Excerpt: You’ve seen a lot of The Sims over the years. In this latest offering, you’ll find one of the most delightful simulations ever — especially if you’re into the outdoors and wildlife. This Wii game includes 60 kinds of wild animals that appear in a typical U.S.
You play as the hand of nature in this fabulous forest sim.
Common Sense Media
6 May 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a nature simulation game that combines rules found in nature with fantasy. Animals can eat one another, but nothing is shown – all you see is a cloud of dust and then an announcement that an animal has died.
Excerpt: Name: SimAnimals Genre: Simulation Platform: Nintendo Wii, DS (Reviewed on Wii) The Sims franchise, dating back to SimCity , has been consistently innovative, paving the way for casual games to find their way mainstream while containing a deep-rooted hardcore appeal.
Conclusion: In short, nothing about this version of nature appeared … well, natural.Nintendo’s Wii has the amazing capacity to bring players into games. If only some game makers understood that, maybe “SimAnimals” wouldn’t be for the birds.
Conclusion: Despite being made by a team of multi-cultural multi-belief developers, there will undoubtedly be some people out there screaming 'BLASPHEMMMYYYY' at the top of their lungs when encountered with a game that interprets the holy book of a particular religion in a different way to their own.
Excerpt: I’m in two minds about this release from EA. My children love the whole Sims and MySims franchise, but Animals? We’re not sure… The game appears to involve playing with wild animals, but I’m not sure if that’s enough? As with all EA’s games, this carries a high price tag.
Excerpt: Nintendogs may turn off many gamers but you have to admit that Miyamoto's pet simulator is an impressive creation. Not only has it attracted many new gamers to the DS but it looks great, has bags of charm and even Nintendo fans enjoyed finding the Mario hat.
Excerpt: SimAnimals is the latest game in the “Sim” franchise, and is obviously targeted at a younger audience. Available for the Wii and DS, it allows players to get up close and personal with the forest and its inhabitants.