The player inherits a small run down zoo that is in need of much work to make it a going concern and, as the new owner of the zoo, the player must bring in many more animals, put on entertainment and facilities and even create an online blog to promote it.
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Looking at the outside of the box containing Zoo Resort 3D 3DS, many people may get the impression think it is just a zoo management simulation, but the actual mechanics of the game make it a little, but not more than that.
The player inherits a small run down zoo that is in need of much work to make it a going concern and, as the new owner of the zoo, the player must bring in many more animals, put on entertainment and facilities and even create an online blog to promote it. The narrative is easy to follow and serves as a guide for the player to manage the zoo and make improvements as he sees fit and proper.
Players are given just one elephant and a zoo full of empty enclosures. The animals must be placed in the existing pre-built enclosures and there is no facility to make changes to the layout of the zoo. The tutorial will guide and advise the player on expanding the zoo by buying more animals, caring for them and breeding other animals from them. The open interface guide is simple to use and incredibly well designed with no misleading information.
Most of the player's time is spent gaining the trust of the animals, learning all about their character and moods and presenting them to the visitors. Feeding the animals is a great time for making friends with the animals and an easy way to lure them to where you want them to go. Photographing the animals in different lighting situations, while they are eating or just moving around will give the player plenty of content to post on their in game blog. Using the Circle Pad and the Y button or the 3DS gyroscopic controls the player can zoom in or out for better pictures or swing the camera to locate an animal for a perfect shot.
Points are earned as the number of visitors increase and the bonding experience gets closer. Food is unlocked so players can feed the animals and new animals can be bought with points. Challenges will give the player more rewards and if the player loves photography then the game will keep the player entertained for hours.