When starting up the game each time, it is important to select your saved game manually from the "My Games" menu. Sims 2 Pet Stories makes you feel like a real Sim, but unlike with real life, you cannot accidentally do something and be stuck with multiple hours-worth of progress. The overall structure of the game is very much like The Sims 2 where each member of your household has their own set of daily needs to be met in some way or another, leaving you with a good 30 hours of playtime after completion. And if you get stuck, try one of the many helpful community sites out there.
Pet Stories is an impressive package for Xbox 360 and PC owners alike. EA has managed to take a package that was bought as an expansion for The Sims 2 and turn it into a standalone game that truly highlights the potential of this incredible world and its cuddly companions. Anyone hoping to form a new social circle will find themselves in luck - there's a wealth of personalities on offer and you'll quickly find a character that's your style and temperament alike. If you have a PC, you will likely enjoy the benefits of the fact the game features four player co-op - an impressive feat given how little of the game has been written yet. If you're an Xbox 360 owner, the fact that this game was developed by EA and optimized to take advantage of the Xbox's Kinect control system makes it an immediate must-have purchase for your arsenal.
Of course, if you already own a PC version of The Sims 2, a real life Sim's personal assistant is at your beck and call, and you won't have to worry about any technological worries - your hard-drive won't get filled up like in the Sims 2 base game, nor will your game suffer clock waits like The Sims 2 Pets did. In fact, the game is optimized for laptops with inbuilt battery warnings and the ability to run in a window, so you can check on emails or IM people while the game is paused without losing any of your progress. 7211a4ac4a