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Dogotchi: Virtual Pet

Developer: RedDeerGames

  • Price: $12.99
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2023
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: E [Everyone]
  • Much like it’s practically-identical cousin Catgotchi, but in the case of its meager mini-games even less fun

    When it comes to the former hit fad Tamagotchi, and its many variations from other companies, you either get it and have fond memories of caring for your little pixel-based pet or you don’t. Since I was never able to really understand why something so minimalist, even if perhaps novel and “cute”, was of interest I won’t pretend I’m able to be fully objective here, the experience was a bit doomed at the gate. The thing is, if it were well-made or had some glimmers of something original I would likely concede that it does a decent job of honoring and perhaps elevating those decades-old little plastic pet holders. No need to worry though, this is as limited and somewhat depressing as those titles, and perhaps a bit worse. You’ll need to periodically check in to be sure they’re fed, happy, given water, and not sick, choosing the appropriate icon in order to deal with whatever is ailing them. You can then engage in a mini game with them, with these varying a bit depending on your animal, but while the majority of these simple games are just too easy and dull there are some which simply don’t make much sense and the game makes no effort to explain them. This simply feels like a paper-thin cash-in on something people may feel some nostalgia for, but there’s no feeling of love in the mix here, so it’s probably better to simply hold onto those fond memories.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Bad [5.6]

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