (CHESTERFIELD, VA) Jan 1, 2007
Member since Dec 2004
7 out of 8 gamers (88%) found this review helpful
The Sims 2 aspect is very minor, so much so that this doesn't really feel like a Sims 2 game. Each day begins at 7:30am and ends at 5pm- the missing time is unplayable. You have no goals, aspirations, wants, or fears. You don't develop relationships: the only visitors are people dropping off their pets. Most household objects have limited functions. You have needs, but these end up just being annoying. Overall, the Sims 2 aspect feels tacked on.
Although the pets are very cute, you can't really play with them (not even your own pet): you can teach them tricks or you can toss them toys. That's it. (Teaching one pet all the tricks takes only a few minutes.) You can also take them to the park, but they can't do anything new there. You interact with pets most when treating them, but again, this is limited and becomes very repetitive. Otherwise, pets stay inside kennels all day- they can't wander around your house. Pets have needs, but these can mostly be ignored.
The graphics are all right, with the animals being cutest. Sound is decent with cute animal sounds and Simlish; controls are easy; menus are fairly nice; some minor gripes about buying/inventory. There is also a useless cooking minigame.
The game is fine for a few hours, but it has no lasting appeal for older players. Although most Sims games are open-ended, this one really needs a definitive goal. However, the game may appeal to younger players.
posted by Simaddict (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Mar 5, 2007
Member since Apr 2004
5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful
The Sims 2 Pets
posted by SnowStar (INDEPENDENCE, OR) Jan 14, 2007
Member since Jan 2007
3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Not so Sims
posted by 3rdperson (EIELSON AFB, AK) Mar 20, 2007
Member since Dec 2006
1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
WORST GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by laurenskeyrocks (HINSDALE, IL) Aug 7, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
Do not rent
posted by shortysup (ELK GROVE, CA) Jan 2, 2011
Member since Aug 2010
I was completely wrong.
U play as a vet and only get to own one pet a dog or cat. The whole point is to do ur job, take care of other ppls pets and also all that status stuff in all sims games like use the bathroom nd stuff.
U cant build ur own house, only buy some vets stuff for ur very small cramped house.
NEVER BUY A SIMS GAME FOR THE DS they always change it from the main console game
Sick Cats Are No Fun
posted by JAlexander (BAKERSFIELD, CA) Sep 26, 2007
Member since Jun 2007
Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
posted by danielle10 (ATCO, NJ) Jul 21, 2007
Member since Jan 2007
....just plain odd
posted by doglife4me (VALENCIA, CA) Mar 11, 2007
Member since Aug 2004
The graphics make me want to vomit. DS games dont really need ggood graphics, but this game... it let itself go.
the gameplay is very repetitive and boring. i wished i had rented it before i wasted 30$ on this lame game. 7 illnesses, lots of pets. its gonna get repetitive.
it just sucks. i miss those 30 dollars. dont make the mistake i did, spend it on a better game like trauma center.
Repetitive, repetitive, repetitive yet ok.
posted by hahalina (BAKERSFIELD, CA) Dec 15, 2006
Member since Jul 2006
Boring and repetitive
posted by Nicole76 (GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL) Dec 7, 2006
Member since Nov 2006