Dogz Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Dogz is a pet simulation game that lets owners name, train and play with a realistic puppy. Players create and control a main character and choose one of 49 different dogs from 18 different breeds. As characters in the game, owners can take their puppies everywhere within the virtual environment, from through the house to around the neighborhood to visit friends. Gamers will earn their puppy's love and loyalty by remembering to feed and groom it and reward it when it does things correctly. Owners can train the puppy to lie down, shake, fetch and perform many other tricks. Expand
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  2. Negative: 6 out of 9
  1. There's a fair amount of depth, with various tricks, items, and things to do with your dog. [Feb 2006, p.113]
  2. A pretty average game that won't hold the kids' interest for long. There aren't very many things to do in the game, and it becomes boring after awhile.
  3. This is a beautiful game for the younger audiences. Not too much interactivity for anyone older than a third grader. If you love "Nintendogs," don't take the large step backwards to this game.
  4. 40
    There's a severe lack of engagement on the part of the player.
  5. The "z" in Dogz is for the snores this game produces in its players.
  6. This puppy is high maintenence and he doesn't like to play.
  7. Dogz isn't just a poor man's "Nintendogs" - it's a fundamentally rubbish game, regardless of the competition. Put simply, there's just not enough to do, and it's so repetitive that it's hard to see how even very young children could be entertained for more than half an hour or so.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. KimN.
    Dec 19, 2005
    i think it was the best game that i have ever play before.
  2. HannahT.
    Jul 9, 2006
    This game is so awesome, its like the re-introducing of nintendogs, except for better, this game is totally deserving a 10 rating from everyone!
  3. FangT.
    Feb 3, 2007
    This game is AMAZING! I played at my friend's house, and hopefully maybe I'll go to Target and buy it!
  4. CarlW.
    Feb 6, 2007
    I wouldn't say that "everyone should give this game a ten," in fact I think Ubisoft's CATZ game is far better. however, this game has some quirks about it that make it more fresh, fun, and rejuvenating for your child to play than Nintendogs did. granted, the game was probably inspired by Nintendogs, so people will have negative things to say about it, but for the most part the game is a good pick for your kids to play. Expand
  5. Dec 16, 2011
    A noble attempt at a portable pet simulator, but in the end there's just not enough to do, on the plus side the graphics are fantastic, but the game just is just so repetitive, you will literally do the same things for as long as you play it, I could literally predict after 20 minutes how everything was going to play out, it's got some interesting features and ideas I would like to see expanded upon, but this just to boring and repetitive to recommend, especially when you can just buy a real dog. Expand
  6. DesmondH.
    Nov 30, 2007
    Nintendogs is a better dog sim than Dogz, but owning a real dog is better than both.
  7. BenV.
    Dec 13, 2005
    This reminds me of Picto Pals (or whatever it was called) for the DS even though you have Picto Chat. You already have NintenDogs? Then don't buy this! Collapse

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