Finally the eagerly awaited Pets expansion pack has landed but the major question, is this little more than a scratch behind the ear or a real tasty treat.
The first thing to note is another new location, the town itself is nicely setup, giving you the feel that youre in your very own Texas. However, its slightly annoying as youve no doubt spent countless hours playing nightlife and it really negates whole celebrity setup, the career is not available (unless you manually add the film lot) and pretty much cancels out the whole celebrity idea, plus if youre a vampire there isnt much shade.
Naturally all the pets have been well revamped so you have the same level of customisation as you would with any human sim, with the trait and wish system being very similar, at very least you can now enjoy a rainbow coloured cat without it being an act of cruelty.
As youd expect from the setting youll soon be horsing around, building a ranch, starting to fill the stable, riding your favourite horse down the street at a frantic gallop and trying to tame something a little bit special.
Now although there is a lot of detail here I feel there could have been more options, there was room for another career based around the cowboy theme ending with two paths of champion jockey or master bull rider not just the self employed horseman.
Also why is there no option for Cat or Dog breeding to make money, rather than just free adoption? Ok Ive listed tiny issues that could have been better but that aside it wont ruin your fun, the animation is on the money, the interactions are realistic and the Kittens/puppies adorable.
Its a wonderful and necessary addition to the Sims 3 universe, the Game is worth 5 stars but unless youre disparate for some virtual pets wait for the standard price drop.