Petville vs. Pet Society

A few days ago, a new game, Petville, was released on Facebook. The game is pretty much a copy of Pet Society. You get a virtual pet, you customize its appearance, feed it, shop for it, decorate its house, visit friends and earn money.

The game is made by Playfish frenemy Zynga, the maker of Mafia Wars, Farmville and Yoville. On the day of Petville’s release, a Playfish staff member contacted me and had this to say about the rivalry between the two companies: “I’m biased of course, but even if I didn’t work for Playfish I’d gravitate to our games because they look better, have more depth, and are more creative and innovative.”

To be fair, I’m sure someone working at Zynga would say the same about their games, and a poll on AOL’s games.com shows that more people actually prefer the look of Petville over Pet Society.

It’ll be very interesting to see how Petville fares in the coming months. Perhaps the competition will be good in helping Pet Society improve its features.

I tested Petville on three separate occasions. Here’s a quick review of the highlights.

Here’s my test pet “Ramses” eating. I bought a banana, but it looks like dried dog food in the bowl, and the pet shovels it in with his hands. This is interesting to note, because Playfish COO Sebastien de Halleux once told me that when Pet Society was first released, it featured animal food, but the company found out that players preferred to feed their pets human food.

One cool thing about Petville’s food is the treats that are stored in the chest. Feed your pet a treat and it will do a trick. Here’s an image of Ramses playing a guitar after I gave him a custard. I never bought the guitar, so I was surprised that it magically appeared on its own.

Here’s Ramses shopping for clothes:

I do like the elevators in the stores. Each floor features different types of merchandise, such as sportswear and holiday costumes. The layout is cleaner and easier to navigate than the Pet Society stores, which have gotten very crowded in the past year.

There’s one big downside to Petville. If you don’t check in frequently enough, your pet lands in jail and you’ll need to pay a fine. I was charged 827 coins after just one day!

Other than the issue of high fees, Petville seems to have pretty good features. If I weren’t already a Pet Societyholic, maybe I would take it up.

How loyal are you to Pet Society?
Do you log in to Pet Society every day? Do you feel all warm and fuzzy when you think about your pet? Would you ever cheat on your pet by going to Petville?

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251 Responses to “Petville vs. Pet Society”


  1. 1 brisa December 6, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I tried it too. I don’t like how they walk- it’s like they glide across the floor and on one occasion, my pet Dulcinea went completely off the scrren, through a wall in her house! I liked the window, when you move it you get a different view of the outside. I didn’t think the pets were as cute as pet society pets, they seem awkward and clumsy. Definetly not as cute as my litte Quijote. I think people who play Mafia Wars and Farmville will end up playing Petville because of advertisements. there are 2 types of people in the facebook world- the Zynga players and the Playfish players. As different as liberals and conservatives…we of course being the liberals ;) I deleted my PV pet afterwards, I am true to PS.

  2. 2 Ariel December 6, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    oh my god, those pets are hideous!!! no offense, ramses!! but they look funny.

  3. 3 julia December 6, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    petville pets are kind of creepy………….how do you delete a petville account?

  4. 5 Ferretbite December 6, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    No. Just… no. These pets lack the magic of our Pet Society buddies. And then Zynga games are always “play for 8 minutes and come back tomorrow” which isn’t very stimulating.

    The look is different yet similar enough that people might actually confuse one game for the other. And it makes no effort to hide this fact either.

    At any rate all this means is that Pet Society will NEED to enhance a few features to be competitive. Maybe it’s time to start adding a few stadium mini games that are NOT cash, or put the cell phones or computers to use by making them more interactive than just making the pet laugh. You can chat on poker rivals after all, so this has to be doable.

  5. 6 Pet Society Anonymous December 6, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Those are great suggestions Ferretbite. Let’s make up a list of things that Pet Society can do to improve their game. I will collect the best suggestions and publish the list later. Everyone is welcome to comment here or send me mail at petsocietyanon@gmail.com.

    • 7 Jaty December 7, 2009 at 2:01 am

      hey PSA!

      I just woke up in the morning without any bad dreams, and upon seeing your pet eating the food, I got kind of scared. I ran outta the room and hid myself in the blanket! lol!

  6. 8 Ferretbite December 6, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Sounds like a plan. I’ll send you some by email, Draco & I need to put on our thinking hats.

  7. 9 Montebello (Gatildo's Owner) December 6, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    I tried the game to see how it wwas and I couldn’t stand playing it, the pets are horrible, I hate the game style and I was shocked to see how they just tokk Per Society and shamelessly made a rip-off!

  8. 10 Montebello (Gatildo's Owner) December 6, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    And I can’t believe how Petville is winning on that poll!!!!
    Maybe it’s because those Farmiville and anythingville people are voting for that thing…

  9. 13 Kara December 6, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    The pets on Petville are DISGUSTING! Sorry, Ramses, but this is just my opinion hahah. I mean, Pet Society is so much better! This sort of pisses me off because it’s an exact replica of our beloved and ORIGINAL game, and even though lots of virtual pet games are similar, this one is identical to PS beyond belief!

    • 14 Anza June 29, 2010 at 4:31 am

      Yeah, and the pets in Petville have no manners when eating (I mean, Pet society’s pets is more polite when eating, even my brother said that Petville is no fun). But I like the treats. I want Pet Society’s lottery to include Playfish Cash, so I (who didn’t have any Playfish Cash) can buy items such as WWF Underwater Bundle and that cool Real-Time Wallpaper!

  10. 15 Ferretbite December 6, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    The unbiased poll could have picked a happier PS citizen to compare the two games. Just sayin’

  11. 16 ever42 December 6, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    At least Pet Society pets don’t make weird poses when being washed or dance retardedly. But Pet Society needs to step it up a notch to be recognized over PetVille. My friends and I believe that they need more interacting mini-games. Just one game is not enough for us.

  12. 18 Modonoko December 6, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    I dunt have 6 other aliases in PS, but I don’t think I’ve the time to start up another pet from scratch again. :P

  13. 19 NotARealName December 7, 2009 at 12:03 am

    I do believe that the Playfish staff member doesn’t know what ‘unbiased’ means. Self-promotion, much? Even though I do like FarmVille, those pets are horrid. (But that’s just me.)

  14. 20 Dorrcia December 7, 2009 at 1:17 am

    I checked this game out the other day… I do not like it, and in my opinion I really don’t think it’s any better than PS. Yeah, it looks “better” I suppose, since the pet is shaded as opposed to being a flat color, and the markings are neat (I would love to be able to give my pet markings!) However, I really don’t like that you have to be a certain level to wear some of the clothes. How ridiculous! And the visual superiority of petville is just.. too much. It’s over shaded to the point that is just looks overdone. I can appreciate the simplicity of Pet Society. Yeah, PS lacks any visual depth for the most part, I think that adds to the charm. It’s sweet, simple, and works.

    And to parrot other comments… The pets on PV are horrid looking. I think the one I made is okay, but… I really don’t know what it is, they just look off, and the animations are a bit weird.

  15. 21 Mew December 7, 2009 at 3:37 am

    PetVille is the creepiest game I’ve ever seen. The character design is scary. On top of that, they ripped off everything from Pet Society. Pet Society shouldn’t feel threatened. I think PetVille knows it’s the weaker one. It already threatens its players into playing every day, or else face a daily fine.

  16. 22 :D December 7, 2009 at 4:00 am

    the poll made the pet ville pet look happy and pet society pet look sad! :(
    pets are supposed to be pets! the pet ville clothes made them look like a cross between a human and an animal. (ew) another thing i do not like about the pet’s look is the eyelashes… one of the eyes are sooo small already and when i clicked female, the eyelashes came out and spoils that pair of eyes! the pet does not walk to where i click like in pet society and that leads to the thing i hate most about pet ville… the pet keep running to the middle of the screen!!! how am i supposed to buy anything if the pet keep blocking the items?!
    but i do like the window… :D

  17. 23 Zenny & Jeany December 7, 2009 at 4:12 am

    PetVille totally sucks. The pets are so disgusting. I pledge myself to be loyal to Pet Society forever!

  18. 25 Bubbles December 7, 2009 at 4:50 am

    LOL, PS fans are outraged. I will likely not play Petville. One addiction is enough.

  19. 26 tyfusi December 7, 2009 at 8:22 am

    They are the most hidest pets i have seen

  20. 27 Andro December 7, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Emm…i like PS than PV

  21. 28 Emily December 7, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Frankly, I’m not impressed by Petville. The idea of a user getting a virtual pet, customizing it, feeding it and taking care of it is too similar to Pet Society.

