Pet sims on the App Store absolutely suck, and that’s really because there’s only one: Touch Pet Dogs. Yes, there may be some indie ones that are almost invisible to an innocent bystander, and Touch Pet Dogs seems to be the only one that has made some profit. But why aren’t pet sims working on the App Store you may ask? Nintendogs has sold over 22 million worldwide, and with the iPhone slowly overpowering the DS, I ask the question again: why aren’t quality pet sims present?
Well Pocket Creatures may have just changed my mind about the whole “pet sims suck” attitude, as this one looks interesting enough to pick up. Here are a list of some of the features:
- Teach your Creature which objects are good or bad with positive/negative feedback
- Create your own magical garden where you and your creature can thrive
- Watch your Creature develop powerful moods and abilities that can be used to manipulate its surroundings
- Earn achievements and change the look of your creature based on how you play; get horns, wings, flowers, ancient jewelry and many other
I’m not sure how the open world-ness is going to work, but the screenshots definitely look interesting. Check them out and let us know what you think in the comments!