Review of Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends

Let me start off by saying that truthfully, I’m more of a cat person. But is this one game that’s so good it even makes ME want to pamper my virtual pooch? Read on to find out!

Sound: Good music for a game about raising and nurturing a virtual dog, even though it sounds like elevator music. In Nintendo’s defense, the amount of music fitting for this type of a game is pretty slim, so they had a pretty good musical score in the end. The dog’s barking and whimpering sounds are much more ear-catching than the music though, in a good way. Sound: 7.5/10

Presentation: These digital dogs are adorable. They look great for Nintendo DS standards, and the rest of the game is well animated, too. Presentation: 8.5/10

Gameplay: It’s extremely addicting, and that’s putting it mildly. Hour upon hour will be spent taking your dogs on a walk, hoping to come across a rare present, or even training your dogs for competitions. With loads of different features, collectibles and more are available for you and your dogs to play with, there’s fun around every corner. I especially like the ability to teach your dogs commands through the Nintendo DS’s built-in microphone. Gameplay: 10/10

Multiplayer: It’s a dog-meet-dog (wordplay) world, with your dogs meeting your friend’s dogs. I had loads of fun with it, and so did my friends. Multiplayer: 10/10

Length: With unlimited combinations of what you and your dog can do together, I honestly think this is the most addicting game I’ve played to date. It keeps you playing with your dog for hours on end, either constantly refilling his food bowl, or giving him a bath, with all of it being extremely fun and engaging. Length: 10/10

Overall: This game gets 9.2 dog treats out of 10! An extremely fun, innovative game that I recommend everyone should pick up. I’m willing to go so far as to say that even people who don’t have a Nintendo DS (or 3DS, by this time) yet should get one just for this amazing game.

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