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 downloading the game to your hard-drive.
In the end this game is worth your time and should not be looked past if you have enjoyed the Sims previously.
Conclusion: Sure, The Sims 3 Pets is a robust package that deepens the feline and canine experience, but it doesn't translate all that well to the console space, nor does it provide enough new content to bring back fans burnt out on the core game.
Excerpt: Once again, we are treated to another amazingly addictive Sims game, The Sims 3 Pets . Fair warning though, once you start playing, you'll find that you completely lose track of time and have to pull yourself away from the TV screen! The Sims 3 Pets looks exactly like The Sims 3 does with the exception of the added pets, which is quite a lot actually. There are so many dog breeds, over 90 of them, that you will spend months if you want to try them all out.
Conclusion: For new players, It's fun playing Sims 3: Pets. You'll find your self in realistic virtual world with your friends family and now someone to play with. You'll enjoy training your pets with new skills and turning them into unique personality among others in your virtual world. If you love your pets and want to create your family replica along with your pets inside the The Sims then this package is the best one since along with sims you get the full control over your pets...
Conclusion: Overall, The Sims 3: Pets on the Xbox 360 is a fun and addictive game where the time will fly by and you will not notice it. A few bugs do affect the gameplay from time to time but do seem to be rare. For those who have played The Sims 3, you may find it repetitive as a lot of the content in The Sims 3 Pets existed in The Sims 3. However, there are still enough new things to do in the game to keep Sims veterans happy.
Pros: pets are fun to play with, lots of content to keep you playing for hours, fun challenges and goals to complete, over 20 breeds to choose from for both cats & dogs
Cons: has some bugs that need fixing, might get repetitive for long term Sims players, only two different pet types
Conclusion: It's the minor technical issues, visual inconsistencies and cumbersome control system - with or without Kinect - which keep reminding me that the console is not The Sims 3's natural habitat. During play I often found myself wishing I was sitting in front of my PC instead. For what it's worth, EA has done a commendable job of translating the incredibly rich and detailed world of The Sims to the Xbox 360, and there have been very few concessions made in terms of content...
Pros: A treasure trove of sandbox gaming delights, Pets present a refreshing angle on the traditional Sims gameplay
Cons: Awkward control system, both with Kinect and without, Not as polished as its PC counterpart, Lacks some content from the PC version
Excerpt: Eleven years ago, The Sims was released to critical acclaim and mainstream adulation, although it is not unfair to suggest that the gaming world has changed since then. Nintendo and Apple have brought social gaming to the masses in an unprecedented fashion, and 'casual' gaming has become a term unto itself, with populist hits as Farmville and Mafia Wars occupying territory which The Sims once called its own.
Excerpt: Der er sket en voldsom udvikling i livssimulatorer siden Activisions fantastiske 1986-hit Alter Ego til Commodore 64. EA’s The Sims-serie har i mere end et årti domineret markedet, og det er blevet til et utal af udvidelsespakker, samlinger osv., og vi har nærmest ikke tal på, hvor mange The Sims-titler, vi har anmeldt her på Gamesector.
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Cons: Loade-tider Kun katte og hunde i konsoludgaven Burde have været en udvidelsespakke Svag grafik (men ikke så vigtigt)