gamers (62%) found this review helpful
I think this game is great! True, it's not exactly like the Sims line where you have to show your Sim how to go to the bathroom. This game is actually a lot like Nintendo's Animal Crossing. It's a lot of fun to design everything in the town! I think this game is a lot of good fun, and will tide me over until the new Animal Crossing comes out for the Wii.
This is not a game worth buying, since you can complete it very quickly. It's very time consuming, and is nothing like any other Sims game. You can't pick and choose your characters outfit, eye colour, personality, etc. You have pre-made outfits, which are definitely lacking in quantity, and there is no defined gender for your sim. Which has its pros and cons. I love the style of the game, and the idea, but it's lacking in-depth gameplay.
I do like the fact that you can change your sims voice, which is an interesting option, but that's about all. The thing I find most hard to believe is the lack of "actual life" things like eating and sleeping and going to the bathroom. It's like your sim is a superhero; they don't NEED to eat or sleep. I also don't like the fact that the only thing you can do with people is "Talk", "Be nice", "Be mean", or "Give stuff". The lack of social options completely compares this to Animal Crossing, and even the animals said more than the sims in your town! This is a good rental, kids, or quick-play game, but not a keeper in my opinion. I'll go for my adult-sized, lifelike, "real" sims anyday. Sool sool...
gamers (52%) found this review helpful
This game still has bugs in it, is often sluggish and choppy, and is poorly designed. Although it is very cute looking, the game lacks and strays far from the sim history. Lots has been chopped from the Sims were use to. There is no options to pick when interacting with people. It is either talk, be nice, be mean, and give gifts. Also, the sims have no needs any more. I think they could have left the needs in place, but reduced the time they depleted. There is no skills to gain here. The game focuses on building. It is like a virtual lego set. It seems to be the only thing that you do. Build build build. I want this, build me that. They try to spruce it up a little by adding essences which you collect from fruit, fish, people .. just about anything you do gets you an essence.. and you use these to PAINT your objects.. what??!? fruit paints your furniture? smiles paints your furniture?
Do not buy this game. If you must see for yourself, RENT IT. I paid full price for it and the next day I had to sell it on ebay because it stunk so bad.