    I wouldn’t like to have my pet running off to the pound everytime I didn’t log on. I don’t have the time to log on every day. During the exam period, I’m not allowed to go on Pet Society for almost a month. Imagine how much I would have to pay when I finally logged on!

    I really don’t see how anyone could prefer the look of Petville over that of Pet Society! The pets on Petville look like crosses between animals and humans, and are not as cute as those on Pet Society.

  22. 30 Anthony040 December 7, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Knowing how Farmville intentionally ripped off Farm Town and somehow became *TEH GREATEST GAME ON FACEBOOK!!!!!!111″, I’d hate to see Zynga try and beat Pet Society with this awful carbon copy. Yeah, I tried Farmville once – it was bad. The dialogue with all its “y’all”‘s everywhere sounded like a scene from “Deliverance”. So I’m not going to bother with Petville – real original, Zynga.

    Petville – the Irate Gamer to Pet Society’s genius!

  23. 33 superbear December 7, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I love Zynga’s Cafe World (than PF’s Restaurant City :P) but Petville just needs some serious aesthetic adjustments! :(

    The pets aren’t even nice to look at.
    Zynga could have been more original with the games.

  24. 36 Nom de Plume December 7, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I agree — the pets on PetVille all look hideous. They’re all just…pudding faces. Ugly pudding faces. (No offence to poor Ramses :D )

    I think Pet Society wins visually because everything has a ‘cartoony’ appearance, so the pets automatically look cuter (and just more huggable!). I don’t think PetVille knows what it wants. On the one hand, it’s got all the perdy bright colours, yet on the other hand, everything’s shaded to the point of looking realistic, but in a bad way.

    And don’t even get me started on the FINES!! :O Like Emily above me commented, some people are simply too busy to be constantly checking on their pet, especially during the exam period…I took Drama as one of my main options, so when I have that, say, twice in one afternoon, afterwards I often feel too shattered to be bothered to log in to PS!
    And what if your Internet isn’t working, or the computer needs to be taken to a shop and fixed, etc…? Way to punish your players, Zynga.

    OK, rant over. :D I’ll just finish by saying that Zynga probably won’t get anywhere by just making rip-offs of other companies’ games, AND at such a poor level — let’s face it, at the moment, PV couldn’t look more unprofessional if it had a website advertisement running across the bottom of it. :D

  25. 37 bloo December 7, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Tried PetVille, but have found it buggy when using FireFox as my browser. For instance, when using firefox, the arrow on the right hand side of the room does not show up. This makes it impossible to shop for furniture, clothes or even just to walk around my house. Unlike PetSociety, you cannot just click on the floor and have your pet walk in that direction.

    To sum it up, PetVille sux big time when using Mozilla Firefox.

    Long live Pet Society, where the food is magical and you can shake the trees for money!

  26. 38 khaled December 7, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I like your blog it’s well organized, keep the good work

  27. 39 Kylie December 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Well…essay time! I’m guessing I’m the minority here, as I happen to like PetVille. However, my loyalty remains with Pet Society.

    I kinda grew tired of PS when they added the quest/pond feature. I think they tried making it too much like their other game, Country Story, and it felt elaborated. I liked the simplicity that Pet Society had before the quests and the fishing. I decided to try PetVille. It totally outraged me that it ripped off PS, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt. The graphics/animation are way better than PS, I have to say. The game is more detailed and aesthetically pleasing, but that’s about the only thing PV has on PS. The pets are creepy as several posters have mentioned, and it took me a while to make my pet (I wasn’t going to settled for a buck tooth pet with horns, which was what I kept getting when I randomized my pet). Not just the way they look, but the way they move is creepy, I’m still trying to get used to it. The pets pop up in the weirdest places like mine would pop up on my screen, close-up, staring at me. It’s not cute, it’s actually scary! It startles me every time. The music is annoying, with its childish tune/lyrics, I just turn it off. The pets are so awkward. When I made my pet dance, it was danced human-like, freaky stuff. And when I tickled another pet…so wrong. I’m still getting used to it. My pet hasn’t ran away yet, but it sucks how I have to keep feeding it or else I’ll have to pay a fine (I didn’t know that until today). Can’t really do much with my pet since once its energy goes down to zero, I can’t play with my friends’ pets, which is pretty much the only way to earn money in PetVille.

    So I’ve pretty much bashed PetVille, nevertheless, I can’t stop playing it. I think Pet Society needs to step up their game just a LITTLE. Because PetVille is still new, and it can take more PS ideas and make them better. Plus Farmville (yuck) users might want to try PetVille and think it’s way better than PS, and possibly think PS is the clone.

    So, Pet Society, just want you to know that I still love you and Playfish rocks, but I like PetVille has potential.

  28. 43 Tessa December 7, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Hey
    i tried pv,too and in my view it was soooooo boring. you just can buy some stuff or visit the strange pv-friend.
    the stuff in the stores look boring and to realistc. when i play ps it is a other world and i love the colourful and the cheesy stuff.
    moreover the game was so slow. it loads very long and wants to publish everything to my wall.
    i think to force the players to be online every day is the silliest idea of this game. the most people can’t be online everyday and i don’t want to pay a lot of virtual money just because my stupid pet run away.

  29. 44 Moxie December 7, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    i happen to like petville and i see that it does have potential to be something great.

    one of my major complaints about pet society is that it takes a really long time to do visits to collect coins … petville does not have this issue.

    if playfish could somehow fix this … petville would be a distant memory for me.

  30. 45 copogirl December 7, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    i tried too but in friend bar only have 1 friend

  31. 46 Sushiiii December 8, 2009 at 12:02 am

    PetVille is sooo weird! xD I never liked realistic-like computer games, with everything shaded and all. Plus the weird way they eat~~! *shudders* xP
    Pet Society is so much cuter, and simpler. I think I’ll stick with it for now :P

    • 47 Anza June 29, 2010 at 4:44 am

      I agree with Sushiiii. I too rarely play PetVille, and I’ll remove PetVille from my applications. Pet Society rocks!

  32. 48 Serena December 8, 2009 at 6:29 am

    this is so freaky and disturbing
    and fake
    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    i am NEVER going to play it again
    not in my life
    cant belive i even visites the game
    how do i delete my account?

  33. 50 hanna December 8, 2009 at 6:50 am

    I have played petville. They are so weird… And their picture wasn’t very good. Lot of the furniture and clothes is locked and we must wait until hiigher level!!! I hate it!!
    And why Zynga is copying Playfish’s games???? Can Zynga think a more creative games?????

    • 51 Poppy December 10, 2009 at 8:24 am

      One thing is I dont think the petville pets can poo… :(

    • 52 Anza June 29, 2010 at 4:47 am

      Yeah Zynga is better called 3/4 enemy rather than frenemy. But I like Zynga’s Treasure Isle. Maybe Pet Society’s treasure hunt feature copied Treasure Isle, but that was a revenge since Zynga copied Pet Society! Go Pet Society! Say no to PetVille! >:(

  34. 53 hanna December 8, 2009 at 6:54 am

    Don’t give up Pet Society and Playfish!!!! Don’t give up! Don’t give up!!!!

  35. 54 hanna December 8, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Pet Society is a CUTEST pet game!!!! Good picture, good sound, good pet, and good features!!!! 5 stars for Pet Society

  36. 55 Anonymous December 8, 2009 at 8:51 am

    I dont like PetVille that much. I like Pet Society. :)

  37. 56 Ida December 8, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Pet Society is way cuter and more creative as compared to Petville. However, the urge to move to Petville is higher as I have not been able to log in to PS after 4 days. I tried to seek for help from the support but they are not helping and insisted I take a look at the forum which of course does not help me solve the problem. My PS does not seem to load although the screen says it’s loading. And this problem was not shown on the frequently asked questions or in the thread at the forum.

    • 57 Ferretbite December 8, 2009 at 5:32 pm

      That’s a very weird problem which browser are you using? I have been playing (way too much) as usual without any trouble.

  38. 58 Andro December 8, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Hmmm…zynga is good copier. Can zynga make a creative game huh?

    • 59 bloo December 8, 2009 at 3:47 pm

      FarmTown had been popular for about a year when Zynga introduced their new game, FarmVille. Repeat process with PetSociety and PetVille. Zynga can’t come up with anything original. Zynga copies their ideas from other popular games.

      • 60 Anza June 29, 2010 at 4:55 am

        Yeah, but maybe (I said MAYBE) Pet Society’s Treasure Hunt feature copied Zynga’s game Treasure Isle. However, I admit that as a revenge for copying Pet Society!

