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5 reviews
2377 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 302
Torrance, CA 90501
Tel: +1 310-533-3700

5 reviews with 2 stars

deer106
1 review
0 helpful votes
3/11/19

If they have too many items in the inventory and don't know to put them in the closet or whatever, they get locked out of their inventory. When you request help for this or any other issue, the people from the site either are unable to help or don't care. I asked if they could empty all the gift boxes from my child's inventory so it would be cut down to the required number and he could access it and they said no. I asked how to get into it so he could feed the pet etc. and their answer was simply you can't. Very frustrating and upsetting for young kids.

dylanb44
1 review
2 helpful votes
3/10/17

This is a waste of your time. I had to rerigister an account 2 times, just to be disappointed by the terrible options and gameplay. The only thing that veered my finger to the 2 star rating was the cuteness of the animals (which are extremely cute).

janetc15
71 reviews
252 helpful votes
9/5/16

It makes me wonder what direction Neopets is going to go in. The total users worldwide probably adds to less than the amount of students in my high school now.

I was a user since 2001 and it started out very relaxing and fun. In a few years, they decided to sell out and their website put placements for a few advertisements. It was tolerable and all rated G. Not a problem.

A year later, they sold out entirely and there were at least four advertisements in every page. Not to mention those awful pre-loading screens on every game that took ages to load on dial-up. Their games became sponsored by Disney movies like High School Musical, various brands of cereal, etc.

The staff is not very helpful towards users with frozen accounts or users who have been banned for unfair reasons. They are selective and uncaring, and make rules or sudden new rules to suit themselves but not their users. The players on the boards are either young adults or older people who are so full of themselves. Finally, let me explain why most people I knew decided to stop playing this game either early on when it first came out or later when Neopets sold out: because it's impossible to achieve anything in this game.

Getting a million Neopoints is a difficult task on its own, and by just playing a few games, it could take well over a year to get that. If that's the case, can anyone imagine trying to earn 50 million NP or 100 million NP for those Battledome weapons and other useful paintbrushes and potions? No. It was out of reach for probably 90% of players. Basically, anything that can make the game more useful or interesting for you is impossible to achieve so why bother?

That was why cheating was rampage.. because no one could make that many Neopoints legitimately. High scores for trophies were impossible to achieve. Random events rarely ever happened, not even bad ones. All items within the game, even sold by NPCs were expensive. Training your Neopet was expensive. Quests were all time limited so strictly that you can never get the item you need in time at later levels of the quest. Only people with high speed internet at the time was able to grab the rare items first, or play those "click here, load, click again, reload" games like solitaire. It was impossible with dial-up (the time when the game mostly existed).

The game slowly disappeared from people's lives for one reason or another and now it's just an artifact of gaming from the dial-up days of the internet. Neopets has made no effort to develop a mobile version of its game (so far). It provides no incentive to even go back to the web-based game. It basically lost its touch in the world of internet. It's outdated and since most people are ditching Flash for HTML5, Neopets' flash-based games will be a thing of the past.

This once "free" game with some advertising became a massive bloat of ads and then started to ask you to pay for Neopets Premium. Then you had to pay for items and then Neopet clothes. Now, you probably have to pay for everything. Neopets had its time and now it offers nothing. You guys seriously ruined Krawk and Draik's original look enough.. please just go away now.

sarahm16
54 reviews
145 helpful votes
11/30/11

I am giving it 5 stars because i did enjoy playing the games a few years back when i was younger and bored .
BUT the reason for the minus 3 stars is because its a kid site and there was a tab for porn that i noticed once , im not sure if it was a glitch or they got hacked but not a good thing for a kids site

nataliap
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
3/26/09

Its okay - It is an okay website. You can make your own pet and "play" games. The games are okay especially when you are bored.

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