MyePets3D

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Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
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Cool-looking virtual world suffers from poor navigation.

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age 6+
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Positive Messages

Although all of the characters are animals, there are some situations that don't seem to teach kids good safety rules. In the beginning of play for instance, a message might come up that says "go meet Larry the polar bear, he would like to talk to you," which sounds a bit suspicious. "Larry" then suggests you look around for "kash" that's hidden near a house. He says you can use it to "buy lots of cool stuff." Sounds a bit like a scenario parents would caution kids about in real life.

Violence & Scariness

Special "powerpuff slippers" are said to increase a virtual animal's speed during battles.

Sexy Stuff
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Consumerism

Although access to the online world doesn't require any purchases, there is a product page on the site that features all the real world plush pets available to buy. Acquiring stuff through purchases is a main activity on the site and is presented as an exciting pastime.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that MYEPETS3D is safe, but it will frustrate kids accustomed to fully responsive virtual worlds. Animal avatars are supposed to be able to travel through this rich 3D environment. Navigation is difficult to figure out, though, so the little critters will be chasing their tales more than completing missions. Special features, like charms and "zips" look intriguing, but young users might have difficulty keeping track of all the imaginary details.

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Kid, 11 years old August 23, 2012
Kid, 12 years old February 25, 2011

Wants to much info!

Well.... i was going to do that free tryal.... then i started to do it and it asked for my email..... then my parents email.... then my gender...... then my age... Continue reading

What's it about?

Players start in Tree Town, where they can hang out and play games in the Game Hut or go on a quest. Playing games earns Kash, which means players can buy stuff for their pet. It's not clear what's available for purchase, though. If they choose a quest, they'll get instructions to talk to another pet or go someplace else where they might have to find an object or battle another pet. Players can use and earn zips, such as Boo Boo Bandages, to improve a pet's health. Charms, like the Smile Power Tee, can aid them in battle.

Is it any good?

Judged solely on visual appeal, MYEPETS3D is a homerun. The CGI graphics are realistic and impressive, although not exactly 3D in the way they jump off the page. The first-person point of view puts users in the center of the action (although this can mean staring at the butt of a dog for extended periods of time). But the main problem on this site is the lack of action. The simple act of moving a character from one place to another is an arduous task that takes an excruciatingly long time. Without detailed instructions, there's really no way to tell where to go and the site can be a struggle to figure out even for adult users. The animals on MyePets3D are cute and inviting, but looks aren't everything and it's a sure bet kids will lose patience with this site soon after logging on.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about basic safety for online worlds.

  • Families can talk about spending virtual cash in online worlds. It's OK to spend virtual cash anyway you'd like, but how should you approach real world money?

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For kids who love to immerse themselves in their imagination

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