Pocket Creatures Review
- Immense amounts of character.
- Creative sandbox gameplay.
- Huge variety of unlockable abilities.
- Smart-actions can easily be mixed up.
Even without additional content, Pocket Creatures is so full of character and creativity that you'll be sucked in and will have to find plenty of time in your day to keep enjoying this amazing title.
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Almost less than a week after their micro-game App 'Crazy Test' hit the store, developer Tactile Entertainment has released their much anticipated title 'Pocket Creatures' for the iPhone and iPad. You'll take charge of an insanely cute critter as he explores what at first seems like an extremely small environment that turns in to a treasure-trove of gameplay to explore.
Double touching and dragging the screen will give you the lay of the land, allowing you to quickly check out the game's relatively small sandbox environment. Double tapping will move your creature and holding and dragging items will allow various objects to interact with each other. The controls can sometimes glitch or get confused over the particular action you're trying to achieve, but this may be due to the iPhone's smaller screen as the iPad version feels much smoother.
Your Pocket Creature is one of the only 3D objects in the world, but the variety of animations and emotions expressed are extraordinary. As a player you have a lot of controls over the environment and can mold your creature to be devious and evil or a friend to all the game's critters, while various unlockable outfits give you unique god-like powers to play around with.
There's an incredible amount of gameplay available in Pocket Creatures and anyone who enjoyed games like Pocket God will immediately enjoy the appeal of managing your creature and his extremely entertaining world. An excellent game for the iPad if you have the option.
Description"If you like virtual pets this is certainly a whopper of an app"
"A Pet-Sim with an Electric Personality ... Pocket Creatures is a charming pet sim with a lively, sandbox world that promotes exploration and experimentation" (toucharcade.com)
"Pocket Creatures is a hugely amusing pet simulation with a quirky, energetic main character ... Pet lovers should quickly come to adore the magical, bizarre star of Pocket Creatures." (148Apps.com)
“This will be THE sandbox game for the iPhone: Fully 3D, fully interactive, and fully awesome.” (touchgen.com)
"With almost endless possibilities to explore and more content to come, it's an excellent buy"
(TUAW, The Unofficial Apple Weblog)
"Tactile Entertainment just might have created your new constant companion." (nodpad.com)
“If this all sounds incredibly complex and insane, that’s because it is.” (slidetoplay.com)
"Even without additional content, Pocket Creatures is so full of character and creativity that you'll be sucked in and will have to find plenty of time in your day to keep enjoying this amazing title."(appspy.com)
"The game really has you involved from the beginning and there really is no end. If you are a fan of pet simulators this is a definite must have." (touchaholics.com)
“Pocket Creatures is huge in scope as far as possibilities goes. This isn't just some locked down virtual playpen for a cute animal either. You'll have the freedom to be completely creative in your decisions and interactions, which will affect not only your character, but also its environment. There's a complexity here that I have yet to see in an iPhone title. This is a pet sim for everybody, and has the potential to be huge.” (destructoid.com)
Pocket Creatures is a cute pet game for small children and childish adults. Play, nurture and raise your very own little creature!
Watch your new friend flourish, on an island filled with strange and funny critters - and more types of delicious food than you can imagine! Raise your creature to be sweet or mischievous. You can even make it skinny or fat! Unlock treasures to dress up your creature any way you like! Dress your creature as a Devil, Angel, Knight, Pirate or even Ninja (and many more)! Plant magic seeds on you island to create a beautiful garden for your creature! Feed your creature the magic fruits and watch as it gains cool magic powers; Lightning, Love, Frost - the list goes on - your creature can do almost anything!
- Free Episodic updates adding new mini games, treasures and costumes!
- Pet, poke or even slap your creature to teach it how to behave!
- Nurture your creature!
- Shape the personality of your creature – Scared, mischievous, loving or hateful?!
- Dress up your creature with more than 20 costumes!
- Plant exotic magic plants!
- Feed your creature magic fruits and see it transform!
- Beautiful graphics and animation!
iPad extras: Enjoy Pocket Creatures in HD! Dynamic shading, HD quality, Enhanced control, and the glory of the big screen!
iPhone 4 extras: Enjoy Pocket Creatures in HD! Dynamic shading, adapted to maximize the experience on the the new Retina display :-)
Ep 1: (5/15/10): Hello World!
Ep 2: (5/28/10): Ninja Star!
Ep 3: (6/14/10): Peek-A-Boo!
Ep 4: (7/02/10): Bug Control!
Ep 5: (8/26/10): Leap Frog!