This ain’t no dog.

How many of you would admit to playing cute games? Animal Crossing, pretty cute, but at least you could say you’re only playing it for the NES games. Katamari Damacy, well you could admit to liking the music and hearing the people scream as you roll them up. I hate to break it to you, but there are no such excuses for Nintendogs. My little guy is a Siberian Husky named Lothar (yes from an old SNL bit). He’s pretty smart and can go through an agility trial with skill. For a guy gamer who loves a good head shot in any FPS or pounding some virtual goons into submission a game like Nintendogs is a tough sell. Once you pick it up though, and start messing around with your new best friend you are hooked. I won’t even go into some of the cruel things you can do to your pooch. It is funny to see them shake and cry whenever you pull out a toy that scares them. “Don’t make me get the cube!” Still this is a video game experience unlike any I have had before it. It is also an experience that only Nintendo, or maybe Sega back in their day, would have the stuff to bring out. I applaud that. It is worth buying a DS just for it.

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