On the special wish of a certain person at steamgifts i spent a little time on playing Petz: Catz 2. And i have to say: The first ten minutes of the game are actually quite fun. You chose a breed of cat, and start training it, that is where a game starts taking itself way to seriously. It looks okay for a pet simulator, also it it feels and acts like game well made. The controlscheme though is basically annoying. You are supposed, to control your doglike cat (really, have you ever tried to teach a real cat to roll over on your word?) with a bunch or series of gestures you draw with your mouse. This looks quite nice in theory, but turns out awful when you try to send your Mr. Bubbles to the toilet. Graphically it’s not overwhelming, but also nowhere near godawful. The games sounds accurate but it’s nothing special. It may be fun for 3-12-year, or people who never owned and appreciated a cats special traits.
If you are looking for a cute pet simulation, this is the right thing for you. If you want a cute game, filled with a bunch of minigames, and giving you quite a laugh once in a while, you should resort to Catz 5 though.