A bit cWappy
by Peter Willington 18/1/2013
Product: Wappy Dog
Developer: Activision Blizzard
Genre: Virtual Pet/ Toy
Almost unbelievably, given that it comes with a robot dog that you can control remotely by having your DS emit high-frequency sounds, Wappy Dog is completely underwhelming.
The concept of an artificial pet dog that you can interact with in the living room is nothing new, of course: Sony's AIBO, the i-Cybie, and the Genibo have all attempted to toy with our affections by imitating flesh, blood, and fur with nuts, bolts, and plastic.
Wappy Dog isn't nearly as sophisticated (nor as expensive) as its more complicated counterparts, but it also seems completely irrelevant to the game it accompanies, making its inclusion a little pointless.
Wappy Dog possesses just slightly more sophistication than a Furby does. Only the very young and easily amused will get much from Wappy Dog, other than its sheer novelty
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