  39. 61 Hehe December 8, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    I actually like Petville, but, of course, I like Pet Society more. I won’t call it a rip off, since these types of games really are popular, even on other platforms.

    It still lacks features, maybe because it is just starting, just like when PS was, way before Gardens, Fishing, Cafe, Cash Shops, and all that. And to be honest, I don’t play PS like I did before. It’s getting boring as well, if not for the weekly new items, I wouldn’t even play it anymore. That’s why I like Petville as well, because it offers me something different.

    And, don’t get me wrong, for those complaining about items being locked, well wouldn’t you agree that prices in PS are too much nowadays? :) Just saying, give the guys in Zynga a break, PS copied off from them as well (Poker anyone?). These two companies just make the same games to offer something the other can’t.

    • 62 Ferretbite December 8, 2009 at 7:57 pm

      Not so sure about the last part. First of all, poker was hardly invented by zynga, even the interface and the whole idea can’t be claimed as their original creation. It was only a matter of time until PF created their own version of it.

      The PS items aren’t too expensive when you think of it, they remain more or less the same as usual. When I first started playing I only had 5 friends or so, no stadium, no garden and no cafe. A simple bed was the equivalent of today’s “ZOMG PRICEY!!” luxury TWS items. The best way to find PS impossible to afford is if to become obsessive about owning every item they release each week.

      And finally, even if the poker thing were true, the look, feel and design of petville is a complete and utter carbon copy of pet society, in fact it is made to look like pet society in a 3D-ish suit so that eventually, someone who was unaware of PS might think because of its simpler look that THEY are the copy.

      • 63 Hehe December 9, 2009 at 3:04 pm

        Of course, Zynga did not invent the game poker itself, but they did make an app for those who want to play poker in FB.

        It’s not a carbon copy if you compare the features they offer. I do agree that the concept of taking care of a virtual pet was so unoriginal, but what do you expect Zynga could do to make it “original” as some of you request them to do? Should they remove the feature where you could scrub the pet, feed the pet? Might as well request them to remove the game completely.

        I love Pet Society, and I’ve been playing it since forever, but hopefully, some would just give them (Zynga) a break. Obviously, as a game developer, you wouldn’t expect everyone to enjoy what you make, but let’s be open minded about it as others do enjoy Petville so far. But I guess, it’s completely useless, as this blog IS PET SOCIETY Anonymous. :D

  40. 64 bloo December 8, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    While we are discussing Zynga’s need to steal game ideas, lets not forget the how Zynga was sued for copyright infringement because their MafiaWars was identical to Mob Wars.

    Zynga steals game ideas for profit. Period. I hope Playfish sues them for copyright infringement.

  41. 65 Jessica December 8, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    i think petville is a million times better than pet scoiety because pet ville is much more creative unlike pet society and also it is a fun and excellent game! :D

  42. 68 leo December 9, 2009 at 12:24 am

    I like how there are more ways to earn coins in petville, with the extra features (house cleanup, free gifts, & even feeding earns coins), and I think that pet society should have more ways too. b/c it takes me HOURS to earn several thousand each day, while in petville it is so much easier. I was kinda interested in petville at first (although turned off by the pet designs), but I’m still not going to devote much of my time to petville like how I do to pet society. Petville makes my computer lag… it is so slow running! well pet society is too, when visiting some people who pile their rooms with crap, but not nearly as slow.

  43. 69 Luna December 9, 2009 at 1:10 am

    I don’t like Petville and the graphics is the only thing that sets PS from Petville..
    I also find it very disturbing to see the pet looking like it’s getting it on.. EWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

    I would like for the lottery wheel to give PF cash too and that interactive mini-game idea is cool too :D

  44. 70 rakel December 9, 2009 at 1:13 am

    I like how there are more ways to earn coins in petville, but after cleaning my friends’ houses and making my home look decent, there’s nothing else to do. In pet society I am hooked on fishing and growing trees and so on, I don’t really enjoy hugging my neighbours.

  45. 71 Poofikins December 9, 2009 at 2:53 am

    “Let’s make up a list of things that Pet Society can do to improve their game. I will collect the best suggestions and publish the list later.”

    I would love it if you could store stuff in dressers.

  46. 72 Prissy December 9, 2009 at 3:06 am

    petville is a nice game but it just dosent give me that nice feeling i get when i play pet society, and besides in petville you have to get on everyday or your pet runs away. So i basiclly recommend people keep playing pet society (but pet society still needs to update a few thing)

  47. 73 Mika December 9, 2009 at 3:36 am

    No offense, but please don`t get mad at me. I have to be honest. And please note this is my opinion. But I prefer Pet Society. The pets on Petville are just hideous! They look like monsters or something. In Pet Society, the pets are so cute and they look like dolls. And in Pet Society, they have these really cute stuff and goodies like Mystery Boxes, etc.

    I have alot to say but I won`t post it. I`m just saying that Pet Society is much, much better.

    Thank you! ;))

    • 74 Anza June 29, 2010 at 5:07 am

      I agree with you. Although there are many ways to earn money in PetVille, you can’t do anything after collecting money rather than spending your money. But Pet Society has more fun stuff such as fishing and gardening. And there are a lot of goodies as Mika said.

      GO PET SOCIETY! :D

  48. 75 catharsis108 December 9, 2009 at 5:10 am

    honestly saying, i do like the look of the pets in petville. its just that it’s so hard to get the right adorable combination! took quite a while to create my PV pet, the random button’s outcome usually look ugly. also, i really like the actions done by the pets, i find that it is more “interactive” that way. like when you’re away the pet will come and seek your attention.. think it is less stiff and more… “pet like” (the seeking attention part) as compared to those on PS. i also like the elevators in the shops, and the windows.. the view on the window changes whenever you move it around, i think that’s ingenious!

    but yeah, the downsides of this game are of course the fact that your pet will run away when left hungry for a while, and also the fact that clearing litter (bonus) requires you to go to every single room and that takes time. but then again, i think the running away issue isn’t much of a problem, as the length of time the food will last increases as you level up, and can last for days.. perhaps weeks or a month even (not sure abt this)? i guess PV just wants its players to dedicate its time to the game.. showing that the reward of playing gets better and better each time.

    that being said, i still love! my pet in PS. also, PV is still new so there is a lot of potential for improvement. nonetheless, this will be good competition for PS.

    anyways, you can actually preview your clothes before buying on PV (:

  49. 76 joss December 9, 2009 at 6:24 am

    i play some games like farmville and cafeville but those petville pics scare me they look creepy and i think the pets”run away” so you’d have to pay then you would need more money i would be able to do that i go on ps 1-3 times a week or something not ever one can go every day

