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I like it

posted by Soreali (HOUSTON, TX) Jan 30, 2011

Member since Mar 2010

Not a bad game at all! I like sims already, but this one take it to a much higher level.

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Stays true to the franchise...

posted by Hendrixius (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) Jan 28, 2011

Member since Jan 2011

Pros: I have played all of the previous Sims series on my PC. This version is a great representation of the franchise in a console format: nicely updated graphics, fun new things to do (fishing up a perfect goldfish and then putting him into a fishbowl in your house for example) and a much smaller need to spend 90% of your time trying to keep up with 20 friends all made for a better playing experience. You can chat with people online at all hours of the night and your Sim carries a cellphone, eliminating the need to roam across your house to make calls (just be sure to silence it before you go to bed!). Plenty of ways to make money besides work - I found myself fishing and playing guitar for tips in the park and making as much/more money than a day at the office which was cool. Same old Sims with some nice new perks and features.

Cons: The controls are a bit clunkier than what I am used to with a mouse; would be nice to see them incorporate the Move into this as a pointer device alongside the buttons controls. I am also much more accustomed to being able to customize my whole neighborhood - you can't really just build a house from scratch and take control of random families as well, so there are aspects of this version of the Sims that are much more limiting than previous franchise entries.

Summary: Great game, great fun to play - but if I buy it it will likely be for the PC!

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I love the Sims series but...

posted by hollybear (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Jan 16, 2011

Member since Jul 2010

this was a major disappointment. The controls are horrible. The camera does wierd things, moves in a jumpy akward way, and zooms at akward angles. I tried to continue playing despite the frustrating controls, and it was too much to just ignore.
Other than that, this game is pretty much the same as the computer version. There are karma points, but they're nothing particularly spectacular.
Overall this game was disappointing.

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