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I am a huge Sims fan, I own several titles and have rented the rest from Gamefly. This one is by far the most disappointing. The navigation was very frustrating and slow going. Jobs, school, and roaming the town took FOREVER. The sad graphics and lack of customization of your sims was another huge let down. But the short life span was the biggest bummer, as with every other Sims title, it takes quite a while to get going, then with the 50 day life it's over. I didn't even bother playing the full fifty days, I felt as though it took even longer to build your status and money and was so different that there was a learning curve that would make it so you would need to play several 50 day lifetimes in order to figure it all out. The one thing that made me a bit crazy on a regular basis, was when you would go to work or school with a sim then you get home and your other sims had wondered off to other places in the town. Normally you can switch back and forth and while one sim is doing a task you can have another doing another task, building your skills/ambitions. With Sims 3 you start a task then try to switch to another one of your sims and they are across town! Your are then stuck watching a little car travel to where your other Sim is...Crazy! I stuck it out a lot longer than I should have, I kept thinking it was going to get better but around the 40th day I turned it off and returned it. Enough said...