Pet simulation games are all the rage these days. And why not? It offers you the chance to have your very own domesticated dream animal in the comfort of your own home, without having to deal with any of the… mess. With the arrival of Microsoft’s innovative new Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360, it’s possible to get even more immersed in these pet-raising games as you interact with creatures with your entire body.
Fantastic Pets is a game that lets you do just that - look after a whole world of cartoony animals and raise them as if they were real. The twist here is that these pets start off as your average bog-standard domestic animals - namely a dog, cat, horse or lizard - and evolve over time to become fantastical mythical beasts. Anything from magical unicorns to ferocious dragons are possible in the evolutionary chain, but of course you have to treat them well in the first place to get any real results!
You do that by issuing commands to your pet using the voice recognition system, and taking part in Talent Shows and other challenges to make your pet feel loved and worthy. Unlock new items and activities as you play, and become the very best Pet Trainer in all the land.