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Finally! A Fun Portable Version of the Sims!
on October 21, 2011
Wow! A console version of the Sims 3 worth playing! I gave up on console versions of the Sims and finally rented this title out of the lack of other 3DS titles released to date. I was surprised to have dedicated hours of game play to this, ever with other 5 star titles available to play. I actually prefer this to the PC version due to the fun and unheard of gameplay options (such as play as a pet only household) combined with a portable system and 3D graphics.
The good: Unlike the PC version, you can give the pets you create lifetime goals and you can play as the pet, even in a pet only household! You can also easily create townies of other Sims people and Sim pets to interact with in your game. The Sims you creat can be shared through street pass with other 3DS users and their Sims will be shared with you and you will have the option to add them to your town! This game is an open world with great design possibility, but there are also many fun goals and quest-like objectives to keep you entertained.
The not-so-good: You cannot edit the colors and patterns of clothing and furniture like you can in other versions and there are not very many options available either. The create-a-pet doesn't allow for the kind of detail as the PC version so you can't make that trademark spot that you favorite pet has, but with a variety of coat patterns, you can probably make a reasonable substitution. The graphics will not blow you away or anything, though the 3D can be helpful in home design.