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The Sims 3 Into the Future - PC/Mac

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  • Sims 3:Into the Future

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Platform: PC/Mac
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  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.4 x 5.2 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: October 22, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
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Platform: PC/Mac

*Requires Sims 3 to play

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107 of 114 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to the Future meets the Sims October 22, 2013
Platform for Display:PC/Mac
Please note that this is an expansion pack for the Sims 3. You will need to have the Sims 3 game already installed on your computer in order to run this expansion pack.

The Sims 3: Into the Future reminds me of the 1980's film back to the future. Where Marty Mcfly is going about his everyday life, and one day the Doc shows up with a Delorean sporting a flux capacitor, telling him about how he can travel through time. You start out by selecting any one of your Sims families in any of the cities/towns in your game, and resuming where you left off (or you can create a new family). Once your game starts, a portal comes out of nowhere and a Sim NPC emerges from it, and tells you he's from the future and he's trying to get back. If you help him repair his portal, you can use it to travel through time as well.

After completing a small mission, the portal is now open for you to enter and travel to Oasis Landing. You can go by yourself or have other sims come along with you. This works similarly to the World Adventures locations, where you start from home and travel to your destination.

Using a new item in your inventory called the Almanac of Time, you can choose from one of three futures to visit. One by default is unlocked and you can come and go from there as you please. This location is called the Normal Future. The two other futuristic outcomes you can visit are the Dystopian Future, a desolate and dangerous place to travel to, or the Utopia Future, and lush and lavish version of the future. To visit these futures, you need to complete objectives in your home city that will cause a change of events in your own time, thus changing what the outcome is in the future.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
By JD Hunt
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Verified Purchase
For the most part the game play was smooth and enjoyable, as well as entertaining, and the advanced technology, such as the floating computers, was a nice touch.
However, the low number of jobs/careers was disappointing, as well as the fact that there is really not much for teenagers to do.
In fact, at least in my and my granddaughter's Oasis, there weren't a lot of SIM teenagers for ours to interact with, though it was a little disturbing the number of young adults interested in the teens. That also includes the fact that there weren't even schools for them to attend, leaving one to believe that there's other ways to educate them. There is also a lack of part-time jobs for the teenagers as well.
Additionally, not all of your SIMS' skills/abilities function in the future, such as scuba diving and Driver's Ed, even though the gameplay give you the wish-option of teaching someone to teach someone to drive.
The other big drawback was the fact that if your SIM jump to the future, and had children, those kids are unable to return with their parents when they return to the present. As an example, my SIMS had a set of twins before arriving in Oasis, and had three more while there. When they returned to the present, were left behind, all five time I made the attempt.
As I said, overall, it was enjoyable, but can only give it an average rating.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great idea...poorly executed July 6, 2014
By pjchik
Platform for Display:PC/Mac
I got this expansion as an anniversary present. My poor husband now regrets that decision. Let me soften the blow that's to come by mentioning things I did like about it.

I quite like the new, interactive loading screen. It's less boring, plus you gain Lifetime Happiness points. Not a bad deal. However, this comes with a price. Many times, I've racked up over a thousand LH points, only to have the game freeze. It doesn't crash, but I can go off and do other things and when I return it's at the same spot. Sigh.

I love all the "Doctor Who" references. I especially like the Tardisian Sonic Shower. For anyone who's been playing the Sims 3 since the beginning, you know how stupidly long it takes Sims to shower/bathe. This takes the time down.

I really wanted to like the future setting, but there's only so much you can do with it. After awhile, it just gets boring. It's almost like a checklist. Okay, I met my descendants, I unlocked the alien crash site, I did all of Emit's stupid opportunities, I found out the lotto numbers, etc. Seriously, after you play around with the different future settings, it just becomes dull. This is disappointing as the idea behind this expansion was creative and something we hadn't seen in the previous versions.

As for general gameplay...this is where the expansion really lost points with me. I have a monster gaming PC. With previous expansions, everything was *mostly* okay, except for random glitches. This one? I often have to walk away and cool down. There's a memory leak for starters. Yeah, it might be slow, but it's there. Saving can be a hassle. To fix that, once I notice that saving is taking forever, I'll "Save As..." under a different name. But that shouldn't be the case.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well Developed and Creative June 23, 2014
Platform for Display:PC/Mac
This expansion was a hit and miss type thing, but overall it was a hit. I don't regret buying it. I've only purchased two or three expansion packs for the Sims 3, as I was always more of a Sims 2 person, and this was one of them. I bought it because I was told it was the best out of all the expansion packs. In a way, it was, but in another way, it wasn't.

The Pros:
1. Great game play mode, well developed, and worth playing for hours on end if you have that kind of time.
2. Cool new objects that you can not only use in the future, but also in the past. There are things like hover boards, cool new cars, a new computer that uses future technology so your Sim stands up while using it, synthesized food (so that non-cooking Sim doesn't have to cook if you don't want them to), and my personal favorite, a cool new futuristic instrument! I love it so much more than the guitar.
3. Awesome futuristic outfits! Honestly, with the way our fashion is going, I wouldn't be surprised if this was right on target of how our fashion will look a hundred years from now.
4. New plum-bots (robots basically). They look much cooler than they did in the Sims 2, and they can do so much more. You can add trait chips to them to make them totally unique, and you can also have them act like a human if given the right chip.

The Cons:
1. I have a decent computer, though it's certainly not a gaming computer, and this expansion majorly lags my game, especially when I'm in the future world. You have to have a pretty nice computer to avoid that problem.
2. I was really disappointed with how limited Oasis Landing (the future neighborhood) was. All you could do was visit it.
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