The original Sims and Bustin Out were OK except that the babies required no love. You just fed it and ignored it and I loathed that. Sims 2 on the PC was so much better. You could love the baby and play with the baby. The baby laughed when you played, not screamed like on the first two Sims games. Then it went to toddler, child, teen, adult. There were many selections of clothes and hairstyles (except PJs) for the children. The only thing I hated was that the baby was left in nothing but a diaper. I wanted clothes on the baby too.
I thought this would be better. Most game developers improve games. EA did no such thing.
They made it much worse.
The Wii Sims 3 was awful with the kids. When you have the baby, it makes you choose the name before telling you the gender. Then, it starts as a child, not a baby! I want babies and toddlers first!
If you love raising babies and toddlers on the Sims 2, stay with 2. The Sims 3 really screwed up big-time!
Let me start by saying that I LOVE the Sims PC games, but have generally been disappointed in the console versions. My issue has always been that the controls were cumbersome at best. I thought perhaps this issue would be resolved on the Wii, with the controller able to act more like a mouse. If anything, it was worse. The create-a-sim experience was not bad controls-wise, but the choices for customization were woefully inadequate. (Though perhaps I am spoiled by the PC version.) Then I got to the actual game play. What a disappointment! After trying (unsuccessfully) to repaint a wall four or five times, I gave up in frustration.
This game I think is much better than the Sims 2 for ps2. You have more character choices. You also get more room to move around. So the single player overall was a 9. But let me tell you the multilayer plain, flat out, sucks! I was so exited when I bought the Sims 3 for wii that me and my friends played it right away. So when you start out in multilayer you are in kindergarten. And the whole rest of it is just making decisions! You don't even get to walk around! That is why overall I gave this game a 7.