Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog & New Friends Image
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  • Summary: Interact with your virtual puppies and cats in 3D.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Apr 12, 2011
    90
    As impressive as some of Nintendogs + Cats is on a technological level, I failed miserably to really get anything out of it. However, I'm not the target market in this case and my daughter had no problem awarding the game a very good score.
  2. Mar 29, 2011
    80
    Nintendogs + Cats is most successful lovingly recreating the personalities of its animal stars, and even though isn't the quantum leap forward some will want, it'll likely be the pet simulator to beat over the 3DS's lifespan.
  3. Apr 13, 2011
    75
    But as is, nintendogs + cats is still worth a look by everyone but the most black-hearted animal-haters. [April 2011, p.80]
  4. Mar 18, 2011
    70
    Gentle, sweet, calming and very, very slight. It does what it sets out to do with perfect efficiency, targeting the brain's fragile cuteness receptors with merciless precision. It is a game constructed of gentle routine punctuated by organic, unexpected moments, never demanding much from you in return for its simple, innocent pleasures. It's exactly what you expect, then – but that's certainly no bad thing.
  5. Apr 3, 2011
    70
    nintendogs + cats embraces elements of the 3DS such as StreetPass and the cameras, introducing the novelty of kittens as it goes, but otherwise acts as a refinement of the first game more than anything else. However, a virtual pet simulator of this nature in 2011 is not as exciting as it was six years ago when the genre was less common on consoles, and disappointingly it does not do much to push the series forward.
  6. Mar 25, 2011
    70
    The cat selection is disappointingly limited, and it will be very familiar to players of the earlier entries, but this is shinier, more feature packed, and - of course - three-dimensional than any of the previous Nintendogs games.
  7. May 1, 2011
    50
    Nintendogs + Cats has been outmanouvered by other stationary virtual pet simulators for both Move and Kinect, but will still any animal cravings you may have during a trip. But at home it's more likely to collect dust than play catch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Sep 13, 2013
    10
    I love this game! It's really fun and it's the best game in the Nintendogs series! I really recommend this for everyone who loves dogs andI love this game! It's really fun and it's the best game in the Nintendogs series! I really recommend this for everyone who loves dogs and cats. 10/10. Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2011
    10
    They did a awesome job on this Nintendogs on the 3DS, the 3D graphics are amazing, the dogs and cats are of great details, you can take yourThey did a awesome job on this Nintendogs on the 3DS, the 3D graphics are amazing, the dogs and cats are of great details, you can take your 3ds with you and virtually walk with them while your going to school or work, it counts your steps, and you get rewards the more you walk in RL. Expand
  3. Feb 18, 2014
    8
    As with the original, the voice commands need some work. The competition events aren't very good. Frisbee is fun, lure coursing is ok, butAs with the original, the voice commands need some work. The competition events aren't very good. Frisbee is fun, lure coursing is ok, but .... those voice commands are just so frustrating. The 3D in the game is nice and the visuals are much better than the DS version. Nothing really groundbreaking except maybe the addition of cats, which unfortunately don't do anything except look cute. Expand
  4. Jun 23, 2012
    0
    Nintendogs+Cats is a really good game! It's the best dog caring game ever! The graphics are better than the graphics in the originalNintendogs+Cats is a really good game! It's the best dog caring game ever! The graphics are better than the graphics in the original Nintendogs. The pets' fur looks realistic in 3D and they put some dog breeds that are not in the original Nintendogs in this game. I would recommend this game to anyone who loves dogs or cats. Expand