What you get with this expansion is the ability to have up to six pets in one household of either the canine or feline variety. You can control the new animals in much the same way as your human Sims, albeit with interactions tailored to them – don’t expect your new kitten to call for pizza or attempt woo-hoo. There are new areas and shops to explore too, and storylines to embark upon if you so wish.

The Kinect voice recognition features are impressive, although limited. There are only 30 simple phrases that the game understands, but it does understand them and as such makes for an easier, less fiddly control experience.

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