Summary: Parents need to know that this is the best virtual pet program we have ever seen. The puppy mannerisms are so realistic that it's easy to become attached to your virtual dog. Be forewarned that these puppies are so endearing that your kids are likely to put pressure on you to get a dog. Also, if you decide to let your child put the program in "Bark" mode, you will want to pay attention to who is meeting your child's Nintendog.
Excerpt: Developed by: Nintendo Published by: Nintendo Release Year: 2005 ESRB Rating: Everyone for Comic Mischief For: Nintendo DS Nintendo released Nintendogs in late August of the year of our Lord 2005. Nintendo has never been one to shy away from innovative, and new gaming experiences. Nintendogs most definitely falls into that category. The goal is to play with your puppy (or puppies). The player is also able to train the puppy in obedience, frisby, and obstacle course.
Conclusion: If you love adorable pet sims, Nintendogs + Cats is a must-buy. It will melt your heart. If, however, you don't dig cute things, or if you just want a Nintendo 3DS game that's a bit more fast-paced, hook your leash up to another diversion.
Excerpt: Nintendogs took Japan by storm. Nintendogs is taking America by storm as well. What is this quirky little dog trainer simulation that has so many people saying: "good boy," and/or "good girl" to their Nintendo DS? Well simply put Nintendogs is a game with digital puppies. There are eighteen different breeds in total (only five are selectable from the start - with the rest unlockable). The player starts by picking a puppy to take home.
Excerpt: 1 Player (single player mode) 2 Players (wireless DS multi-cartridge play) Touch Screen Compatible Microphone Compatible Cartridge Save Having had a chance to experiment with Nintendogs at E3 in May of this year I was enticed by the ability to raise a puppy, virtual of course, without the mess of real dog hair all over my living room. Since that time Nintendo has finally released the final product and raising my virtual puppy is more fun then I had hoped.
Excerpt: As gamers, we so easily get used to natural improvements in games: Enemies and friends acting effectively on the screen to aid or block you in meeting your objectives. Every so often you come across a game where these actions aren’t as smart as the best out there and the gameplay is described as “solid” rather than “exciting” or “inspiring”. SOCOM: 4/Special Forces/U.S.