  50. 77 RubyBlight December 9, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Hello,
    I hope my posting here isn’t intrusive, but I’ve noticed that quite a few names aren’t links to other blogs, so I thought this might be okay.
    I was waiting for a mass outrage like this the second I clicked on PetVille. My initial thought of it was, “Wow, this takes me back!” I actually spent a longer amount of time making my Pet Society character, Rico, than I did my PetVille one, who goes by the name of Anja. I think the reason for that was because when I did a few test critters (I had originally wanted to make a monster), I decided, “Okay. I would like a pet that does not look like that.” Anja is a bulldog and my friends’ pets don’t look too bad, though one does have a very alarming bunny. I’ve also found that Pet Society has far more possibilities for critter combinations. When I made Rico, I didn’t expect to end up with a little green fox. When I made Anja, I decided I wanted her to be a bulldog in under five seconds.
    My reason for starting a PetVille game was because I really wanted to give my beloved Rico a little sister to play with. But, since you can’t do that, I tried this new game. I like PetVille’s store layouts and prices better, but one thing that it will never have over Pet Society is a sense of warmth and love. None of Zynga’s games feel particularly inviting, though some are quite addictive. Pet Society, along with the other PlayFish games, don’t look repetitive or rehashed. All Pet Society needs is a few more items the pets can actually use and some interactive games that do not require the player to pay real money.
    I have found PetVille to be quite glitchy. To be fair, it is just starting, but every time Anja dances/gets a bath/breathes, her skirt is suddenly a very wide-legged pair of shorts. Not a good look. It also saddens me that the pants are actual pants and not just pant legs. The pant legs in Pet Society are a scream. The pants in PetVille are just clothes. You can’t get a chuckle out of anything in the stores.
    A feature of PetVille, which I found out just today from reading your blog, that I do not care for is the pound. When it says, “Come back and feed your pet or it’ll run away!” or something to that nature, I assumed they meant you had to bring it in from outside. Nothing makes me feel more inadequate than losing virtual pets. It makes me think, in a Dimitri Martin-esque way, “Darn. I’m less nurturing than the internet.” That’s just depressing. I like how in Pet Society, if you can’t be there, you can have a robot or a neighbor care for your pet. Pet Society feels like just that to me; a society. PetVille…well, the title itself is just cold. There is also no “outside.” There are other homes and stores, but you cannot go outdoors. As much as I hate being outside in real life, I find that bizarre and a massive lapse in attention to detail. It’s like they live in a tunnel.
    This may or may not be my imagination, but aren’t the Pet Society pets’ personalities based on what facial features you give them? All the pets in PetVille are exactly the same. No individuality at all. I do like Anja, but she feels kind of cardboard. Rico warms my heart. This may sound crazy, but I feel like the A.I. in the game makes a strong connection to the player; like the pets can see the players through the screen. I don’t feel that same love from PetVille. I do think it’s pretty cute how they come up to the screen if you leave the game idle, though. I also like that you can pick them up, which is a feature I’ve hoped PlayFish will add to Pet Society for some time; Rico can be stubborn. When he’s picked his direction, he shall go that way!
    In conclusion, and my apologies for being so long winded; I didn’t realize I had so much to comment on, PetVille lacks the charm and heart of Pet Society. It’s amusing for a few minutes, but it’s failed to suck me in like Pet Society does. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s there. Hopefully, PlayFish will add more features to Pet Society that do not involve “PlayFish Cash” and then, Pet Society shall reign supreme again! I’d love it if they made the kitchens interactive; I think it’d be pretty fun to cook with the pets.
    Thank you for your time and again, you have my apologies if posting here was inappropriate. Don’t worry about PetVille too much, though; focus on your Pet Society darlings. They’re well-held together and you’ll never open your game to find apple cores and banana peels on their beds. I will never be over that for as long as I live.
    -RubyBlight (and Rico)

  51. 79 Andro December 9, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Cafe world is copy from restaurant city, isn’t is?

    • 80 Hehe December 9, 2009 at 2:59 pm

      Everybody keeps pointing at how each game is a copy of another. Each game offer a different side of a genre. Restaurant City relies much on networking because you trade off ingredients(until it was recently changed of course) while cafe world is more on the player only and planning which to cook.

  52. 83 Yin Xia December 9, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Ok, I am bias too.. I just love Pet Society! Through the pictures you placed on your blog, I thought that our pets in Pet Society looked much more life-like, as compared to those in Pet Ville! :D So.. I guess I would not play Pet Ville

  53. 84 Pet Society Help December 9, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Judging from those graphics I would never try playing Petville. Pet Society FTW! :)

  54. 85 :-S December 9, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    How do I delete my account on PetVille?

  55. 87 Melanie December 9, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    This “Petville” is a cheap rip-off of Pet Society, the fine is pathetic, and the visuals are *censored in case small children pass by*.

    This is all I have to say. ^_^

  56. 89 SFT December 10, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Petville’s cute.. I’ve been using my pet society account now for well over a year, so i’m biased.. I could draw comparisons, but that would be pointless.. Although i have to admit, the squeaks & such from petville (And the catchy themesong..) are simply adorable.
    But here’s the real question –
    How the hell is zynga planning on getting away with this blatant ripoff without getting sued? didn’t they learn their lesson after mafiawars?

    • 90 RubyBlight December 10, 2009 at 7:57 am

      Zynga seems to get away with an awful lot. I don’t understand how if they ripped Mafia Wars off of something else, why the game still appears on the site; nearly everyone I know plays it. Because of that, I doubt Facebook will get rid of PetVille should any trouble brew, so I hope the two can learn to coexist. Although, I wasn’t around when the Mafia Wars thing went down. Isn’t it a liability for Facebook to host games from a company that’s been caught ripping off others more than once?

      • 91 Jennifer December 23, 2009 at 7:20 pm

        The only similarities between the two games are that they both involve pets and the pets have homes you decorate. So if you want to get down to copying ideas, what about Yoville?? Before both these games came out, the basic idea of Yoville was to earn coins to spend on virtual goods, clothes, stuff for your home. I guess now in Pet Society you can cook your own food, kinda like in Yoville where you bake stuff.. LOL!!

        Zynga will not get sued for making a pet game. You guys are a bunch of morons!! Should Facebook get sued by Myspace for making a social networking site? Or should Myspace get sued by Friendster?? It has always been know that there aren’t any original ideas or concepts. People have always copied other people’s products or ideas and made them their own. It’s like that with EVERYTHING.. cars, cosmetics, architecture, clothing, even food!!!

        Stop being a bunch of babies. If you don’t like the game or the company then DONT PLAY IT!!! DUH

    • 92 PETSOCIETYFOREVER December 10, 2009 at 8:33 am

      nahhhhh
      not to mention cafe world is a copy of restaurant city as well…
      no i don’t like zynga anymore

      their games are STRESSFUL AND AREN’T FUN!

  57. 93 PETSOCIETYFOREVER December 10, 2009 at 8:29 am

    i hate copycat zynga! ewwwwwwness
    their pets look ugly
    and zynga is fond of making players stressed out
    with time and coins
    just like you have to return to bakeshop in yoville otherwise they burn and you lose your coins and time invested
    and now that’s same pattern
    you lose coins if you fail to log i to that ugly copycat pet game coz you need to rescue the pet

    I DON’T WANT MORE STRESS
    HAVE ENOUGH IN REAL LIFE !

  58. 95 loveshepburn December 10, 2009 at 9:50 am

    hi soyon, its love…

    what i liked about petville is i can earn money much faster than pet society. in ps you have to visit lots of friends, with fewer activities to do. in petville there are more options plus, you can clean your neigbor’s house and earn coins… in one day, my money was 10000 coz of cleaning and visitng. with petsociety, i needed to do other stuff in order to earn that money.

  59. 96 loveshepburn December 10, 2009 at 9:57 am

    may i add that when my pet has finished eating her bowl of food, there is a prize.. 35 coins..
    which pet society doesnt have..

    thats why there are people who cheat on pet society coz there are less chances of earning money, with very expensive items.

  60. 97 Lovelets December 10, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I try almost all of the games that Playfish and Zynga release. I also got a pet in Petville that I named “Carbon” because I thought of of it as a ‘carbon copy’ of my pet Preppy in Pet Society. The pets are more animated in PV but I was a little put off by the graphics like most Zynga games (especially Cafe World where the avatars are decapitated whenever they walk beside a wall XD). When I checked an hour ago, I saw that they’re also going to put mini-games in PV.

    Maybe Playfish should also consider placing LOTS of ads on the right side screen of the applications? Afterall, that’s how I (and my other friends) learned about Petville and Fishville – It seems like Zynga’s marketing of the game is working for them. I’m biased to Playfish games because of the wonderful and professional-looking graphics but I really think Playfish should step up their game. People play what’s IN (or what most of their friends are playing) – they don’t really care if the graphics suck or if it looks like a rip-off of other games.

  61. 98 Marty December 10, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I hope Petville goes away and leave Pet Society alone. Pet Society pets are way way cuter than zynga’s. :) I love Pet Society and Playfish! :)

  62. 100 RubyBlight December 10, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Has PetVille been removed? I haven’t been able to get into it all day. It might just be Facebook, though; it took me eight tries to get into Pet Society.

  63. 101 :S December 10, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    How do I delete my account on petville? i want 2start over

  64. 102 PETSOCIETYFOREVER December 11, 2009 at 3:28 am

    very ugly pets on pv ‘:P

  65. 104 TJ December 11, 2009 at 4:08 am

    I hope I am not attacked for saying this but I like Petville. I love Pet society but it has gotten kind of repetitive for me. I do the same thing everyday.. just rush rush rush to earn coins to buy the new items on Sunday which go up in price so much that I can’t afford much of anything anyway, get the new items,put them in my house and start all over again. The excitement is lacking.. they need to do something to make it more exciting, I loved the idea someone said about more games within the game to get coins. I am all for anything that will help get coins. Thats one plus of Petville.. you get 100 coins for visiting your neighbors no matter how many you have, plus you get coins for cleaning them and their house.. I make a good 10,000 coins a day with all the friends I have on there already. I still love my pet society I just want them to do something to bring the excitement back again.

  66. 105 Pet Ville lover December 11, 2009 at 8:53 am

    i love pet ville and give it a chance they are still uprgading things in it and it will be the best i like the way when they eat and their moves in dancing and visting friends and they are right now making a place called games so we can play there and get money and still there is more!

