I absolutely HATE this game! The only thing I liked about it was the fact that you can create Sims with different ages (ex. child, elderly, teen, young adult, etc.) Moving your sims was much easier in the sims 2. Now you have to click where you want to go, and its so much more complicated! Also, in the sims 2, you could die and come back as a ghost, which I LOVE, and it has been taken away. I am ordering the Sims 2 now to maybe lift my spirits a little. I DO NOT reccomend this game unless you are a hardcore Sims fan.
I am not the most experienced sims player ever, but I loved the sims 2, and was excited for more of the same with three. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN. Third person gameplay was the best thing to ever happen to console based sims, and it was NOT included in this one, and that fact alone lost this game 7 points in my book, everything else was flawless in my opinion. I apologize to those who like it this way, but it sucks, and I hate that I wasted my time with it.
IF YOU WANT THIRD PERSON VIEW STICK WITH 2, it was the only sims game done right.