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  • Summary: Sims Have New Friends - Pets! Sims can share their lives with their new pets and add more fun to the Sims experience. From dogs, cats, caged animals and more, your Sims share new friends to experience life's precious moments. With so many different animals to choose from, there’s no tellingSims Have New Friends - Pets! Sims can share their lives with their new pets and add more fun to the Sims experience. From dogs, cats, caged animals and more, your Sims share new friends to experience life's precious moments. With so many different animals to choose from, there’s no telling what unpredictable experiences could occur. Create-A-Pet: Choose from dozens of dog and cat breeds or customize features for a one-of-a-kind pet. You can even modify your pet's body shape by choosing from specific colors and unique markings. Don't like the way they act? Change their personality – from smart and sweet to silly and sloppy – anyone can create their ideal animal friend in The Sims 2 Pets. Your Sims can encourage and discipline pets, training them to shake, roll over, play dead, and more. Unruly pets might dig in the yard, claw the sofa, or topple the trash. Thankfully, a little training can go a long way. Create and control digital characters over a lifetime, setting their goals in life from popularity and romance, to fortune and family– their stories are in your hands. Use special codes to share unlockable pet accessories, fur types or markings with other The Sims 2 Pets players. Pamper, preen, and nurse all the neighborhood pets at your new Pet Care Center that you create and customize. In a pet store that you own and operate, you can help other Sims pick out the perfect pet. Earn extra Simoleans by selling the pet products that include the latest pet fashions and accessories. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. When you take on lousy controls that require you to alternate constantly between the Control Pad and buttons and the touch screen, it's clear that The Sims 2 Pets needs a serious check-up. [Jan. 2007, p.116]
  2. This tries to pull off so much but it's neither as compelling and varied as "The Sims" nor as loveable as "Nintendogs." Plus it's so blocky it's like someone invented an 8-bit DS. [Dec 2006, p.87]
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    The design itself lacks focus in both its Sims model as well as its Pet simulation -- it's just so overwhelmingly bland, boring, tedious, and unrewarding that it fails to hold the interest level that the Sims series has been known for.
  4. The Sims 2: Pets for the DS feels limited and repetitive, and it lacks the heart that any good pet-care sim must have.
  5. Basically, you're getting a half-baked version of The Sims with an even less-baked version of Nintendogs grafted onto it.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Leonie
    Nov 13, 2006
    10
    It's a great game, once you get into it the graphics aren't that noticeable. It isn't a true sims game, but thats what makes It's a great game, once you get into it the graphics aren't that noticeable. It isn't a true sims game, but thats what makes it unique! Expand
  2. JohnM.
    Nov 6, 2006
    10
    Fun and inventive. Totally safe for my kid, who is enjoying playing a veterinarian.
  3. JanineM.
    Nov 27, 2006
    9
    Pretty good game! Surprised by all the fuss. This is a game that has heart and is fun. Maybe the reviewers don't like it because in the Pretty good game! Surprised by all the fuss. This is a game that has heart and is fun. Maybe the reviewers don't like it because in the game you don't kill people. Hey not all games can be about zombies! Expand
  4. AmberJ.
    Nov 11, 2006
    5
    It is very hard to keep their stats high when you play on a game console. The games on the computer are much easier to play. More user It is very hard to keep their stats high when you play on a game console. The games on the computer are much easier to play. More user friendly. The game is still fun however. :) Expand
  5. ClaireA.
    Apr 18, 2007
    5
    The game starts off really fun, but very quickly becomes boring, repetitive and unrewarding. I very quickly got to the highest level, after The game starts off really fun, but very quickly becomes boring, repetitive and unrewarding. I very quickly got to the highest level, after which there is nothing left to achieve but to keep on going. Expand
  6. JoX
    Dec 26, 2006
    5
    Quite fun at first but you will get tired of it rather soon. Not worth buying.
  7. M.G.
    Nov 11, 2006
    0
    Not only is this a waste of money and a let down of a game but it also has a glitch on the ds, as you check on the cat/dog at pionts in the Not only is this a waste of money and a let down of a game but it also has a glitch on the ds, as you check on the cat/dog at pionts in the game depending on the speed of the game you will one-get a black flash across the screen two-the games dies and all you can do is hit the power button (this has happen at least ten times). Expand

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