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Signed On Oct 11, 2005, 20:03
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: No subject Oct 14, 2005, 12:16 tryptic
Right, they don't care. Plus they just shipped the HMP-A1... does basically the same thing as the iPodV and supports a much wider array of media types.

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6. Re: Nintendogs Copy-Cat article Oct 12, 2005, 00:14 tryptic
>>"It's not new, it's definitely not original, but it certainly is the best one to date."<<

Is it? Or is it a warmed over tech demo?

Arguably the execution is tight. The puppies are extremely well crafted... animation blending is very good, ai/behavior states very very good. Stylus interaction and tactile pleasures are the innovative highlight that Nintendo really nailed (as I would expect).

But, beyond that, the overall experience (IMO) leaves a bit to be desired in the re-playability department.

Walking the dog is fun, but the environment and the interaction with other entities is highly restricted (from a variables standpoint). There is complexity involved in creating compelling interaction between a virtual pet and multiple concurrent entities.

While pet-to-pet interaction is impressive, I would have traded the economy/money aspects for more interesting or unexpected things happening on walks (ice cream vendors, other ai pets/owners, fire trucks, etc), and more spontaneous interaction possibilities using different elements together (chaotic combos like ball + frisbee + toy rc car + multiple pets). It's the unpredictable nature of dogs that seems to get a bit diluted in favor of more traditional gameplay mechanics (compete/win money/buy stuff).

Clearly it's doing great numbers and I really enjoyed it for a bit, but after a while I felt like I'd seen it all. YMMV.

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1. Nintendogs Copy-Cat article Oct 11, 2005, 16:06 tryptic
Late breaking news from the history-erasure department:

Nintendogs is nothing new in the virtual pet space. Petz has been doing puppy virtual pets for years (up to v5 now). I'm guessing "Dogz" for GBA to be a port from Mythos since the name Dogz is their product trademark. If that's the case, the writer of this article really didn't do any homework before his/her ill-advised rant.

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