Ahh, ever since Nintendo released their Nintendogs series, which eventually also included feline friends, there has been a real thirst for another game to come along and pick up that mantle since Nintendo themselves don’t seem to be interesting in doing so themselves. My Universe: Puppies and Kittens gets some details right, including a variety of cute breeds, some toys that can be fun, and experiences that revolve around some key elements of animal care. Now, for people who simply like animals and who’ve never played Nintendogs specifically this may all measure up reasonably well, it’s at least comparable to its other broad competition in the space. Unfortunately, if you’re seeking the Holy Grail of a successor to that well-respected franchise you’ll find yet another title that comes up woefully short in terms of depth and variety in activities. This can be fun as a kick around pet care title but if you were hoping for more it really doesn’t come together as something you’ll likely enjoy past a few hours as you simply get a taste for the different breeds of cats and dogs available to adopt.
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