posted by moviegeek5 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI) Dec 22, 2010
Member since Jun 2008
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
I've been a fan of the Sims ever since the original for PC all those years ago, so when I heard 3 was coming out, I was so excited!
Honestly, I think I'll stick to my old versions.
First, I don't know who worked on this game, but I'm not sure it is the actual SIMS company: the humor that used to be present is in much lower doses. Also, the graphics of it are really primitive, like the company turned it over to their team of interns to make. There are a number of glitches, as if they didn't bother to do any beta testing (like the sink falling through the counter, as someone else mentioned).
You know the new intern team the company must have put this in the hands of? They must have been all guys! There are more options to customize male sims (adult and child) than female! What's with that?
Then, of course, the big gripe: the game kills off your character after 50 days! Kaput, just like that. No sort of wrap up on the happiness points or anything else you've been working on. Lame.
So, if you're looking to get your Sims fix for Wii, maybe try out this really flawed version, but check out Sims 2 Castaway, or maybe MySims Agents. And let's just hope the company listens to the feedback and actually puts some EFFORT into the next installment.
posted by Think2Ice (LOS ANGELES, CA) Dec 21, 2010
Member since Dec 2010
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
This game was very different from what I expected. If you have been playing the Sims on the computer, the Wii version is not as good. The multiplayer was not as expected and was more of a board game format. Single player mode will keep you interested, but the game has many flaws that takes the fun out of playing it. I also ran into many glitches. This game can be very frustrating, but with a lot of patience and persistence you can find a way to enjoy it. I would recommend others to try the Xbox or PS3 version. Overall, the computer version is my all time favorite. If you are new to the Sims, I suggest you play the computer version or test out the console version on Xbox or PS3. The Sims 3 on Wii was two thumbs down and a reenactment of the Gamefly commercial.