Friday, August 26, 2005

Whoof!

Nintendogs (Nintendo DS)

Two weeks ago, if I was asked what I thought the best DS game to date was, I would have responded, "Meteos, no doubt." Today, if I were to be asked that same question, your reponse would be, "Woof!"

Nintendogs is flat out brilliant. It takes Tamagotchi-esqe interaction and adds to it drastically. When the game starts, you find yourself at the kennel, with a large selection of dogs in front of you, from multiple different breeds. After choosing your pup, you'll take him or her home, and begin getting a feel for one another. You'll learn how to go about teaching tricks, making sure your dog is happy at all times, the basics. From there, you're on your own.

Your new friend will quickly begin to learn your voice and come when called. There are countless tricks that can be learned. Simply guide your dog through the motion,, then touch the prompt and say the verbal command you wish to use for that trick. repeat this, and soon enough, it'll be second nature for your puppy. The only weak point here, if that sometimes your dog may confuse verbal commands.

Perhaps one of the game's strongest points, is what takes place outside of the house. Going for walks often results in new items and some exercise. You can also enter your dog into 3 different types of competetions, agility (obsticle course), obedience (how well your dog listens), and disk catching. Practicing these will result in some more cash to remodel the house, buy more dogs or supplies.

All in all, this is one for the ages. Dog lover or not, odds are, this one'll have you barking.

1 Comments:

Blogger BusterBot858 said...

Cool! I think it's awesome it uses speech recog.!

Monday, September 05, 2005 9:42:00 AM PST  

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