Excerpt: It's not easy being a horse, especially a horse working at GamesRadar. Lunchtime is the loneliest. Everyday my cordial offerings of healthful oats and fresh carrots are ignored by my human co-workers. As soon as noon arrives, it's always burritos this, or hamburgers that.
Pros: The deep horse creation mode, The thrill of jumping, Making humans serve you
Cons: Dogs. Who likes dogs?, Cats. They're not as cute as you think, Human Sims. Without horses, they'd be useless
Excerpt: As someone who's never had much trouble resisting the charms of The Sims, I approached The Sims 3 's latest expansion pack with some apprehension. But I was surprised—and delighted—to discover that The Sims 3: Pets ($39.99 for Mac and PC) extends Electronic Arts' popular franchise in a direction it...
Excerpt: I pity the PC-less fans of The Sims series. Not only have they been subjected to some pretty half-hearted attempts at porting the series to home consoles, but they’ve also endured a myriad of problems with few decent titles on consoles.
Pros: Still The Sims, but now with: mysteries, cats, dogs, inventing, etc…
Cons: Nearly all of the same problems from the first game, and more; glitchy AI
Summary: I really enjoyed my time with Sims 3: Pets. This game was much more than I expected it to be and created a feel that doesn’t leave you longing for the PC versions. The drawbacks of the loading screens so often and long really does make the game hard to sit with at times but can be cut back by...
Conclusion: The Sims 3: Pets is a worthy addition to the franchise's contemporary generation, and it walks a comfortable middle line between the wacky pet careers of The Sims 2: Pets and the disappointing animals found in The Sims: Unleashed .
Pros: Extensive customization options for cats, dogs, and horses, Horses can enter races or contests for profit, New town with new facilities, Pets are fully controllable, Allows for many low-maintenance pets.
Cons: Pets have a limited impact on the world around them, Expansion likely to appeal more to existing players than newcomers.
Excerpt: Everybody needs a friend. For a long time, if you did not have any human friends you could create some Sim friends to play with. But even those friends need friends of their own. And if a dog is man’s best friend, then The Sims 3: Pets is your Sim’s best friend.
Excerpt: I wake up pretty early every morning, shower quickly, get dressed in a hurry, and ship off to work for eight or nine hours. Sometimes I don’t even have time to eat. Sometimes I don’t brush my teeth. Work becomes life and life, work.
Excerpt: What's not to like about pets? Whether you happen to be a dog lover or a cat person, it goes without saying that these furry companions enrich our lives. The same goes for your Sims in Electronic Arts' long-running franchise.