posted by Ellybeth30 (SAINT CLOUD, MN) Aug 7, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I bought this game for 12 dollars and I think I paid about $11.99 too much for it.
I couldn't get past the TUTORIAL without online assistance. The game gives you very little instruction or direction, and I still don't know what the actual plot is. After you go around healing some animals, the game is very repetitive. Moving around the map is tricky. The operations themselves are a little too gory for young kids, but the premise/skill level is a little too stupid for anybody older than 8.
I guess I had too high of expectations, hoping that either the instruction booklet or the tutorial would give you information you need to play the game.
I returned this game less than 5 hours after I bought it.
I got this game with the intent on my daughters (ages 11 and 8) to play and learn how to take care of animals. (side note) My oldest wants to be a vet when she grows up. It became clear to me that this game was a bit over there head at times with some of the wording. The "mini-games" were fun to do and I enjoyed playing it myself. I would say this game is geared for a 5th - 6th grade level.
I played this through part of the tutorial part and when it had me kill viruses through the microscope and I assume this was on a sample of blood not the real blood - I had to stop playing it. Okay - I know it's just a game, but give me a break! This game insulted all the real veterinarians on the world by downplaying the years of experience and knowledge they need to do their job. This could have been a much better game but it was really bad.