Text Adventure Games: Why Virtual Pets Are Better Than Real Pets
By H. R. Johnston
In the text lands, you have the ability to purchase a pet of your very own. With much thought and preparation, you might consider the cost worth the companionship of your very own creature.
The real world also offers you the chance to buy a pet. Well, here in our text based games, we offer the same at a better rate with even less expense or troublesome side effects! Here are a few reasons real life pets suck compared to your new pet in your text game.
1) No Clean Up
That is right. Unless you want to role play your animal making a huge mess in the house hall, animals don't require you to wear a plastic glove and plastic baggie. Though this can be fun to do (if you're insane), your pet is simple and easy to maintain. No long trips to the groomer or having to fight your panther into the bath tub.
2) Allergies. Not here!
You can obtain any animal, and in text games you do not have to worry about sneezing, itching, or breaking out into some random rash! Mammoths that you normally can't have because they give you the sneezes are now a great possibility. I will mention they are also great with kids.
3) Medical Procedures (and Bills!)
Don't need them. Afraid your cat will scratch up that expensive new wooden model of a tree? Do you think that your dog is a pimp and needs to be neutered? Well, here in textland you don't need to worry about that! There is no need to push your animal companion through any painful medical procedures to prevent them scratching, maiming, or babymaking.
4) Unconditional Love
Once you buy your text pet, you don't have to worry that rubbing your cat's belly might upset it leaving you with a bloody stump. Our text based animals love you, want to be with you, and sometimes (even though they might enjoy the taste of human flesh) won't take a bite out of you. And even if they do, you have a quick way to heal it with health potions! The pet you buy won't run off as long as you, the owner, don't forget where you left it.
5) Creating Your Very Own Pet
Can't find that lion that is just right with the flaming teeth and serpent tail in real life? Create one in our very own pet creators. It costs a little more than just buying a pet in game, but dang it you need that bear with wings and you need it now! And most importantly, you can have it to begin with!
*H.R. Johnston was sadly eaten by a winged bear a few days after this article with submitted. Use caution with real life pets.
If you've got the urge to adopt a text pet of your very own, check out these text adventure games today!
H. R. Johnston is a text game enthusiast and currently plays games from http://www.IronRealms.com.