Petz: Dogz 2 Review
By John Goodman
Petz: Catz 2 (Nyanko to Mahou no Boushi?, Kitten and the Magical Hat) & Petz: Dogz 2 (Wanko to Mahou no Boushi?, Puppy and the Magical Hat) are video games for the PC, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2 and Wii, the latter two are similar to The Dog Island. Players can choose from 40 breeds of dogs or cats, in Dogz most breeds have a choice of two fur colours. In the UK these games are titled Dogz and Catz.
It all starts at the player's house, in this little area called South Pawville. The player is a kitten or puppy. The mother is Ione and the father is Arvin. In the beginning, Arvin talks to the player about the "Magic Hat". The Magic Hat is the hat that has been passed down their family tree for generations. The main purpose of the Magic Hat is to protect the world of cats from evildoers who want to destroy it. The animal wearing the Magic Hat will gain amazing power. The power to do anything. If used by the wrong animal (evildoers), then the user will eventually become nothing but pure evil. Arvin has just received this from the player's (kitten's or puppy's) grandfather in the game, and tells the player about how important the Magic Hat is, and why it should never be used for evil, and only good, and the vow he made to use it only for good. Then, Ione says we seem to have a visitor. Then, the player's friend, Victor, comes over to play outside.