    • 107 another pet ville lover March 20, 2010 at 3:28 am

      i am also with you i love petville because of there items and there moves when you give them treats and if you want to change your pet you dont need to spend money

  67. 108 loveshepburn December 11, 2009 at 9:02 am

    i still love petsociety because of their items. but its becoming so boring plus the items are soo expensive. it pushes people to do cheats instead of working their asses off to earn coins.

    in petville, i can visit my friends over and over and still earn money especially if their house had a lot of trash.. in pet society, you cant earn thousand in one day except if you cheat or sell items.. in petville, i can re-earn the money i spent on shopping in one day.

    plus the biscuits that make you do special tricks makes you earn extra coins… 100 COINS at that.. coins you can never earn in pet society unless you visit friends

    • 109 VickyVale December 15, 2009 at 8:18 pm

      I totally agree with you loveshepburn!! You do earn way more points and when you start the game they give you like 5000 coins to start with.

      I also like when you ignore your keyboard for a moment the pet’s whole head will be on your screen. It’s cute, I like the graphics much better. And when the pets dance.. lol, I crack up each time cuz they look so dorky!

  68. 110 anna December 11, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    i can’t find the application! i don’t think i’ll like it, Ramses is a bit nightmare-inducing, ESPECIALLY compared to adorable Sushi.

  69. 111 Pet Ville lover December 12, 2009 at 8:43 am

    you can browse the application and type in pet ville its so nice i love the new game there!!!!!!!!

  70. 112 CopyHater December 12, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Like seriously, people should stop copying playfish games or other stuff, cafe world copied restraunt city, Petville copied pet society, farmville copied farmtown. zzz, can’t people come up with brand new ideas instead of taking a game and editing it and prsto! a new game.

  71. 113 VickyVale December 15, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    You guys are silly. I to play Pet Society and I’d have to say the only thing I like about that game is that my pet is adorable but other than that I can’t say it’s better than Petville. See, Petville JUST came out. Just a week after it came out, Zynga had already added a bunch of new things to the game.

    All anybody could say is their pets aren’t cute. Well, if you lack the creativity I could see where that can be an issue because my pet is ADORABLE!!

    Zynga did straight up copy Pet Society.. or at least I thought so when I started the game but now they’ve added a bunch of new features that makes Petville and Pet Society not so similar anymore.

    Check it out! Give it a week. I’m sure you’ll realize the Petville ROCKS!

  72. 114 Bryan December 16, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Maybe Pet Society needs a super catchy opening song like Petville!
    Definitely not something I was interested in. Tried it for a couple of days, but if you don’t watch that thing constantly it will run away and charge you what little money you start with to bring it back.
    Will keep Pet Society over Petville, Restaurant City over Cafe World and Farmville over Country Story.

  73. 115 Shannon December 19, 2009 at 4:45 am

    I’ve recently become more and more frustrated with Pet Society so I decided to give Petville a try and… eh, not impressed. In an effort to make graphics that look more cool, the screen is too busy and doesn’t feel intuitive. I like some of their features… but not enough of them to stay. *sigh* I guess I stay a PS addict LOL

  74. 116 dianne palabay December 19, 2009 at 7:11 am

    actually , when i first saw petville the firs thing that comes in my mind was “wow! they really imitate pet society! but they can never defeat pet soc.” pet society was a lot more pretty and enjoyable to play. they have a lot of differences like in petville, there is a somewhat qualifications before you buy something. example, you want to buy a sofa. before you can buy one, you need to be in level 5[example]. in short to this comment, i really love pet society mooooooooooooore than any other games :D

  75. 117 Rose414 December 19, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I am an avid Pet Society player, log in everyday visiting 150+ friends and am obsessed with multiple collections. I do however have a Petville pet as well and do not consider it cheating. I have enough love for two! Here are some thoughts.
    Petville
    -very few features (prob on the way it is BRAND spankin new)
    -a higher ration of friends pets are hideous creepy
    -the running away thing, makes it feel like a chore to HAVE to feed them at a certain time
    -few rooms
    -Very little to DO really, feed& wash pet, visit and clean friend’s houses, pop some bubbles, do some shopping- what now??
    + Awesome graphics- esp the clothes, original feel
    +Some very cute animations (dancing, tricks)
    +Much easier to earn hard CASH making playing & spending more fun

    Pet Society
    -VERY hard to make enough money… pretty much have to add mass friends and do tedious visits to be able to afford weekly items. Daunting and discouraging to new players or those who cannot add masses of friends.
    -Overpriced cash items that are not what they should be(pro race set, nanny bot, fish biscuits, snow machine) Users who pay should get much more for their money!
    *Graphics are more cutesy/cartoony, although I rather like them:) It gives it its own look and everything looks like it belongs together not cut/paste
    +FAR more features and things to do: wash, brush, feed pet, gardening, cooking, fishing, tree bumping, shopping, decorating, collect stickers, racing, betting, play ball/frisbee/jump rope, visit friends who you can also brush, wash, and feed…oh and don’t forget MYSTERY ITEMS- so fun to search for and collect.
    +Larger base of items as it has run longer
    +GIFTING- the ability to gift items adds a huge element to the game whether it be trading on the forum for that item from last year to being santa claus to your new friends

    I am fairly certain both games have their slow times and maintenance windows.

  76. 118 Sunshine (Petville Name) December 22, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Okay, I think Petville is really awesome! Pet Society WAS fun. Now that I’m broke, I don’t like it very much. It’s just, just JANK. Kidding! It’s not jank. I just don’t feel like playing it anymore ever since I played Petville. It’s easier to get experience points on Petville. I’ve been playing for 5 days and I’m already on level 24 (Almost 25). So, yeah, that’s all I have to say. P.S. If you don’t want to pay a fine visit it everyday!

  77. 119 Sunshine (Petville Name) December 22, 2009 at 1:11 am

    P.P.S I love the little intro in Petville and if you say that the pets are ugly and scary, it’s because he/she made it that way. Mine is adorable and not scary at all! http://bit.ly/5mjmwc

  78. 121 Stephanie December 22, 2009 at 6:16 am

    I actually like PetVille a bit. It’s easier to earn coins, and they already give you furniture when you get a new room. Also, they give you more ways to earn coins. And you don’t need any kind of cash that you have to have for certain items. I don’t like the fact that you have to actually pay real money to get that stupid playfish cash or whatever on Pet Society. If Pet Society actually stepped up made a few changes like in PetVille, I might gravitate more towards playing it more often. I also hate that you have to spend coins just to change your pets appearance, which is free in PetVille. I actually like logging in to PetVille to feed my pet because it means that I get a lot of coins. It’s also faster to level up in PetVille, which is a major selling point. I also don’t mind the look of the pet. Mine is actually really cute. If I didn’t love having my pet over on Pet Society, then I would stop playing it. And hell, if PetVille offered a way to get more than one pet, then I would definitely give up Pet Society. I’m betting as soon as PetVille gets up and running more, and adds more features, that I will definitely love playing it more.

  79. 122 Candy_Than December 24, 2009 at 10:10 am

    i like pet society, i dun like PetVille…
    i really love pet society more than any other games :D
    because pet society de pet so nice…
    PetVille de pet so ugly…

  80. 123 I_Hate_Copycat_Zynga December 28, 2009 at 12:38 am

    I choose for my loyalty to stay with pet society. I tried petville and I like pet society better. First of all, I’m sick of Zynga copying games. Cafe World copied Restaurant City, Petville copied Pet Society, Farmville copied Farmtown, and so on. Come on Zynga, can’t you ever think of your own ideas? Man, seriously. Why do you make your pets so ugly? (sorry Ramses, it’s just what I think) And the coming back every howsoever long thing is driving me nuts. I HATE PAYING THAT FINE! The only pros about Petville is that you can earn money better.

  81. 124 Zaira Nicole S. Igancio December 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    when i try petville my pet in petville is really look weird! and when im playing pet society my pet in petville scared me!!!!when my pet put her face in the screen i shock :0 when another day my pet go in jail! idk! i didnt do anything! and i pay 800 =( btw the game in petville is looks really really weird! the game is popping the bubbles lol! btw i give petville a 2 stars…in pet society 5 stars…and also in super pets 4 stars =) btw did u try guyz to play super pets? btw super pets its looks like pet society =) btw there’s 3 games ther and thers a competition’s! and u can make ur item bigger =D btw sori petville….

