Okay, we all admit dogs are super cute. And pretending to be a dog can be interesting sometimes. So, what happens when Gluten Free Games— a relatively unknown mobile gaming company now defunct— releases a new simulator revolving around the world of dogs? Well, I’d say mixed reactions.
Ultimate Dog Sim, while not as successful as it’s predecessor, includes more things to do and (I believe) more doggies. With a huge map to explore, and many animals you can encounter, Ultimate Dog Sim will keep you entertained for a while. But, there’s a cost to a nice premise: bugs. A lot of them. Sometimes, your dog might glitch through the floor and not be able to get back up, which forces the player to exit the game and come back. Other times a dead animal could spazz out and its legs, whom are having a seizure at this point, could glitch out and block the entire screen. This most commonly happens when the player drags a dead wolf.
I also feel like the game has missed some potentials... Such as a dog catcher. In the first Dog Simulator there was a dog catcher that barely did anything, so why not now? And there was a lot of missed potential in the city area. The city feels like a bunch of skyscrapers that were randomly placed in a field in the middle of nowhere. A real city has a bunch of buildings and doesn’t abruptly end at one place. Same goes for the neighborhood and the skatepark. Speaking of the neighborhood, why are you only able to enter one house? And it doesn’t even feel like you’re that person’s dog, it just feels like you’re a stray and you just decided to move there. This game in general feels like it was recycled from Ultimate Cat Simulator, but with different models and locations placed in different areas.
Overall, if you like dog simulators or you liked all of Gluten Free’s recycled games, then you should totally check out Ultimate Dog Simulator. Otherwise, you WILL get bored quickly.