Pet Adoption Center is a Nintendo DS game, published by Ubisoft, that is only available at Toys â€˜R Us. For those possible purchasers that do not have a TRU in your area, I would say to hit up their website and make any and all effort to pick up Pet Adoption Center. This is due to the fact that Pet Adoption Center is a Sims-like affair where individuals are the head of the titular agency, ensuring that each pet placed under their care is at a level of health that makes them happy and more likely to be picked up by new owners.
The graphics, while not essential for a simulation game, are sharp enough to differentiate between different breeds and animals, and the game has enough in the way of functions to ensure that players can take a number of different approaches to the animals that are in their care. The different types of animals, be they deer, cat, rabbit, dog, or the like â€“ have different scores on the behavior, activity, and weight sliders, ensuring that differential treatment is the norm, not the exception. Aside from the â€œnormalâ€ types of game play that are present during Pet Adoption Center, players gain the full use of the DSâ€™s abilities, due to the fact that they can interact with each animal through use of the stylus and different voice commands.
There is a little difficulty in the game when it comes to giving animals off to prospective families, but this should be seen as an application of a real life occurrence â€“ when running a pet adoption center, are the individuals that you are giving an animal to the right family for that animal? The number and types of different animals that are thrown your way during a game of Pet Adoption Center drastically increase the amount of fun that an individual will have playing the game. I hope that enough in the way of players will see this title as positively as I do; I have a nagging suspicion that its intuitive game play and fun style will be lost in the shuffle, due to the fact that it is an exclusive game. If you are a fan of games like Catz, Dogz, or even Hospital Tycoon and The Sims, you will love Pet Adoption Center. Get over to your local Toys R Us or order it from their web site: you will not be disappointed.
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