posted by RedFireBwp (NAPERVILLE, IL) Dec 27, 2010
Member since Dec 2010
The Sims 3 is an excellent game, but only for the first day or so. The game play is repetitive to say the least. The controls from the PC to the 360 are very well done and the graphics for the game are quite good also. All in all, I would say rent this game but don't be surprised to find it back in the mailbox a few days later.
In this game you can customize just about anything about your Sim. You can create your own patterns and colors for just about anything from makeup to furniture, and you can even customize the lot that your home is on (hills, ponds, type of grass etc..). Also the graphics are great, but overall I wouldn't buy this game.
The controls are very awkward. Different screens mean yet another set of controls to master and its very easy to get confused. Canceling an action and switching between Sims, for example, are the same button (different screens), which often leads to accidentally canceling an important action like being at work.
The is no storyline. As one reviewer has already mentioned, the whole thing is just free play with easy to achieve goals like having 4 kids or reaching level 10 of one or more skills. The game gets old really quick, the only thing that the developers have included in the game to keep you interested are the challenge reward opportunities and the use of karma, but even those get old within a couple of hours.
I've played and own the PC version of The Sims 3, that being said, I can honestly say this game was pretty close to being just like the PC version. I played the PC version a ton and could have seen myself doing the same with this game had I not already done pretty much everything there was to be done on the PC version. The game looks pretty nice, probably even better than what it did on my low end PC. The controls are something to get used to though. I've read through a couple other reviews crying about the controls of the game and how bad they are. Don't believe them, they're not that bad once you get the hold of them.
I gave this game a 10 since simulation games are few and far between when it comes to the console. It was a very fun game, get used to the controls and you'll be enjoying yourself.