All I can say is that the Sims 2: Pet Wii version is so much better than the other console games, especially the DS version. But for those who seek the excitement of the PC version, which is just absent here. The excitement of the PC version is way better than this one.
When Nintendo first came out with the concept of virtual pet care it was accepted with open arms and many who wanted to care for a pet, even if it was virtual, got the experience of caring, feeding and maintaining them. Since then, there have been a lot of versions of the concept and there are even a lot of Sims: Pets made for different systems.
Unfortunately, the PC version was simply the best and the console version was not so interesting. Sure, there is the usual caring for the pets, but the console platform focuses more on mini games and unlocking hidden treasures. In short, the pets are not so pet like anymore in these console versions.
This Sims 2: Pets Wii version adds more pets into the franchise where the previous versions included cats and dogs, this one has aquarium fish, cats and dogs. The fish donÂ’t do much really, they just need to be fed and given games to play with. However, the dogs and the cats are still as lively as ever and they can be made to do a lot of things and maintaining them takes more than just giving them food.
The thing is, this version asks the pet owner to have the perfect pet which is difficult to do on a busy schedule. In fact, the busy schedule of the gamer and the virtual pet owner clashes with one another so controlling the game play can be frustrating. One really frustrating control scheme is the need to make use of a Nunchuk attachment so other control buttons can be accessed, and even if it were added on, it is still difficult to use the multiple switches. In short, a short tempered player can just ditch the whole thing, not because of the game, but because of their frustration over the controls.
A plus to the Wii version is the music which is so much better than the boring elevator music of the DS version. The pets also make a lot of sound, again as opposed to the DS version. The pet-care content is interesting but unfortunately is not well implemented for some reason.
All I can say is that the Sims 2: Pet Wii version is so much better than the other console games, especially the DS version. But for those who seek the excitement of the PC version, which is just absent here. The excitement of the PC version is way better than this one. But if you are just looking for lots of mini games and getting lots of items, then you will be well satisfied.