Summary: This is a really fun game, but the graphics are really bad. I rented this game at Blockbuster and I only had it for a few days. So I really didn't get to play it very much. If you have children under six that are playing this than you should explain the circle of life to them before they play it. When I first played it, I didn't excpect the animals to die which caught me off guard.
Kollin J. Patten "RPG and Fantasy Genre fan", Amazon
14 April 2010
Summary: I purchased this game for my wife, who enjoys sim-type games in general. She did like the game for the most part, but I could tell watching her play that she would get frustrated almost every time she played, which to me is not a good sign for a game that by appearances should be relaxing and fun to play. The biggest issues I see watching it are: 1) bigger animals eat smaller animals with too regular a frequency.
Summary: SimAnimals is not what I thought it was going to be. The game controls are kind of difficult with having to move around so much and change angle views. It's hard to get a lot of the animals to trust you no matter what you do. Heck I can't even get the regular house cat to trust me and to come to me. I didn't realize when I purchased the game that the animals eat the other animals if you don't watch them. I wasn't expecting the house cat to eat my squirrel.
I love all Sim/Tycoon games, but this one was disappointing.
Angela Streiff, Amazon
1 February 2009
Summary: Let me start by saying I'm a huge fan of the Sims games. I have been a fan of them since they started making Sim City and Sim Theme Park for DOS. And like many of you, I really like The Sims, Sims 2 and pretty much anything Sim related on any platform. But I was disappointed in SimAnimals (for the Wii). I guess I was just expecting a bit more from the game. When you start the game, your in what feels like a tutorial mode where it explains what to do step by step.
Summary: Ah, SimAnimals. You lured me in with your cuteness and simplicity, but I left you for your ineptitude and... well, simplicity. SimAnimals for the Wii bears a remarkable resemblance to Viva Pinata for the Xbox 360, as both are essentially "wildlife simulators". You interact with the environment to lure certain species of animals to appear or visit, then you accomplish some other variables to encourage the animals to remain in the area, and then there are other variables...
Summary: This game is ok - it is quite fun for the first few areas, when the novelty of befriending animals and earning new plants and animals is still fun. However, it then becomes frustrating and more of a worry than a fun activity. Keeping all the animals and areas happy can be frantic and tedious. The waiting and watering of various plants takes ages, and in the mean time you have to keep everything going to all be ready for when the plant/tree matures.
Summary: Les jeux de simulation de vie et de gestion ont toujours eu une sacrée popularité au sein de ma famille. C'est pour cette raison que mes enfants ont littéralement craqué sur le jeu SimAnimals dès que leurs petits yeux se sont posés sur la jaquette. Il faut dire qu'elle avait tout pour plaire. . . Imaginez un peu... On y voit un beau petit paysage coloré rempli d'adorables animaux tous plus mignons les uns que les autres.