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.
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,...
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).
Excerpt: As the Xbox Kinect evolves from a peripheral of promise to one that actually delivers, fewer buzz terms are getting thrown around describing the experience. So when THQ used “augmented reality” to describe the gameplay of Fantastic Pets for Xbox Kinect, I was both intrigued and skeptical.
Summary: Fantastic Pets is a good alternative to Kinectimals, it offers a massive choice in terms of customisation and actually attempts to teach kids about pets and pet care. Worth picking up for sure!