  82. 125 Mikka December 28, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I can’t stand Petville and Zynga. Zynga is a mad copier. Zynga is such a xerox machine! And I hate those weird quotations when the game loads. *eye roll* A Cinderella story but with gophers??? Zynga can’t you create something original!??
    And don’t forget, you’re pets look so hideous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. 127 Anna January 3, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I didn’t like Petville AT ALL, but that all changed after playing with it for a few days/weeks :))

  84. 128 piterekd January 4, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Petville sucks!! In PS I don’t need to log everyday to feed my pet. And PS looks sweet and Petville looks creepy o_O I love Pet Society :*

  85. 129 Magenta (Pet's Name) January 9, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    i like both but on pet society im level 24 and in pet ville im level 34

  86. 130 Banana January 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    my petville pet Rose flew through her wall and greeted me by poking her head in my screen. o.O
    but i have to admit, if you choose the right options, your petville pet would look pretty cute :3

  87. 131 Ken Sauer January 14, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Hi, How can I delete Petville from my account? Simple, I hope. Ken

  88. 133 kevin January 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    i think playfish and zynga are just two companies within a company…and they are making alot of money from people like us, who like to argue which of there game is better lol…i mean i dont see any other company ripping off that much from another company :D

  89. 134 Tyler January 16, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    PETVILLE ALL THE WAY

    PETVILLE=1 and a half months
    Pet Society:1 YEar and a half

  90. 135 Jennifer January 21, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    haha… I like that comment made about Zynga vs. Playfish being like Conservatives vs. Liberals… good thing I’m Independent! :) I play for both teams. I like both games but find myself being a Ville-head lately. Playfish sort of got old to me after a while and the Ville games were like, “What is this? You can interact with other persons as well as better graphics!!” It just struck my fancy at the right time when I was finding PS to be a bit dull and redundant :) I’ve been thinking about my little PS guy Little Red Fox lately and wondering if there have been any new features to be had by a neglectful parent :\ I agree with you all though that the PV pets are not very attractive. I don’t like how they look in their clothes, they’re to boxy and not to mention they get in your way all the time when you’re editing your rooms and trying to do things! ARGH! Other than that though I like it, you earn money faster and after all, it is still a baby game that is learning :) Anywho, I’m a fan of both, but yes, I do play PetVille and I do see the pro’s and con’s of both Zynga and Playfish games :/ Happy gaming to you all and now if you’ll all excuse me, I’m going to go visit my Little Red Fox; who is DEFINITELY cuter than my PV pet Melificent :) Ta-Ta :)

  91. 139 Omar Rivera January 22, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Petville pets are way uglier than pet society pets!

  92. 140 Mychaela Florida January 22, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    For me Petville is better because you can be active more and you can earn money fast and you can buy unique items like cars,motorcycle’s and u do not need to buy (Playfish) money for the game cause we do not need to buy real money for just a game you are just wasting your money people. and i mostly suggest that you should Petville on Facebook and Pet Society on Facebook cause they are both games , But if you want to play an easy game (get money fast,level up)you should play PETVILLe to be Honest people.And if you want to play a lame game (hard to level up,get money ,lame games )then you will want to play Pet Society. Now what i mean is that they are the same but one has to be better then the other. And the creature’s that you will make or create are yours to take care of love it and play with it and it is very cute. Lastly,this is just my review about Petville and Pet Society!!! Hope you will read it!!!! P.S. PETVILLE is the best!!!!!!!!

  93. 141 Mychaela Florida January 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    And i like games better on Zynga vs. Playfish i actually like Zynga games better:D

  94. 142 Mychaela Florida January 22, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I love Petville then any other game there is to play

  95. 143 Larry January 22, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    i’d say petville is a bad bad bad copy
    and farmville is a pretty famous game, so i guess the farmville players voted that poll, not knowing what the heck pet society is.
    i’ve never played the game, but the stupid thing that zynga did was that you had to accept the gift! i mean, who WOULDN’T want a gift?
    it’s a real pain to accept the notification (also, you get a limited choice for gifts)
    A good idea for pet society:
    it would be cool if there were storage areas,
    e.g. i bought a closet and it was able to fit 10 items in it
    e.g. i bought a fridge and it was able to fit 8 food items in it
    right? i mean, wouldn’t it be hard to find stuff through your inventory if you have Tons of items?

  96. 144 Momo January 22, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Right,
    hey guys!!
    think positive!
    the more rivalry there is… maybe things will get cheaper in pet society, like the red bubble chair can go down to $5000 rather than $15000 ? huh? right?

  97. 145 Me January 29, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    PETVILLE IS THE BEST, PET SOCIETY IT’S BORING, I HATE PET SOCIETY!!! I LOVE PETVILLE…

  98. 148 Ramona January 30, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    those petville avatars are REEEALLY ugly….

  99. 150 Danielle January 31, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I tried pet society, and liked it but found it really hard to get money… then petville came out! I will never go on pet society ever again, its rubbish compared to pet ville, I love pet ville, woop :) x

  100. 151 PS fan February 1, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Why do you petville players even bother coming here. This is petsociety anonymous not petville anonymous! You’re in the wrong site people! I also agree with Ramona Those Pets are super UGLY! they are ugly pinatas just joking (NOT) ha in your face loser. you are so going down cheater copycats!

  101. 155 paco February 2, 2010 at 7:29 am

    love petsociety, petville its a bad copy and sucks, pet society rules

  102. 157 koolkat1573 February 9, 2010 at 4:10 am

    What Pet Ville Rules I go on it everyday i love pet ville but once i have 13000 to get a 5th room but my pet ran away and i had to pay 2000 and now i cant get a room :( But I love pet ville

  103. 159 koolkat1573 February 13, 2010 at 3:14 am

    i look at pet society and it was pretty good so now i play pet ville and pet society but i still like pet ville and that trick u where talking about with the heart lollypop its now the music note cookie but it dose the same trick

  104. 160 Laryn February 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    As much fun as Pet Society was… I went to Petville! I love it way more! The look of it drew me in. I don’t know why anyone else wouldn’t want to play it- they’ve added so much more to it now!

  105. 163 jero February 17, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Yo no juego mas petville y es mejor pet society porque podes pescar, correr, comprar cajas del misterio

    Y ademas ahora se pueden comprar motociclos y apenas cuando empezas P.S Venís con varios cuartos

  106. 164 Yola February 19, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Petville gives allot more then Pet Society which seems to want to keep as much nickles in it’s well.. hole! What is ridicilous is being ripped off by petsociety as someone not in the USA but in europe and having to pay way more for the petcoins.(It’s hard and annoying to try and scrape gold and then every week they have something different. >.>) I posted a comment aboot it in the forum but i got a comment from some zombie that likes to kiss petville creator hiney saying that when being in another country you would have to pay a different price then in your own and that it was unlogical for me to say it was unfair. While it is an online game and everyone should be treated fairly. And when i said that and looked back later i found out my post was simply removed. It is pathetic that they are so money hungry that another game had to come along for them to start improving things a bit and get less boring. >.> Oof just had to share my thoughts, and also at the same time it is a warning to check if your paying too much for petcoins, something they try to corner you to buy. I still like to play it but i’m never spending money on it again. On Petville i would spend money if only it wouldn’t lag so much. I think both games are nice to play.

  107. 165 jero February 21, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Pet society vs pet ville

    1 Belleza

    Pet society son tiernos tenes ojos, narices, bocas, orejas, colores

    Pet ville dan terror Dan mas miedo que la niña del exorcista
    Pet society gana en este punto

    2 Precios

    Pet society son mas caros

    Petville las cosas son mas baratas
    Gana petville en este punto

    3 Comportamiento y ridiculez

    (Pet society

    Ridiculez: No actuan ridiculo los pets de ahi

    Comportamient:o Son educados/as no tienen nada de mal corportamiento

    (Pet ville

    Ridiculez: hacen poses ridiculas cuando se bañan y bailan mur ridiculo

    Comportamiento: eruptan cuando comen que asco son re desubicadas
    pet society gana el punto

  108. 166 jero February 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    pet ville es igual a un millon de caca de caballo

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  111. 170 LunaKatt February 27, 2010 at 12:22 am

    I play both Pet Society and now PetVille. I’ve been on PS for about a year, and just started PV a few weeks ago. One of the things I like so much about PS is the ability to dress up the pet and decorate the house, you do the same things in PV.

    One feature that I like about PV over PS though is the ability to find the Cash in your friend’s houses. In PS, you have to actually buy the cash. I don’t like the idea of having to pay real money to get more out of the virtual game. Although, you don’t actually HAVE to get those cash items to advance in the game, it’s all preference.

