Fallout 4 and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain were two of the biggest gaming blockbusters this year, and they have one thing in common: cute, fluffy, doggy companions. Now only one question remains: which dog will reign supreme as the one dog to conquer all other dogs?
D-Dog and Dogmeat are both great in their own right, but we’ll be evaluating them individually in three different categories: usefulness in their video game, aesthetics and cuteness factor, and survivability and fighting prowess out in the field. At the end of the evaluation, we’ll pick one winner and crown him as video game top dog.
This is a very serious competition and there will be no half-assed ‘oh they’re both great in different ways and so they both get a crown’ conclusion. No. There will be one winner, and the other one will be sent back to its doghouse of shame. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at our two competition entries.