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The Dog Island was one of the first games i got for the Wii.. I only wanted it because of the cute dogs if i am totally honest. The game though is a joy to play! It is very similar to some games out there - such as Animal Crossing - as you have little tasks to do and have to help out your fellow dogs.
It has a story line and good graphics. It is mainly targeted at children who will find this exciting and at times very challenging. However, as a twenty two year old woman i can say that i do enjoy the game. It isn't challenging, but the graphics are good and it is enjoyable. You dont have to think about it as much as some of the games that are out there for the Wii at the moment - which is something i find very refreshing!
I just had to pick this up with the cute dog on the cover. I was unsure what it would be like as it was cheap but when I got home, I had a pleasant surprise. The game was really good and enjoyable.
The graphics are very good but not the best on a HDTV. However, they don't harm the game and aren't to bad when you are into it. The game has some framerate problems and will sometimes crash.
The game has lots of dogs to choose from and has lots of areas to explore. However, it is very child friendly and got boring after awhile. The atmosphere is really calm and the puppies are cute.
However, some people will find the game boring as it appeals to children. This game is worth a look as it is cheap but it will only last a couple of weeks before it gets really boring and you don't want it any more but it is still good for small child and is very child friendly.
Overall, it is more of a child friendly game as it is simple but is will get repetitive copying the same things every day.
If you like Animal Crossing, Nintendogs and Pokemon you might just like this) or you might not). It is similar in that there is a storyline, lots of characters, areas to view and explore. Basically a fantasy world is opened up for children to use their imagination. And this is its key selling point. There are lots of mini games and mini trials and quests to experience. But it is firmly aimed at children. It's a game you can progress at your own pace taking in the scenery deciding on numerous options buying various accessories for your chosen dog. It's main appeal centres around cute puppy animation and a soft colourful inviting atmosphere and hence its appeal to younger children. My 8-year-old daughter and her friends have enjoyed playing this game. It's not going to be to for everyone (like grown ups) but parents and children under 10 or so will find it easy to play. Its low price and warm charm make it worth a consideration.