    And about the PV pet’s looks? I too agree that it all depends on the creativity of the creator. My pet is an adorable bulldog. When I started PS there weren’t that many styling options (they’ve since gotten more selections for styling your pet). But again, having to pay coins to restyle is annoying when PV does it for free.

    All in all, I agree that there are pros and cons to both games. But if I ever had to choose to only play one or the other, I would choose Pet Society hands-down.

  112. 171 petsocietybuddies March 13, 2010 at 11:19 am

    well once i tried Petville and i regret that. i hate that game. Pet society gives out a colorful appearance but Petville just grossed me out I bet Petville can never Beat Pet society (Hell even the name is kinda like Pet society they Just removed Society and put Ville :P)

  113. 172 adrienne March 21, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    petville is cool but scary and cripy

  114. 173 PETVILLE LOVER March 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I can’t believe what i read in here…all of u are talking nonsense just because u are in PS…n most of them are people who never play PV but keep complaining like u know all the things about PV…WTH…

    All of u are biased!!!

    • 174 Anza June 29, 2010 at 6:06 am

      Why are you here?

    • 175 marc July 30, 2010 at 2:14 pm

      your right petville lover i love PV and for all who choose PS stay with petville it is much better than PS look some of the teachers hide and play petville in the library also my neigbor dan,john,mikah,amiel and all my friends play petville (except ror RJ whose addict in PS but i will tell him to go to petville boo for PS fans WTF!!!

  115. 176 Ranii.Kat March 30, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    i think both are neat… since both have positive and negative sides. i already made a post about this… and even before i read this, i knew that playfish and zynga were rivals (farmville-country story, texas poker-poker rivals, mafia wars-gangster city, etc.). but i still vote for PS no matter what!

  116. 177 Chibi Kagome March 31, 2010 at 10:10 am

    in PetVille, I really don’t like my pet’s attitude, It’s too weird for a pet that is a girl. I don’t like how the pet looks either. I tried to make it look cute but it didn’t work either. And I have to feed my pet so it won’t go to the pound. So i choose Pet Society over Petville.

  117. 178 Rebecca April 2, 2010 at 2:26 am

    I created a petville account back when it first came out. i HATED it…the strange monster pet, the disgusting eating habits, the lack of anything to DO…I could go on and on. I immediately deleted the account. But yesterday I was curious about it and wondered if it had improved. I logged in and was immediately hit with a 3000 fine, walked into a room with soooo many things they wanted me to post, begged for my email so they could spam me, everything (adding a garden and more rooms) cost real money. BLECH. the worst and most creepy thing was there was an animal locked in a crate bouncing around my living room. and the only way you can set it free is if you give them your email and they send you a combination. YUK! who wants to see a poor trapped animal in your living room.

    pet society is so happy and friendly after that! NEVER going to petville again!

  118. 180 Lenard Czar VIllagantol April 3, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    for me petville is better. the purpose of the games is to take care for your pet,giving them the love and care that they needed, not controlling them… a lot of people says that pets in petville are hideous,creeping in front suddenly and making a big smile, and a lot says that the pets there are humanoids…that seems to be a little creepy. but on the other hand, the pets used to eat, sleep,and do a lot of things that pets (or owners)actually do… eating using bare hands seems to be a “dirty work”, moving around and not to respond to your clicks on the directions are not seems to be bad at all! those are just things that a normal pet do.these are just the ways the pets are looking for a lot of affection…affection from their owners- a thing they must get wholeheartedly.thats is why you can see that Zynga used love points instead of experience to level up in petville.They used it to show that for a relationship between someone(or something)needed love to strengthen up and that are just a drawback pet society has! you tend to treat your pet a robot that must follow your instructions and not a pet at all. you must give them the freedom that a pet deserves. in pet society, the pets their look happy, more cute, lovelier, and they tend to be really doing what you tell them to do. but if you look deeply, you will see that pet society doesn’t give the things that pets in the real world must get- love, freedom, and liberty. pet society’s world seemed to be a dull, lifeless,and a lonely world, in which you just feed and bathe your pets. on the other hand… petville, the Zynga counterpart of pet society, is more lively, happy and realistic. Petville also offers a lot of things that pet society doesn’t offer. there are daily bonuses, weekly challenges and the best thing that i think petville won against pet society is that they give the pets the chance to get petville cash without buying them! petville for me won against pet society, but if you look at the other side, both games seem to be interesting to play and they also had pros and cons so cheer up and let’s continue to play and support petville of zynga ang pet society of playfish… :)

    -Lenard Czar Villagantol, 11 yrs old from Philippines-

    • 181 Anatolia | Lady Gaga (@hausofanatolia) December 12, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      In PV you can’t trade aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I don’t think you know about Pet Society much, it’s not a game where you do the same things every day, in PV you can’t fish, race, skipping rope, frisbee, right? Okay, the free food and stuff in PV is nice but there’s not as much as features in PV as in PS. In Petville you can’t go outside either, you have to stare at walls all day.

  119. 182 hunter April 7, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    The more money you have in petville the more the fine is

  120. 185 emily April 7, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    how do u delete a petville account?

  121. 189 destinyhearts May 6, 2010 at 5:50 am

    WTF! You guys dont really have to give bad comments just because petville copied pet society….they two freaking different games,how sure are you that petville copied pet society anyways? Just because of the word “pet”? maybe Zynga was thinking of another game and their only option was something “pet-ish”.I am not saying that I am an avid fan of petville and thats why I am protecting them..its just that you guys are so serious about it that you have to make a big deal…JUST SAYIN

  122. 193 destinyhearts May 6, 2010 at 5:52 am

    oh yeah…and i like petville alot better….it has better features..anyways when i pay the fine..its cheaper than what you guys are saying..i pay 87 coins only:)

  123. 194 destinyhearts May 6, 2010 at 6:02 am

    anyways i have a lot to say..you guys say that the pets in petville are like creepy and freaky when they go on the screen,they are just catching you attention. If you look at it closely,you guys want a pet that you can control,but Zynga is showing you that the pets in petville are not the ordinary pets that you control,they are showing you how to treat a pet in real life._|_

    • 195 Angel December 27, 2010 at 1:53 am

      I agree with you ^_^

    • 196 PetSocietyObsession October 1, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      AGREED! In Pet Society you can stop them from doing something you don’t want to by opening your chest, but it Petville you can’t! I accidently dropped some food and then it ran towards the treat, open the chest, IT WONT STOP! Gosh, I still can’t get how Petville is winning, Petville’s pets act and look just like monsters and they are not cute, how come they can even FIND Petville cute? Like, ewwwwww.

  124. 197 ralucosen May 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Pet Ville Farm Ville Ville Fish, Treasure Isle, Happy Pets, Happy Aquarium are the best games on Facebook!

  125. 198 ralucosen May 10, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Pet society is something small, but Pet Ville is something big.

  126. 199 Blah May 20, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I started playing PetVille 2 months ago, and started playing Pet Society a week ago.
    Needless to say, PS is much better.

  127. 200 bluesmiley143 June 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    petville is ok but pet societhy is way BETTER =)

  128. 201 marc June 11, 2010 at 6:48 am

    i love petville very much i tried pet society and it sucks!!!i know that petville is so weird but i like petville the most PS needs improvements like more things

  129. 202 I dont know June 18, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Well the thing that I didnt play PV for like 2 months and my fine was 0. o.o Does anybody know why? Well i prefer Pet Society over Pet Ville, but pet society’s number of monthly users are less than PV. PV has i think has 1 million more PS than when certainly petsociety is #1!

  130. 204 j-boy June 20, 2010 at 1:57 am

    i played both games yesterday but i prefer to petville because it is beautiful more than pet society my computer hangs in pet society and ps needs some improvements

  131. 205 vilma July 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    i love petville

  132. 206 sheila July 7, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I lost my petville on my computer and can’t get it back. How do I get it back.

  133. 209 john July 25, 2010 at 10:08 am

    i heard petville in my neighbors so i tried it it was fun and i erased my pet society it sucks like nerds!!!now my cousins uncles and aunties play petville!!!pet society i hate you whoever made this i dont like it now

  134. 210 mikah July 25, 2010 at 10:18 am

    i hate pet society i love petville john said that i must play petville so i liked it…thank you zynga for making petville u changed my life

  135. 211 marky(Petville name) July 31, 2010 at 11:35 am

    i think i love petville over pet society because petville is so creative ,look my personality in petville is two (2) it is very inspiring when you watch them do tricks. in pet soc. not so much .i love marky very much and im not gonna leave him forever.i have problems when pet soc. is loading very slow play fish !!!petville is much faster ,is there an attic in the pet soc.??? is there a garage??? i erased my ps hate who made pet soc.for all pet soc. fans you look like ass holes and you have dirt in your BUTTS!!! :) HAHAHA

  136. 214 Nick_Lennard September 26, 2010 at 6:48 am

    NO OFFENSE PETVILLE BUT I THINK PET SOCIETY IS MORE NICER THAN PETVILLE CO’Z PET SOCIETY IS FUN NOT LIKE YOUR’S AND FIRST OFF ALL PET SOCIETY CAME FIRST THAN PETVILLE PET SOCIETY IS MORE POPULAR..

