I got it for free from EA on twitter, as far as charging for the online part, I'm not impressed. It has fewer functions than the ts3 website not to mention it doesn't register the game on my ts3 website profile since it has to use a different profile. The core game is still almost the same, the menus are the only major difference along with the map, I wish they made the map 3d not cell shaded, my ps3 is totally capable of doing it, lazy programing I guess.. I hope ea will let ps3 users make new neighborhoods. The only other thing is there is no cheat console to enter basic cheats like a money cheat or whatever.. All in all this is a good game, but I think it could have gone for $40 not $60.. I rated this an eight because of these reasons.. I would have given it a 10 if they wouldn't have charged for the online.. This is a good game for sims addicts.. I haven't played it in a while, been busy with GT5 and LBP2 beta.. LBP2 will own all my ps3 time in 2011.. this is a good rent if you've never played ts3.. Just dont buy the online if you rent, the online key is locked to the blu-ray disc's serial key..