With all of us obsessed by these bloody first person shooters where you run round airports massacring poor defenceless civilians or nuke entire cities in games like Mercenaries 2, there comes a point when you just feel oversaturated with all the killing. So, if like me, sometimes you need a break from all the carnage, why not try your hand at something a bit more laid back - like training some loveable household pets in The Sims Pet Stories?
Currently the game is going for just £1.95 from The Game Collection.
Alternatively, if you’re just not ready to give up the battle against international terrorism just yet, you could always get yourself a copy as an early Christmas present for the girlfriend and just pretend it cost way more than it did… Genius!
The Sims Pet Stories is very similar to Life Stories – actually the format is practically identical. Like Life Stories, Pet Stories has been designed to make very few demands from your PC which is a nice change given that, traditionally, the Sims games are some of the most notorious system hogs on the market aside from first person shooters. Even when using a system just below the minimum specifications, Pet Stories runs pretty much perfectly, and in terms of visuals, is almost identical to its insanely demanding predecessors.
There are basically two narrative paths to take throughout Pet Stories. You either play as Alice: a young woman who has just inherited her grandparent’s house and, to avoid eviction, must train her Dalmatian dog Sam to win a local dog show. Or Stephen: a bachelor whose life is turned upside down after he agrees to look after his cousin’s troublesome cat. Overall the game is enjoyable – not really worth its RRP – but an absolute steal at this price.
Thanks to amibees from Hotukdeals.