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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 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. Take your Sims and their pet for a romp at any of the nearby park areas, or head to the Central Town Park which is a favorite of pet owners. While there, watch your pet play well with others while your Sim can meet others and socialize with fellow animal lovers. Visit the adjoining Town Center, a great gathering spot for Sims that evolves over time. Once you’ve seen the latest styles and decided on a purchase, deck your pet out in the latest clothing and accessories around. From geek to chic and cool to casual, your Sim can customize their pet’s look with one stop in the Town Center. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Despite some poor load times, this is a highly playable and seriously addictive game. [Feb 2007, p.80]
  2. Even with its lack of storyline and focused goals, the micro-mangement gameplay is as insidious as it is familiar. [Mar 2007, p.116]
  3. Pets is an impressive The Sims 2 expansion pack transferred nicely to the PSP but really long load times and its repetitive nature might not sit well with everyone even true fans.
  4. The Sims 2: Pets for the PSP might have been a decent port of the console versions, if it would've just stopped loading for a second.
  5. For the PSP this should have been a set of downloads and not another game to purchase, for what is essentially a few updates, a little graphic polishes and some pets!
  6. A capable game destroyed by inexcusable loading. Heavy petting has rarely been less appealing.
  7. When you get down to the bones of The Sims 2: Pets you can see a good game there, it just gets bogged down by literally the worst loading we've seen in a PSP game ever.

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  1. DonE.
    Jun 18, 2007
    8
    Sometimes the load times are annoying, but the first true sims game on a portable... and its fun!
  2. unknown
    Jun 1, 2007
    5
    Average game.. good 4 u if u luv animals.... slow loading.