I’ve never owned a dog. Sure, I’ve played with my share of other people’s dogs, but I’ve never gone through the trials and tribulations of raising my very own puppy. So I have no real basis of comparison when judging how well Nintendogs simulates the real life experience of owning a dog. Based solely on this game, though, I’d have to say that owning a real dog seems like it might get old pretty quickly.

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