My Town: Pets – Jaunty Pets and Dress-up

Oct 14, 2017
Educational

My Town: Pets is a dress-up and pet management simulator that seeks to have the player humming along to a jaunty tune while they dress adorable pets and their owners.

On starting, My Town: Pets straight away puts you with the pets, in their adorable little doggy and kitten homes and no instructions. The immediate reaction is one of utter confusion. What are you supposed to do?

You can lift animals up and then release them; then, you realise you can lift pretty much anything. Anything and everything is able to be lifted and moved around and interact with the environment. Put a kitten on the top of a sheet on a drying pin and it actually bounces. It’s about this moment you realise that there is very little in this game that you can’t do something silly with.

It's about this moment you realise that there is very little in this game that you can't do something silly with.

The main purpose behind the gameplay of My Town: Pets is to take the adorable animals into the various buildings around town and dress them up. After a little confusion as to how you actually pick animals up, you can lift your various and sundry critters and take them to the groomers or tailors. There, you can dress them how you see fit from the variety of hats and garments arranged on mannequins.

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Eerily, you can also do the same for anyone in your family group, selectable from a drop-down in the top left. You can drag them onto the screen and play with their facial expressions, change their outfits or just generally build any scene you want with your human and animal characters.

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The customizability and variety of options available in My Town: Pets is what makes it so enjoyable; you can dress and bedazzle your playthings in pretty much any fashion you see fit. There isn’t really any limit when using the available businesses to dress.

This confusion melts away nicely once you get into the flow, meaning a smooth transition into enjoyable gameplay, adorable animals and emphatic human characters.

However, it would be nice to have additional types of dressing fascilities or businesses to visit with your various people and animals. The available options are plenty fun, but eventually your people will have visited every available option and closing establishment, with nothing left to do.

Thankfully, the game is still being updated with future clothing and options, meaning there is potentially an unlimited future of possibilities.
The game could certainly do with some form of tutorial or explanation when things are happening, as it is very confusing when you are presented with the whole myriad of options available in My Town: Pets and have no idea what you’re supposed to be doing. It isn’t too difficult to eventually figure out what you’re doing, but without explicit instructinos it is easy to imagine many players getting confused.
This confusion melts away nicely once you get into the flow, meaning a smooth transition into enjoyable gameplay, adorable animals and emphatic human characters.

My Town: Pets is all about building that idyllic scene, the adorable characters and creating a story for all that you can control.
For what it is, My Town: Pets is a great example of its genre; adorable control over a small town.

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My Town : Pets
My Town : Pets
Price: $2.99
My Town : Pets
My Town : Pets
Price: $2.99
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Sam Eskenazi

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