The Sims Pet Stories
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|The Sims Pet Stories|
American cover art
|Developer(s)||Maxis Redwood Shores|
|Publisher(s)||Electronic Arts (PC)|
Aspyr Media (Mac)
|Platform(s)||Windows, Mac OS X|
On December 17, 2015, Aspyr released another port of The Sims Pet Stories for OS X to the Mac App Store for OS X Mavericks or later. After the announcement of macOS Catalina dropping support for 32-bit apps, Aspyr removed the port from the Mac App Store on June 17, 2019 though it still remains available to play for users on older versions of macOS who previously purchased the game.
The Sims Pet Stories challenges Sims to care for and train pets, similar to The Sims 2: Pets. Much like its predecessor, this game is optimized for laptops and features both story and free play modes. Players can also raise and train pets in the game like The Sims 2.
In this game, two new stories are introduced, Best in Show and Midnight Masquerade. The first story features Alice, a woman who faces financial problems and is about to lose her home. So she enters her pet Dalmatian into a local dog show to try to earn enough money to save her house. The second story is about a successful executive chef named Stephen, whose world is turned upside down when an obnoxious cat comes to live with him.
There is a neutral town titled Arbor Falls, where you can play in Free Mode, and you do not have to follow a story line. In Free Mode, you can play as you can in the regular The Sims 2. You can raise a family, buy pets, go out, and date, which was previously a feature on the expansion pack Nightlife (2005).
The Sims Pet Stories also introduced new objects, such as games for pets and musical instruments, and building opportunities including new paintings and floor patterns.
As with the other titles in The Sims Stories series, Pet Stories is designed around the bare bones of the base The Sims 2 (2004) game engine, making it more optimized for laptops and low-end computers. By default, the title plays in Windowed mode, but can be changed to play in regular full screen. It also features a battery bar to show how much battery you have left, if playing on a laptop.
As with the other two titles in the series, Pet Stories received mixed to positive reception.
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