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  • Summary: Now, for the first time players can engage with the wild world of animals in their natural surroundings in an immersive and tactile way. In this game you are challenged to engage, touch, move and try to control a wide range of animals as you journey deeper and deeper into the forest. You control an on-screen animated hand that allows you to reach out and touch, pick up and move everything in the game from foxes and bears to trees and flowers. Cohabitate with these animals in their natural surroundings, and based on how you treat them, the animals will come to know and love – or dislike you. Have fun developing relationships with wild animals and their families, and experience the humor and drama of surviving in the wilderness. Wild animals abound. You will meet a host of friendly wild animals including deer, squirrels, rabbits, hedgehogs and owls. And also some mischievous characters like foxes, raccoons, badgers, crows and bears who love to stir up trouble. Get in the middle of the action as they all come together in your very own forest setting for a wild time. Solve challenges and achieve goals throughout the game, because the animals need you to help them thrive. Discover secrets, unlock forest areas and uncover one-of-a-kind objects and wild animals, some with special abilities, by successfully completing tasks. It's survival of the fittest, as you find out who the troublemakers are and who the good guys are to make sure everyone gets along – or not! [Electronic Arts] Collapse
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  1. A surprise title that is hard to put down. It gets a bit samey later on but this is another great title aimed at the female market but worth a look for the blokes as well.
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    SimAnimals is a solid simulation for kids. There are a lot of engaging gameplay possibilities here, the difficulty is low, and the controls are simple. The package lacks personality, but it's easy to get caught up in the day-do-day tasks of nourishing your forest.
  3. Kids who pick up SimAnimals on the DS will find it's easy to dive right into the accessible gameplay. The lack of variety in objectives and occasional controls problems might be less of an issue for these younger players who find the meat and potatoes of the game - attracting new cute animals to their forests - to be joyfully addictive.
  4. In SimAnimals you, or rather your godlike hand, will do anything you can, to assure a high standard of living to some helpless garden - and forest creatures. Unfortunately, it turns out to be almost impossible to keep track of all your animals’ needs.
  5. Nothing fancy here. A game targeting the young gamers that manages to grab their attention for while.
  6. Sim Animals is dedicate to young gamers. It meet the requirements, but it lacks creativity. Few problems with the control system doesn’t affect the gaming experience, and the rhythm is not sustained (like Viva Pinata), so the player can just relax. Suitable for those who love simplicity, and don’t fear a drop of monotony.
  7. SimAnimals has some nice features that will hold your attention for a couple of hours. It's too bad that the limited amount of areas and a lot off repeating missions take away some of the fun. In the end the feeling that they could have done a lot more with this title remains. The hand looked at all he created and saw that is was good, but far from divine.

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