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  • Summary: Dogchild tells the story of the young and enigmatic Tarpak, an impulsive and courageous dude with extraordinary abilities: a strong sensory union with nature and a special symbiosis with his inseparable dog, Tarao.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
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  1. Jan 15, 2016
    75
    This indie game has been awarded for its design. Tarpak and his dog Tarao cooperate to solve some interesting swap-controlling puzzles, facing different game mechanics throughout the whole adventure. But the game shows some control problems. A promising start for a very young studio.
  2. Jan 15, 2016
    70
    A lovely experience that demonstrates the hard work behind it. Although it is blurred by significant design mistakes.
  3. Mar 1, 2016
    70
    The ideas are great and switching between two characters with very different abilities is a nice touch. I would have like the game to have more of a story and possibly have some sort of character voice acting. Also the game can be hugely frustrating with awkward movement and controls.
  4. 70
    The most heartwarming thing about this game is its a tribute to the lead developer's sadly deceased dog companion. For that reason alone anyone who has ever had a beloved pet really owes it to themselves to experience this one.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Jan 12, 2016
    10
    The Adventures of Tarpak and his dog Tarao fighting an evil corporation that experiments with animals, you must play with the two charactersThe Adventures of Tarpak and his dog Tarao fighting an evil corporation that experiments with animals, you must play with the two characters inviting their skills. Play as Tarao is great, seeing the world through the eyes of a dog is a success, this and not basing the game on violence makes it perfect for the little ones ;) Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2016
    10
    Dogchild is a gem for animal lovers . It is a big step that a game will help convey such importants values.
    You can spend a fun time playing
    Dogchild is a gem for animal lovers . It is a big step that a game will help convey such importants values.
    You can spend a fun time playing it. It is a good initiative and I love the idea.
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  3. Jun 28, 2016
    10
    I played it and all that I can say is a wonderful game. This game is very original and the kids will enjoy with this game. The game have aI played it and all that I can say is a wonderful game. This game is very original and the kids will enjoy with this game. The game have a entertainment puzzle system where you have to switch between Tarpak and Tarao to get pass the level. There is not a violence here so I recommend it :) Expand
  4. Jun 30, 2016
    9
    Very good adventure game where the dog helps you overcome the challenges, a fun and beautiful game. Being a game INDI can not demand much, andVery good adventure game where the dog helps you overcome the challenges, a fun and beautiful game. Being a game INDI can not demand much, and his originalidd meets and entertains. Expand
  5. Nov 4, 2016
    9
    Me gusta el juego, su temática, su historia, su trasfondo, SIN VIOLENCIA... Es normal que tengan fallos (Menos que muchos triple AAA) ¿y?.Me gusta el juego, su temática, su historia, su trasfondo, SIN VIOLENCIA... Es normal que tengan fallos (Menos que muchos triple AAA) ¿y?. Ojalá tuviesen más pulmón económico, seguro que harían más cosas maravillosas.

    No se rindan Animatoons, sigan luchando y creando historias bonitas y llenas de emoción

    A mi me ha gustado el juego.
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  6. Jan 17, 2016
    4
    Dogchild offers up a lot of great ideas, but sadly it has a lot of bumps along the way. The game is about a boy named Tarpak and his dog TaraoDogchild offers up a lot of great ideas, but sadly it has a lot of bumps along the way. The game is about a boy named Tarpak and his dog Tarao as they "fight crime" together and try to save animals. The game does feature a cool puzzle system where you have to switch between Tarpak and Tarao to get through certain areas, and the targeted audience being for young children so they learn to be nice to animals is a great premise for a game, but the mechanics and controls fail over and over again. The combat is pretty bad. I got surrounded and shot with a taser several times by the guards, and the time it takes to knock out and tie up a single guard always seemed like just enough time for every other guard to get to you. The controls are not intuitive, and don't work very well. A very wonky game. It is also quite short, but I was ready for it to be over, sadly. A good try, and good ideas, but unless you are setting this up for someone young it isn't something I would recommend.

    5.2/10
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  7. Jun 27, 2020
    0
    “El equivalente al infame juego de ET del siglo XXI”
    Si algo hace a Dogchild destacar es el hecho de ser una lección a cualquier estudio
    “El equivalente al infame juego de ET del siglo XXI”
    Si algo hace a Dogchild destacar es el hecho de ser una lección a cualquier estudio desarrollador de lo NO SE DE DEBE HACER! Llevo años sin encontrarme con un juego que te lleve a tanta frustración y decepción como es con DOGCHILD. De los 10 meses que tardaron en desarrollar el juego seguro 6 fueron utilizados para el video introductorio y al verse con 4 meses restantes para el desarrollo salieron con esto. Pudieron haber empezado con lo que era importante en un juego, su gameplay y mecánicas, pero decidieron emplear sus recursos en...no sé ni en qué...Comprar al jurado seguramente! (Ganador del Mejor Juego 2014!?? Por favor! Contra quien compitieron? Consolas playstation 4 apagadas seguramente) Entiendo es un estudio nuevo Indie pero de verdad una lastima empezar así. Los controles son burdos, poco fluidos y en ocasiones te encuentras haciendo malabares con los dedos para poder hacer el intercambio entre el perro y el chico. Hay poca precisión en los movimientos. Una idea que quizás en papel fue buena pero la ejecución fue fatal. La historia no tiene pies ni cabeza, cambios abruptos, cosas sin sentido, personajes poco memorables, en fin, un desastre. El final es nulo e incluso me atrevería a decir, ridículo. (¿ En que cabeza cabe pensar en una secuela?)
    El aspecto sonoro es terrible, efectos desincronizados y melodías sin el mínimo trabajo creativo, aturden a corto plazo (incluso opté por jugarlo en mute) y sin relación absoluta a lo que vemos en pantalla. Y hablado de gráficos, pues qué esperábamos, parecen sacados de generaciones muy pasadas, un Nintendo 64 o PSOne pero de esos de baja calidad. No tengo forma de recomendar este juego. Lo compré en físico y al parecer es distinto y con mayor dificultad que la versión disponible para descargar. Me tomo la molestia de escribir esto para prevenir a cualquier de tirar a la basura sus 3 horas de vida. Hay tantos juegos que valen la pena allá afuera que ni siquiera voltearlo a ver recomendaría. Si no me creen vean reviews de público americano u otro que no sea español. Creo es siempre mejor no sacar un producto que no aporta nada a la industria y al videojugador, a sacar una bazofia como este juego por cualquier razón que sea. Absténganse!
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