Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends Demo

A new friend joins the world of Nintendogs and Cats.  Play with this dog, feed it and teach it tricks.  It’s just like having a real pet.

            Well, now that I figured out how to summarize this, time to get to the review.  First, I’ll have to say that the little puppies and kitties are just so cute.  It’s so adorable how they make those sounds, and how you can feed them, dress them and even play with them.  What was even cuter was my dog’s reaction to it.  She thought there were new friends for her to play with, and I would show her the screen just to see her reaction.  She just jumped into my lap and tried to get to the dog.  Don’t worry about her being lonely, she has a giant German Shepherd to play with.

            Speaking of my dogs, having this game is nothing like having real dogs or cats (yes, I also have two cats).  For starters, when you change your mind, you can just stop playing the game.  In real life, when you get pets, they are there for good.  Well, you could get rid of them, but you’d have to be one hell of a cruel jerk to dump a living thing out in the middle of nowhere who would either starve to death or die of thirst because you got bored with it.  There’s also the fact that sometimes cats don’t want your attention when you want theirs and you do have to clean the litter box daily.  Dogs are even worse, because sometimes they just bark nonstop and it can be for absolutely no reason.  You also have to take them outside every hour to potty train them if they’re not potty trained already, and sometimes they want your attention when you’re busy with other things.  The last part can also be a problem with cats.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my animals and I know they love me, but sometimes they can be a real pain in the ass.

            I have to admit that I didn’t really enjoy this game.  Sure, I can see the appeal if you can’t afford cats or dogs or if you want pets without all the responsibility, but I already have both these animals, so this game really has no point for me.  Therefore, I have no interest in getting the full game.

8 thoughts on “Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends Demo

  1. I was curious about this demo just because I’ve never tried the Nintendogs series, but I haven’t been interested enough to download it. I used to play the Petz PC games as a kid, and those were amusing enough then, but my tastes have changed. It probably helps that I actually have my own kitty now so I don’t need virtual cats to play with. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I’ll probably just go with my original plan and leave it in the eShop.

    • Good idea, though it was cute the way my puppy reacted to it. You think they have video games where you can have an exotic animal as a pet, like a meerkat, a tiger or a dolphin? I think those would sell very well.

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