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Real Adventures: Pet Vet review: Real Adventures: Pet Vet

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The Good Good depth of care for various animals. Tons of medical detail.

The Bad Very text heavy. Game elements are limited. Very slow pace.

The Bottom Line What happens when you let Vets write videogames? Real Adventures: Pet Vet is what happens, a starkly realistic – and thus sometimes tedious – medical adventure game.

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If you've got a child who's really, really keen to become a vet, then they could do worse than to spend some time with Mindscape's Real Adventures: Pet Vet. The Real part of the name isn't kidding, either; this is a quite detailed simulation that puts you in the role of a new vet, charged with diagnosing and treating a variety of animals.

While real vets don't use a stylus to rub out circles to treat broken limbs, it's otherwise quite realistic, but that's double-edged. The game is very text heavy and very slow, and younger players - such as our test subject, a six year old girl who otherwise loves animals to bits - will quickly become bored with the medical terminology.

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