You’ve got to hand it to the game developers of Fierce Tales: The Dog’s Heart. They’ve landed on a concept near and dear to millions of Americans’ hearts. That is, their beloved pets. How many million exactly? Surveys show that about 63 percent of U.S. households, or 71 million homes, own at least one pet — up from 64 million just five years ago. So, it’s safe to say that dogs and cats as a game theming tool has a certain pull that say, gnomes, don’t. Not that there aren’t several gnome fans out there… just probably not 71 million households full of them.
And, last year, my fellow pet lovers and I (count me in the 71 million — one spoiled rotten Pekingese, Ming, and his long suffering terrier pal, Rosie) spent a whopping $50 billion on our pets. That sobering statistic comes to us from the American Pet Products Association (APPA). Yes, Americans love their four-footed friends as much as children. Perhaps more so, says the mother of two kids who are on my last nerve this week before summer vacation ends.
APPA says food and veterinary costs account for about 65 percent of that $50 billion. Pet services such as grooming, boarding, pet hotels, and pet sitting take up another 10 percent.
So, what are the chances that "dog-themed" games swallow the remaining 25 percent? The game developers of Fierce Tales: The Dog’s Heart can only hope so. Let’s face it: One percent of $50 billion would make them wealthier beyond their wildest dreams and spawn Fierce Tales: The Cat’s Heart, Fierce Tales: The Ferret’s Heart, and so on...
Suffice it to say, Fierce Tales: The Dog’s Heart makes a safe bet and swoops into the hearts of pet lovers everywhere.
The game is fairly well balanced between Hidden Object areas and mini-games. The dog theme is continued nicely throughout.
Use CGG’s comprehensive Fierce Tales: The Dog’s Heart Walkthrough as your not-so-furry friend for tackling the tasks in this terrorized town. The fully detailed screenshots can be checked from time to time or every step of the way until you rescue your pup and save the snowy town of Houndspoint.