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I decided to do a retrospective on notable video game pets in 2022, because frankly, I adopted a real one this year. A simple inspiration and a simple, straightforward article to put together – right? But during brainstorming, really existential questions began to emerge about what counts as a pet in a video game.
Are pets supposed to have no useful use and are purely aesthetic creatures that players occasionally feed and pat? maybe not. If they are also tied to a game mechanic, can they be considered pets? Surely they must be traditionally domesticated animals – as opposed to mechanical or even ghostly – to be considered a pet? Probably?
How much intelligence should they have? Because if they’re so smart, they’re just like a regular NPC or party member, right? Do you have to belly up like a Tamagotchi to register them as a pet? I think the last point is really integral to pet ownership.
With all of these questions in mind, the net cast here is quite broad – hinting at an unusual line between pets, mechanics and traditional real-life notions of free-spirited characters. From Alden Ring torrents to pet management sims, there’s a little bit of everything here.
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