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Fantastic Pets

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Overall 9
Gameplay 9
Graphics 9
Sound 9
Replay value 9

Fantastic Pets

Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
  • Excerpt: When I heard about Fantastic Pets I instantly wanted to compare it to Kinectimals. On the surface it is similar, but under the hood it is drastically different. We are allowed to play with cats, dogs, ponies, and lizards. Lizards? Yes lizards. It will make more sense later. Just trust me. Have I ever lead ya'll astray?
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Overall 5

Fantastic Pets

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: None of which is likely to trouble your average child of course, but that doesn’t make Fantastic Pets’ general lack of playable content any less forgivable. What’s there is decent enough for the genre and certainly as technically accomplished as any Kinect title aimed at kids would ever need to be, but without any strong hooks to keep people coming back it could well end up as just another fad - much like the majority of other content for the all-seeing camera.
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Overall 4

Fantastic Pets

True achievements
12 August 2011
  • Conclusion: It's nowhere near as good as Kinectimals on any of these fronts, but it's not a complete disaster. Some Kinect games are literally unplayable, and this isn't one of them. As for the full 1000 (or 1250 as it is now including DLC). There will be much grinding and spamming the offline date of your Xbox, so expect to put in a bit of work to achieve your goal.
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Kinect-enabled sim brings pets into the living room.

Common Sense Media
31 July 2011
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Fantastic Pets is a pet simulation that uses gesture-based controls and voice commands and requires the Xbox 360's Kinect motion capture camera to play. There's no coarse language or offensive material whatsoever, but players should be aware of their real-world surroundings while playing some of the more physical mini-games.
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Overall 7

Fantastic Pets Xbox Kinect Review

3 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Fantastic Pets relies on gestures and video capture to let Xbox Kinect owners interact with the pets they create. The pets come in four basic varieties — cat, dog, horse and lizard — each of which can be customized with different colors, shapes, personalities, horns and wings. Yes, your tiger-looking cat can have wings.
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Overall 8

Fantastic Pets

games xtreme
19 April 2011
  • Summary: Games Xtreme grabs hold of a new pet; will it be a fantastic wolf, an enchanting dragon...or an amazing horse? Who knows!
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Overall 5
Gameplay 6
Graphics 5
Sound 5
Longevity 7

Fantastic Pets (Kinect)

15 April 2011
Overall 7

Fantastic Pets

Total Xbox
12 April 2011
  • Excerpt: We’ll settle the matter right away: Fantastic Pets is no Kinectimals. Unlike its cuter counterpart, Pets eschews any facade of being plot-driven in favor of giving you lots of time with your animal companion — in the (messy) comfort of your own home, no less. Pets’ main screen uses the image of your Kinect play-area and inserts your pet into it.
  • Pros: + Focus on spending time with your pet creates a solid bond., + Customizing your pet can be somewhat diverting.
  • Cons: - Middling graphics, lack of gameplay depth, and shallow plot shorten the entertainment value quickly., ? Dr. Menagerie sounds just like that British dude from Assassin’s Creed II, yes?
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X360 Kinect Preview - 'Fantastic Pets'

4 April 2011
  • Summary: The first augmented reality game for Kinect, Fantastic Pets puts players on-screen where their movements and voice commands allow them to play side-by-side with a pet of their own creation.
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Overall 7

Fantastic Pets

30 July 2011
  • Summary: Fantastic Pets je určitě zajímavou hrou pro Kinect a pokud máte doma malé děti, nemáte co řešit. Budou se u ní hodně bavit a navíc u ní stráví spoustu hodin. Pro dospělého hráče tato hra moc není, ale to neznamená, že se nenajde někdo, komu se bude líbit. Je jen škoda několika menších detailů, které se nepovedly odchytit, protože hra by tak získala asi ještě o bodík více. Také zamrzí absence lokalizace, když je určena převážně pro děti. I ta sedmička ji ale sluší.
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