If you’re really into working in an animal shelter it could be fine, but repeating generally menial tasks may not be much “fun”
While perhaps there’s room for people who want to try to “live the life of” someone in simulators in whatever professions are offered, in execution they typically tend not to paint a glamorous or even interesting picture. While some tasks you’ll work on could be enjoyable and help you feel like you’re taking part in something rewarding (like caring for dogs and cats and working to help them get adopted), more often than not they end up being quite tedious. One of the more unfortunate elements of these sims where you’re interacting in a full environment is that you’ll do a ridiculous amount of simply walking around. If you find this sort of experience soothing and the repetition helps you relax a bit (and love animals), this may be appealing, but if you’re looking for a more Nintendogs-esque concentrated dose of cuteness and puppy care that’s not at all what it has to offer.
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