It’s not often you see games going this cheap. And while it’s tempting to just say ‘you can’t go wrong for just under a quid’, the truth is you can. However Sims Pet Stories is most definitely worth a punt for 75p, especially since the next best offer comes in at £4.98 from Choices UK.
From a technical perspective, Sims Pet Stories is very similar to Sims Life Stories in the sense that it’s been designed to make very few demands from your PC. Unlike prior Sims editions which, traditionally, were some of the most notorious system hogs on the market aside from first person shooters, Pet Stories has a very small CPU footprint. Even when using a system just below the minimum specifications, it 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. On the downside the game only allows you a very limited level of character customization which does seem slightly odd, but the storyline narrative doesn’t fail to be endearing. You might have felt stung paying the RRP, but with Pet Stories at such a budget price, I mean it when I say 'you really can’t go wrong'.
Thanks to AndyWedge from Hotukdeals.