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GF Rating
5.2

1393 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
3

Bad

I have no ideal what they were thinking

posted by RedDeath13 (PORT ANGELES, WA) Nov 25, 2010

Member since Sep 2010

6 out of 8 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

This game had huge hype, and I have been a fan of most console Sims games. I just played this game for a couple of hours and grew bored of it. The graphics remind me of the Sims 1 for the PC. This is awful. Not only that but the create a sim leaves a lot to be desired. The way to build a home was difficult, I had an easier time building a house in My Sims. I ended up not caring and puting everything in one room. The interactions were disappointing and the game took too long to load. It was difficult to even point on the desired item I wanted. The only good about this game is being able to go into peoples homes, use their shower, sleep, steal food or items. All in all if you want a game where you can run around as a customized person, play Saints Row 2. Then you could at least steal cars, and pick real fights with random people.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Better on the PC

posted by GamePrncs (CLINTON, NJ) Nov 23, 2010

Member since Nov 2010

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Neat game but controls are akward and there is extremely long load times. Much better game to play on the PC

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Very Disappointing

posted by unclejoose (GLADWIN, MI) Nov 22, 2010

Member since Nov 2010

25 out of 32 gamers (78%) found this review helpful

The Wii version of The Sims is a huge letdown. I would rather play the Nintendo Gamecube version! Although the graphics are better in the Wii version and you can freely roam your town, the time it takes to load gets frustrating quickly. Also, your sim only lives for 50 days! Another favorite feature of mine with The Sims was being able to build your house from scratch. Not in this version! They give you a house with just the four outside walls. Granted, you can add walls however you like inside the house, but that's it. Building more walls outside to make your house bigger is unavailable. From what I've seen on the PC version of this game, they cut out A LOT of options for building for the Wii version. One more thing I found irritating was how you can freely move your sim. You don't just point at something you want your sim to do and he walks there and does it. Instead you actually control your sim and have to make him walk there (which is more like a run). It's hard to control and I ended up running into more walls and furniture just trying to get to the desired location. Very frustrating. One last thing that was a big letdown was the multiplayer function. My fiancee and I were very excited to play our sims at the same time, but soon discovered that the multiplayer function was nothing more than some silly questions being asked and you had to answer them the way your sim would want you to...or something like that. We were so bored with it we shut it off after just two questions. So overall, in my opinion, I'll stick with my GameCube version of the Sims 3 and have already sent back the Wii version. Glad I rented it before buying!!!

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