The Dog Island PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2008
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
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  1. Jan 9, 2013
    6
    The Dog Island is one of the most unique kids games I've ever played. Underneath it's adorableness its got a surprisingly deep story with some emotional moments that will warm the heart, and it's also a great way to introduce youngsters to the RPG genre of video games for when their older. Kids will love it, and it may even appeal to the casual gamer, but older gamers are most likely goingThe Dog Island is one of the most unique kids games I've ever played. Underneath it's adorableness its got a surprisingly deep story with some emotional moments that will warm the heart, and it's also a great way to introduce youngsters to the RPG genre of video games for when their older. Kids will love it, and it may even appeal to the casual gamer, but older gamers are most likely going to be like me and have to fight boredom. The gameplay works, it's just the same darn thing for most of the game. Your doing fetch quests running back and forth throughout the game to sniff out items for the other dogs, it's not that exciting and the gameplay stays like this until the very end of the game where it finally shakes things up for a (very) little bit. Other than some freezing if you've played with the game for too long there's really nothing wrong with it, it's just not going to satisfy older, hardcore gamers with it's repetitive simple gameplay. So in closing kids will love and be entertained for hours, older gamers need not apply. Expand
  2. Jun 20, 2013
    5
    THE DOG Island, I have mixed opinions on. It's cute, fun, and has a pretty... interesting story line, plus lots of characters, but... for a kids game, it's oddly depressing, with the depressing opening music, depressing plotline, and, if I have kids, there is a good chance I will try to keep them away from this game because of how depressing it can get. There are also a few parts of theTHE DOG Island, I have mixed opinions on. It's cute, fun, and has a pretty... interesting story line, plus lots of characters, but... for a kids game, it's oddly depressing, with the depressing opening music, depressing plotline, and, if I have kids, there is a good chance I will try to keep them away from this game because of how depressing it can get. There are also a few parts of the game that seem strange and not very dog-related. However, if you can handle the depressing plotline, it is a pretty good game. Expand
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  1. 65
    The Dog Island is a charming adventure so full of puppy cuteness that it would bring a smile to almost anyone's face. But at the $50 price point, you might find that titles like Nintendogs and Animal Crossing prove to be a better investment to keep the kids engaged this winter.
  2. PSM3 Magazine UK
    51
    There's nothing here for most gamers, but buy it for younglings with a penchant for canines and they'll be happy for hours. [July 2008, p.78]