This is a bit of an interesting one. Typically pet care type games have been geared more towards kids, sucking them in with the ability to work with cute animals and take care of them through a variety of relatively simple mini games. Pups & Purrs is very similar to those titles in most regards, but instead of keeping things very simple it opts for more of an RPG feel. Depending on what you’re looking for this could be a plus, but I’d also warn parents who think it could be good for their kids that the Japanese speech means that you’ll need to be sure they’re able to read sufficiently to keep up with instructions and the story. I appreciate the attempt to give this sort of experience a bit more depth but in general the pacing feels a bit sluggish, though at least when you do play the 20 or so mini games that have you treating your patients they’re, for the most part, well-implemented and do try to scale up as you progress. It’s not perfect, but if pet care meets some story progression sounds like a match it’s the only game in town that fits that criteria.
Justin Nation, Score: