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MUST be signed in to "Origin" EVERY time you want to play the game. (idiotic)
on March 31, 2015
You MUST have internet access to play this game. EVERY time you to want to play the game you have to be signed in to the "Origin" sight. I found this to be the most idiotic thing I have ever come across in computer games.
Background. My Neighbor put in a fence, as soon as they started digging I lost phone/internet service for three days. During that time I tried loading all the old games I haven't played in years, one of them being The Sims. I remembered how much I liked building the houses, but the game was old and wouldn't save things right. As soon as I got internet back I bought this on Amazon. After going through a bunch of garbage trying to load it (you have to sign up to Origin just to load it) and sitting through an hour and a half "update"...I come to find out that I can't play this game without being signed in over the internet. I decided to buy this game because I was without internet, and find out you can't play it unless you are on the internet, I did not find the irony amusing, and I will never by an EA game again.
PS: Their customer service is horrific, it took me being hung up on twice and going through 4 "chat" guys before someone gave me a straight answer.