    AND WHEN WE BUY PLAYFISHCASH ITS CHEAPER NOT LIKE PETVILLE ITS SO EXPENSIVE NO OFFENSE BUT ITS REAL!!!
    SORRY PETVILLE BUT YOU DON’T FIT INTO MY WORLD

    AND PETSOCIETY HAS A SMOOTH PICTURE IT CANNOT AFFECT OUR EYES

    AND ITS REALLY EASY IN LEVELING IN PETSOCIETY NOT LIKE PETVILLE

    THEY HAVE NO MANNERS IN EATING NOT LIKE PET SOCIETY..
    AND PET SOCIETY IS NEATER NOT LIKE PETVILLE CO’Z WHEN I OPEN MINE THERE’S LOTS OF GARBAGE,BANANA PEELS AND UNDIES…

    I HATE PETVILLE PET SOCIETY ROCKS!!!

  137. 221 Nick_Lennard September 26, 2010 at 6:50 am

    pet ville sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  138. 226 gerome October 8, 2010 at 11:38 am

    hey nick you tease petville fans well i thing your name will be replaced DICK LENNARD because it sounds nice petville is nicer than pet society the graphics of the game is 3d and pet society just look like a bitch cartoon and like playing dicks and when the time has come pet ville will be more famous than that dick head game oh i forgot pet society is for KIDS only you know you lennard dick head and also dilweed

    • 227 Pet Society Celebrity March 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      You really think that game is for kids? Wow, I feel sorry for you. The creators are not kids and play the game. And Petville pets are ugly monsters with buck teeth and horns. By the way, 3 years passed but PV is NOT more famous then PS. Let me remind you what Petville hasn’t and Pet Society has, Petville has too expensive stuff and Zynga threatens you to play every day. But Pet Society doesn’t, so sthu and sit back down.

  139. 228 marc October 11, 2010 at 11:37 am

    well i played pet society yesterday but i got problems when loading well actually im a petville fan but when loading at pet society is taking me in hours all i need to say is pet society loads slower than petville

  140. 229 Sapphire Starshine October 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Yeah,I tried it too.It only attracts me for a few days.then after that I stop plaing.Pet Society is even better!Except for the cash thingy,I vote for pet society a mi

  141. 230 john October 19, 2010 at 9:11 am

    i think you do not understand marc he said that pet society loads slower than petville well its time for voting…i think that petville is better than pet society because in petville you can earn points faster than pet society you can also earn points when cleaning your friends houses.

  142. 231 marc October 19, 2010 at 9:14 am

    i am exited to collect the gems in petville i can win 1,000,000 pet cash yehey!!! :)

  143. 232 marc October 24, 2010 at 11:38 am

    aha!!! i have known why petville’s things is very expensive,because it is easy to earn coins!!!

  144. 233 John October 24, 2010 at 11:40 am

    applause!!! you’ve got a point in there marc!!!

  145. 234 j-boy October 25, 2010 at 6:44 am

    yeah thats right i like that answer why dont I think of that?!

  146. 235 marc November 27, 2010 at 3:22 am

    i tried pet society again and it was awesome!!!!”VERY AWESOME!!!!”

  147. 236 pet society hater December 11, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Petville has wayyy better graphics than pet society and petville doesn’t give finds out anymore now we are even getting our our neighbourhood. I think it’s fair to say that even though petville is copying pet society the graphics are at a higher quality and PET SOCIETY SUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! I am a former pet society player btw.

  148. 237 Valerie January 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    i had pet society for 3 weeks. i didnt like it. the clothes, for one, cost a lot of coins. two are ugly. i find myself liking a lot more clothes on petville and the pets & clothes are a lot cuter and you get much better chances of getting coins. like seriously. haha

  149. 238 Kara March 22, 2011 at 1:46 am

    I knew I had seen something like petville somewhere! I just couldn’t remember what it was called. I think a lot of you are crazy and take your virtual pet games way too seriously. There’s things I like and things I don’t like about both of them. So in my book, they’re about equal in gameplay and it’s funny people complain about the graphics because to me they’re about equal in graphics as well. Well, actually, comparing to how Nu (my virtual cat) turned out in petville vs. how he can look in pet society I prefer pet society in some ways, he looks adorable in a way on both but he looks more like the way I like him on pet society than in petville. He turned out rather silly looking on petville, it’s not a bad look on him it’s just different from how I usually envision him. Also, stupid pet society apparently forgot I already was a member of pet society from a long time ago so I had to start all over again…On the upside starting over again means seeing how much pet society has changed and what has changed. I have a love-hate thing for both these games, just like I do for almost all facebook games.

  150. 239 zak April 4, 2011 at 6:20 am

    everyone,listen up,i know petville may seem akward,but just think of the new features it has compared to pet society in the year 2011.better looks,cheaper items,and new makeover styles when you make your pet.i promise you,if you try it now,it will sooner or later get very fun.zynga even improved its looks by far with new levels,items,and many others.your hearing from facebook member Zak Shanks,petville level 46,promising you a better petville in 2011.

  151. 240 CHIPKA June 2, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    pET SOCIETY Е хубава игра .

  152. 241 CHIPKA June 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Cъщо и pet ville .

  153. 242 PetSocietyObsession October 1, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Once I tried Petville, and deleted it the same day.

  154. 243 PetSocietyObsession October 1, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Petville doesn’t give you a starter furni you have to buy some.
    Pet Society gives you starter furni, and a bed.

    The pets in Petville are attention seekers! They don’t give you five minuites! When you’re busy they straight away poke their heads out of the screen, even after playing I hear them knocking on the screen! I close the window, still knocking until you turn of the computer.
    But Pet Society pets are calm and won’t bug you while your busy, they’ll just go to sleep and wait.

    Petvilles are uncontrolable! You can’t stop them from doing something you don’t want, when you open your chest they won’t freeze like the pets in Pet Society.
    Pet Society’s are perfectly controlable, you can stop them from eating something you don’t want, or make them get up from the couch or bed by clicking on your chest.

    In Petville you cannot sit on a friend’s couch! You click on them, it just says the price and a button to buy it.
    But in Pet Society, you can sit on a friend’s couch and lie on his/her bed, and if you want to buy something there is the “buy from your friend’s house” mode.

    In petville the pets yawn but don’t sleep! I never saw any creature who could get some sleep by jumping on a bed. It’s confusing. a bed is a bed, not a trampoline.
    In Pet Society the pets do sleep, even on the floor. Have you ever seeing Petville pets jumping on the floor? Lol.

    Petville is a copy of Pet Society.
    And Pet Society is NOT.

  155. 244 Michael Han-Chen October 9, 2011 at 12:45 am

    I would love to say that Pet Society is a very decorative game. Pet Ville is rather uninteresting and the prices for clothes are so expensive. Therefore I would reccomend Pet Society though my Pet Ville account is so cute. Nevermind, it is just totally rubbish. Each week Pet Society updates their items but Pet Ville is basically a no,no! So I’ll just stick with Pet Society now and can;t wait till next week cause it’s HALLOWEEN!!! Play it now and the GraveYard Digging map is upadated with totally new items! Play it now!!!

  156. 245 Michael Han-Chen October 9, 2011 at 12:47 am

    And also you couldn’t trade in Pet Ville!:/

  157. 246 Pet Society Celebrity March 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I rarely play Petville. Usually to wash my pet, feed it then change it. I really do have affection towards my PS pet, Lady PawPaw. But it feels like my PV pet (named Madame Lala) is the robot even for how it’s supposed to be opposite, my cousin plays PV but not PS despite how many times I’ve invited her. I do love how Petville pets are more interactable (did I spell that right?) and pet-like. But I will always stay loyal to PS!

  158. 247 Pet Society Celebrity March 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    For all you guys who say PS is slow loading, that’s because you don’t play too much. For me Petville is slow loading and PS is quite fast, log onto PS everyday and see how the loading gets faster!

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