¿Creías que en esto de los juegos no había nada que inventar? Pues prepárate para dar la bienvenida a un género nuevo. Aunque eso de jugar en la piel de un animal no es ninguna novedad (piensa en Crash Bandicoot, Sonic the Hedgehog o Sly Raccoon), los personajes siempre tenían aspecto de dibujo animado, se comportaban como humanos y andaban sobre dos pies. Esto, por supuesto, era un auténtico timo. Al fin y al cabo, no es lo mismo ser un oso que enfundarse un disfraz peludo. Conscientes de nuestra frustración, los creadores de Dog´s Life se pusieron a idear un nuevo género que nos permitiera abandonarnos a una vida verdaderamente animal. Así que, cuando te hartes de ser humano, ya tienes la forma de metamorfosearte en perro.
Dog's Life is a video game published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for the Sony PlayStation 2.
Dog's Life received mostly average review scores, with critics praising the game for its originality and fun factor, while criticising its audiovisuals.
According to the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2009, Dog's Life holds the world record for the most video game voice-overs done by one person: Kerry Shale voiced 32 characters from the game.
Set in rural midwest US countryside, Dog's Life sees its hero embark on an epic journey that spans the US, taking in everything from ski resorts to vibrant cities along the way. Playing as the nimble-pawed protagonist Jake, a plucky pup with a nose for adventure, the player must sniff out a sinster dog-napping plot involving the canine-hating Miss Peaches and Jake's pedigree chum, Daisy.
Dog's Life allows the player to take the role of a lifelike hound, able to fetch, sniff out food, chase chickens and explore. An American Foxhound named Jake is the main character and his overall objective is to save Daisy, a Yellow Labrador Retriever whom Jake is keen to impress, and a lot of other dogs from a crooked cat-food company CEO, Miss Peaches and her two henchmen, Wayne and Dwayne. Bones must be collected to advance through the game and they can be obtained by digging them up, by beating other dogs in a variety of challenges, by completing tasks given by human characters, and by collecting special smells. After Jake has rescued all the other dogs, he proceeds to the catfood processing plant where Daisy is held.
Upon arriving at the plant, Jake finds Daisy about to be killed and processed by the deadly cat-food machinery. After the machine is temporarily disabled, Miss Peaches arrives to finish the job and is knocked into the catfood-machine by Jake. The machine traps her in a can and sends her down a conveyor belt. After trying to escape, the machine recognizes its mistake and pulls Miss Peaches back to be killed. The machine then crushes and blends up Miss Peaches' body while she screams in agony. Her pureed body is then canned and sold as cat food. Jake and Daisy return home safely and the story is concluded.